Optimising your employability

Your time at Loughborough University will form a launchpad from which you can build an exciting career. With so many opportunities available, you’ll never be short of ways to improve your employability.

Our award-winning Careers Network team is here to help and support you, offering everything from CV workshops, one-to-one advice sessions and mock interview practice sessions to high-profile employer events. We’ve got everything you need for a really successful future.

Every single one of our undergraduate courses offers the option to include a year in industry. Year after year record numbers of employers seek to recruit Loughborough students for placements, internships and graduate roles, attracted to their wide-ranging skills, adaptability and determination to succeed.

Being a Loughborough student is about so much more than the few years you’ll spend here with us. We want you to move on with the skills, confidence and capability needed for a rewarding career.

The Careers Network

Our award-winning Careers Network team works closely with academic schools and departments across the University to ensure that every student has access to excellent careers advice and support.

This includes:

One-to-one careers guidance and drop-in advice sessions
Presentations and workshops on career planning, CVs and job-search skills
Practice interviews and mock assessment centres
High profile careers fairs and on-campus employer events
Skills masterclasses with leading employers
Help and support with securing placements and internships
Access to thousands of placements and graduate opportunities
Online mentoring and advice from Loughborough alumni
Specialist support for international students
Dedicated enterprise staff to support students with new business ideas

Largest career fair in the UK

As well as the largest annual university careers fair in the UK with over 200 employers on campus, we hold lots of sector-specific events, helping our students to meet employers and secure high-quality placements and graduate roles.

Our graduate-level employment outcomes are consistently above the national average. The opportunities and support provided by the University can help you to achieve your best, because we pay just as much attention to your future potential as we do to your student experience.

Great industry links = sought after graduates

We have 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.

Best University Careers Service

Student Crowd 2017

1st in the UK for Employer-Student Connections

QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2017

Awarded 5* for Employability

International QS Stars Scheme 2017