Your next steps

Careers and employability support

Whether you graduated in July or if you are a recent LJMU graduate, it is important to remember you have lifetime access to all of our careers services. This includes accessing 1-to-1 careers meetings with our team of careers professionals, attending any of our webinars, recruitment fairs or employer events, and accessing our digital careers platform and job board.

Student Futures, LJMU’s Careers, Employability and Enterprise team are here to help at any time so get in touch or access our services using the information below (please note some services have different points of entrance for graduates). This is how we can support our current final year students, who will soon be tackling the jobs market, and our recent graduates still seeking the right opportunity.

1:1 support via careers meeting

Gain clarity on your career next steps with one-to-one advice and guidance from our team of experienced and qualified careers professionals. Our advisers can help you decide which direction to take next, what options are available to you (that could be further study, getting a graduate-level job, starting your own business/freelancing, or something else entirely), and where to find suitable opportunities. They can also help with practical advice about application forms, CVs and covering letters, and help you prepare for job assessments and interviews.

Book a 1-to-1 Careers Meeting

LJMU Graduate Futures Programme

Final year students and recent graduates can apply to join the LJMU Graduate Futures programme and gain experience with some of the Liverpool City Region's most dynamic businesses.  This ESF-funded project provides part-time and full time student internships (140 hours), 12-month sandwich placements and 12 month full-time graduate placements.  As part of the programme you will also gain relevant industry knowledge, build your professional networks and explore if a career is right for you. Training and support are also provided.

Find out more about LJMU Graduate Futures

Webinars, employer events and virtual recruitment fairs

We run a programme of careers workshops and webinars designed to help you to maximize your skills and help you negotiate your next steps. Topics include CV writing, interviews, constructing a standout application, maximising LinkedIn for your career, and more. Alongside this, we regularly invite employers and recruiters to speak to students via online events and visits to our campus-based Careers Zones at Student Life Building and Byrom Street.

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Access for final year students

Graduate access

Careers Zone 24/7 – Interactive digital tools, jobs board and e-learning modules

Careers Zone 24/7 is a continually expanding portfolio of interactive development tools, resources, assessments, videos and content which is easy to use and allows you to make a measurable impact on your employability. You can track your progress, identify skills and confidence gaps, get personalised feedback and take part in a personalised programmes of activities.

The platform also features a job board and interactive careers tools including CV Builder, CV360, Interview360, Aptitude Tests, Assessment Centre tool and the Labour Market Information tool.

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Access for final year students

Graduate access


Current LJMU students or new or recent LJMU graduates have exclusive access to opportunities for flexible, part-time, paid work through Unitemps at Liverpool John Moores University - our very own on-campus recruitment agency.  As well as boosting your finances, assignments strengthen LJMU graduates’ CVs, their employability skills and their organisational awareness and could be a good stopgap if you are still deciding on your next steps or perhaps are intending to go travelling or take a gap year.

Register for Unitemps

Careers, Employability and Enterprise Team blog

Check out our blog for the latest careers development and industry intel on topics such as further studies, changing workplace etiquette, the ways businesses are handling remote working, and much more, written by our team of careers experts. The blog also features the latest job opportunities and guest articles around graduate recruitment and the evolving careers landscape.

Visit our blog

Video Resources

Access a suite of useful videos and training sessions, including help to negotiate the graduate recruitment process, tips and advice from LJMU students and graduates, and information about how you can continue to access LJMU services after you graduate.

The videos have been made specifically to support final year students and recent graduates as they make the transition into the graduate labour market, postgraduate study or starting your own business.

See our useful videos and resources