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Gain skills & experience

Gain skills & experience

Gain skills & experience

I have a career in mind and intend to gain relevant work experience

For information and advice on your options, how to find work experience and what other students have done check out our work experience pages.

We have a range of work experience opportunities targeted at Leeds students available exclusively on our vacancy database.

Applications for work experience opportunities are at an all time high and submitting a strong application is critical. Check out our tips and advice on our application pages. Here you can also find information on the next stages of selection with advice on interviews and assessment centres. Remember, make sure you get all your applications checked using our drop-in service before you submit them.

For one-to-one information, advice and guidance on anything surrounding work experience come in and see us at our drop-in service Monday to Friday 9am-4pm.

I know what I want to do but I'm not sure how to get there

To make a start with your planning, come and see us at the Careers Centre drop-in 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday for information and advice.

To meet employers and get their insight on your chosen industry check out our wide range of fantastic careers fairs, workshops and presentations.

For more information on your chosen occupation check out our careers database. We also have a wide range of careers information in house for your use.

Struggling to find vacancies? View opportunities targeted at Leeds students available exclusively on our vacancy database. For information and advice on the range of approaches you can use to find opportunities check out our pages on how to find work.

We have University of Leeds Alumni (recent graduates) doing all kinds of jobs. To read their career profiles or contact Alumni, who have studied the same course as you or are working in the industry you want to enter, visit the Leeds Network website

Thinking of starting your own business? Spark, the university business start-up service based in the Careers Centre can help you.

Submitting strong applications is essential. Check out our tips and advice on our application pages. Here you can also find information on the next stages of selection with advice on interviews and assessment centres. Remember to make sure you get all applications checked using our drop-in before you submit them.

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I want to spend a year gaining experience

If you are looking to do this as part of your course, the Careers Centre will help you consider the full range of options available to you, from one year industrial placements to a year of different experiences in different sectors (paid or voluntary).

If your department does not offer a year in industry you may still be able to take a placement year through our work placement module, CSER 8000.

You may also be interested in spending your year working or studying abroad, check out your options for funding to support this through the ERASMUS scheme.

If you are looking to take a year out after you have graduated, check out our pages on taking time out for your options and to consider employers' perspectives.

Search our vacancy database for work experience opportunities targeted at Leeds students and graduates. For advice on how to use different approaches to find work experience and to see what other students have done, see our work experience pages.

For further advice, application checks or help on identifying which option is most suited to you, drop in and see us at the Careers Centre or book an appointment