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Graduate Internship: Employability and Progression Assistant

Are you a University of Leeds 2019 graduate looking for a Graduate Internship?  Do you have a particular interest in working with students and graduates from under represented backgrounds at the University of Leeds? Would you like to help students and recent graduates to prepare for, and be successful in gaining graduate roles? 

Student Careers and Educational Engagement are seeking to recruit four University of Leeds graduates to join us as an Intern to play an active role in improving the employability of students, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds. One of the roles will have a split focus between supporting students and encouraging student engagement in employability activity through multiple communication channels.

Our internships are designed to enhance your employability through a dedicated development programme – as well as gaining experience of delivering interventions to students and graduates, you will develop a range of key skills including: team work, independent working, interpersonal and communication skills, initiative, organisation, high quality administration and project development.

This is a fabulous opportunity to make a real impact on employability outcomes for our students and graduates, providing information and signposting them to various support services across the University and externally, to ensure they have the necessary skills to succeed in a competitive graduate labour market. You will support current activity designed to engage students and graduates from underrepresented backgrounds in progression opportunities offered by the University, along with influencing future engagement activity.  

The role will involve working across the University (including Student Careers, Educational Engagement, Leeds University Union and various Faculties and Schools). The ideal candidate will be flexible and adaptable, able to collaborate and work effectively as part of a team which are key components of the role.

As an Employability and Progression Assistant, you will have excellent organisational and planning skills and the ability to complete tasks to agreed deadlines. You will benefit from specific training in information and working one-to-one with students, along with what employers are looking for in our graduates.  It is a fantastic opportunity to develop your key employability, gain essential networking skills and valuable work experience in a professional environment. 

These posts are open to all Class of 2019 University of Leeds graduates.  We particularly welcome applications from individuals from underrepresented backgrounds.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Chloe Marshall, Widening Participation Employability Officer
Student Careers

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 8386, email:


Karen Shaw, Mentoring and Widening Participation Manager
Student Careers

Tel + 44 (0) 113 343 0548, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Student Education Service
School/Institute:  Student Opportunity
Section:  Careers Centre
Category:  Administrative and Clerical Support
Grade:  Grade 3
Salary:  £17,682 to £19,133 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 2 years)
Release Date:  Tuesday 01 October 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 13 October 2019
Reference:  SESAR1218
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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