Careers and employability

Rewarding careers

A chemistry graduate following a research scientist career

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. 

Top 10 most targeted by leading employers

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:

  • AstraZeneca
  • AzkoNobel
  • Lhasa Ltd
  • Covance
  • Merck Sharp & Dohme
  • Goldman Sachs International
  • IBM
  • Sellafield
  • NHS
  • Unilever
  • Cancer Research UK

Read our alumni profiles to find out more about where our students are working.