Careers and opportunities

Graduate with confidence in your chosen field

We are dedicated to building partnerships, developing broad industry links and embedding employability into our curriculum to give you the best chance of achieving your career goals.

  • 91.2%

    of students from Carnegie School of Sport in work or further study 15 months after graduation.

    2020 Graduate Outcomes

  • 93.8%

    of students from BA (Hons) Physical Education in work or further study 15 months after graduating

    Graduate Outcomes 2020

  • 90%

    of students from BA (Hons) Sport Development in work or further study 15 months after graduating

    Graduate Outcomes 2020

  • 100%

    of students from BA (Hons) Sport Marketing in work or further study 15 months after graduating

    Graduate Outcomes 2020

  • 93.3%

    of students are in employment or further study six months after graduating.

    Graduate Outcomes 2020

  • 100%

    of BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy students in work of further study 15 months after graduating.

    Graduate Outcomes 2020

  • 93%

    of students were in employment or further study six months after graduating.

    Graduate Outcomes 2020

working with industry

We offer our students the opportunity to gain valuable experience of the world of work through industry placements and internships, and we work with diverse organisations to ensure you'll gain vital experience in your area of expertise. An internship can help you develop your existing skills, as well as learning valuable new ones and can help you to decide what kind of career you would like to pursue.

Opportunities are advertised through MyHub and we will alert you via your student email.

Study abroad

Ready for an adventure?

Studying abroad can improve your global outlook and help to support your personal and interpersonal development through experiencing different countries and cultures. It's a fantastic opportunity to broaden your horizons in a way that can benefit your study and employability, but, more importantly, provide invaluable life experiences and memories that will last forever.

other links
Areal view of a road curve taken on a autumn day taken by a drone
Student looking down on a landscape

employability events

Our employability events are a great opportunity for students to focus on building their transferrable skills and network with employers, sports professionals and alumni.

Carnegie School of Sport employability event at Elland Road Stadium Carnegie School of Sport and Elland Road teamed up to host our 2019 event highlighting the importance of employability as a student. Students take part in interactive activities as well as Q&A sessions with sports professionals and Leeds Beckett University alumni.

employability day

information for employers

Work with the next generation of sports professionals.

We invite you to engage with our Carnegie School of Sport Internship Programme, a programme we aim to be mutually beneficial to your organisation and the wider Leeds Beckett University community. By providing opportunities within the programme, we ask you share your expertise and environment to enhance the knowledge and employability of our students, as well as be open to a fresh insight or valuable resource that our students can offer.

Different levels of involvement can be facilitated dependent upon your organisational needs and by engaging with our programme you'll benefit from:

  • Fresh insight and resources for your organisation
  • The opportunity to connect with the student population and wider Leeds Beckett community
  • Valuable resources and outputs to enhance your business performance

Ways you can engage with our programme

Similarly to placements, internships provide students with the opportunity to gain real 'hands on' experience in an organisation for an extended period. This may be additional to course requirements and a bigger commitment can be expected from the student.

We are keen to find organisations that offer quality placements and will work with our students to provide experiential learning opportunities linked to a module on their academic programme.

Our students are required to carry out a Final Year Project which can be linked to your organisation. If you have any areas of research or consultancy you would be keen for a student or students to work on we can help facilitate this.

To enhance personal development, we promote the importance of volunteering to students throughout their time at university. If you have any volunteer opportunities, such as special events, match days, ambassador roles we can promote these to students.

Headingley campus placements

(Events, Tourism and Hospitality, Sports, Music, Technology and Entertainment, Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering