Careers and employability

Rewarding careers

A chemistry graduate following a research scientist career

Looking to stand out from the crowd and secure that all-important graduate job in an increasingly competitive job market? Your degree from the University of Leeds and the wider experience you’ll gain while you’re studying here will help you to do just that.

Over 94% of our recent graduates have successfully secured employment or gone on to further study within six months of graduating (latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey). Recent graduates have secured positions at companies including:

  • AstraZeneca
  • AzkoNobel
  • Lhasa Ltd
  • Covance
  • Merck Sharp & Dohme
  • Goldman Sachs International
  • IBM
  • Sellafield
  • NHS
  • Unilever
  • Cancer Research UK

Our close working relationships with a large number of key companies means that throughout your degree you’ll be exposed to industry and prepared for a career in a professional environment.

Additionally, you’ll have opportunities to: