Careers and employability

Careers support

Careers support

Students taking part in the Mechanical Engineering Summer Internship Scheme, pictured in the Employability Suite

Throughout your time with us our dedicated faculty Employability Team is here to support, guide and advise you. In addition to specialist face-to-face meetings, you’ll benefit from:

  • timetabled employability sessions
  • ongoing support to find internships and placements
  • presentations and workshops delivered by employers.

Our Employability Team also organises an annual Engineering Careers Fair, which will give you the opportunity to meet a number of graduate recruiters to gain an insight into graduate jobs and to explore work experience and internship opportunities. Recruiters at last year’s event included, among others: BAE Systems, Airbus, Army, National Nuclear Laboratory, MAHLE Powertrain, Transport for London and Jet 2.

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Annual STEM Careers Fair

You’ll also have access to the University’s Careers Centre, which is one of the largest in the country. Plus, you’ll be able to attend the Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair and the Autumn Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair.

You will have regular meetings with your personal tutor to help support your academic and personal development. You will also have access to Leeds for Life, where you can keep a record of all you have done and achieved, this will help you complete application forms and prepare for interviews in the future.