career planning and support

We are here to offer you help and support long after you graduate

We can help with all aspects of career planning and decision-making, along with helping you to recognise and develop your employability skills. This could help with career planning and understanding options with your degree, searching for jobs and writing a CV or application, making a killer impression at a job interview, developing a good online presence or advice on how to make the most of a graduate fair.


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Need help with planning your career?

Our career consultants are here to support the alumni community. We have an extensive online Resource Centre that features guidance on all aspects of career planning. If you graduated more than 2 years ago you'll need to contact the Careers team to be set up with a new account to access the online resources. Simply email the Careers team or click on the link to register for resource centre access.

There's also 1:1 mentoring support, and the Careers team run a regular workshop programme with expert input.

Tap into the community network and sign up to the weekly mail-out where there's access to support, advice, events and relevant networks. You can also be referred to one of our University Business Centres or the Research and Enterprise team.

contact the careers team

The Careers Support team can help you with any aspect of career planning: understanding options with your degree, writing CVs and applications, developing a good online presence, help with interviews, applying for further study, searching for jobs and understanding how to make the most of graduate fairs.

You can Live Chat with the Careers team every weekday between 14:00 - 16:00, or check out their Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Thinking of starting a business?

Our extensive online Resource Centre helps graduates explore the possibility of starting a new business. The online support allows graduates to work through the 3 critical key stages:

  1. Explore: Is it for me?
  2. Prepare: The critical elements of business set-up
  3. Grow: How do I develop my business?

The support is underpinned by links and connections to relevant support beyond Leeds Beckett. If you graduated more than 2 years ago you'll need to contact the Careers team to be set up with a new account to access the online resources.

You can also email the Careers team to ask for support with starting a business or book in a 1:1 meeting.

The Enterprise Scholarship was a fantastic thing to be involved in...People can leave uni and start a company straightaway.

Morgan Dowler BA (Hons) Business and Management

University business centres

If you've already established your business and you're looking to progress and grow, we have 3 University Business Centres, located in Leeds, Wakefield and Halifax, that provide specialist facilities for digital and creative companies. Our business centres are now home to over 240 businesses who benefit from a range of affordable and flexible office services, expert mentoring and training, regular networking events and access to academic expertise and specialist university facilities.

Recent Leeds Beckett graduates can access support services through one of our University Business Centres for three months completely free of charge. These services include:

  • Registered office address
  • Five days free hot-desking at your centre of choice (subject to availability)
  • One year’s free membership of Leeds Chamber of Commerce
  • A chance to enter the Business Advantage Awards to win up to £5000 of legal support and mentoring from our partners Lupton Fawcett
  • Use of professional business lounge facilities

Please contact the Careers team for more details:

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