Build your career

Your time at university will help you to form a strong foundation from which you can build an exciting career. With so many opportunities available at Loughborough University, you’ll never be short of ways to improve your employability. Find out more about the career opportunities available to you, with insights from our students, staff and alumni.

Learn more about careers

Our team of career experts support students across the University by providing information, advice, guidance, events and opportunities to help them to secure placements, work experience and graduate careers.

Meet our alumni

Watch our videos produced for this event by some of our graduates from across the STEM subject areas. Learn more about their time at Loughborough, their career paths since graduating, as well as top tips for the future.

Get real hands-on experience

Every course at Loughborough University offers you the chance to take a placement year, to test-drive a career and thus stand out to employers. Students from across the STEM subject areas have a broad range of skills, meaning the placements they undertake are wide and varied.

(Subject-specific placement videos can be found on their respective subject pages)

Travel the world

If you’re interested in travelling while you study, there are placement opportunities in other countries too, as well as options to spend 3-12 months studying at an overseas university.

Launch your business idea

At Loughborough, we provide students with plenty of opportunities to develop practical skills to develop their entrepreneurial talents. Loughborough Enterprise Network is here to support you at every stage of your journey, whether you have an enterprising idea, already have your own business or want to develop new skills.