Careers and employability

Rewarding careers

Student standing on a bridge in London

Mathematics opens doors to a wide variety of challenging and rewarding careers. Accountancy and finance, entrepreneurship and governance, technology and scientific research – talented mathematicians are in demand at every level in many different kinds of organisations. 

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

Leeds is one of our biggest campuses for recruitment, the students are independent, resilient and fit perfectly with our vision to employ the leaders of tomorrow.

Amie Bloomfield, Senior National Account Manager, Procter & Gamble

92% of graduates from the School of Mathematics are employed or in further study within 15 months of graduating, Graduate Outcomes 2017/18Data is from 106 graduates (54% response rate)

Recent graduates from the School of Mathematics have secured positions including:

  • Business Intelligence Engineer, Amazon
  • Financial Analyst, American Express
  • Consultant Statistician, AstraZeneca
  • Audit Associate, Deloitte
  • Senior Credit Risk Analyst, HSBC
  • Senior Actuary, KPMG
  • Retail Analyst, Emma Bridgewater
  • Statistician, NESTLE
  • Senior Actuarial Associate, PwC
  • Risk analyst, SkyBet
  • Statistical Analyst, Office of National Statistics

Our close working relationships with a large number of key companies means that throughout your degree you’ll have opportunities to work with industry and prepare for a career in a professional environment.

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