School of Earth and Environment

Information for Employers

Careers fair

Students at the School of Earth and Environment are highly motivated, knowledgeable about their subject and eager to develop new skills.

If you are looking to recruit well qualified graduates or are interested in offering long or short term placements, the School of Earth and Environment can help.

You can also get involved by attending the School’s annual Careers Fair, delivering a presentation to students or attending networking events.  We also offer facilities for interviewing and we advertise vacancies via email, Facebook and Twitter. We continue to keep in contact with our graduates via Linked in so we can reach students well after graduation.

Guest speaker

The School is happy to welcome industry professionals who can pass on their knowledge and experience to our current student body.   Career talks are a compulsory addition to the Careers module.

Recruiting a placement student

Earth and Environment students are looking for a placement between their second and final year of study.

There are several reasons why an Employer may benefit from taking a Leeds student on a placement:-

  • Our placement students are highly motivated, well qualified and bring their current knowledge with them
  • Recruitment costs are minimal as placements are advertised at no cost to the employer
  • A 12-month placement creates the opportunity to assess potential employees without long term obligation
  • Companies have an employee who is committed to developing his/her skills throughout the placement
  • You'll improve your links with the University of Leeds, which can provide a range of opportunities, particularly in research and innovation

Students undertake an assessment whilst on placement and keep in regular contact with the University about how they are progressing.  A Placement Tutor visits the student during the year to make sure everything is going smoothly.  Dedicated members of staff are available throughout the year, if any issues arise, during the student’s placement.

If you are thinking of offering a placement or simply want to advertise a vacancy, please contact placements(at)