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Maximising your employment prospects

Loughborough prides itself on its ability to provide graduates who are highly sought after by employers.

Not only are our links with leading employers unrivalled, but during your time at Loughborough we also help you to understand and develop the range of employability skills that recruiters seek.

You will receive outstanding teaching, research and facilities here at Loughborough, as well as an unrivalled student lifestyle and a wide range of opportunities to gain good work experience - it’s  simply a perfect environment in which to develop your skills in preparation for a successful future career.

Career planning and jobsearch skills

At Loughborough you’ll benefit from far-reaching help and support from both your school/department and dedicated Careers Network staff. Our wide range of specialist guidance is available at any stage of your time at University, but our advice is to come and see us as early as you can to access the following:

  • One-to-one advice sessions and drop-ins with professional careers consultants
  • Lectures and workshops on career planning, self-awareness and jobsearch skills
  • High profile careers fairs and events with top employers
  • Thousands of job vacancies and placement opportunities
  • Opportunities for work shadowing and employer mentoring
  • Specialist employability and enterprise skills activities
  • Mock interviews, assessment centres and online assessments
  • Specialist support for international students
  • Online careers information and advice from the Careers Network team, employers and alumni

The Careers Network is located in the Bridgeman building, at the heart of the university. You’ll be able to take advantage of their drop-in session or book an appointment in advance.

Employers and graduate jobs

Loughborough University enjoys excellent links with a large number of high profile employers as well as an ever-increasing number of smaller and medium sized organisations who all value students and graduates with the ‘Loughborough experience’.

It’s tricky to define but employers comment on how ‘well-rounded’ and employable Loughborough students tend to be. They like the range of extracurricular activities that students here have access to, as well as the quality of their academic courses. Many employers are also directly involved in the design and delivery of our degree courses.

The latest available figures show that six months after graduating in 2014, 94% of Loughborough graduates were in employment or further study, and 90% of those in full-time employment were in graduate level roles (significantly above the national average figure) working in the top three occupational categories, in senior managerial, technical and professional roles.

You can find more details on where our graduates are employed in Graduate Destinations on our website.

The Loughborough Award

In a competitive employment market, most employers expect a certain level of academic achievement and evidence of other skills and accomplishments that boost your attractiveness as a potential employee.

The well-established Loughborough Employability Award programme is being extended and provides University recognition of your participation in extra-curricular activities and employability skills.

The Award is recorded alongside your degree qualification and should certainly be featured on your CV to impress employers.