Employ our students

Employ our students and your business will benefit from their skills and insight.

Through our research-based teaching and extra-curricular activities, our students develop strengths in leadership, teamwork and project management, which make them highly employable graduates. We are among the top 10 most targeted universities in the UK by graduate recruiters, according to High Fliers research – The Graduate Market in 2019 Annual review(PDF).

We can work with businesses, charities and the public sector to advertise vacancies to recent graduates or current students. If you're looking for a specialist skill set, we can put you in touch with the right team. Our graduates are among the most sought after in the world – we're among the top 100 in the QS graduate employability rankings.

Whether you have a vacancy or want to discuss creating a new opportunity, contact us at employerteam@leeds.ac.uk.

The interns brought valuable ideas to Asda, using digital technology that is shaping modern retailing. They helped address issues we wouldn’t have easily been able to resource otherwise.

Alex Cook, Property Finance and Capital Management, Asda

Placements and internships

Your business or organisation can benefit from the specialist skills, new ideas and the enthusiasm of our students by offering work placements or internships. They can help you get a project completed, or assess whether a role is needed on a longer-term basis.

As a start-up business we were able to offer a range of projects and experiences. Interns contributed to marketing, social media work, provided extra capacity on many projects and their energy was contagious. Very positive.

Annie Faulder, Chief Executive, Yorkshire Energy

For more information, email employerteam@leeds.ac.uk.

Careers fairs and on-campus events

You can promote your opportunities to students at our fairs throughout the year, including our Graduate Jobs, Internships and Placements Fair. We also host faculty-specific events and can arrange bespoke activities to suit the needs of your organisation. Our dedicated employer team will work with you to deliver a broad range of services. For more information, please email employerteam@leeds.ac.uk.

For any other queries, please email our Nexus team on nexus@leeds.ac.uk. The Nexus team will take time to understand your requirements and talk to you about your options.