Careers and start-up support for our Alumni
Grow your future with the Student Futures Team
Once you graduate from LJMU 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 our suite of digital tools and job board, or attending any of our events, including workshops, webinars, fairs or employer events. Whatever your situation, LJMU is here to help you grow your future.
1:1 support via a careers meeting
Gain clarity on your career next steps with 1:1 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, interviews and much more. Meetings are available both in-person at a Careers Zone or virtually via Teams.
Start-Up Support for LJMU Alumni
As LJMU alumni, you can access support from the LJMU Start-up Hub for five years after completing your studies. We mostly support graduates setting up locally in the Liverpool City Region (LCR) but we’d love to hear from you wherever you intend to start a business, and if we can’t help, we can refer you elsewhere.
Visit the Start-up Hub website for more information about how we can help and support you with starting up a business or freelancing.
Webinars, start-up sessions, employer events and virtual recruitment fairs
We run a regular programme of careers and employability webinars designed to help you to maximize your skills and help you negotiate your next steps. Topics include: crafting a CV with impact, telephone and video 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 our ‘Be Inspired’ and ‘Virtual Careers Zone: Meet the Employer’ online sessions. We also be host regular (virtual) recruitment fairs during the academic year where you can speak to a host of recruiters across a range of sectors about their graduate opportunities. You can also attend Digital Incubation Hub events, including Google Digital Garage and NatWest Business Builder events, or attend one of our regular Start-Up Schools.
Unitemps at LJMU
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.
Access to Careers Zone 24/7
LJMU Alumni can still access our online digital careers tools and jobs board for life after you have graduated. If you didn't change your account over from a student account to an alumni account before you graduated, email your full name, the programme you studied at LJMU, year of graduation and personal email address to Student Futures and we will set up a new account for you. Once you receive confirmation of your new account, log in below.
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.
LJMU Connect allows you to both re-connect with old classmates as well as enabling you to use the trusted Liverpool John Moores University environment to expand your professional network. You can:
- find and reminisce with fellow graduates, see what they have been up to and stay in touch
- advance your career through inside connections working in top companies
- join us for social events or professional networking. Share insight and help to shape our courses
- introduce, employ and offer to act as a mentor to other alumni and our graduating students
By fully integrating with social networks, and cultivating a culture of helping and giving back, you will be amazed how vibrant your Liverpool John Moores University alumni community is.
Join LJMU Connect today and stay involved with us.
To contact the LJMU Alumni Team:
- Email: email@example.com
- Twitter: @LJMU
- Facebook: LJMUofficial
- For technical support email: firstname.lastname@example.org
'Your Next Steps'
Website for graduating student and recent graduates
If you are graduating this year or you are a recent LJMU graduate, you can visit our 'Your Next Steps' website. As well as featuring information about accessing careers, employability and enterprise support, the website also contains information about postgraduate study, how to join our Alumni community and support available from the LJMU Student Advice and Wellbeing team, including practical advice about money, international student support and help if you don't get the right results.
You can also visit the graduation information pages for key information and updates about ceremonies for the current graduating classes.
Graduate Outcomes is a national survey which gathers information about the activities and viewpoints of graduates 15 months after they’ve finished their studies.
As an LJMU graduate, your response to this survey is very important as it will:
- provide future students with insight into their potential career destinations
- enable our Careers Team to offer tailored careers advice which you can continue to access for life as a LJMU graduate
- provide higher education institutions, policy makers, researchers and others with data, to understand current trends within the graduate jobs market
- contribute to the University’s positioning in league tables
All graduates will be asked to complete the Graduate Outcomes survey.
Graduate Outcomes has replaced the previous Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DLHE).