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Careers in Leicester

De Montfort University sits at the heart of the city of Leicester. Our connections with the businesses and community around us are a very important part of life at DMU. We work with over 200 employer partners in the city offering placements and opportunities for students to get involved with local business and community events and networks. 

Leicester has been placed in the top 10 cities in the UK for economic wellbeing and prosperity according to PwC’s Good Growth for Cities index. We perform above average in the UK for new business start-ups, jobs and health, and the cost of renting or buying accommodation remains more affordable than in many other UK cities. 

DMU Works is involved in leading two exciting projects focused on helping our students and graduates progress into fantastic careers in Leicester city and region. 

Leicester Graduate City is a partnership project with Leicester City Council that aims to put students’ voice at the heart of city developments and give students the chance to build professional skills and make great contacts, right on their doorstep. 

Leicester’s Future Leaders is a major new project, supported by the Office for Students, that is supporting local businesses to increase diversity in their workforce and provide increased opportunities for students from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background to rise to business leadership in the city. As part of this project, we have developed a toolkit that aims to help guide businesses to make progress in diversifying their workforce.


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