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Employability

The latest High Fliers report, The Graduate Market in 2018, has ranked Leeds in the top 10 most targeted university in the UK by graduate recruiters.

What makes us stand out?

  • We have more than 650 graduate recruiters visiting campus each year and long-standing partnerships with firms, including Marks and Spencer, Procter & Gamble and Rolls-Royce.

  • We encourage students to prepare for their careers as soon as they arrive; that’s one of the reasons our graduates are highly sought after by employers. Our courses, combined with the wealth of experience available outside academic teaching, help them broaden their experience and develop the skills employers want – skills that will benefit their organisation.

  • We have developed our distinctive Leeds Curriculum, with its focus on employability, and our programme of co-curricular opportunities, Leeds for Life, which helps students prepare for a career from their first day on campus.

"Employing these high calibre students brings fresh new ideas to the business and allows us to initiate projects which might otherwise not have been possible."
(Kirsten Wood, Finance Manager, Unilever)

How we help you find your ideal role

For more detailed information about the opportunities available to our students and to hear about employability first hand see below: