University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Ranked in the top 25 universities targeted by leading UK employers, and the only university to win seven consecutive Times Higher Awards, the University of Leicester is committed to excellent teaching, world changing research and business innovation.

We are able to demonstrate an impressive track record of delivering cutting-edge research in collaboration with industry and the public sector.  Our capability spans the breadth of our disciplines from engineering, science, space research and medicine to law, arts, humanities and social science.

Having been recently selected by the UN as one of only 10 universities worldwide to pioneer the HeForShe movement for gender equality, we are proud to be one of the most socially inclusive of the UK’s top 20 universities with a long-standing commitment to providing fairer and equal access to higher education.

Whether you’re a local, national or international employer, we can connect you to highly talented graduates and students from a diverse range of backgrounds.  Through our AGR Award winning Career Development Service, we have an incredible bank of recruitment knowledge and experience.  From seasoned graduate recruiters to talented occupational psychologists, we can work with you to develop solutions that are cost effective and tailored – helping you reach our dynamic and driven graduates and students while building both your profile and reputation as an employer.

The Career Development Service utilises an innovative strategy for enabling its students to develop themselves, with a range of activities designed to help them to explore their options, plan their career goals, build the appropriate skills then compete to achieve their career aspirations.  Our unique Career Development Journey equips students with the skills to manage their future careers and helps to ensure they become the stand out choice for you.  

There is more beneath the surface at Leicester; discover more about us by exploring the case studies below, or by accessing our website here:

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Boosting sales through best practice insight

The Sytner Group contacted the University of Leicester’s School of Business to develop a new training and development programme to enhance their sales performance.

Benefits of collaboration for talent development

Talent Academies offer a unique approach to developing students’ employability.

Delivering fast and flexible recruitment solutions - Unitemps

The University of Leicester puts a great deal of time and energy into the employability of our students. So much so, that we’ve even set up our own recruitment agency.

Growing networks, experience and insight – Leicester Award Gold

Skills awards provide students with a framework to recognise, develop and articulate valuable employability skills gained through their extra-curricular and co-curricular activities such as volunteering, leadership positions on student groups and part-time work.

Connecting employers with new talent – Internships

Providing UK employers with a talent pipeline is one of our key focuses at the University of Leicester. We go to incredible lengths to help our students gain the real-world employability skills they need and that businesses will benefit from.

Innovating in business - Enterprise and Business Start-Up

Being enterprising is about more than starting a business venture; it’s about developing a range of skills, attitudes and behaviours which enable an individual to develop and grow an existing business, design an enterprising organisation or set up a new business of their own.