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.

Opportunities

LSBU is based in the heart of London, our aim is to capitalise on this by giving you access to commercial and industry experience, wherever possible, in the form of placements, work experience, workshops and guest lectures. We believe our geographic position is a key element in delivery of up to the minute business courses, embracing new ways of working in the digital landscape. We work closely with practitioners from all business sectors to ensure our quality of provision is current and interesting for students, with real life exposure into business.

In-curriculum 

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 the 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 

Each week, 4 career workshops are held on a range of topics: CVs, written applications, networking, interview preparation, psychometric tests, salary negotiation and more.

Similarly, 2 hours a week, career clinic drop-ins are also available.

Final year and MSc students can attend Job Hunting Club. These consist of 60-minute sessions which enable students to have the time to job hunt. It is an opportunity to work on career research, job applications, networking strategies and ask any questions they may have.

As an extra, 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 captial.  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 in the 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”

Coaching 

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

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

  • Trudi Hamer
  • Lyn Hamblin
  • Angela Ellermeir
  • Ivor Pinge
  • Faye Kilgour

Case Studies