Level 4 students

Level 4

Foundation/First year

Welcome to LJMU! You have just started your journey in higher education, so enjoy university life and make the most of what LJMU and LiverpoolSU offer. When it comes to researching and planning your career, time is on your side, but don’t waste it! It’s never too early to start working on your employability and future career prospects, so here’s a few tips for what to aim for in your first year:

Careers Team website

As a first-year student, our ‘career insights’ for your course and career planning guides for your school, available from the resources page of this website, can give you an initial starting point for researching options with your degree. Pop into your nearest Careers Zone to meet the team, who will be happy to help you with any questions.

JMSU (Liverpool John Moores University Students' Union)

Get involved with your student union.  You might like to become a course or community rep, or meet students from across LJMU by joining a society or sports club – there’s something for everyone!

Gaining experience

Start gaining work experience through volunteering or a part-time job. Check the LJMU Volunteering website for updates on volunteering projects available through LJMU, and research opportunities on the Do It website. Also keep an eye on our events website for details of volunteering fairs taking place each semester.  If you’re looking to earn some cash to help you fund your studies, download a copy of our part-time jobs mini guide from the Careers Team website.

First year students only

Attend your ‘CareerSmart: Explore’ session and complete the e-learning module to get your career planning started. 

Foundation students only

Research available undergraduate course options, and speak to relevant programme leaders to find out what entry requirements you need to meet in order to progress onto your chosen programme(s). You can arrange an appointment with a Careers Adviser if you would like to discuss career options with different courses first.

How we can help:

  • Sign up to Careers Zone 24/7 to look for part-time jobs and volunteering opportunities.
  • Attend one of our employability events and recruitment fairs, or meet employers in the Careers Zones. Check our events page for our volunteering fair and events specific to your course.
  • Follow the Careers Team on Twitter and Facebook or check out our blog so you don’t miss out on news, useful tips and job adverts.
  • Get expert advice from an Employability Adviser on producing a great CV for volunteering, part-time or summer job applications. Call into your nearest Careers Zone or phone the team on 0151 231 2048/3719 to arrange a meeting.