Careers and employability

Our Business School graduates have an excellent track record in securing jobs across all our divisions

Our ethos is about building the whole student whilst you study with us. From coaching sessions, one-to-one tutoring and endless placement, internship and work experience opportunities, our graduates have gone on to build impressive CV’s.


LSBU is based in the heart of London, and this provides opportunity to access commercial and industry networks in the highly competitive and innovative capital of the UK. We can offer placements, work experience, workshops, live briefs, mentoring and industry led guest lectures. We believe our geographic position is a key element in delivery dynamic and relevant business courses, embracing new ways of working in the digital landscape and post pandemic. We work closely with practitioners from all business sectors to ensure a multifaced and applied learning experience for students, with real life exposure into business.In-curriculum

Employability and applied learning begin in the first year, where students will undertake a Discovery project, developing entrepreneurial, commercial, presentation, group work and project management skills. In their second year, students will undertake an employability module, where CV presentation and job application skills will be developed, with experience of mock interviews and assessment centres, as well as honing degree specific transferable skills to guide all students on entry to the labour market. In their final year, students will be invited to join an LSBU talent pool for the latest (and sometimes exclusive) graduate opportunities open to them, with one-to-one support in job applications. Our curriculum is underpinned by regular reviews with industry partners through Curriculum Advisory Boards, meaning our courses are relevant to the everchanging world of graduate employment.
As well as dedicated employability modules, students will experience an applied learning environment, with regular guest speaker delivery and live briefs so that students are developing their networks, confidence and work-readiness.
LSBU Business School are leading providers to the NHS placement programme across London.


LSBU Business School often collaborate with guest speakers for lectures across all courses and year groups that are tailored to the module content. These include lectures to help you enhance your presentation and team working skills whilst also providing great networking opportunities with the guest speakers.

During Semester 1 in Year 2 of any course within LSBU Business School, you will attend a 1-hour core module session every week that is built into the course. Alongside this, and throughout all years, you are exposed to practitioner panel sessions, skills sessions, live cases, industry guest speakers, alumni and other talks within their modules.

Regular extracurricular 

The Extra Curricular offer for LSBU Business School students includes, industry led mentoring (including PwC and the CIPD), live briefs, where students deal with real business issues, transferable skill workshops, including Python and Salesforce training, as well as industry related training and presentation skill development.
All final year students will have access to a range of employment opportunities (some exclusive to LSBU Business School students) and will be invited to join the LSBU Business School talent pool, where they will receive one to one support in developing their application skills.
In addition, MBA students have access to extra career coaching.

Internships and Placements

We work with a range of businesses to help you secure internships and placements to give you real world experience and the skills you need in a practice.

At LSBU Business School, we support you all way through the placement and work experience journey including one to one consultations, CV and LinkedIn advice, application support and assessment centre and interview practice. This approach has secured Business School students roles in national organisations, such as the NHS, National Audit Office, Civil Service as well a range of business types across the capital.  This support is a unique offer for Business School students at LSBU to help you maximise on your study and develop you into a “career ready” graduate.

All our subject areas benefit from additional features to support your employability. Find out more about Accounting, Finance and Economics, Business and Enterprise and Marketing, Management and People.

“From attending LSBU  in 2002-2006, I knew that this place was special. The individual attention and commitment from the tutors set me up to achieve. I am still extremely thankful for their support and as I am now able to give back, I looked exclusively towards the university for my graduate vacancy.”

Lisa Carr, Head of Ecommerce at Lulu Guinness

Personal Tutoring

As a student at LSBU Business School your personal development and well-being is very important to us, so we have developed a personal tutoring system that is tailored to your individual and group needs.

You will be allocated a personal tutor who will be available on a 1:1 basis as well as facilitating group personal tutoring sessions which are designed to enhance academic and personal development within the degree programmes.

In addition to an allocated personal tutor, there is a personal tutor available for confidential 1:1 pastoral care meetings every day of the academic semester.

“Achieve, Succeed & Excel”


We use Graydin’s BE Programme; a 12-week coaching programme where you explore who you are, what you want from life and create a map of how to get there. You will learn coaching skills such as effective questions and powerful ways of listening, in addition to exploring topics such as values, fulfillment and empathy. This programme enables you to develop your communication skills, ability to support others and to cultivate unique approaches to your own leadership styles. Learn more about the Graydin BE Programme.

Meet the Team

LSBU Business School benefits from a team in addition to the university wide Job Shop to help your professional development:

  • Lyn Hamblin
  • Angela Ellermeir
  • Ivor Pinge

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