Networking and Creating Opportunities
Career planning: Get the Job you want
Finding the Job you want
Creating an excellent CV and cover letter
Our Careers and Employability Team 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.
Appointments are available on campus as well as via telephone or video call. All appointments can be booked through the MyCareer system, just check on the booking page to make sure you select the option which suits you best.
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:
To book a guidance interview
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 has now concluded, but materials (recordings and slides) can be found on the Rise Articulate site.
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 closed, look out for the launch of the 2022/23 scheme in the autumn term.
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;
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 PhD and research students and the Careers Information Resources for Postgraduate Students sheets for information on career planning and job search sites.
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.
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