Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

Sociology and Social Policy

Leeds for Life

Leeds for Life is an interactive website that identifies your skills and informs you of ways to strengthen the power of your CV.

Leeds for life

Career skills training and work placements

Career skills training

The Careers Centre provides resources to all students wishing to orientate their future careers: from investigating different occupations and researching a specific career to finding vacancies and completing an application.

The centre also offers support, advice and guidance about the interview process, assessment centres, declarations and psychometric testing.

You can visit the centre on campus and benefit from 'drop-in' careers advice and sessions with a careers consultant.

The centre also has an information room stocked with high quality resources and the centre's experienced staff will help you navigate the sources available.

The centre also runs a database of graduate jobs and events, offers access to the Vault virtual careers library for students and offers a series of career planning modules for undergraduate students.

The centre also runs Spark, an initiative to help students set up their own businesses. Spark offers appointments with business mentors, and workshops and seminars targeted at developing the skills needed for business set-ups, such as understanding cashflow, tax and VAT.

You also have the opportunity to take part in a Xing workshop, a strategic business game that takes you through the decision-making processes required to set up a business.

Work Placements

Your visa or passport will clearly show whether you are allowed to undertake any working activity in the UK.

If you are permitted, you can take a work placement with an employer during your studies. You will find further information about international student work permissions on the UK council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website.

If you are permitted to undertake working activity, then the Careers Centre works closely with employers to provide a database of work placement opportunities available to University of Leeds students.

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