Employability

Rewarding careers

Student on placement at Disney Interactive

Looking to stand out from the crowd and secure that all-important graduate job in an increasingly competitive job market? Your degree from the University of Leeds and the wider experience you’ll gain while you’re studying here will help you to do just that.

94% of our recent graduates have successfully secured a professional or managerial role or gone on to further study within six months of graduating (latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey). Recent graduates have secured positions including:

  • Visual Designer, Allryder
  • Products Engineer, Cauldwell Engineering
  • Graphic Designer, Creators Play
  • Revit trainee, Hoare Lee
  • Designer, Imagination Technology
  • Creative Designer, Make it Rain
  • Prototyping technician, MNL Prototyping
  • Design Engineer, Sidhil Ltd
  • Mechanical Design Engineer, Uniflare Limited

Our close working relationships with a large number of key companies means that throughout your degree you’ll be exposed to industry and prepared for a career in a professional environment.

Additionally, you’ll have opportunities to:

  • undertake an industrial placement year to experience what it’s like to work in industry
  • study abroad to experience life in another culture
  • develop entrepreneurial skills or start your own business with help from our Enterprise Centre and SPARK Business Start-up service
  • join one of the 300 student-led clubs and societies, where you can develop valuable skills and broaden your life experience.