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:
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.
Learn to develop a global outlook, which will help you explore and engage with a multicultural and ever-changing world.
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.
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.
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. If you begin your studies after autumn 2020, 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.
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.
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
Top companies such as Capita, First Direct, Jet2.com and Rockstar Leeds are based in Leeds, so you are in a great place to launch your career.