Liverpool Business School: Careers support
Our thriving school will equip you for success in the world of work.
One of Liverpool Business School’s primary aims is to prepare students for employment, which is why we offer a huge wealth of career-centred support and opportunities to both our undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Possible careers and industries
Our School will equip you with the skills and experience you need to achieve your dream career. Although your degree could help you work in any number of industries, here are some positions that are relevant to our School programmes:
- Marketing executive
- Human resource manager
- Communications officer
- Public relations officer
- Events manager
- Business analyst
- Investment banker
- Start-up entrepreneur
- Tourism Manager
Our students saw on 8% increase in their average grade after completing a placement year
Students have been placed in over 100 different organisations including Unilever, Liverpool Football Club and Disney
How we'll help you achieve your dream career
We're committed to helping you succeed when you graduate. Here are a few ways we can help prepare you for the global job market:
We'll help you secure incredible work placements
Every year over 100 students from our School find quality work placements with prestigious companies, such as Disney, Bentley, Microsoft, Warner Bros and Unilever. The placements are optional, but are strongly encouraged as they can help you become a highly competitive candidate once you have graduated.
We'll help you gain additional qualifications
In addition to your degree, we also give you the opportunity to gain extra qualifications, such as:
- CIMA Sage for Business Studies students
- CFAB for Accounting and Finance students
- PRINCE2 for Public Relations students
- Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Professional Diploma and the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing’s (IDM) On-Line Digital Marketing Award for Marketing students
- Microsoft Office Specialist certifications
We have an Employability Support Unit
Our School has an excellent Employability Support Unit, which is dedicated to finding students placements. The Employability Support Unit could also help equip you with the skills you need to impress during rigorous application processes, from offering you CV and application form guidance to running mock interviews and providing psychometric test support.
We'll run a Liverpool Business School Placements Fair
Every year Liverpool Business School invites prestigious employers to our Placements Fair. This event will give you the opportunity to make contacts with some of the world’s biggest employers. Previously, companies such as Aldi, Bentley, General Motors, and Liverpool John Lennon Airport have attended.
"BDO has an expanding presence in Liverpool through the ongoing roll-out of a Shared Services model which supports a number of processes and teams throughout the UK. In order to sustain this growth we need to bring in capable, intelligent people who can complement the existing team and contribute to our future success. Offering high quality placement opportunities is an excellent way of accessing talented individuals who want to gain work experience in a large professional services environment.
"I attended the Liverpool Business School Placement Fair for the first time in 2016. A large number of students registered their details with us. Our 2017 cohort of 12 placement students based in the BDO Shared Service Centre includes seven who are at LJMU which demonstrates the value of this event. I am excited about the possibilities and growth potential we have for next year and beyond – offering placements and potentially re-hiring placement alumni is an important part of that journey."
Head of Shared Services, BDO Group
We'll help you gain membership to professional bodies
Thanks to our relationships with key professional bodies we can help you gain student membership to groups such as Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (the world’s largest professional body of management accountants), ICAEW (for accountancy and finance professionals), CIPD (the professional body for HR and people development) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (the leading international body for marketing and business development).
We can help you start your own business
The Centre for Entrepreneurship has been helping students and alumni get their business ideas off the ground since 2003. The Centre can help you with funding, networking, as well as business, legal and financial advice. Find out more about the type of support on offer at the Centre for Entrepreneurship.
"The placement year was amazing and because of this experience I already have a job as a Marketing Assistant at Halewood International. The tutors were always approachable and friendly and there is a great atmosphere for students in the city."