Career and employability advice

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 .  

Accessing 1-1 support services: 

Individual careers guidance appointments are available on campus as well as via telephone or video call. 

These guidance appointments can be used to address a variety of issues, for example to explore different career areas, research employers and sectors, search for work or placement opportunities, develop a strong CV, LinkedIn profile or application form or practise interview techniques.  

You can also book an appointment with the careers information team. They can advise and direct you to specific information resources around a wide range of topics including searching for job or volunteering opportunities, writing a CV or preparing for an interview. Look out for the "Careers Quick Queries" slots.

Log into MyCareer

To book an appointment

To ask a question

To view job vacancies and volunteering opportunities

To book a place on a careers service workshop or webinar

Accessing interactive online resources:

Log into Careers Portal

The careers portal provides access to a wide range of up-to-date careers information and interactive resources. This includes video and tutorial content on topics ranging from skills development, making applications and honing your interview skills to gaining an insight into the selection processes commonly used by employers.

If you have already graduated, you can still access the portal via the graduate login screen.  

If you have any other question or enquiries or if you have a disability and require assistance to access any of our services please email Careers

Current students can 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 Careers and Employability team (book your place through the mycareer events page), others are delivered by employers, external and partner organisations. 

Would you like to be mentored by an experienced professional working within a career sector that you would like to know more about?  

Mentoring allows 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 who come from a range of subject disciplines and have over three years of professional experience in their sector.

The scheme runs for approximately five months and it is expected that mentors and students will have a minimum of five meetings including at least two in person. The other interactions can be virtual and can include telephone, video calls or email conversations.

The programme is now open, so if you would like to take part, complete our Expression of Interest form and a member of the mentoring team will contact you.      

If you have any questions or would like further information please email the mentoring team.

London Met’s Student Enterprise programme offers a range of help, support, advice and events for those interested in going into business for themselves, or simply learning more about the process of starting a successful business. If you’re a current London Met student or have graduated in the last 5 years, you have the opportunity to discuss your ideas with an experienced business adviser. You can also access funding advice and attend workshops and talks designed to equip you with the knowledge and inspiration to take your ideas to the next level.  Find out more about the range of support on offer by visiting the Student Enterprise webpage. 

Volunteering is a great way to  build experience and to develop your confidence and skills.  Find out more by visiting our "how to volunteer" page.  Also, visit the creative volunteering opportunities online brochure if that might potentially be of interest.  

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 Shauna Arnold.

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.

The 10,000 Interns Foundation champions underrepresented talent and promotes equity of opportunity. They run two programmes that help us meet their mission: The 10,000 Black Interns programme, and the 10,000 Able Interns programme, both offering students and grads paid internship opportunities across a range of UK industries.  You can find more details on the 10,000 interns website.

Allaboutlaw offer a three 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.   

Visit our Careers Portal pages for international students for comprehensive information on job searching, CVs and cover letters.

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.

The 10,000 Interns Foundation champions underrepresented talent and promotes equity of opportunity. They run two programmes that help us meet their mission: The 10,000 Black Interns programme, and the 10,000 Able Interns programme, both offering students and grads paid internship opportunities across a range of UK industries.  More details can be found on the 10,000 interns website.

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.

Also refer to the Recruitment Agencies and Job Boards webpage (student and graduate job boards section) for details of some organisations which specifically offer support to students and gradautes with a disability.

 

Career and employability advice

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0207 133 4033

0207 320 2380

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