Ways you can work with LJMU

LJMU's Employer Engagement team is part of the Student Futures team and is the first point of contact for employers looking to work with LJMU.  The team source exhibitors for recruitment fairs and employer events, and arrange guest speakers who can bring to life career pathways and the day-to-day value of employability skills.  They also manage our Discovery Internships programme, which runs three times during the academic year offering around 50 opportunities in each cohort. They look after our jobs board, where organisations can post their opportunities.

LJMU also aim to introduce and enhance experiential learning opportunities in every undergraduate programme that connect our students to you - external businesses, organisations and communities.  These real-world learning opportunities that address a current, identified business need help to boost students' skills, confidence, knowledge, professional behaviours and social capital whilst simultaneously making a tangible positive difference.

Examples of work-based learning may include employer 'hackathon' projects given to groups of students to solve real world challenges, work placements, community projects, research requests, reciprocal mentoring or volunteering. 

We welcome any organisations big and small that would like to get involved. If you would like more information about how to work with LJMU, please email our Employer Engagement Team

How we can work together: 

Work Based and Placement Learning

LJMU’s offer to all undergraduate students includes a placement or work-based learning experience integrated into programmes.

The work based and placement learning approaches come in the form of yearlong and module-based placements, and real-world module-based projects. This experiential learning is linked to learning outcomes and assessed for academic credit. 

All work based and placement learning is formulated, commissioned by, or done in partnership with employers to address a current need.

There are options for these experiential learning approaches to take place in-situ and remotely, or a hybrid of both.

Placements are short in duration, offer students a year in industry and are integrated into programmes or are practice based, such as Nursing or Initial Teacher Education.

Projects tend to take place throughout programmes. Group work projects could include a research activity, creating a design brief & challenges, and sometimes elements of Start-up and enterprise development.

Portfolios relate to extra-curricular activity, carried out over a set number of hours of externally acquired professional experience. These activities can include one, or a combination of, volunteering; internships; part-time employment; networking & events.  

experiential learning approaches - placements, projects and portfolios

Host a Discovery Internship

Funded LJMU Internships with the aim of connecting a student to a project with an employer, enabling the student to discover their unique skills, talents, and future prospects whilst employers discover the value of engaging an intern in your company. 

Discovery Internships are 105 hours in duration, and we are looking for companies that can offer meaningful projects for students to undertake. In return, LJMU will cover the full cost of the wages of the student. This process is managed by our in-house recruitment agency, Unitemps.

So, if you can offer:

  • a supportive environment to learn about the workplace
  • an opportunity to get involved in, or lead, a short project with tangible results
  • a safe space to develop a student’s confidence

Expressions of interest open throughout the year. If you have a project idea, want to know more about our eligibility criteria, or have any other questions then do get in touch

Recruitment Fairs, Events, Careers Zones, and Guest Speaking

We host recruitment and volunteering fairs and employer events throughout the year. These include large scale events that run on campus and smaller events that take place in our Careers Zones. There is also the option to be a guest speaker.

Upcoming events for 2024/25 academic year (these dates are subject to change):

  • Tuesday 24 September 2024: Part-time Jobs Fair
  • Thursday 10 October 2024: Graduate and Placement Jobs Fair, Faculty of Engineering and Technology. For more information email the Faculty of Engineering and Technology Placement Unit
  • Wednesday 23 October 2024: Graduate Jobs Fair
  • November 2024 - date to be confirmed – Law and Criminal Justice Fair Employer Fair
  • February 2025 - date to be confirmed – Volunteering Fair, managed by John Moores Students Union.

To get involved in these events or to register an interest in visiting a Careers Zone or becoming a guest speaker, email the Employer Engagement team.

Advertise your job and volunteering opportunities

One website. One advert. Thousands of students and graduates.

You can advertise the following at no cost to your organisation:

  • Graduate Jobs
  • Placements
  • Internships
  • Work Experience
  • Research Projects
  • Part-time jobs

Please note: all adverts must include a salary.  Please ensure you read our vacancy policy terms and conditions before registering/posting a vacancy to ensure the position you are offering is eligible.

Posting a vacancy:

Set up an account using the link provided below.  Select ‘Employer’ and choose either ‘login’, if you already have an account, or ‘Sign Up’ if you don’t have an account.

You will receive an email from us at the email address you provided to let you know we have received your request.  We will review your information and approve access to our jobs board, or we may email you to ask for more information if necessary.

Once approved, you will receive an email confirming you can start to add your own jobs. You can also add more information to your company profile that students and graduates will see as part of your job post.  From your dashboard, you can also check on how many jobs you have posted, how many views they have had and how many applications you have received.

Register for an account or log in

Volunteering, Research and Innovation Services and Degree Apprenticeships

To offer or advertise volunteering opportunities please contact John Moores Student Union (JMSU), who manage volunteering for the University.  Contact our Degree Apprenticeships team or Research and Innovation Services team separately for more information about these services.