Work-related learning is included in every degree programme, allowing every student the opportunity to undertake a placement, engage in real-world projects for real-world clients or apply their skills in the context of the workplace. Work-related learning is organised and supported by academic staff within each faculty.
LJMU’s Careers, Employability & Enterprise Team provide a range of opportunities and services to further students’ career development as graduate professionals or entrepreneurs. Careers support is available via one-to-one appointments with careers and employability advisers in the university’s campus-based Careers Zones. This includes careers guidance, interview practice sessions and application form and CV reviews. The team also produce annual school-specific Career Planning Guides, and offer an extensive programme of careers webinars, as well as school/programme-specific employer events and careers fairs.
Support from LJMU’s Centre for Entrepreneurship is also available to help students grow their enterprise skills and to research, plan and start their own business.
Unitemps is LJMU’s very own on-campus recruitment agency, based in Byrom Careers Zone. Unitemps provides students with the opportunity to find flexible, paid part-time work, and supports recent graduates in finding permanent roles including roles within LJMU itself and elsewhere across the Liverpool City Region.
A huge range of digital careers, employability and enterprise-focused tools and resources are available via LJMU’s Careers Zones 24/7 platform. Designed to enable students to work on vitally important employability and transition skills, these tools allow students to work at their own pace, in their own time, both on or off campus.
The platform includes CV360, CV builder, interview simulator, careers newsroom, e-learning courses, career assessments, psychometric testing and assessment centre tools, video hub, and a job board open to LJMU students only. Sessions are built into every Level 4 curriculum, as an integral part of a core module of study. LJMU students receive an early introduction to this support and to the possibilities open to them and are encouraged to explore. These sessions have been developed in collaboration with the Careers, Employability & Enterprise team, academic colleagues and students, and efforts have been made to tailor them to each course. Delivery is supported by a suite of e-learning tools and resources.
Student reviewers often mention the range of careers support options available and how supportive and helpful the university is.
Liverpool John Moores University students on Whatuni say:
“LJMU has an experienced careers team that help massively towards CV building, interview processes and securing a career”.
“Careers department push placements and support students”.
“The university emails us with jobs that we might be interested in, and the employability support unit are great as you can have 1:1 meetings on how you can make yourself more employable.”
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