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   

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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, 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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A one day careers event designed to help you succeed in your search for the perfect job.  There will be a series of workshops and presentations led by careers staff as well as external organisations including the NHS, the Civil Service and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.  Download the  Way to Win 2019 programme   and Book your place now! 

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.

The Get Into Teaching Events team are running a series of Initial Teacher Training application workshops in May and June 2019. 

These events are tailored towards helping candidates create the best possible teacher training application. At the events, you will be able to attend a presentation on the application process, which includes tips on using UCAS, personal statements and interviews. You will also be able to have a 1-1 conversation with a Teacher Training Adviser, who can review your draft personal statement and advise on how to create the best application possible.

Dates and locations are on the "Get into Teaching" website where you can search and register for events.  The next London event is on June 22nd, 10am – 12.30pm, Clayton Hotel Chiswick.

This is a government funded work placement scheme which aims to raise the profile of FE and teaching in FE as a career option amongst graduates.

  • Placements are only open to home or EU final degree or post grad students 
  • Applications are welcome from students who have never thought of teaching in FE as a career option
  • Students can be placed over May and June and potentially over the summer with Independent Training Providers 
  • Placements are for 40 hours, students are supported as they will have a mentor and will have time to complete a reflective journal. Students are also paid a £300 tax free bursary and will receive a Certificate of Completion which they can use as evidence for their CV.
  • Students who are interested in applying need to complete a short application form 

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

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.

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

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