Work with us

We work in partnership with you to develop and deliver a recruitment plan to attract the best talent possible 

We work with you to understand who you want to reach and the time you have to invest in raising awareness and promoting your opportunities, so we can advise the best timeline to meet your needs. 

Types of vacancies we can support

Graduate and entry level roles

Permanent or fixed term roles longer than 12 months in duration are ideal for students completing University or recent graduates. Typically starting in June after exams have finished, graduates can be assigned to focus on just one project or be engaged to support peak periods of activity. They bring a new perspective and energy within your business with fresh viewpoints and recent thinking. Often graduates who become permanent after fixed-term contracts typically stay longer in a role and contribute more to the organisation

Placements and Internships

Our students are keen to undertake high quality work experience to improve their transferable skills and experience. Our dedicated team can help promote your work experience, placement, project or internship opportunities to our students and graduates.

Year in Industry 

A year in industry is for undergraduate students looking to take a year out (9-12 months) from University and is also often referred to as a sandwich year. The year in industry is assessed as part of the student’s course. Find out more by downloading our Employers Guide (PDF, 502kb).


An internship allows students to secure work experience out of term time during the Christmas, Easter and summer periods. Internships typically range from 1 to 12 weeks in duration.

We are teaming up this summer with Santander Universities to provide funding for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to recruit a University of Leicester intern for a 4-week internship.

This great opportunity to employ a student or graduate can enrich your team by bringing fresh approaches, innovative ideas and solutions to business, as well as enthusiasm and proactivity. Our bright graduates will work at your company full-time on specific projects as determined for you.

Industrial Placements

An industrial placement is for postgraduate students in specific courses from our College of Science and Engineering to secure work experience as part of their degree programme. Depending on the programme requirements, the duration of the role is from 3 to 12 months. It is assessed as part of the student’s course. Find out more by downloading our Employers Guide (PDF, 62kb).

Leicester Employment Hub

Leicester Employment Hub is a three year, £3.9 million business support project for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Leicester and Leicestershire area run by Leicester City Council.  The project commenced on 1 October 2017 and runs to 30 September 2020.

If you are an SME and want to find out how you can benefit from the project, please contact us at 

Santander Funding 

Santander Universities Network part-sponsor the University of Leicester, offering bursaries of up to £1,500 to SMEs meeting eligibility criteria for taking on a student or graduate for at least three months. Every year we place talented Leicester graduates into paid internships with businesses across the UK.

Get in touch with us to find out whether your business is eligible for funding by contacting us at