International Study Centre

Student career services

Become career ready at Liverpool John Moores University

Skills for career success

Studying at Liverpool John Moores University International Study Centre is the first step towards career success. We know that graduate recruiters and top companies are looking for a specialist range of skills, and we will help teach you these skills as part of your course.

To give you a head start in today’s competitive graduate market place, the International Study Centre has integrated student career services. CareerAhead is included in all our programmes to help you become a confident, skilled and employable graduate. We will help you develop skills that will improve your graduate employability, such as leadership, communication and teamworking. We'll also provide advice on writing your CV, applying for jobs, and will connect you with the University's careers services.

Career support at Liverpool John Moores University

When you progress to Liverpool John Moores University you'll benefit from award-winning careers support, including world-class facilities, work placements for students, internships and expert business advice. All staff will help you get the most out of your degree at Liverpool John Moores University, and maximise your chance of success in the job market. This helps make our students successful - 93% of LJMU students are employed or in further study within six months of graduating.

Career services offered by the University include:

Students can receive individual career support at the University at our campus-based Careers Zones. The Zones are the focal point for careers support at Liverpool John Moores University where you can book one to one appointments with our team of Careers and Employability Advisers for careers guidance interviews, CV and application form reviews, help with postgraduate applications and much more.

You can also pick up a range of careers information including our school-specific Career Planning Guides, programme level Career Insights and Careers Mini Guides as well as a range of other careers literature. The Zones also host regular visits from a range local and national organisations where you can meet, network and talk to them about job, placement and other opportunities.

A range of digital careers tools are available via the Careers website to enable you to work on vitally important employability and transition skills at your own pace, in your own time, both on or off campus. Tools include CV Builder, interview simulator, careers newsroom, psychometric testing and assessment centre testing portal, an e-Guidance system, job search websites and the GoinGlobal database, which allows you to search for job and internship opportunities in 40 countries around the world.

In addition, you'll benefit from access to a vacancy website for internships, placements and graduate jobs, employability workshops and webinars, employer events and careers fairs.

Competition for professional jobs is tough but LJMU are confident that our career development and employability programme, CareerSmart, will enable you to compete against the best candidates and win.

All students in their first year of study will have an opportunity to engage with the programme as an integral part of a core module of study. Once you have completed this, a wide range of other career-related provision and services will be available to support your development throughout your studies.

The CareerSmart e-learning tool will introduce you to the steps involved in making informed choices about your career. It will enable you to consider your strengths and development areas, your career motivators, the options available to you and the necessary steps to take to achieve your career goals.

The University also funds a number of internships each year, giving you the chance to work with an organisation for 20 days to gain invaluable work experience. The internships are flexible enabling you to work a day a week alongside your university work or complete the internship in a block during the summer.

Liverpool John Moores University’s facilities are designed to replicate industry environments, so you gain the skills and experience relevant to your chosen career. These include:

  • Science, technology and engineering laboratories
  • Broadcast-quality TV and radio studios
  • Clinical practice suites for midwifery, nursing and paramedic students
  • Forensic scene-of-crime laboratories
  • Theatre and rehearsal facilities
  • Mock courtroom
  • 360-degree ship simulator
  • Art gallery
LJMU student Abdullah Alturayif

I have learned a lot of things in the CareerSmart [programme]. They have given me a lot of ideas and a lot of information about the World of Work and the places I need to work.

From Saudi Arabia
Studied International Year One in Business and Law