Leeds flying high for top employers

Students at the University of Leeds are among the UK’s top ten most targeted by leading employers.

Leeds is seventh in an annual survey prepared by High Fliers Research – part of its review of graduate vacancies and starting salaries with firms in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers.

The survey examines the universities through which top employers choose to promote their graduate opportunities – at recruitment presentations, careers fairs and other university events.

We work closely with students to build their skills for working life and beyond.

Jane Campbell, Head of Student Careers

Jane Campbell, Head of Student Careers at the University of Leeds, said: “To be in the top ten of this prestigious survey indicates that our students are highly attractive to leading employers in terms of jobs and paid work experience.

“We work closely with students to build their skills for working life and beyond, and to help them to find work placements and internships, which we know is critical to getting a job at the end of their studies.

“Excellent links to employers and local businesses are key to our success too.

“The University as a whole offers a range of opportunities to help students increase their experience and skills, including study abroad  and one of the most extensive volunteering programmes in the UK, working alongside Leeds University Union.”

The latest High Fliers report confirmed that the top ten universities most targeted by Britain's top graduate employers in 2019-20 are Manchester, Birmingham, Warwick, Bristol, Cambridge, Nottingham, Leeds, University College London, Sheffield and Oxford.

Leeds moved up two places in this year's report.