Careers and employability

Graduates 2011

  • Top 5 in the UK for targeting by top graduate employers
    (High Fliers Report 2017)
  • Top 60 in the world for employability
    (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2016)

We're committed to increasing your employability and career prospects. As our student you'll have a wealth of opportunities to develop your skills and make the most out of your time at Leeds. Our varied teaching and assessment means that, on graduating, you'll be equipped with the skills needed for a wide range of careers or postgraduate study, including analysis, communication, debating, project management, critical thinking, teamwork, and presentation skills.

University Careers Centre

Our award-winning Careers Centre is one of the largest in the country, with experienced advisors and strong relationships with graduate recruiters. It sources long- and short-term work experience and job opportunities that you can access both during and after your studies. It also runs events ranging from networking afternoons to large scale graduate opportunity fairs, attracting recruiters from all industries. Learn more here.

Leeds for Life

Leeds for Life is a University-wide initiative designed to help you make the most of student life and prepare you for your career from day one. As well as regular meetings with a personal tutor, Leeds for Life provides lots of opportunities for academic and personal development – from work experience and career planning to connecting with University alumni and applying for cash grants to fund your own projects. Find out more here

Alumni Mentoring Network

The Leeds Alumni Mentoring Network allows you to benefit from the support of an experienced mentor from the world of work. Your mentor will help you to explore your career options and provide advice on entry into specific sectors - learn more here.

Leeds University Union

Leeds University Union offer a service called Joblink, which promotes part-time work and internships - find out more here.

Work placement and study abroad

    A year on an industry placement or studying abroad can be a great way to broaden your skill set and increase your employability. Find out more here and here.