School of Business

Careers and employability

Whether you want to make a difference in the voluntary sector, start your own business, reach the top in an organisation or undertake further study, our undergraduate programmes are specially designed to support you to gain the right skills, experiences and exposure you need. We aim to ensure you are a graduate who is solutions focused, a strategic thinker who has the skills and experience to achieve graduate success.

James takes us through his exciting career, discussing how his experience has been pivotal to his development.

The School’s dedicated in-house careers team works closely with the University’s award winning Career Development Service to support you to achieve your aspirations.

From the very start of your degree programme you will be exposed to a wide range of opportunities to develop your skills and experience.

In your first year you will have the opportunity to gain the 'Leicester Award', which builds on your interests and strengths in a practical way to help you to gain valuable experience. Our programmes also offer our students the opportunity to Study Abroad or undertake a Year in Industry at the end of the second year. The year in industry is a fantastic opportunity to gain practical experience and support studies but can also lead to a graduate offer.

In addition to the above the University’s Career Development Service experts are on hand to guide you through your personal journey, allowing you to reach your desired destination. Their service includes comprehensive web resources, the annual Festival of Careers, one to one appointments, employer events and workshops and an experience/job portal.

Careers that our graduates have pursued include Marketing Executive, Business Development Consultant, Trading Assistant, Risk Analyst, Tax Associate etc. Past employers of our graduates have included; Next, NHS, Mazars, Deloitte, Jaguar Land Rover.

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