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 contact us on careers@londonmet.ac.uk   

Log into MyCareer

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

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 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 and Aldgate 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 

Vacation arrangements from June 17 2019:

The careers office at Moorgate will close on Friday June 14th.

Appointments will therefore be offered at Holloway Hub only, Monday-Friday, 1-3

Booking can be made online or by contacting:

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

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,

Log into MyCareer

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.

Nature Careers: “Careers live” October 3, Business Design Centre, Islington

Come along to this free careers event, created especially for scientists, where you can:

  • Meet top employers from industry and academia 
  • Discuss live roles and opportunities on offer 
  • Get all the inspiration you need for your next career move

There will be a range of career development opportunities, including one-to-one CV checking and engaging conference talks and workshops.

Go to the event webpage to find out more and to register.

Tech event, Printworks, London SE16 7PJ, October 2-3

Londonmet students on science or technology based courses are being given the opportunity to attend the Tech. event.  Tech. is Europe’s largest two-day festival of digital commerce and the technologies driving it. Over the 2 days, 3,000 attendees from 800 companies will come together to innovate the industry by discussing key themes – all the themes for 2019 can be found here.

 Within retail and commerce companies there is a huge need for STEM talent. As a student studying one of these subjects you have been given the opportunity to meet retail brands, network with other universities and see exciting content from retailers that are revolutionising their industries, to the tech firms creating the most innovative products.

 At the event you can visit the Tech. Campus, a space for you to meet other students and hear from retail brands who will be able to talk about graduate opportunities within their business.

 Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  If you would like to attend, please email Tiffany Platt; T.Platt@londonmet.ac.uk by 12:00, Friday 27 September.

Aviation Jobs Expo, Thursday October 3, Sofitel Hotel, Gatwick

This free event gives an opportunity to speak to recruiters, make job applications and attend sessions delivered by guest speakers from across the sector.  Register here.

STEM Careers Fair, Thursday October 10  at the Emirates Stadium

This STEM Careers Fair organised by one of our Alumni and Honorary graduates (2019) , Rashada Harry who has founded Your Future, Your Ambition to educate, inspire and encourage the next generation on what a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) can offer. The annual event is sponsored by Adobe, P and G, GSK, ITV, Deloitte, Bloomberg, National Grid, Wellcome, Natwest, VMWare,EY, City of London Police, Vodafone, TFL amongst others. Rashada is working with London Met to offer 150 students/recent graduates attendance at the event. 
 
Registration -9am -10.30am
Speed Mentoring 9.35 -10.30
Workshops in Directors Boxes – 10.30am -1pm eg leadership, life skills, company discussions, Stem careers
Afternoon - Exhibition to meet employers 
 
Register by Sept 5 to secure your place!

Women in Technology conference,  October 16, 12-5

Institute of Engineering and Technology, 2 Savoy Place

Throughout the afternoon there will be: Key learning from industry speakers
Motivational speeches from Women in the technology industry
Topical panel discussions
Networking session with top graduate employers and fellow technology students from around the UK. 

This event is free to attend and travel is reimbursed!

Places are limited, so please register your interest to attend to avoid disappointment, follow this link: https://campusmedia.typeform.com/to/LVJgU2

Compass Jobs Fair (Social work), Monday November 11 

This event at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square in central London will give you access to the latest employment, training and career development opportunities in social work and social care. Update your sector knowledge with one of the seminars, or kickstart your career development by visiting one of the many stands with the country's leading social work and social care organisations The Jobs Fair is set to be more successful than ever with new exhibitors and seminar speakers making this event essential for all social work and social care professionals.  Register here.

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 open for next 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 student 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

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.

Accenture: BME Women’s Insight Day

Date: Friday 13th September

Time: 10am-4pm

Location: Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, EC3M 3BD

 Accenture is a leading global professional services company providing solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Now, we’re looking for fresh talent to join our team of 482,000 people across 120 countries              

This event is for female BME students about to go into their final year, or those who have recently graduated with a predicted/ achieved grade of 2.1 in any discipline.

The event will involve a panel discussion where you can ask Accenture graduates about everything from employability skills to the work we do and our culture. You will have a tour of our innovation centre, get involved in recruitment sessions and find out how to excel at an interview, as well as network with experts from various business areas over lunch. Impress us and you will be fast-tracked through to an assessment centre for one of our graduate programmes.

Click here to apply.  

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 get in touch on careers@londonmet.ac.uk, or call on 0207 133 4033

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

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