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Career development for students

Become career ready at Liverpool John Moores University.

Career support with the International Study Centre

The International Study Centre supports students with career services just as much as the university does. Employability skills are embedded within your pathway programme during your time at the International Study Centre to give you a head start in preparing for life after university. You will undertake a variety of career-driven activities as part of your course to help you become an employable and self-assured graduate.

On top of including these key skills within your course, the International Study Centre will improve your employability by helping you to develop confidence in the following areas:

  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Teamwork.

When you successfully complete your programme at the International Study Centre, you will continue to get extensive career support during your time at Liverpool John Moores University. The support you receive includes:

Graduate employability skills are integrated into the courses at Liverpool John Moores University, so the university will help you gain the skills you need to be job-ready during your studies.

At LJMU, there are various placement and internship opportunities whereby students will have the opportunity to apply what they’ve learnt at the university. This hands-on, practical approach to learning ensures students get a well-rounded education. 

Applied learning opportunities are made available to students during their degree as well as after graduation. You will gain relevant industry knowledge, build your professional networks and explore if a career is right for you during your studies with training and support provided by the university.

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 programme provides part-time and full time student internships (140 hours), 12-month sandwich placements and 12 month full-time graduate placements.

Student Futures (LJMU’s Careers, Employability and Enterprise teams) are happy to help and are available any time for students seeking advice. These experienced and qualified career professionals can provide one-to-one guidance on which direction to take next, what options are available, and where to find suitable opportunities.

Liverpool John Moores run career workshops and webinars which cover topics such as:

  • CV writing
  • Interviews
  • Application process
  • LinkedIn

The Careers Zone 24/7 features interactive career tools such as: 

  • A CV Builder
  • An e-guidance service
  • An interview simulator

LJMU also facilitates the introduction of employers and recruiters to students via online events, which demonstrates the university’s plentiful career resources made available to students.

A unique offering at Liverpool John Moores University is that once you graduate, you are still able to access careers and employability support at any time, for life, and start-up support for up to five years after graduation. This includes:

  • speaking to a Careers and Employability Adviser about career options and opportunities
  • getting your application forms or CV checked
  • getting support to start a business, grow a business or become a freelancer
  • accessing the university's suite of digital tools and job board
  • access to Unitempts – the university’s very own recruitment agency 
  • or attending any of LJMU’s events, including workshops, webinars, fairs or employer events. 

Your right to work in the UK

If you are enrolled in either our International Year One or Pre-Masters Programme, your student visa allows you to work up to 20 hours a week, so you can gain career skills alongside your studies. A requirement of your Student visa is a 100% attendance rate for your classes at the International Study Centre. By not attending all of your classes, you risk losing your Student visa and your right to study and work in the UK.

The main focus of your time in the UK should be your studies – so you can gain the skills needed for an international career. 

Work after study

After graduating, you will have the skills needed to start your international career with opportunities available all over the world. In the UK, you can access the Graduate Immigration Route – a 2-year post-study work visa for international students graduating from UK universities. You can find out more information on this on our visa page.

Discover the Graduate Immigration Route

Rated as the 11th best UK university

for job prospects in StudentCrowd University Awards 2023, this award is entirely based on student reviews. 

FTSE companies

and leading business organisations developed the Careers Programme in partnership with the University.

95% of students

in work or further study within six months of graduating

(Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020)

Son, an international student, on LJMU's campus

Someone helped me write my CV. Then they looked through my application to make sure everything was ready, to send over to the employer. He also gave me some practice questions, which I would face during my interview. That helped me lot.

Son from Malaysia
Studied BSc Quantity Surveying

A student studying in class


We offer a range of programmes that will prepare you for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Liverpool John Moores University.

An international student smiling in Liverpool.

How to apply

See how to apply for a course at the International Study Centre and view the documents you need to provide with your application.

Join us today

Our student enrolment advisors are available to answer your questions and help you with your application. We can’t wait to meet you.