Careers support

A degree from Leeds and the experience you'll gain here will give you the edge to find the career you want. Your course will give you the experience and knowledge that employers are looking for to help you secure a graduate job.

Our Careers Service could give you help to find work experience, advice for job applications and interviews, access to events and access to exclusive job opportunities. You will be able to access support from the beginning of your time at Leeds through to after you have graduated.

The service offers a daily drop-in service, one-to-one appointments and a job site featuring hundreds of vacancies targeted at our students.

Top 10 most targeted university by the UK’s top graduate employers

As a Leeds graduate, you would be highly sought after by employers. Organisations including Teach First, Accenture, IBM, the United Nations, Jaguar Land Rover, John Lewis and Unilever regularly visit our campus to recruit Leeds students.

Our approach to teaching aims to train our students to be independent and to think critically; skills in high demand by employers.

Our employment strategy will put you one step ahead in an increasingly competitive job market. You’ll be encouraged to start planning your career earlier and more effectively.

Read our employability statement.

Further study

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 250,000 people from over 180 different countries. As a graduate you will benefit from access to lifelong careers advice and job information. You will 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.

Alumni profile: Robert Bruce

University is all about learning and self-development, preparing you for the world beyond education. Leeds helped me do this.