Work after study

Start your career in the UK with the new Graduate Immigration Route – a 2-year post-study work visa or international students graduating from UK universities. You’ll be able to work for up to two years after graduating with your valid Student visa. Study a pathway programme and take the first step towards working in the UK.

Discover the Graduate Immigration Route

Education for employability

Employability skills are at the heart of learning at Leeds Beckett University. You will benefit from work-related learning and tailored careers advice, so that you can develop into an experienced graduate who stands out from the crowd. During your degree you will develop your knowledge and abilities in three key areas:

1. Employability

Learn how to work in a team, solve problems, be a leader and come up with creative ideas. These skills will help you work successfully for a company, or run your own business.

2. Global outlook

Learn to develop a global outlook, which will help you explore and engage with a multicultural and ever-changing world.

3. Digital technology

Learn how to use the latest technology, such as Google Drive, to improve the way you study on your own, and with others. These skills are widely used in the modern workplace.

Work placements

A work placement gives you a taste of your future career. All undergraduate degrees provide at least two weeks work-related learning and many degrees offer a one year work placement. Leeds Beckett has links with inspiring and dynamic companies such as Walt Disney, Apple, Porsche and Nike, so you will be able to find a placement that fits in with your career goals.

Virtual Internships

Benefit from an online internship placement in a career field of your choice with Virtual Internships. Having access to a virtual work placement experience will help prepare you for the world of work, by enabling you to put the knowledge you have gained from your academic studies into working practice*.

Once you begin your journey with us at Leeds International Study Centre, you will be able to utilise Virtual Internships at no extra cost and start gaining real-world industry experience while you study with us**.

Benefits of a Virtual Internship

  • Develop your CV whilst you complete your studies.
  • Improve your employability with evidence of work experience from a range of prestigious employers.
  • Prepare for the future workplace by gaining experience of working remotely.
  • Put what you learn during your pathway programme into practice and develop outside the classroom.

You will also gain access to CareerBridge, a professional development hub. Here, you will be assigned a supervisor who can help you develop your CV and interview techniques, as well as deliver key insights that will be useful once you have started your career.

Find out more about Virtual Internships here.

*Under your Student visa you are permitted to work for up to 20 hours per week – this includes any hours you choose to devote to a virtual internship. Please see full terms and conditions for more information.

**Please note that a virtual internship is usually an unpaid experience.

Accredited courses

Many degrees at Leeds Beckett University have been professionally accredited, which means they may count towards qualifications or registration with a professional body. This makes you stand out as a job candidate.

Help and advice

The Employability Team at Leeds Beckett University can help you shape your CV, write job applications and prepare for job interviews. They can also put you in touch with a career mentor who can provide valuable advice.

"Getting an internship with the Walt Disney Company for my work placement has been incredible. I’m consolidating financial forecasts for global markets so every day is a challenge, but this is a rare opportunity and I’m grabbing it with both hands."

Chris from the UK

Accounting and Finance at Leeds Beckett University

Global companies

Top companies such as Capita, First Direct, and Rockstar Leeds are based in Leeds, so you are in a great place to launch your career.

Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.