Careers

Careers

Careers support at LJMU

We provide tailored careers support to all LJMU students during their studies through our campus Careers Zones. We offer a wide range of resources to help you plan your career, both while you’re at university and after you graduate.

We offer in-depth careers advice and guidance, a vacancy website for placements and graduate jobs, opportunities to meet and engage with employers and an extensive programme of careers and employability workshops, all designed to help you get the future you want.

Careers Zones

Our Careers Zones are where you’ll find all the campus-based career support available to you. Whether you’re looking for general careers advice, CV reviews or interview practice you can take advantage of one-to-one appointments with our Careers and Employability Advisers. You can also access weekly 30 minute bitesize sessions on the use of the career tools available to you and on the use professional networking sites such as LinkedIn.

The Zones also offer an environment for us to bring our students together with employers with many local and national employers holding drop-in sessions in the Zones throughout the year.

For the latest updates about what is happening in the Zones follow us on Twitter: @LJMUCareersZone.

My Jobs & Placements

All LJMU students and graduates are encouraged to take full advantage of the LJMU My Jobs & Placements vacancy site. Whether you’re looking for part-time work, placements, internships, volunteering opportunities or graduate jobs, start your search and register today at MyJobs&Placements.

LinkedIn Jobs is also a useful resource to find the roles and connections to help you develop your career. If you’d like more information on using LinkedIn get in touch with the team and we'll be happy to help.

Advice, guidance and support

The Careers Advisers and Employability Team offer a range of career, CV and interview preparation support. You can book a one-to-one session with a member of the team in your local Careers Zone and take advantage of expert advice on preparing and tailoring your CV, getting ready for interview and preparing for assessment centres. You can also take advantage of regular careers workshops which focus on areas such as:

  • exploring the jobs market
  • effectively applying for jobs
  • marketing yourself online
  • success in the selection process

If you can’t make it to one of the workshops you can always try our interactive webinar sessions (online classes) – allowing you to brush up your career know-how from the comfort of your own home, the library or even on the bus!

Did you know you can work with the Liverpool Students' Union?

LiverpoolSU employ around 150 students to work in a wide range of roles. This is a great opportunity to earn extra money (you'll be paid the living wage) and gain experience alongside your studies. Plus if you are considering taking a year out from your studies or seeking employment after you graduate, LiverpoolSU also offer full-time year-long placements. Take a look at the current vacancies on the LiverpoolSU website.

Staff were really helpful, friendly and informative. I'm leaving less anxious about where I want to go in life and know more about how to get there. I will be recommending the Careers Zones to my friends!

Natasha Jansen - third year Biomedical Sciences student

Careers service

LJMU aims to make our graduates most valued by employers.

Our careers service aims to ensure that every student is equipped with the skills they need to stand out from the crowd and successfully engage in the world of work, either because they possess skills which are highly valued by employers or because they are well equipped to set themselves up in their own business.

Areas to the service:

  • development of key transferable skills, known as Graduate Skills – these have been embedded into every undergraduate degree programme
  • work related learning – every degree programme has an element of work-related learning so that every student has the opportunity to engage in real-world projects or go on placements and apply their skills in the context of the world of work

You can find full details about the careers service on the intranet (login required).

Career Smart

Are you career smart? This quick quiz/self-assessment questionnaire is designed to help you understand and explore your current level of career readiness and your future career aspirations. It will help you create a career action plan focusing on self awareness, organisational awareness, decision making and transitional learning.

To find out how career smart you are take part in the self-assessment today (intranet login required).

Career resources

If you’re looking for up-to-date information about career opportunities, preparing for the world of work in your chosen sector, and enhancing your employability, pick up a copy of your School’s Career Planning Guide from your nearest Careers Zone, from drop bins in School buildings or download a copy from the resources page (login required).

On the resources page you can also download our Career Planning Mini Guides, which cover a range of subjects including career planning, interview and assessment centre preparation, psychometric testing, laboratory work experience and postgraduate study options.

You can also download our programme-specific Career Insights which offer greater depth about career options related to your degree subject.

Goinglobal Database

Search for jobs and internships abroad using our Goinglobal Database. The database contains country career guides, information on visas and local culture, employer directories and much more. To use Goinglobal go to http://online.goinglobal.com (from an LJMU networked computer).

Want to find out more?

For more information about the support we provide please see our webpages on the intranet (login required):

Visit the career service