New Award to help prepare students for the graduate job search

London Met has launched its first ever Employability Award, which will help graduates stand out in the job market.

Date: 9 January 2015

In another step toward improving student experience and enhancing the employability skills of its students, London Metropolitan University has introduced its first ever Employability Award.

The Award, run by Student Services, is designed to develop and enhance the employability of second and third year students by preparing them for the graduate job search. Students will be equipped with the essential skills and experience they will need to successfully compete in the graduate job market.

The Award will consist of career workshops, volunteering, sessions with a Careers Consultant and a reflective written exercise, and is available for students across all faculties of the University.

There are a variety of activities that penultimate and final year students can select from to gain the Award. Dedicated help will also be on offer for students taking the Award to help them find volunteering opportunities to develop their confidence and skills – the things employers are looking for in potential recruits to placements and graduate jobs.

Your chance to stand out

Neelam Thapar, Head of Careers and Employability at London Met, is excited about the new Award, which she believes will make a difference for students looking for a job post-graduation.

“Employers are very keen to recruit graduates that have done much more than their degree but have also got involved in other activities to help them develop and articulate their skills and experience”, she said.

“The Employability Award is designed to help our London Met students stand out to employers by providing a framework to gain recognition for attending careers and employability skill workshops and volunteering.”

To complete the award successfully the students have to amongst other things complete a minimum of 25 hours volunteering for a non-profitable organisation, and attend various compulsory career workshops and consultant sessions focused on optimising their CVs and cover letters.

The award will be added to the students’ graduate transcript, and will be a valuable representation of their skills when looking for a post graduate job.

To register your interest, please email

Induction dates: you need to attend one of them.

Monday 12 January 2015
CM2-38 Calcutta House

Thursday 15 January 2015
BEL2-10 Green Zone Tower Building

Students sitting in a group in front of computers and smiling