Employability skills

Students talking to tutor on campus

You can get career advice and support by talking to the Employability Team

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.

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.

Discover the Graduate Immigration Route

Your right to work in the UK

Your Student visa allows you to work up to 20 hours a week, so you can gain career skills alongside your studies. A requirement of your Student visa is a 100% attendance rate for your classes at the International Study Centre. By not attending all of your classes, you risk losing your Student visa and your right to study and work in the UK.

The main focus of your time in the UK should be your studies – so you can gain the skills needed for an international career. 

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.

"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
Progressed to Accounting and Finance at Leeds Beckett University

Global companies

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.

Ready to join us?

Our student enrolment advisors are here to help with your application and answer your questions about living and learning in Leeds.