Get help to increase your employability
In addition to helping students find part-time work opportunities while studying, London Met provides career guidance even beyond graduation.
The careers and employability team can work with you to develop an action plan, helping you to gain work placements, giving you feedback on your job applications and advising on your interview technique.
Get careers advice, information and guidance
Our careers service will enable you to make informed choices about your career options, develop relevant skills and stand out in a competitive job market. In addition to helping students find part-time work opportunities whilst studying, we provide career guidance even beyond graduation. We can help you to:
- identify and explore career options, including opportunities for further study as well as full-time and part-time work
- clarify your goals and support you to achieve them
- develop awareness of your skills, qualities and motivations and advise on how you can articulate these in job applications and interviews
- develop strategies to help you find part-time and full-time work, work experience, volunteering and graduate opportunities
Earn while you learn
We have loads of ways you can earn money in paid roles that will look fantastic on your CV. Our Job Shop advertised 2,000 opportunities for students in one year alone, and London Metropolitan University is a London Living Wage employer.
As a London Met student, you'll be able to take advantage of our in-house temping agency, Met Temps, where all relevant work opportunities on campus are offered to our students first. These are paid part-time or project-based vacancies around the University. We'll also give you access to a portal where external graduate, placement, internship and part-time vacancies are advertised.
You could join our student ambassadors, who play a vital role in helping to promote life at London Met. In addition to helping at our open days and Higher Education (HE) fairs, as an ambassador you could raise the aspirations of students from underrepresented backgrounds by visiting local schools and colleges to talk about your own university experience. Alongside student ambassadors are success coaches, where we offer opportunities for second and third-year students to assist first-year students in getting adjusted to university life.
We also have our graduate intern scheme, where we place our recent graduates in available positions around the University.
Attend employer events
We provide opportunities for you to meet employers on campus by organising employer presentations, fairs and careers conferences. This includes:
- a calendar of employer-related events and activities
- employer-based opportunities including placements, mentoring and networking
- information on trends in the recruitment and selection procedures of UK recruiters, as well as up-to-date labour market intelligence (LMI)
Volunteer to give back and enhance your CV
London Met’s volunteering team offers you the chance to get involved in our vibrant programme and gain experience with community-based organisations, which can give your CV a significant boost. We can give you:
- a single point of access for getting help with developing your skills and finding out about volunteering
- the opportunity to access our volunteering portal (part of Met Temps), which will match your skills and interests to existing volunteer opportunities
- access to a broad range of volunteering opportunities with the University and a wide range of not-for-profit organisations in London
- access to events, such as volunteering fairs to meet partner organisations and free training
Get support as an entrepreneur
Starting a business when you finish university is a great way to take control of your future – and our business incubator, Accelerator, provides you with all the advice, support, networks, knowledge and resources you need to get started.
"I think that the careers service at London Met was excellent, not only in supporting me at the beginning of my career but also in developing the job search skills which I still use today."
Fabio Massaro – Marketing BA graduate
"Volunteering is a fantastic way to develop your skills... It allows you to apply what you learn in the classroom to a real-world situation, with tangible results. Not only are you giving back to the organisation and the community, but you get great material for your CV, valuable contacts and a rewarding experience. Voluntary organisations want you to get the most out of your time and often go out of their way to make sure that you develop the skills that you want and need. Showing that you volunteered really lets future employers know that you are reliable and committed."
Camille Acosta – Assistant Project Manager, Rowan Arts
Current students can find full details of how to access our careers services in the career and employability advice section of the Student Zone. There you'll also find the contact details of our careers service. Prospective students are welcome to contact our friendly and helpful information team for any further details.
If you are an employer or other organisation looking to work with our students, please see our the section of our website dedicated to businesses and employers.