“I can’t stress enough the significance of having a year in industry to back up your degree. I’d recommend it to anyone who wants to push themselves and stand out.”
Our experts in the Careers Centre aim to help you make well-informed choices, based on understanding of yourself, the wide range of opportunities available and the steps you need to take to pursue your choices.
Leeds graduates have a very good reputation amongst employers; the latest High Fliers report, The Graduate Market in 2017, has ranked Leeds as the 5th most targeted university in the UK by graduate recruiters, with companies including Teach First, Accenture, PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM, Jaguar Land Rover, John Lewis and Unilever regularly visiting our campus and recruiting Leeds students.
We host over 600 employer visits on campus each year
Our approach to teaching and learning is geared towards developing knowledge and skills, training our students to be independent and to think critically, skills in high demand by employers.
Many of the University's courses are professionally accredited, so you know that you will be on the right route towards a career in your chosen field. Through regular engagement with employers and professional bodies we ensure all our programmes remain current and address employers' changing needs.
96% of our undergraduates are employed or studying within six months of leaving
In an increasingly competitive job market you need to be one step ahead. Our employability strategy sets out the ways in which the University will encourage and help you to start planning your career earlier and more effectively.
If you choose to go onto postgraduate study you will join a thriving postgraduate community of over 7,000 students and you will be working alongside internationally recognised research teams.
If you are a University of Leeds graduate you may be eligible to receive a 10% alumni bursary towards your postgraduate fees.
Our global network of alumni includes more than 240,000 alumni from 186 different countries.
As an alum you will benefit from access to lifelong careers advice and job information. On campus, Leeds alumni have use of libraries, access to Leeds University Union facilities and a special membership rate at The Edge sports centre.
We also offer social and networking opportunities through our alumni events around the world. Find out more