Your academic talent is a key ingredient to success, but you will need more to secure a great graduate role. Gaining relevant experience, developing your skills and being able to tell your story will give you the extra dimension you need to succeed.
There is a career path for everyone, and our role is to help you know what opportunities are out there, and how you can make sure you are ready, with the skills and experience employers are looking for, before you come to apply.
Starting early is key, when you arrive at Leicester you will already be registered on MyCareers, which is the gateway to all the opportunities on offer, from volunteering, enterprise and business start-up, to elected officers, and student group leadership there are so many different ways to gain experience, many of which are accredited by the Leicester Award.
The Leicester Award is our flagship employability award, designed to help you develop, assess, recognise and record the employability skills you are developing. Offering over 20 different paths to success there is a Leicester Award for everyone. With input from leading graduate recruiters, accredited by the University and noted on your degree transcript, the Leicester Award is a great way to hone your skills whilst gaining experience.
We want you to follow your passion. So whether you want to make a difference in the voluntary sector, reach the top in high-flying business or be the next big thing in media, there are specially designed programmes and activities here at Leicester that can support you in getting the skills, experiences and exposure you need.