employability

CareerSmart

Take part in LJMU’s employability programme

CareerSmart: Explore, Experience and Engage

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Competition for professional jobs is tough but LJMU are confident that our enhanced career development and employability programme will enable you to compete against the best candidates and win.

All students in their first year of study will have an opportunity to engage with the first stage of the ‘CareerSmart’ programme as an integral part of a core module of study.

The ‘CareerSmart: Explore e-learning tool will introduce you to the steps involved in making informed choices about your career. It enables you to consider your strengths and development areas, career motivators, the options available to you and the necessary steps to take to achieve your career goals. 

You will then have the opportunity to complete the next stage of the programme. ‘CareerSmart: Experience’. Here, you will learn about the value of work-related learning by finding out about the range of opportunities available, eg Work Based Learning, part time work, internships, volunteering, work shadowing and international opportunities. You will also learn about the benefits of these experiences including skill development, networking and sector insight. This stage also includes resources on how to find work experience and making the most of the opportunity.

The third stage of the programme, ‘CareerSmart: Engage’ is employer informed and you will find out what graduate recruiters are looking for in successful candidates. The resource will support you through each stage of the graduate recruitment process, including the job search, application process, selection methods – interviews, psychometric tests, assessment centres.

The CareerSmart programme complements the wide range of career-related provision and services available to LJMU students to support your development throughout your studies, including the one to one careers information, advice and guidance delivered in the campus Careers Zones.

Any student not in level 4 can also complete the CareerSmart: Explore e-learning assignment independently.  Email CareerSmart@ljmu.ac.uk for more information or for details about how to enrol on the assignment via Canvas.


World of Work Skills Certificate

If you are a student returning to study in level 6 or on a postgraduate course or if you have already completed one or more stages of the World of Work Skills Certificate, then you may be eligible to continue to the next stage of the process.  If you think you may be eligible and would like to continue with the certificate, please register your interest by sending an email to careers@ljmu.ac.uk. Within your email please detail the stages of the process you have already completed.  We will then consider your request and if eligible we will enrol you on the relevant Canvas course.