Careers Education Framework

About the Careers Education Framework

The Careers Education Framework is an approach to employability based upon an ethos of social justice to improve graduate outcomes for all students. It is a flexible, inclusive model of work-based learning (WBL). It has been developed in collaboration with students, employers, and academic and professional service staff across the University and provides a fully embedded careers education model that is adaptable and can be used across any discipline. Timely careers education, commencing at the start of the student lifecycle with an assessment of employability skills at each level, encourages students to position their  academic knowledge towards their future career plans. Relevant WBL provides students with the opportunity for practical application of theoretical learning and experience to a relevant workplace setting (real or virtual). Both elements together enable students to reflect on their development as values-driven individuals, and identify goals for employment, further study or entrepreneurship to aid their progression to become inclusive leaders in their careers.

How this framework can support and empower students

"Through collective collaboration and action to close opportunity gaps and improve social mobility, the Careers Education Framework enables students to consider how the application of their lived experiences, knowledge and transferable skills can have a positive impact on their career development and wider society. The Careers and Employability and Work-Based Learning teams support academic staff to embed the Framework into pedagogical practice, empowering students through careers education, information, advice and guidance, employer engagement, industry experience and networking opportunities, to maximise their potential as successful and inclusive citizens.” 
Neelam Thapar, Head of Careers and Employability and Vanessa Airth, Head of Work-Based Learning, Policy and Practice

"London Met has always been proud of supporting students who often have complex lives and competing demands on their time. The Careers Education Framework responds to this challenge by creating flexible pathways that acknowledge students’ existing professional experience as well as providing flexibility and choice in how employability is interwoven into their course of study. The Framework is values-driven by design, acknowledging the additional pressures facing graduates from disadvantaged backgrounds at the same time as mobilising students to be part of wider social justice projects across London.”
Dr Zainab Khan, Pro-Vice Chancellor

The Careers Education Framework is now available on the Staff Zone (staff login required)