Get Connected

What is it?

Get Connected is only available to students that have completed their Leicester Award Gold.

Once you have passed the Award, you will then have access to enhanced networks and exclusive opportunities. Get Connected is designed to help you to reach the next step in your professional development, whether that be a professional experience, internship or graduate position.

What will I have access to once I have completed my Leicester Award Gold?

Professional Development Activities:

  • Professional Mentoring Programme: This offers you the chance to be mentored by industry professionals and alumni, supporting you with your professional development and career aspirations.
  • Professional Networking Series: One sector themed event per month, giving you the opportunity to network with professionals and Alumni in your preferred industry.
  • Careers Fairs: Gold Access, you will receive a gold lanyard allowing employers to see you have been through the talent development programme
  • Fast Track Employer-led events: allowing you to progress through the recruitment process quickly and impress your potential employer
  • Employer Visit days: employers hold visit days at their place of work to give you an insight into their organisation and understand more about its operations.


  • Exclusive Opportunities: You will be given priority access to all live roles that the Careers Service recruit; this will reduce your competition and increase your chances of success.
  • Leicester Talent Internships: exclusive job opportunities available across various sectors including marketing, finance, legal and engineering! The roles will be for a duration of 4-8 weeks with the possibility for extension. The internships will take place over the summer period providing the perfect time to get some hands-on work experience and leap into the world of work upon completing your exams!

Our partners:

Bright Network

Bright Network
"Through our unique blend of innovative events, insightful and rich content and personalised advice, we are here to make the world of careers and connections work better and brighter."

My Plus Students' Club

My Plus Students' Club
"We offer advice, support and information for young adults who are studying, or have just graduated as they pursue their chosen career path."




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Contact details

Professional Mentoring:
Molly Juckes
Project Coordinator

Get Connected:
Robyn Brown
Project Officer