Year in Industry
Whatever your future career plans, it helps if you can go to that first interview armed with some practical experience. If you undertake a degree at Leeds University Business School we'll help you achieve just that, through the option of a placement year in industry.
We work hard to ensure that all of our degrees are topical and applicable to real business. As proof of this, some of our degrees are accredited by professional bodies or provide exemptions.
- BA Human Resource Management is accredited by the Chartered Institute for Personnel Development (CIPD) which is Europe's largest HR development professional body. Find out more about this on the Human Resource Management web page.
Leeds Enterprise Centre provides practical support, materials and guidance to all those who are interested in gaining new skills and improving their enterprise background.
The University of Leeds Careers Centre is one of the largest in the country. The Centre's services and experiences advisors can help you find work experience, improve your CV, guide you in possible career choices, and provide long-term support after you graduate.
Leeds for Life
Each day you will be gaining new skills and knowledge which are highly relevant to the workplace. Leeds for Life is an initiative designed to help you recognise and capitalise on these attributes. You also receive programme-specific, tailored opportunities such as network events and internships.
The University of Leeds is one of the top ten 'most targeted' universities by the UK's top graduate employers according to the 2011 High Fliers' survey. Companies including Accenture, Deloitte, M&S, KPMG, IBM and Unilever regularly visit the campus to recruit our students.
We know that we produce highly employable graduates because we actually choose to employ some of our students. There are numerous initiatives both paid and unpaid which you can apply for when you are here. These include internships, PASS leaders, and the ambassador scheme.
Possible career destinations are listed on each degree page under 'Careers'.
Even after graduation we are still dedicated to providing you with opportunities and resources. For example, as an alumni you will be eligible for guest lectures, networking events, and library membership. Find out more: resources and benefits for our alumni.
I chose to study at the University of Leeds because of the structure of the degree.
It offered the highest number of exemptions for future accountancy qualifications,
which I knew would help me achieve my goal faster.
Lee Phelan, Accounting and Finance. Read more.
For more information our approach to graduate employability as a University, please see: www.leeds.ac.uk/employability