Parents' and carers' guide

Graduate employability

Your son or daughter’s future is important to us and we know that you will be thinking a lot about their post-university careers. That’s why every single one of our undergraduate courses at Loughborough includes a paid placement year option, so that students can focus on maximising their employment prospects and start building important relationships within business and industry.

The placement year option allows students to gain invaluable experience that will shape them into highly employable graduates. In addition to this, many placements lead to job offers and can have a positive impact on academic performance. We work with globally recognised businesses as well as independent companies to develop our courses and provide our students with support to find placement opportunities. These can be businesses based both in the UK and abroad.

In addition to this we host several careers fairs on campus providing students with a chance to meet over 300 employers who could possibly enhance their future careers. Our Autumn Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair is the largest university careers fair in the UK with over 200 representatives in attendance. Our Careers Network office offers excellent support to students to help with their career planning and application writing.


Our students are well travelled in their studies, their placement opportunities are essential to creating a successful career path. Here is a small selection of destinations they head to:

  • Australia
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • China
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Liechtenstein
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore


Our connections with organisations worldwide, allow our placement students to gain high profile experience in their field, examples include:

Industrial Design and Technology The LEGO group, Denmark
Management Sciences Disney, London, UK
Multi-Media Textiles Cody Design, New York, USA
Textiles: Innovation and Design H&M, Stockholm, Sweden