There are many work experience opportunities available to University of Leeds students, including 12-month placements, summer internships and insight days.
All students at the University of Leeds are able to undertake a placement year as part of their degree. Students take the work placement after year 2, and extend their degree to 4 years. For more information, visit the Careers Centre website.
Summer internships and Insight Days
Many of the organisations that offer 12-month placements also offer summer internships (these usually last 8-12 weeks) as well as insight days (1-2 days often in the Christmas or Easter holidays), which allow students to gain an insight into a sector, organisation and role. For more information, visit the Careers Centre website.
The Leeds Internship Programme
The Leeds Internship Programme offers first, second and penultimate year undergraduates a variety of paid 12 month placements and 8-12 week summer internships. Host organisations include local Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs), charities and University of Leeds departments as well as exclusive opportunities in the local offices of large organisations such as Unilever. More information is available on the Careers Centre website, and students can register their interest in the Leeds Internship Programme by completing this online form.
Graduate internships (also via the Leeds Internship Programme) are paid 10-12 week projects for recent graduates in Leeds and the surrounding area. Projects start in the autumn. More information is available on the Careers Centre website, and students can register their interest in the Leeds Internship Programme by completing this online form.
How the Careers Centre can help
The Careers Centre can help with the application process including advice on writing CVs, covering letters and applications as well as hints and tips for interviews and assessment centres. University of Leeds students are highly sought-after, and many large recruiters advertise with us. Students can access vacancies on the Careers Centres exclusive online database.