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Graduate Recruitment Timeline

Key dates throughout the year

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Graduate recruitment timeline
Speculative applications for 12 month placements
1 April - 31 July
If you are still looking for a 12 month placement now is a great time to create your own opportunity with an organisation by sending speculative applications. We can help you develop these via our drop-in service.
Medical Careers Networking Event
Hosted by the Medical School this event is great for raising awareness of career opportunities for medical students and doctors.
Deadline for Graduate Entry to Medicine
15 October - 16 October
The deadline for applying for medicine is usually mid-October with the application process opening in mid-September. Remember we can check your personal statements for you on our drop-in.
Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair
15 October - 16 October
Come to The Edge to talk to company representatives from a wide range of industries. There is something for everyone!
Apply for postgraduate study
16 October - 24 December
For many postgraduate courses, there are no closing dates, but it is worthwhile applying early as popular courses fill up quickly. For the majority of courses you will apply direct to the institution. Remember we will check your personal statements for you on our drop-in.
Geography, Earth and Environment Fair
End of October
The annual Geography, Earth & Environment Careers Fair is held in the School of Earth and Environment from 1-4pm. It is a dedicated event for students who are seeking opportunities in the Energy, Environment, Transport or Conservation sector. 
Leeds University Law Fair
End of October
Held at Parkinson Court 1-4pm this two day event is an opportunity to meet a wide range of Law firms - both local and international. You will also be able to meet other legal organisations and course providers. Students and graduates from all disciplines welcome.
Applications for summer internships
26 October - 1 June
Internships and work experience are a great way to gain insight into an industry you are interested in and many recruiters will hire their interns upon graduation.
Engineering and Computing Careers Fair
Held at Parkinson Court 11am-3pm a great chance to network with companies with opportunities for those interested in progressing in Engineering and Computing related careers.
Bright Sparks Fair
Held in the School of Mathematics 11am-3pm, this bespoke careers fair puts numerate students in touch with employers.
Apply for 12 month placements
1 September - 31 January
This is a great time to apply for 12 month placements with large recruiters, many have deadlines in December/January. You can search for 12 month placements on our vacancy database.
Look out for exclusive internships for UoL students
1 October - 30 November
We work closely with employers to create exclusive opportunities for University of Leeds students (e.g. Part time projects in a local arts organisation and summer internships in a local office of a global manufacturing organisation). Look out for adverts for these opportunities now.
Vacation scheme and mini-pupillage deadlines
1 December - 31 January
Although it varies, many law firms have closing dates for their spring and summer vacation schemes, and mini-pupillages, around this time. Check exact deadlines through our vacancy database. http://d1d1tdqerevjwu.cloudfront.net/resources/Student%202012_p10_11.pdf
Leeds Internship Programme applications
1 March - 30 June
The Leeds Internship Programme is advertised now, for projects to start in July. These are 8-12 week paid summer project based opportunities for undergraduates in local businesses and university departments. You can find out more, and what previous students have done, on our work experience pages http://careerweb.leeds.ac.uk/info/6/work_experience
Arts Expo
Mid November
This annual event held by the Faculty of Arts showcases the variety of careers available in the Arts and Humanities through expert panels.
Applications for NHS Scientific Training Programme
1 December - 31 December
Look out for opening of applications for the STP around this time however dates have varied year on year. Keep checking the website for up to date information.
Some employers recruit all year round
All year
Some employers, particularly small and medium sized, will recruit on an as and when basis throughout the year. Keep your eye on our vacancy database for graduate and work experience opportunities year round.
Business and Finance Fair
End of October
A great chance to network with a range of firms targeting Leeds students. Held in the Business School Foyer.
Main recruitment period for graduate schemes
1 August - 31 December
First round applications for many of the large graduate schemes will fall within the first semester. Keep your eye on our vacancy database and employers' websites.
Second round recruitment for graduate schemes
1 October - 30 April
Many graduate schemes will go into their second round of recruitment throughout this period including interviews and assessment centres. Come and see us for expert knowledge and advice on these areas.
Consider your options
1 August - 31 October
Wondering what to do after you graduate? Would you like to get some work experience or are you considering working abroad? Whatever your query, now is a good time to start putting a plan together, we are here to help. Come see us on drop in 9am-4pm Monday to Friday.
Upcoming Careers Fairs
1 October - 30 April
Ensure you don't miss out on our wide range of employer presentations, skills workshops and careers fairs. There is something for everyone.
Careers Support
All Year
You have unlimited access to support at the Careers Centre throughout the year.

Teacher Training Applications
Applications for Graduate Diploma in Law
1 October - 1 November
The conversion course for non-law students should be applied for from October in your final year. Although there are no deadlines for GDL courses, applications are dealt with as they are submitted and offers may be made as early as November. So if you have a particular course or location preference - apply early! Applications are made through the Central Applications Board. http://www.lawcabs.ac.uk/
Consider a work placement year
1 September - 31 October
Are you in your second year? Now is a great time to consider doing a 12 month placement in your third year. (If your home department doesn't offer you the opportunity the Careers Centre can help via the CSER 8000 module).
EPSRC Graduate Internship applications
1 August - 30 September
The EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) Graduate Internships are advertised now, for projects to start in October. These are 6 month paid opportunities in research teams at the University of Leeds. These internships allow graduates with limited research experience to work on innovative and interesting real life research projects.

Check deadlines:
usually in September and October
All Year
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