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.  If you have a disability and require assistance to access any of our services we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements with you.  For  details of service policies and our committment to support you please see our Careers Vision Statement and Service Guidelines .

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to book appointments, access job, placement and volunteering opportunities or ask a question.

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For up to date careers information and interactive resources to support your career journey   If you are a graduate you can request access via the Alumni pages

Quick Queries

These are 20-minute sessions with a Careers Consultant designed to address specific issues such as help with your CV or an application form for example.

Slots are offered at Holloway, Aldgate and Moorgate Student Hubs.

Holloway Student Hub, Tower Building TM1-89
Term time: 13:00 to 15:00, Monday - Friday.  

Aldgate Student Hub, Calcutta House CMGN-24
Term time: 13:00 to 15:00, Tuesday and Thursday 

Moorgate Student Hub, Moorgate MG3-03,
Term time: 14:00 to 16:00, Monday - Friday

Booking can be made online or by contacting:

Moorgate Student Hub, Moorgate MG3-03:

Tel: 020 7133 7003

Holloway Student Hub, Tower Building TM1-89:
Tel: 020 7133 7001

Aldgate Student Hub, Calcutta House CMGN-24:
Tel: 020 7133 7002

Careers and Employability team, Holloway:
Tel: 020 7133 4033

Careers and Employability team, Moorgate:
Tel: 020 7320 2380

Guidance Interviews

Guidance Interviews are slightly longer (lasting approximately 30 minutes) and 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
  • Practicing interview techniques

To book a guidance interview,

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The team organise regular workshops on topics including Job Search, Networking, Creating a CV, Using Linkedin, Completing Applications and Interview Techniques. Each term there are also opportunities to attend skills workshops where you can develop specific employment related skills such as team working or time management. In addition, we organise employer led events and presentations. To find out more about what is on offer and to book a place visit our Eventbrite page.

Career Management for Early Career Academic Researchers aims to support researchers to explore their career options and make career plans.  Below are a few comments from participants of previous courses:

This course has been fantastic, particularly as I am at a stage where I am finishing my PhD and was worrying about what comes next. I didn't realise a lot of the things about academic and non-academic career paths, and have found the self reflection tasks invaluable.

The course is impeccably designed, perfectly structured and neatly organised.

My motivation to take control of finding my future career has increased exponentially from the day I started this course.

As before, through a series of articles, videos, discussions, and reflective exercises, researchers will be encouraged to consider what they want out of a career; to explore the academic career path and many other career options; and to increase their confidence in job search and applications.

The MOOC is a collaboration between the University of Glasgow, University of Edinburgh, and University of Sheffield.  It’s a free online course and open to research students and early career research staff at any institution in the UK and beyond.  

The course will start on 21st January - for more information and sign up details go to:

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/career-management

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.   Applications are now open for the current academic year.

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 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.

If you are a current London Met student and would like to be mentored, please complete the application form.  

If you are a professional and are interested in sharing your professional experience and knowledge with a current student, complete the mentor application form.

If you would like further information on these programmes please email the mentoring team: mentoring@londonmet.ac.uk

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