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:


How we can work together...

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Advertise your job opportunities

One website. One advert. Thousands of students and graduates.

You can advertise the following for free:

  • Graduate Jobs
  • Placements
  • Internships
  • Work Experience
  • Research Projects
  • Voluntary Work (from charities and not-for-profit organisations)
  • Part-time jobs

How to post a vacancy:

To post a vacancy you will first need to set up an account using the link provided below.  Click ‘Employer’ and choose either ‘login’ if you already have an account, or click ‘Sign Up’ if you don’t have an account.

Fill out the contact form providing as much detail as possible.  These details are for registration purposes only and will not be displayed on the job advert.  You will need to acknowledge that you have read and understood our Privacy Policy, Terms of Use and Cookie Policy by checking the boxes provided.  Then press ‘Create Account’.

You will receive an email from us at the email address provided to let you know we have received your request.  We will review your information and approve access to our job board, or we may email you to ask for more information if necessary.

Once approved, you will receive an email confirming you can start to add your own jobs.  You will then need to set a password for your account; the set password link is valid for 24 hours.  Your password must contain at least 10 characters and must not include your name or username, including at least one symbol and one number.

Once you have set your password, you can login and start adding jobs.  You can also add more information to your company profile that students and graduates will see as part of your job post.  From your dashboard you can also check on how many jobs you have posted, how many views they have had and how many applications you have received.

To add a single job or a multiple jobs, we would recommend you use the ‘Add new job’ button.  If you have multiple jobs, you can download a template spreadsheet, enter the jobs on the spreadsheet and upload them all to the job board at once.  When using the spreadsheet, please fill out all of the mandatory fields in the format requested to ensure they have uploaded properly. 

If you have any problems adding your jobs, we are always on hand to help.  Simply email us at employerengagement@ljmu.ac.uk and we will be happy to assist.  See here for Terms and Conditions about posting vacancies.

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Host an internship project, placement or volunteer

LJMU Internships Programme

Our internships can help Liverpool City Region-based SMEs (you must have less than 250 employees) to:

  • explore the possibilities presented by degree-level talent in their workplace
  • inject fresh ideas, perspectives and knowledge
  • build a relationship with LJMU and identify other opportunities available

Students will gain:

  • an opportunity to progress their employability skills and their career goals
  • an insight into the day-to-day reality of different roles, sectors and business types
  • a boost to their CV
  • payment for their work, fully-funded by LJMU

We are particularly interested in supporting companies that are new to the LJMU Internships Programme (you can not have had an LJMU intern in the last 2 years) and projects that aid the business recovery, adaptation and resilience of Liverpool City Region SMEs in the context of Covid-19.

Any local SMEs who want to get involved to develop an internship project for our students, contact us for a project form at: internships@ljmu.ac.uk.

Please note: applications have closed for 2020/21 but will reopen again in the new academic year.  Opportunities are limited to applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis.  Terms and conditions apply.

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.

  • Business Management
  • Computer Games Development
  • Computer Studies/Forensics/Cyber Security    
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Cultural and Communications
  • Drama
  • Dance 
  • Education Studies
  • Health and Social Care
  • Event and Tourism management
  • Fashion
  • Journalism
  • Laboratory based work Leisure and Tourism
  • Mathamatics
  • Multimedia Computing
  • Nursing/paramedics/misdwifery
  • Outdoor Education
  • Public Health
  • Social Work
  • Sport Development
  • Sport Coaching
  • Psychology
  • Short Films and Product Development
  • Software Engineering
  • Working with Children

Year placements

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:

  • Accounting
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Architectural Technology
  • Biology
  • Building Surveying
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Mathematics and Statistics    
  • Business Studies/Management
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Studies
  • Computer Forensics
  • Computer Games Development
  • Computer Security
  • Computer Systems Design
  • Computer Technician
  • Design Technology
  • Engineering 
  • Events Management
  • Finance
  • Geography
  • Human Resource Management
  • Logistics/Maritime Management
  • Mathematics
  • Marketing: Business to Business
  • Marketing: Digital
  • Marketing: Customer Focus
  • Marketing: Public Relations
  • Multimedia Computing
  • Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Product Design
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Software Engineering
  • Zoology/Wildlife Conservation

Visit our campus-based Careers Zones

Come to Liverpool John Moores University and raise your profile among our students (virtual alternatives are available at the moment). 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, IT, Sports and Nutrition

Student Life Building Careers Zone - Situated in the new Student Life Building on Copperas Hill

Student Area of Study: Arts, drama, media, fashion, business, law, history, sociology, teaching, event management and English

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 employerengagement@ljmu.ac.uk 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

  • Law and Criminal Justice Induction Event
  • Student Volunteering Fair
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology Careers Fair
  • Year Placements and Graduate schemes
  • Working with Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
  • Science Careers Fair
  • Pre-Registration Pharmacy Employer Event
  • Sports Careers Fair
  • Police Non officer roles Event
  • Nursing Careers Fair
  • School of Law Networking Event
  • Creative, Culture, Media and Arts Careers Fair
  • Recruiters Fair/Get that Job Day
  • Product Design Show

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.

Contact employerengagement@ljmu.ac.uk

Speaker policies - please read before speaking at an event at LJMU:


Set student Projects

Live 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.

Dissertation Projects

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.

Contact employerengagement@ljmu.ac.uk