Build an exciting career

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. This includes:

One-to-one careers guidance and drop-in advice sessions
Presentations and workshops on career planning, networking and job search
Self-help resources and individual advice on CVs and applications
Practice interviews and mock assessment centres
Online tools for career choice and job search
Help with securing placements and internships
Access to thousands of placements and graduate opportunities
Skills masterclasses with leading employers
Dedicated enterprise experts to support students with new business ideas
Delivery of the Personal Best skills development programme

One of the largest careers fairs in the UK

As well as one of the largest university careers fairs in the UK, hosting over 200 employers on campus, we hold sector-specific events, involving employers and Loughborough alumni, to help our students make valuable connections 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.

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.

Personal Best is an exclusive development programme for Loughborough students. A unique framework of key skills and competencies was devised after consultation with colleagues, students and employers. It presents the skills and behaviours that students will be encouraged and prompted to develop in various ways, identifying opportunities to develop, recognise and better articulate skills and attributes. 

Entrepreneurial University of the Year

Times Higher Education Awards 2020

1st in the UK for employer-student connections

QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020