Recruit our students

On-campus activity

Engineering Careers Fair

With over 3,000 students studying in the Faculty of Engineering, our students have a wealth of knowledge that spans many sectors. We find that employers like you often wish to come onto campus to meet with our students. With that in mind, we support a number of on-campus initiatives and activities.

Careers fairs

Every October we run two very popular events enabling you to engage with over 1,000 talented students and to promote your organisation’s opportunities:

  • Engineering Fair
  • Computing Expo.

Typically, both events are usually oversubscribed with employer interest. To register your interest for either or both of these events for 2016 visit our Careers fairs webpage. We don’t operate on a first come, first served basis. Instead we review each employer’s offering and make an informed decision on appropriateness for each booking.

Work Placement Programme lectures

We run a second year Work Placement Programme comprising lectures and workshops embedded in the students’ academic timetable. The aim of the lectures and workshops is to prepare our students looking for 12-month industrial work placements by providing them with guidance, advice and support as they progress with their placement search. We would welcome your input. Lectures would give you the opportunity to reach between 100 and 200 students. Workshops provide a more focused environment in which you can expect up to 12 students to be in attendance.

Examples of previous employer-led sessions include:

  • Sellafield spoke to our chemical engineers about making successful applications
  • Johnson & Johnson shared ideas of how our mechanical engineers could market themselves online through social media and LinkedIn
  • Arup delivered interview workshops with civil engineers
  • British Airways Pilot Captain Roger Wills spoke to our aviation students about careers choices in the industry.

If you’re interested in getting involved please get in touch.

CV drop-ins

Many employers have found success running a CV drop-in service. They can be very popular with students, and will give you the chance to speak directly with those students specifically interested in your scheme. The drop-ins take place in our Employability Suite. We can schedule a series of appointments based on your needs which students pre-book onto.

Weekly employability email

Every week our five engineering schools receive our Employability Newsletter featuring the latest internships, graduate roles, events and news stories. We’d love for you to make an appearance in one or more of the weekly emails. If you’re interested please email us:

  • details of which of the five engineering schools you’re targeting:
    • Civil Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Computing
    • Electronic and Electrical Engineering.
    • Mechanical Engineering
  • a link to your online vacancy/event
  • key dates: for example closing date or event date
  • organisational logo
  • 20-word overview

The deadline for our weekly newsletter is Monday to feature on the Wednesday of the same week.

Guest technical lectures

Guest technical lectures embedded in our academic curriculum can be an effective way for you to meet our students. If you feel that you can offer some expertise in a particular area then please select a programme from the programme catalogue and this will lead you to the taught modules for each degree. Please select a module and we’ll put you in contact with our lead academic for that area to arrange a session.

Contact us

e: employability@engineering.leeds.ac.uk
t: +44 (0)113 343 2227