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.  

Log into MyCareer

To book appointments, access job, placement and volunteering opportunities or ask a question. If you experience difficulty in accessing "MyCareer" please email Careers

Log into Careers Portal

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.  

Accessing services from 31 January 2022

In line with the latest governmnet guidelines, careers staff will be back on campus from Monday 31 January.  Appointments are now therefore available on campus and will continue to be available via telephone or video call.  All appointments can be booked as usual through the MyCareer system, just check on the booking page to make sure you select the option which suits you best. 

  • 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

Log into MyCareer

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. 

The Next Steps 2022 event will be held over 4 days: 31 May, 1 June, 8 June and 9 June and will include a wide range of online sessions delivered by employers, recruitment agencies and external partners.  The aim is to support the employability of all our students and graduates, help develop confidence and resilience and provide practical advice on topics such as the graduate recruitment process, making best use of recruitment agencies, building your network and postgraduate study.  There will also be a disability panel and advice on job hunting for international students. Confirmed sessions include:

TTI- Graduate Leadership Scheme and acing video interviews
Warman O'Brien - Step into the world of Life Sciences Recruitment
Microsoft with TG Consulting-  Accepting who you are and harnessing your diversity
Graduate Recruitment Bureau - Making the best use of recruitment agencies
Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Working for the Metropolitan police
Investment20/20: discover opportunities for all in the finance sector
Kent Police : a diverse and inclusive employer
CIMA -What Employers Want
Be Your Own Boss
Think Big Choose Small: working for SMEs
Simplifying job search for International Students
Sanctuary Graduates - Recruitment Secrets
Enterprise Rent-A-Car: Successfully completing application forms
Association of Translation Companies: Careers in Language Services
Raise your visibility and get the job you want
Successfully navigating Graduate recruitment and selection!
"The Reality of Career planning  - the good, the bad & the ugly"
Can I really improve my career prospects by studying at postgraduate level?

To find out details of all the sessions over the 4 days, see the Next Steps Programme

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 2021/22 is now open, so if you would like to take part then complete the online application form.  

If you would like further information please email the mentoring team.

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.

London Metropolitan University has a diverse population with students from over 150 different countries contributing to our rich learning environment.  In this section you will find information on a range of opportunities to allow you to develop your employability skills and help you achieve your career goals.  Download 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.

Allaboutlaw offer a 3 week online Asian and Minority Ethnic Heritage employability course.  Although the "live" programme ran in September, it is still possible to register to access the materials.  Find out more on the Allaboutlaw website.   

Download the Careers information resources for mature students  sheet for information on employment rights as well as job hunting advice.

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.

Allaboutlaw offer a short employability course to support students with a disability or long term health condition break into law.  Although the "live" sessions started in September it is still possible to register online to access all the materials.  Find out more on the allaboutlaw website.   

For the latest news on Careers and Employability service activities, events and opportunities please follow our blog.

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