Career and employability advice
Our Careers and EmployabilityTeam is here to help you develop the knowledge, skills and experience needed to make informed decisions and to build a rewarding career. Services are available to students and recent graduates for up to three years following graduation. For details of service policies and our commitment to support you please see our Vision Statement and Service Guidelines .
If you have a disability and require assistance to access any of our services please email Careers.
To book appointments, access job, placement and volunteering opportunities or ask a question. If you experience difficulty in accessing "MyCareer" please email Careers.
For up-to-date careers information and interactive resources to support your career journey. If you are a graduate you can continue to access the portal via the graduate login screen.
One-to-one support from a Careers Consultant
Accessing services from March 23 2020
Although careers staff are not currently working in the University buildings themselves you are still able to access the careers support you need remotely.
- If you would like to speak to a member of the careers team this can be arranged via phone/video link. Log into the “mycareer” system where you can book an appointment time with a careers consultant or a member of the job shop/Met Temps team.
- Alternatively, if you need help with an application, you can forward your CV, draft application form or personal statement for review and feedback, ideally including details of the opportunity you are applying for. This too can be done via the MyCareer system, using the “ask a question” facility.
- Workshops will continue to be offered in a webinar format. Book as usual through Eventbrite and on the day you will be forwarded a link allowing you to take part.
- You can access a wide range of interactive careers resources 24/7 via our careers portal.
If you have any other question or enquiry or are having difficulties accessing the system above, then you can always email Careers for advice and support.
Guidance interviews: what to expect
Guidance interviews can be used to address a variety of issues, for example:
- Exploring different career areas
- Researching employers and sectors
- Searching for work or placement opportunities
- Developing a strong CV, LinkedIn profile or application form
- Practising interview techniques
To book a guidance interview
Upcoming webinars and employer events
Visit our careers portal events and activities page to find a listing of the careers events taking place over the next few weeks. Some of these will be delivered by the University Careers and Employability team, others by employers, external and partner organisations.
In addition, the portal page on employer insights and feedback highlights some opportunities available through our partner organisation, the East London Business Alliance.
Career Mentoring Programmes
These run throughout each academic year and offer students the opportunity to be matched to experienced professionals across a variety of sectors. They involve a partnership between mentor and mentee based on sharing information, knowledge and experiences to support learning and career growth.
The schemes allow you to extend your knowledge of your chosen sector, to gain a greater understanding of the roles available, to build your confidence and to extend your professional network.
The Career Mentoring Programme matches current students with professional mentors. The mentors come from a range of subject disciplines and will have over three years of professional experience in their sector. The scheme runs for approximately 5 months and it is expected that mentors and students will have a minimum of five meetings.
The programme for 2020/21 is now closed and will re-open in the autumn of 2021.
If you would like further information please email the mentoring team.
Free online learning resources
Use the free resources below to brush up on your skills and enhance your employability
The university careers portal offers a wide selection of e-learning pathways including business skills, IT skills career possibilities, challenges and change and managers and leaders.
Our partner, Bright Network, offers the Bright Network Academy, an e-learning platform packed with useful advice and information to help you prepare for the world of work and graduate applications. The range of courses includes: Core Career Skills, Application Processes, Commercial Awareness, Psychometric Tests, Leadership Skills, How to get into Commercial Law and much more.
As a London Met student, you have access to over 4,000 expert-led online courses through LinkedIn Learning. Explore hundreds of topics on software applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Illustrator, and professional development topics such as leadership, time management and many more. As an added bonus, certificates of completion can be added to your LinkedIn profile.
Coursera provides a range of free learning resources from universities including the University of London, Yale, the University of Michigan and Stanford.
Futurelearn is a platform offering a range of subject-based courses as well as wider topics such as study skills, leadership, collaborative working and project management. You can study any topic for free, but certificates are only provided if you a subscriber.
Care leavers are welcome to use the Careers & Employability Service during their time at London Met and for up to three years after graduation. We are looking forward to working with you!
In addition to our regular services, we provide the following unique services for care leavers;
- One to one support from a specialist careers consultant where you can discuss job searching, job applications, CVs and interview preparation. You can also talk about your future career options.
- A termly newsletter updating you about suitable job and internship opportunities and upcoming careers events and webinars
- An event for care leavers with input from other university services, such as Student Money and Accommodation Advice, Counselling and the Disability & Disability Service. A great opportunity for you to receive information, advice and guidance from a wide variety of professionals.
For further information, please email Tiffany Platt.
Programmes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students
London Metropolitan University has a diverse population with students from over 150 different countries contributing to our rich learning environment. Download our document on Programmes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students for details of a range of opportunities to allow you to develop your employability skills and help you achieve your career goals.
TARGETjobs is introducing a new event, “Aspire” aimed at Black Heritage students, April 23 2021
TARGETjobs has partnered with leading graduate employers to offer this event which helps Black Heritage students prepare for their job applications and set them on a path to success. Participating employers come from sectors such as law, finance and technology and include Accenture, Aldi, Bird & Bird, BlackRock, Bloomberg, CapitalOne, Citi, Clyde & Co, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Fidelity, KPMG, M&S, Morgan Stanley, Natwest Group, P&G, PwC and Rothschild & Co.
The event is open to first- and second-year students from any degree subject and includes employer-led skills workshops which will allow students to sit down with recruiters and develop their skills in CV writing, online tests, interviews and assessment centres. Recruiters will be explaining exactly what students need to do to succeed in their application and will offer exclusive hints and tips beyond what can easily be found online.
To attend this event, students will need to register on the TARGETjobs website and fill out a registration form, including a section on why they would like to attend the event.
Resources for mature students
Resources for postgraduate students
Download the Careers information resources for PhD and research students and the Careers Information Resources for Postgraduate Students sheets for information on career planning and job search sites.
Resources for students with disabilities
Download the Careers resources for students with disabilities information sheet for guidance on disclosure of disability during the recruitment process as well as a range of external organisations offering tailored support. If you need support to access any of the services offered by the Careers and Employability team, please email Careers or call on 0207 133 4033.
Are you in your penultimate or final year of university or have you graduated within the last two years? If so, join Change 100 and unlock your potential. On offer is three months of paid work experience to kick start your career.
Change 100 is for talented students and graduates with disabilities or long-term health conditions - including physical, visual or hearing impairments, mental health conditions and learning disabilities and difficulties like dyslexia and dyspraxia.
Careers Blog: information on opportunities and events
For the latest news on Careers and Employability service activities, events and opportunities please follow our blog.