April 1, 2022

University Centre Leeds (UC Leeds) students will be able to hear advice straight from major employers this spring.

We are holding a week-long series of virtual careers workshops during its Employability Week, from Monday 25 to Friday 29 April.

Consisting of a series of live and on-demand virtual workshops, webinars and talks, the event is designed to give students valuable industry insights by hearing directly from professionals.

Students will also find out about career opportunities and build connections for the future as they talk to participating organisations including Sky, the NHS, and HM Revenue and Customs.

A chance to gain insights and boost employability

Our Dean of Higher Education, Janet Faulkner, said: “We are passionate about helping students gain the skills they need to progress in their chosen career, and understand the importance of embedding employability within our curriculum.

“We also work closely with the local labour market to ensure we are equipping our students with the most in-demand skills for now and the future.

“Some employers place less importance on graduates’ actual degree discipline in favour of the more generic skills they acquire through study, and activities like volunteering and work experience.

“Our Employability Week will highlight this and, through the contributions of the national and regional companies we are partnering with, help students discover the clearest path to their ideal career.”

The local employers taking part will include a number of businesses from the engineering, manufacturing, creative industries and health sectors.

Members of UC Leeds’ alumni will be among the speakers, and will be sharing the lessons they have learned since graduating.

Students will also be able to find out about job applications, mock interviews and how to produce an impressive CV, along with work placement, teaching and volunteering opportunities.

A web link for all of Employability Week events will be announced nearer the time. Keep an eye on the News section of the UC Leeds website for updates.