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Career development for students

Become career ready at Liverpool John Moores University.

Career support with the International Study Centre

We know how important developing your career prospects while you study is, so we have developed a number of innovative preparation programmes to help support your career progression and prepare you for life after university.


At LJMU International Study Centre, we will ensure you become familiar with the world of work. We know that graduate recruiters and top employers are looking for a specialist range of skills and we will help you develop these as part of your course.

To give you a head start, you will undertake a variety of CareerAhead activities as part of your course to help you become a confident, professional, employable graduate. We will help you to work on skills to improve your employability, such as problem solving, communication and teamwork. You will also write a personal development plan, setting goals for your time at university. 

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.

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.

The University offers second and third year students (Levels 5 & 6) the opportunity to undertake a paid 'Discovery Internship' with a local organisation, working on a suitable project or piece of work that will enhance your employability skills and career insight. You will be paid a living wage and internships can be completed alongside your studies.

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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

Your right to work in the UK

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

FTSE companies

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

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.