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Graduate Destinations


University can be a life-changing experience. Students studying at Leeds have the opportunity to learn a subject they choose in a University and city that offer a wide-range of other opportunities to develop other skills and interests.

When they graduate, some students go on to do things that directly relate to their degree, others may use the skills they have developed whilst at Leeds and some may even do something entirely different altogether. We have picked out a range of examples to show you what graduates studying in our Faculty of Engineering go on to do.

Degree related

Below are examples of graduate destinations that are directly related to their studies:

  • Assistant Construction Manager
  • Building Services Engineer
  • Corrosion and Integrity Engineer
  • CAD Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Civil and Structural Engineer
  • Graduate Commissioning Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Graduate Mining Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Plan Review Engineer
  • Processor Design Engineer
  • Product Innovation Trainee
  • Associate Software Developer
  • Business Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Assistant Technologist

Using skills developed during their degree

Many students go on to use the skills they have developed during their degree in destinations which might not relate directly to the subject studied. Here is a selection:

  • Chemical Engineer
  • Headhunter
  • Operations Controller
  • Property Consultant
  • Senior Aircraft Dispatcher
  • Leadership Graduate
  • Trainee Accountant
  • Junior Business Manager
  • Inside Sales Representative

Something completely different

For some, the opportunities available at the University of Leeds (like active student societies) and the city itself can lead to destinations that might not appear to be related to the subject studied in any way whatsoever. These can be temporary positions at the time of the survey or a more permanent decision by the graduate:

  • Sales and Marketing Assistant
  • Ski Rental Technician
  • Customer Services Agent