Careers and employability

Rewarding careers in Aviation

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Your degree from the University of Leeds and the wider experience you’ll gain while you’re studying here will help you develop the knowledge and skills for an exciting career in the engineering industry. Our students are in the top 10 most targeted by leading employers according to the latest High Fliers Research (2020).

96% of our recent graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/17). Recent graduates have secured positions including:

  • In-service Engineer, Assystem
  • Network Executive, British Airways
  • Pilot, CTC Aviation
  • Pilot, Easyjet
  • Flight Dispatcher, Gatwick Airport
  • Aeronautical Analyst, Navtech
  • Pilot, Qatar Airways
  • Project Manager, Qinetiq
  • Air Traffic Controller, RAF
  • Pilot, Ryanair