Every year Loughborough University hosts the UK’s largest careers event, with over 190 companies coming onto campus for one day to meet with our students. The companies at the 2017 fair included Airbus, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BMW, EY, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Microsoft, PwC and many more.
At Loughborough University we are renowned for our connections with global companies and the employability of our graduates.
Putting you in contact with global companies
All undergraduate programmes offer an optional work placement during your studies. Our UK and international students are offered placements, and often employment afterwards, at companies such as PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Rolls Royce, Balfour Beatty and many more.
We have three careers fairs per year and the October Fair is the largest university careers fair in the UK with 190 employers, from all sectors; Finance, Banking, Engineering, Fast-Moving Consumer Goods, Retail, IT and Telecoms. We offer you the opportunity to talk to over 300 employers per year on campus, at fairs, employer evening talks and workshops with staff.
Supporting international students to find graduate jobs
The Careers Network runs 100s of events centrally and in departments alongside your academic study. Our International Careers Adviser, Nilesh Kavia, is here to support our international students. They organise specific events and resources, including:
- Careers Network page for international students
- International Students Careers Blog
- Finding you work during and after your studies
- Marketing yourself to employers in your home country and in the UK
- Preparing you for work after your studies for undergraduates and postgraduates
- Post-study work immigration advice
- Putting you in contact with international alumni networks
Where do our international students go to work?
Our international students go on to work at global and independent companies, both in the UK and in their home countries, during studies and after graduation. A number of examples can be found on our Careers Network website.
We understand that studying overseas is a significant investment for international students and their families, which is why we feel you should receive a strong, long-term return on your investment.
The information above demonstrates how seriously we take our responsibility to prepare you for the international job market and support you in your ambition of finding the right job during and after your studies.
For full details visit our Careers Network website.
More than 1,400 Loughborough University students complete a 12-month placement each year. They join a range of organisations and deliver tangible benefits to their hosts as well as honing a range of workplace skills.