Graduate jobs and internships in Leeds

Jobs in Leeds

Are you looking for a job in Leeds or the surrounding area? Leeds is the UK's third largest city with a population of 757,700. Leeds is responsible for 4% of the UK's economy. Manufacturing, finance, transport, storage and wholesale are Leeds' main industries. Currently, 68.8% of 16-64 year olds are employed in Leeds, which is slightly lower than the UK average of 71.1%.Leeds is an important international centre for the manufacturing of clothes and textiles and employment in manufacturing is higher in Leeds than in any other city in the UK.

The Leeds City Region is made up of Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York, and represents the largest centre of economy and population outside London. Currently, 1.3 million are employed in the Leeds City Region and the top job sectors include:

  • Retail, wholesale and motor vehicle
  • Health and social care
  • Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Business services e.g. call centres
  • Professional, science and technical services
  • Hospitality
  • Transport and logistics
  • Local and central government
  • Construction

Some of the Leeds City Region's main employers include:

  • Asda (Leeds)
  • Morrisons (Bradford)
  • Northern Foods (Wakefield)
  • Batleys (Huddersfield)
  • Drax Power Station (Selby)
  • Cranswick Convenience Food (Barnsley)
  • Northern Rail (York)

Sectors expected to create most jobs in Leeds in the future:

  • Administrative and support services
  • Land (and rail) transport
  • Storage and post
  • Professional services
  • Retail
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Finance

Looking for the ideal company to carry out your internship, industrial work placement or find a graduate job with?

Work experience is often invaluable. It can be difficult to decide where to carry out your internship, work placement or where to apply for a graduate job. The top graduate employers in Yorkshire and the Humber (Leeds) include: Boots, Leeds City Council, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), Covance, Lloyds Banking Group, Sheffield City Council, Lloyds Pharmacy, Arup, Capita, Deloitte, Enterprise, North Yorkshire County Council, Teach First and Asda.

Apprenticeships are popular in Leeds and are an excellent way of helping young people find work. Sectors with the highest number of apprenticeship vacancies in Leeds are: I.T and Telecoms, Business Administration, Customer Service, Hospitality and Tourism. Skills in highest demand by employers in Leeds include are English, Maths, Management/Leadership, Customer Service, Planning and Organisation, Team Work, Technical/Practical, Problem Solving, I.T, Administrative.

You can find more apprenticeship, internship, placement and graduate job opportunities on Wizbii.

Recruitment open days, recruitment fairs and other events:

There are a number of recruitment open days and events in Leeds to help you find a job. To take part in recruitment open days, bring along an up-to-date CV and, if you already have an idea which company you would like to work for, you should also bring a cover letter. Open day recruitment events are beneficial for both employers and potential employees as they allow employers to analyse how candidates act in a social setting also provide the opportunity to advertise their business or company. Types of work opportunities on offer at these events include internships, industrial work placements, temporary and permanent contracts, and graduate jobs.

In Leeds, there are a variety of job and career fairs such as the "Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair", which takes place every year. The event welcomes students and graduates from all over the UK, with over 1,000 students from the University of Leeds in attendance. Employers present include well-known companies such as: ACCA, Aldi, Arcadia Group, British Army, Bupa, Co-operative Group, Deloitte, EY, Jet2.com, Hallmark Cards Plc, Mars, PwC, Quorn Foods, Royal Air Force, Sky, University of Leeds and Yorkshire Graduates.

Many universities also hold recruitment fairs for students looking for graduate job opportunities or internships. The University of Leeds holds a number throughout the year including the "Autumn Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair", which takes place every year in October. The fair attracts over 3,700 students and past employers in attendance included popular companies such as Amazon.co.uk, AXA, Boots, British Airways, Centrica, E.ON, Fujitsu, Grant Thornton, HSBC, HW Fisher & Company, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Marks & Spencer, Mondelez International, Procter and Gamble, Samsung Electronics, Tesco and Unilever.

Average salary for graduates in Leeds

The average salary for graduates working in Leeds is £25,000, but can range from £21,000 to £37,500. Construction is the highest paid graduate job sector in Leeds, with an average graduate salary of £37,500. The lowest paid graduate job sector in Leeds is Marketing, Advertising & PR, with an average salary of £23,000.

If you live in Leeds and you're a student or a graduate looking for a job, internship or work placement, you now have all the information you need to find the job of your dreams.

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