School of Business

Careers and employability

The School of Business has a dedicated careers team who are able to provide tailored careers support and activities to meet your needs.

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. 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.

In addition to working with academics to ensure your programme of study develops the skills and knowledge to achieve your ambitions, the careers team offers the following support:

Skills Portfolio

The Skills Portfolio identifies the range of skills developed through our students’ studies and experiences. Each of our courses is designed to help you develop important skills which you can transfer into the workplace, including effective communication, presentation skills, leadership and analytical skills. Through the Skills Portfolio, we have embedded this employability development into our modules and we work with students to ensure they showcase these skills in their employment pursuits.

Business and Employer Events

We work closely with businesses to ensure opportunities for you to interact with industry representatives and gain insights in to a variety of potential careers paths. Through events, including our Career Development Exhibition, Investment Conference, Management Conference and industry trips, you will have the opportunity to network with representatives of all levels from SMEs to large corporates in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Careers Hub @ Brookfield

A dedicated area on the Brookfield campus for you to drop in and ask advice on all aspects of career planning, the Careers Hub @ Brookfield is staffed daily by our Future Makers. Future Makers are trained students, who also draw on their own experience, to offer advice and support alongside the ULSB Careers Team. Throughout the academic year, they assist the Team with numerous sessions designed to ensure success in the application process and highlight the variety of career-related resources available.

Year in Industry

All our undergraduate students have the opportunity to undertake a Year in Industry at the end of the second year. The year in industry is a fantastic opportunity to gain practical experience, whilst supporting and enhancing your academic studies and can also lead to a graduate employment offer.

Experience Opportunities

We support you to gain experience from a wide range of opportunities, including volunteering, part-time work, student ambassador roles and internship programmes. The University also offers a range of internship opportunities, both in term-time and in the summer.

Business Start-up and Enterprise Support

We offer support if you are considering starting your own business, are in the early stages of business or how have an established business you wish to develop. Support includes events, online resources and our Entrepreneurs in Residence programme.

Career and Professional Development Resource

Our on-line resources contain a wealth of resources to inform and guide you at every stage of your career journey. There are links to available opportunities, upcoming careers and employability events, awards and competitions, together with recordings of careers sessions and seminars. A selection of interviews with industry professionals and University alumni provides a first-hand insight into a range of business sectors and career success stories. You will also find resources to support you in skills and career planning, including CV and application advice and interview tips.

University of Leicester Careers and Employability

The School’s dedicated in-house careers team works in tandem with the University’s award-winning central Careers and Employability team to enable you to achieve your aspirations. The central service includes comprehensive online resources; annual Festivals of Careers; one-to-one appointments, to discuss any aspects of your career journey; employer events and workshops and an experience/opportunities portal where students can find a range of paid and volunteering roles. You can access the one-to-one support service as many times as you need during your studies and even after you graduate.

Lifelong Support

Our careers support to you is lifelong and continues even after you have completed your studies and we have welcomed you into our Alumni community.


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