Eagles information session Tuesday April 20th, 11:00-11:45 am

Come and hear about ELBA’s placement scheme Eagles. This is a six-month, paid graduate development programme. You can experience a variety of different roles with Financial Services compnaies. It’s a unique opportunity for you as a recent graduate to join a top London firm, and gain up to three weeks of inclusive training, giving you the tools and experience you need to build a career in the City.

You will hear about the scheme, hear from recent grads that have been / are on the scheme and be talked through the application process.

The scheme is suitable for anyone searching for graduate employment, regardless of what you studied.

Sign-up here

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April careers webinars

Wednesday 14 April 2.00-3.00pm 
Career planning: get the job you want 
Know what job you want, but not sure how to get it? Understand that you need work experience but not sure how to go about getting it. This interactive session will help you to start formulating a career plan to set yourself achievable steps in order to reach your career goals. 


Friday 16 April 3.00-4.00pm

Develop your interview skills

In the current climate, employers are adopting a virtual approach to hiring and conducting interviews remotely. Using our own webinar format this workshop provides an essential guide to delivering an effective interview performance. Whether you are a current student or recent graduate about to embark on your career journey, this session is designed for you. It takes you through the various types and stages of the interview process and what is typically involved.

This is an interactive session to help you develop strategies for responding to interview questions and present your strengths so that employers see their value to the organisation. You will be introduced to additional resources that you can use to practice and hone your interview skills so that you approach the selection process with greater confidence.

Tuesday 20 April 11.00am-12.00pm

Common mistakes students whilst searching and applying for jobs

Attending this session will stop you falling into common traps when

  • Developing skills
  • Searching for roles
  • Applying 

Thursday 22 April 2.00-3.00pm

Creating an excellent CV and cover letter

In an increasingly competitive job market, you need to make an impact when completing your CV and cover letter. Come along to this workshop to find out how you can make the most of your skills and promote yourself effectively in your CV and covering letter.

Wednesday 28 April 11.00am-12.00pm

Using LinkedIn to get jobs and build a network

This workshop is an introduction to your professional presence online and the networking site LinkedIn. In this interactive session you will gain an insight into the different ways in which you can use LinkedIn and learn about the key elements of developing an effective LinkedIn profile.

Friday 30 April  2.00-3.00pm

Finding the Job you Want

This session will equip you with a range of different skills to source and create job opportunities.

To book a place on go to : londonmet.ac.uk/careersevents


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A Career in Government – Part 3

This is the final of a 3 part event for students and graduates interested in a career in government.

Building on Parts 1 & 2 which focused on the range of careers in the Civil Service and the application process, Part 3 is designed to be an interactive careers event focusing on one of the key professional areas in Government service: the policy profession at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

The session is organised by the diversity team at MHCLG but the content and activities are for everyone interested in policy work, law / governance & Civil Service administration in any of the Government’s departments.

Whether you are a student of law, politics, economics, public health or community development, whatever your subject discipline, if you are open to where your degree could take you, this session could be the next significant step in your career development.

About this Event

Join this careers event with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to develop your:

Understanding – how policy professionals support ministers to shape and deliver policy that delivers the government’s objectives

Insight – to provide you with insight into the policy profession at MHCLG, how policy goes from ideas to implementation

Skills – an interactive activity giving you a taster of what working in a policy role really entails

Date: Thursday 22 April 2021

Time: 16.00 – 17.15 pm

This is a virtual session and you can register on the link below:

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FREE digital student & graduate careers event

PinkNews Futures is a bi-annual (digital) student and graduate careers conference which aims to provide support and valuable resources to LGBT+ youth, whilst connecting them with inclusive employers from across the UK.

It will take place from 12 – 15 April.

More information is available on the link here

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Free Training Programme

At Laamiga, our aim has always been to empower women and improve their skills and knowledge to achieve their career goals, therefore, we’re excited to launch our new mentoring project, Sheba, to continue our support for women from Black, Asian, minority ethnic (BAME), migrant and refugee backgrounds.

All the sessions in Sheba will be held ONLINE and it’s FREE to enrol on this programme.

Over a period of twelve months, Sheba will help women identify their goals, overcome emotional and practical barriers in their career aspirations, and take steps towards employment, self-employment or further training. Each woman will be offered free one to to one career coaching from an experienced career coach and 1-1 mentoring sessions with a trained and supervised volunteer female mentor, along with various workshops and group sessions to enhance their employability skills and grow their network.

Women need to meet the following conditions to join Sheba:

-Aged 18 and over, and come from a  Black, Asian, minority ethnic (BAME), refugee or migrant background.

-Living in Camden, Islington and neighbouring boroughs.

-Currently unemployed and not taking part in any formal programmes of education or training.

-Have the right to live and work in the UK.

At the end of the programme mentees will have an improved sense of confidence and well-being, and be better equipped to take the next steps or start their career.

For further information and to apply for the programme, please contact Dr. Emua Ali at: info@laamiga.org

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Law Society Diversity Scheme – closing date is 25 April

Applications for the Law Society Diversity Access scheme opened on 1 March and has a closing date of 25 April. The scheme offers:

  • Finance for the LPC or SQE
  • Mentoring
  • Work experience

The application fo‌rm, guidance and eligibility criteria will be available o‌n their website: https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/campaigns/diversity-access-scheme

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Law Society webinars

The Law Society has the following webinars coming up:

Introduction to Legal Commercial Awareness 20 April 2021 for 1st-Year Students – 14:00-15:30 pm

Introduction to Legal Commercial Awareness 27 April 2021 for 2nd and 3rd-Year Students – 14:00-15:30 pm

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Working in the UK after your studies virtual webinar – Thursday 25 March

The International Student Advice team and the Careers and Employability Service team are hosting a webinar titled ‘Working in the UK after your studies’ to provide information and advice covering visas and immigration, job search and graduate careers.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions relating to switching from your Student visa (formerly Tier 4) and the categories that you can switch to within the UK. The workshop will take place on Thursday 25th March from 11am to 1pm.

We have also invited a guest speaker who will cover information and tips on finding jobs under the Skilled worker route (formerly Tier 2 ). He will also promote the Student Circus platform that advertises jobs that are suitable for international students.

This is an online event and the link to join will be emailed to everyone who has booked a place a day before the event.

To book your place, please visit  Eventbrite here to register your interest for the workshop.

The workshop might benefit second and final year students more but all levels of study are welcome as the information is relevant to all Student visa holders.

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BBSTEM and Springer Nature virtual workshop – 24 March

BBSTEM (Black British Professionals in STEM) and global publisher, Springer Nature, invite STEM graduates, and PhD holders of an African or Caribbean heritage to attend a virtual “Careers in Publishing” workshop. In this 2 hour event, you will gain an insight into the fascinating publishing world and learn about the career opportunities available with Springer Nature and how to apply!

Speakers from SN BEN, Springer Nature’s Black Employee Network will also talk about their career paths, answer your questions and share what it is like to work for Springer Nature.

Springer Nature publishes some of the world’s most influential books and journals covering the breadth of science, technology, medicine, and social sciences. They employ over 10,000 employees and operate in over 50 countries worldwide.

This workshop is a great opportunity to get some exclusive insight about working for Springer Nature, learn how to apply for roles and be inspired by SN BEN’s speakers, all available to eagerly answer your questions.

Here is a snap-shot of what to expect:

14:00-14:50 pm

Springer Nature Recruiters Session:

· Welcome to Springer Nature, about us

· Introduction to publishing and overview of publishing jobs

· SNJob application process

· CV and cover letter tips

15:00-16:00 pm

Speaker Session:

· SN BEN Employee Network Career talks

· Q&A and Networking

Register here



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£2000 Student Grant Opportunity

Entrants will be asked to submit a 1,000-word pitch on the subject of: “How can universities or colleges reduce their carbon footprint? The route to net zero.”

We want to hear about how your students think universities can improve sustainability and reduce their carbon footprint. There is a template document available to help students submit their entries. A few important things to know are:

  • Entry is open to all students in the UK over the age of 16.
  • One pitch per student
  • Prize money is awarded as a cash transfer. It is encouraged that students spend this on furthering their studies but we will not request any details on how the money is used.

All the rest of the details are on the website.

Entries close Sunday 28th of March 2021.

All the details can be found here (including how to enter) https://www.chas.co.uk/chas-competition-landing-page/

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