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 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.
To book an appointment
To ask a question
To view job vacancies and volunteering opportunities
Accessing interactive online resources:
To access a wide range of up-to-date careers information and interactive careers resources 24/7. This includes video and tutorial content on topics ranging from skills development, making applications and understanding the selection processes commonly used by employers.
If you have already graduated, you can 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.
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. Also follow our blog to access the latest news on Careers and Employability service activities, events and opportunities.
London Met Career Mentoring Programme 2022/23
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 5 months and it is expected that mentors and students will have a minimum of five meetings including at least 2 in person. The other interactions can be virtual and can include telephone, video calls or email conversations.
The scheme is now closed for the autumn intake, but if you are interested in taking part in the spring intake or would like further information please email the mentoring team.
Starting your own business?
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.
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.
Programmes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students
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.
Resources for mature students
Resources for postgraduate students
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.
Resources for students with disabilities
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.