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Work experience

Work experience

It is time to think about getting some work experience.

Many employers consider that recruiting candidates who have proven their abilities during a work placement to be a more reliable way of employing graduates.

2017 High Fliers' Survey

Your university degree and extra-curricular activities will help equip you with some fantastic skills for employment after you graduate, but more and more employers are looking for proven skills through work experience.

In this section

This section of the site gives you great advice and information on work experience including:

  • Your options
  • How to find work experience
  • Case studies of what other students have done
  • Placements abroad
  • Support when you are on work experience

How we can help you

Every year we help hundreds of students get crucial work experience to improve their employability. We do this by:

  • Running a drop in service to help students decide what work experience is best for them and how to go about applying.
  • Running a CSER8000 module for students who want to do a year’s industrial placement as part of their course but it is not offered on their degree.
  • Sourcing exclusive internships for University of Leeds students advertised on our exclusive vacancy website.
  • Administering the ERASMUS scheme for students looking to undertake work experience placements abroad.