Grow your future: As an LJMU graduate you have lifetime access to careers, employability and enterprise support

Alumni

Grow Your Future - support for our Alumni

Lifetime careers support

Once you graduate from LJMU you are still able to access careers and employability support at any time, for life, and enterprise support for up to 5 years after graduation.  This includes speaking to a Careers and Employability Adviser about career options and opportunities, getting your application forms or CV checked, getting support to start a business, grow a business or become a freelancer, accessing our suite of digital tools and job board, or attending any of our events, including workshops, webinars, fairs or employer events.  Whatever your situation, LJMU is here to help you grow your future.

1:1 support via virtual appointments

Gain clarity on your career next steps with 1:1 advice and guidance from our team of experienced and qualified careers professionals. Our advisers can help you decide which direction to take next, what options are available to you (that could be further study, getting a graduate-level job, starting your own business/freelancing, or something else entirely), and where to find suitable opportunities. They can also help with practical advice about application forms, CVs and covering letters, and help you prepare for job assessments and interviews.

How to book a 1:1 appointment


Start-Up Hub - Starting Up in Business or freelancing

Graduates are always welcome at the Start-up Hub. Please come along to our online training events which are free to attend and open to graduates of all subjects.

We can help you to:

  • Build your enterprise skills
  • Test your idea
  • Grow your network
  • Pitch for freelance work
  • Scale your business

Take part in Start-Up Sprint, a 4 week business idea development programme designed and delivered by the LJMU Start-up Hub team for LJMU students and recent LJMU graduates. Each week of the programme covers a different theme to help you develop and test your initial business idea. The next programme tales place on Wednesday 11th/18th/25th May/1st June, 1.30-3pm at the Student Life Building.

Complete the online application form

The Freelance Toolkit is a 4-week business development programme designed specifically for LJMU students and graduates wishing to pursue a freelance career - designers, writers, videographers, sound editors or any other freelance pursuit. This programme is open to all students and graduates but is perfect for any final students looking to launch their freelance career after graduation. The next programme tales place on Wednesday 11th/18th/25th May/1st June, 1.30-3.30pm at the Student Life Building.

Complete the online application form

You can also come along to Start-Up Hub drop in, which takes place every Tuesday (1.30-3.30pm) and every Thursday (10am-12pm) at the Student Life Building (no booking required, just turn up) or attend Start-Up Club, which takes place on the last Tuesday of every month (4-5pm) at the Start-Up Hub.

We can work with you up to five years after graduation, but we invite you to connect with us now, join our online communities and start your journey to business success.

Bathgate Group


LCR Founders

LCR Founders is a collaborative programme between LJMU and University of Liverpool, giving students, graduates and alumni the opportunity to explore co-founding as a viable and scalable approach to business start-up.

Participants will have exclusive access to:

  • At least 12 hours of enterprise skill building and 1:1 coaching.
  • Exciting opportunities to work with some of the city’s leading established co-founded businesses.
  • Residential start-up weekends / founder festivals / idea jams / Inspirational speaker events and unique networking opportunities –   all Powered by Founders.
  • Free membership to our exclusive online community platform, including a FREE license to Sim Ventures Validate – exciting new business building software
  • Access to substantially discounted registered office / co-working spaces in some of the cities greatest buildings
  • Expert support and the opportunity to pitch for one of only 40 Bathgate start-up grants - up to £2000

There are 400 spaces up for grabs over the next 18 months – registration is simple just get in touch via email lcrfounders@ljmu.ac.ukLCR

Founders is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

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LJMU Graduate Futures

We have a limited number of places available for 2020 and 2021 graduates on our fully-funded, 12-month graduate placements, part of the ESF-funded LJMU Graduate Futures programme. Register NOW to gain access to roles in 2022. Across the Liverpool City Region businesses are looking for talented people, just like you.

Start your journey and apply today. If successful we’ll match you to a business and we’ll also support you along the way with a bespoke package of training and mentoring so you can earn while you learn.

At the end of the programme you’ll have gained that competitive edge through your up-to-date industry knowledge, business contacts and outstanding CV.

Click here to register


Webinars, start-up sessions, employer events and virtual recruitment fairs

We run a regular programme of careers and employability webinars designed to help you to maximize your skills and help you negotiate your next steps. Topics include: crafting a CV with impact, telephone and video interviews, constructing a standout application, maximising LinkedIn for your career, and more. Alongside this we regularly invite employers and recruiters to speak to students via our ‘Be Inspired’ and ‘Virtual Careers Zone: Meet the Employer’ online sessions. We also be host regular (virtual) recruitment fairs during the academic year where you can speak to a host of recruiters across a range of sectors about their graduate opportunities.  You can also attend Digital Incubation Hub events, including Google Digital Garage and Natwest Business Builder events, or attend one of our regular Start-Up Schools.

Check event schedule


Unitemps at LJMU

New or recent LJMU graduates have exclusive access to opportunities for flexible, part-time, paid work through Unitemps at Liverpool John Moores University - our very own on-campus recruitment agency.  As well as boosting your finances, assignments strengthen LJMU graduates’ CVs, their employability skills and their organisational awareness.

Register with Unitemps


Access to Careers Zone 24/7

LJMU Alumni can still access our online digital careers tools and jobs board for life after you have graduated.  If you didn't change your account over from a student account to an alumni account before you graduated, email your full name, the programme you studied at LJMU, year of graduation and personal email address to careers@ljmu.ac.uk and we will set up a new account for you.  Once you receive confirmation of your new account, log in below.

Log in to Careers Zone 24/7


Careers, Employability and Enterprise Team blog

Check out our blog for the latest careers development and industry intel on topics such as further studies, changing workplace etiquette, the ways businesses are handling remote working, and much more, written by our team of careers experts. The blog also features the latest job opportunities and guest articles around graduate recruitment and the evolving careers landscape.

Visit our blog

LJMU Connect

LJMU Connect allows you to both re-connect with old classmates as well as enabling you to use the trusted Liverpool John Moores University environment to expand your professional network.  You can:

  • Find and reminisce with fellow graduates, see what they have been up to and stay in touch.
  • Advance your career through inside connections working in top companies.
  • Join us for social events or professional networking. Share insight and help to shape our courses.
  • Introduce, employ and offer to act as a mentor to other alumni and our graduating students.

By fully integrating with social networks, and cultivating a culture of helping and giving back, you will be amazed how vibrant your Liverpool John Moores University alumni community is!

Join LJMU Connect today and stay involved with us!

To contact the LJMU Alumni Team:

Tel: 0151 231 3355 Email: alumni@ljmu.ac.uk

Twitter: @LJMU

Facebook: LJMUofficial

For technical support email: support@ljmuconnect.com

Further support - 'Your Next Steps' website for 2020 and 2021 students/graduates

If you are graduating in 2021 or you are a recent LJMU graduate, you can visit our 'Your Next Steps' website.  As well as featuring information about accessing careers, employability and enterprise support, the website also contains information about postgraduate study, how to join our Alumni community and support available from the LJMU Student Advice and Wellbeing team, including practical advice about money, international student support and help if you don't get the right results.

Your Next Steps website

You can also visit the graduation information pages for key information and updates about ceremonies for our 2020 and 2021 graduates

Graduate Outcomes

Graduate Outcomes is a national survey which gathers information about the activities and viewpoints of graduates 15 months after they’ve finished their studies.

As an LJMU graduate, your response to this survey is very important as it will:

  • Provide future students with insight into their potential career destinations
  • Enable our Careers Team to offer tailored careers advice which you can continue to access for life as a LJMU graduate
  • Provide higher education institutions, policy makers, researchers and others with data, to understand current trends within the graduate jobs market
  • Contribute to the University’s positioning in league tables

All graduates will be asked to complete the Graduate Outcomes survey.

Graduate Outcomes has replaced the previous Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DLHE).

Faq Items

Who runs the survey?

The Graduate Outcomes survey is a statutory process for all higher education providers and is coordinated by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

The operations and data collection element of the Graduate Outcomes survey will be undertaken by a third-party survey contractor who will work in collaboration with HESA, Funding Bodies and UK Higher Education Providers.

What do I need to do?

Whilst you are a student and after you leave University ensure you keep your contact details up to date via LJMU Connect.

LJMU will also be in contact with you (via email and telephone) after you graduate to ensure we have the most up to date contact information for you.

When will I be contacted?

All leavers will be contacted approximately 15 months after completing their course.

Contact us

For more information about careers services at LJMU call 0151 231 2048/3719 or email careers@ljmu.ac.uk.