University of Leicester



Careers Tutor

Richard Craggs Office: G8 CS Building
Office Hours: Monday 10-12

Jobs and Employability News

Interesting jobs that we become aware of, and other invitations etc relating to employability are posted here - Informatics Job News Blog. A newsletter will be send out once a weeks to update students on what has been added to this page.

Degrees with Industry

The B.Sc. (Industry) degrees are four-year degrees that give you the option of spending one year working at a company. A year in industry is also an excellent opportunity to learn more about the type of profession that you can choose after you graduate, and point you to postgraduate studies that may help you strengthen the profile that you will have identified for your career.

The scheme is open to current 2nd year students. Please talk to your personal tutor or careers tutor if you are interested.

Careers Events

Sessions will be announced throughout the year to help you with searching for placements and jobs. Keep an eye on the employability blog or module announcements for news.

Other Resources

Careers Development Service

The Career Development Service provide services and advice to help you prepare for placements and graduate employment. More information about how the CDS can help you can be found in the student handbook in the section "Career Development Service".

MyCareers Database

MyCareers (an excellent job and placement vacancy database maintained by the Careers Service) No matter whether you are a finalist looking for a graduate job or a first or second year student looking for an industrial placement, you will find lots of relevant adverts here.


Industrial Advisory Board Meetings

We hold annual meetings with partners in industry to discuss issues relating to teaching and research. Here are minutes from these meetings

  1. Sept 21st 2016 Minutes (PDF)

Career Development Service

You need a first-class education; that’s a given. But you also need an edge, an advantage, a head-start in the competitive graduate recruitment world. Based in the Students’ Union, your award winning Career Development Service is here to guide and support you from your arrival at Leicester through to graduation and beyond.

Throughout your studies you will engage with the Career Development Journey which is your personal guide to working out what you want to do after University and how to get there. Starting early is key, and completing the first step of the journey is simply achieved by logging onto MyCareers with your university username and password. You can access this through our homepage.

MyCareers is your gateway to:

  • Booking one-to-one appointments with our career consultants for support with career planning, job hunting, CVs and applications, and mock interviews
  • Booking workshops, such as mock assessment centres and psychometric testing
  • Invitations to employer events
  • Finding all the opportunities available exclusively for Leicester students such as paid internships, volunteering, and enterprise and business start-up activities.

Get involved by:

  • Signing up to Unitemps If you are looking for part time work whilst studying. We are based next to the Career Development Service in the Students’ Union.
  • Coming along to fantastic employer events throughout the year including the Festival of Careers. We are one of the top 25 universities targeted by the largest number of top employers!
  • Reflecting on your skill development throughout your academic studies and extra-curricular activities, as you will need to show employers how you can communicate, work in a team and much more. For more information on the Transferable Skills Framework go to our website.

Come and visit us in the Students’ Union and log onto your MyCareers account to get started. We’re here to support you throughout your time at university so make the most of the services we offer, to make the most of you.

Contact: Career Development Service, Level 0, Students’ Union, Percy Gee Building 0116 252 2004 | | | @uolcds |

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