Get involved with LJMU
Together we can help prepare students for the world of work
LJMU is nationally and internationally recognised for its work with employers. This work aims to enhance the graduates’ employability by having work-related experiences in all programmes. We welcome any organisation that wishes to become involved.
If you would like more information about how to get involved with LJMU, please contact the LJMU Employer Engagement Team at:
Phone: 0151 231 8048/8752
How we can work together...
Advertise your job opportunities
One website. One advert. Thousands of students and graduates.
You can advertise the following for free:
- Graduate Jobs
- Work Experience
- Research Projects
- Voluntary Work
- Part-time jobs
To advertise your vacancy please download and complete this template ensuring that you complete all mandatory fields marked with an asterisk. Please refer to these guidance notes if you are unsure of what information we require to post your vacancy. When complete please send to email@example.com. See here for Terms and Conditions.
Visit our campus-based Careers Zones
Come to John Moores University and raise your profile among our students. Promote your organisation or current or upcoming opportunities at one of our campus–based Careers Zones.
What is a Careers Zone?
Our campus-based Careers Zones are LJMU students’ first port of call for any questions about careers and employability. Situated in high footfall areas of the university, these zones are the ideal location for employers to have a presence on campus to promote your organisation and opportunities.
Which Careers Zone should my organisation visit?
Byrom Street Careers Zone - Situated in a high footfall area near the student social space and Starbucks
Student Area of Study: Science, technology, engineering, maths (STEM), built environment, civil engineering and IT
Aldham Robarts Careers Zone - Situated in the entrance to the Library
Student Area of Study: Arts, drama, media, fashion, business, law, history, sociology and english
IM Marsh Careers Zone - Situated in the Meeting Place
Student Area of Study-: Teaching, dance, sports, event management and nutrition
Which organisations have visited the Zones recently?
Liverpool Universities Officer Training Corps, Civil Service Fast Stream, Teach First, Hire STEM Women, CRISIS, Smaller Earth, Brook, Barclays Digital Eagles, ERAC, NCS Challenge, All Wales Public Service Graduate Programme, Camp Counsellors USA, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, Liverpool FC Foundation, The Right Legal Group, VMM International, Catch 22, Chatteris Education Foundation, Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Hays Construction, Everton in the Community, Decathlon, Reed, Digital Service Cover, Hays Recruitment, Anthony Nolan/Marrow, QVC, Reed Scientific, Camp America and HMRC
Promoting your presence in the Zones
We will advertise your visit on our blog as well as via social media channels immediately prior to and on the day. A one-page
marketing item, with high resolution pictures, will help promote your attendance prior to your visit. If you are looking for students from a particular subject area, we will endeavour to target those students in advance.
We recommend that you bring a standard pop-up stand, marketing materials, and items of interest that will attract students’ attention. Your representatives need to proactively talk to students. They should be happy to walk around and approach students. Uniforms or shirts with a company logo on will help to attract students’ attention.
Materials should be sent to the Employer Engagement Team in advance of your visit. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book a date.
Attend an event
We host regular careers fairs and employer events and we’d love you to come in and speak to our students and offer your career insight.
|Large career fairs we have coming up in the next academic year|
We also run a host of smaller-scale, programme-specific events that require employer input. Keep up to date with upcoming events here and contact the Employer Engagement Team if you are interested in attending any of them.
Be a guest speaker
LJMU constantly seek guest speakers between September and May. Their contribution brings the world of work into the students’ studies. If you wish to come in to speak to our students, please send a few sentences about your area of expertise.
Carry Out Mock Interviews
A number of courses conduct mock interviews with employers, providing a valuable recruitment experience. We welcome external participants. The dates vary dependent on the programme. Please make the Employer Engagement Team aware of your offer to help.
Set student Projects
These are particularly welcomed by Liverpool Business School. You can set projects or case studies for them and many other courses that academic staff will use in their teaching. These could relate to a business issue or challenge you need resolving. To allow for planning, organisations should send projects to the Employer Engagement Team in spring for the following autumn term and September for the spring term. Request a form to help you give us all the detail we need.
Similar to live projects a student may be able to use your project for their final year dissertation, researching problems and suggesting solutions. These are selected by students in spring to be completed for the following year.
Host a student
LJMU Funded Internships
Undergraduates are paid by the University to work with an organisation for up to 20 days. The internship programme runs flexibly throughout the year and in two major blocks in May or June. Applications from prospective host organisations are accepted from September each year. Internships are limited to one per organisation. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Offer a placement or volunteering opportunity
LJMU students and staff are encouraged to participate in voluntary work so please get in touch if you have any opportunities that may be of interest.
Below is a list of areas that students require a placement as part of their programmes. Get in touch if you think you may be able to offer an opportunity in one of the areas highlighted.
Short Term Placements
From 3 days to 10 weeks or as a project during semester time (this type of placement is part of an academic programme and therefore unpaid). Work experience can be undertaken in periods of no teaching/lectures e.g. one day per week or during holidays.
Computer Games Development
Computer Studies/Forensics/Cyber Security
Counselling and Psychotherapy
Cultural and Communications
Health and Social Care
Event and Tourism management
Laboratory based work
|Leisure and Tourism
Nutrition and Community Nutrition
Short Films and Product Development
Salary for the year placement is circa £12,000-20,000 pa, however the cost may be dictated by industry/sector norms. Below is a list of academic subjects that are looking for year-long placements:
Business Information Systems
Business Mathematics and Statistics
Computer Games Development
Computer Systems Design
Human Resource Management
Marketing: Business to Business
Marketing: Customer Focus
Marketing: Public Relations
Natural and Environmental Sciences
Merseyside Police are always keen to participate in LJMU career events as it gives us the chance to engage with the students and offer advice on how to apply for posts within Merseyside Police Forensic Departments. A large number of our forensic workforce are former LJMU students and we have just recently interviewed thirty-three people for CSI posts and quite a few of them were graduates who attended the ‘Working in Forensics Event.
I just wanted to say thank you for inviting us to today’s careers fair. We met a number of bright students, we invited 5 in for formal interviews at Myles Roberts and 1 of those secured a position with our company. We can only thank you for the opportunity to be there and indeed hope to see you again in the future at other LJMU events.
The LJMU staff and student volunteer fair was brilliant. I didn’t realise it would be as big as it was and we are almost completely full now for volunteers now. I’m very grateful you invited us, it was an absolutely fantastic event and a great networking opportunity too.