Careers and employability

Rewarding careers

Electrical Engineering placement

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. 

University of Leeds students are among the top 5 most targeted by top employers according to The Graduate Market 2022, High Fliers Research.

We are keen to recruit Leeds students, because they are well motivated, have an in-depth knowledge of current trends in their respective field and represent the right behaviours and skill sets Network Rail is looking for.

Boglarka Berecz-Szatmari, Network Rail Campaign Advisor

94% of graduates from the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering are in graduate-level employment such as professional or managerial work within 15 months of graduating, Graduate Outcomes 2017/18Data is from 16 UK-based graduates (47% response rate)

Recent graduates from the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering have secured positions including:

  • Graduate Systems Engineer, ABB
  • Technology Architecture Delivery Analyst, Accenture
  • R & D Engineer, Agilent Technologies
  • Aircraft Engineer, Airbus SE
  • EMC Design Engineer, Apple
  • Graduate Engineer, ARM
  • Computer Engineer, Atos
  • Systems Engineer, BAE Systems
  • Instrument Engineer, BP
  • Graduate Network Engineer, BT
  • Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems
  • Graduate Engineer, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
  • Software Engineer, GE
  • Solutions Executive, Hewlett-Packard
  • Solution Architect, IBM
  • High Volume Engineering Product Engineer, Intel Technology Malaysia
  • Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Renewable Energy Engineer, Kawar Energy
  • Control System Engineer, Siemens
  • Graduate Electrical Engineer, Tata Steel Europe

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