Supporting students employability during COVID-19

The Careers and Employability Service has moved Next Steps, an extensive careers conference, to a virtual platform in record time.

Date: 29 May 2020

Students from all years will have access to a broad range of careers and employability advice from professionals during the Next Steps conference, organised by the Careers and Employability Service at London Met.

The two day conference, traditionally a one day event, was swiftly adapted to be delivered remotely to the students, ensuring the ongoing support the University offers, as well as accommodating to the schedules of students by adding an extra day. There will be a variety of sessions and workshops led by employers, recruiters and careers consultants.

Neelam Thapar, Head of the Careers and Employability Service, said: “Next Steps is one of a range of initiatives developed by the Careers and Employability Team to provide London Met students and recent graduates support with their career development at a very challenging time. 

“The event is a whole team effort, co-ordinated by Careers Consultants Shauna Arnold and Alison Street, and has been developed to help students navigate the complexities of this time. There’s a selection of 20 webinars delivered by employers, organisations and our Careers Consultants. These cover important current themes about recruitment in a changed economy, skills analysis and development particularly in lockdown, and getting a job in a virtual environment.

“We want students to be empowered to develop their employability during these challenging times. The Careers and Employability team continue to offer appointments and webinars remotely throughout the summer. The Careers Portal has been very popular with an increase in usage by students who are keen to maximise their skills development, and we encourage students to engage with the Careers and Employability Team.”

The conference takes place on Wednesday June 3, and Thursday June 4.

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