Graduate jobs and internships in Leicester

Jobs in Leicester

Are you looking for a job in Leicester or the surrounding area? Leicester is a UK city located the county of Leicestershire in the East Midlands, on the River Soar. Many ancient buildings remain standing in Leicester, including Roman pavements and baths. Leicester is home to the University of Leicester and De Montford University.

Both production and engineering provide a major contribution to Leicester's economy, which is the largest in the East Midlands. Popular companies have their headquarters in Leicester including British Gas, British Telecom, Caterpillar, KPMG, DHL, Dunelm Mill, Next, Jessops, Santander, Mazars and many others.

The employment rate in Leicester is 71.9%, which is slightly lower than that of Great Britain as a whole.

The top employment sectors in the Leicester include:

  • Manufacturing
  • Professional, scientific and technical
  • Retail
  • Transport and storage
  • Education
  • Advanced engineering
  • Finance and business services
  • ICT
  • Digital and creative
  • Warehousing, distribution and logistics
  • Food and drink production

Looking for the ideal company to carry out your internship or work placement?

Work experience can often be 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 the East Midlands (Leicester) include: Rolls-Royce, Boots, Royal Air Force (RAF), De Montford University, Nottinghamshire County Council, Derbyshire County Council, Nottingham County Council, Atkins, Capital One, Derby City Council, Enterprise, Intelligent Energy, Lloyds Pharmacy, National Probation Service, Next, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Siemens AG, Specsavers, Sports Direct and many others. 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 Leicester designed 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 Leicester, there are a variety of job and career fairs such as the 'Get Inspired!' Careers and Opportunities Fair which gives young people aged 14-19 the opportunity to meet 75 exhibitors and local employers and find out more about apprenticeships, training, further education and higher education as well as receive impartial careers advice.

The Festival of Careers is organised by the Careers Development Services and takes place once and year at the University of Leicester. With over 100 employers present, students have the chance to meet employers and find out more about volunteering and part-time jobs. At the event, there are workshops focusing on the recruitment process: CVs, job applications, online testing and psychometrics. The University of Leicester also organises The Summer Fair, an event allowing students and graduates the chance to discuss graduate, internship and placement opportunities with well-known employers from a variety of sectors including: Financial services, IT, Engineering, Accountancy, Hospitality and the Public sector. Employers previously in attendance have included: CGI, Enterprise, Leicester City Council, PwC, Mattioli Woods plc, Pendragon, Sparta Global, Exel, Taylor Hobson, Dion and SchoolPod.

Average salary for graduates in Leicester

The average salary for graduates working in Leicester is around £25,000 per year, but can range from £21,000 to £29,000 depending on the job sector. The average graduate salary in Leicester is the same as in the other UK cities of Birmingham and Manchester.

If you live in Leicester 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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