Preparation for Placement

MNGT 150 Module

Your preparation starts during your first year when you will take the MNGT 150 Preparation for Placement module which is delivered by the LUMS Careers Team and invited employers. This module will support you in creating suitable CVs, covering letters, application forms and completing psychometric tests. At the end of the module you will have the opportunity to attend a formal assessment centre and an interview with employers from some of the top graduate recruitment teams in the UK. 

Years 2 & 3

In your second year you will take a week-long compulsory module which combines developing your employability skills in conjunction with your academic work. This is delivered by a partnership of academic departments, LUMS Careers and invited employers. There is a strong focus on students having the ability to assess their own development and to analyse their learning in the workplace. You will continue this work while on your placement in year 3.

Year 4

On return in fourth year students complete a variety of academic tasks to help them to analyse their placement experiences, to reflect on their personal development and to review some of their career aspirations.

Resources & Events

There is a dedicated Moodle page for IP students which includes a whole host of information that will be very valuable for your placement applications. The Moodle page is regularly updated so students are advised to check the page regularly. Information on the page includes:

  • The LUMS CV template

  • Practice psychometric tests

  • Information on Assessment Centres

  • Helpful hints on interviews and interview technique

  • Placement profiles

Every year the LUMS Careers Team host over 100 career and employability events in the school with employers visiting from a wide variety of sectors. Employers who visit us on a regular basis include: Aldi; BAE; Deloitte; HSBC; IBM; KPMG; PwC and Unilever. In 2014/15 we will also have employer events with: Abercrombie and Fitch; Google; Kellogg; Lloyds Banking Group; Matalan and many more....

These employer visits and presentations will provide you with the perfect opportunity to find further information on placement employers and speak directly to their recruitment teams.

Drop-in Clinics and 1:1s

The Placements Team are committed to providing you with the support that you need when preparing for your IP. Each week during term time we host two drop-in clinics exclusively for placement students where you have the chance to speak with one of our advisors 1:1 for around 20 minutes. The times for the drop-in clinics in 2016/17 are:

Tuesdays:  14.30 - 16.30

Friday:  10.30 – 12.30

If you require a longer private consultation to discuss your placement preparation and preparation you can make an appointment with Juliet Huntington, Placements & Internships Manager, using TARGETconnect.