Other pages in this section

Attract, Train and Retain Graduates

Event details:

When: 12-1pm on 20 January 2022
Where: Online

Please note: This event has now expired.

A recording of the webinar can be viewed at

You can view a copy of the presentations here.

Contacts and links mentioned during the webinar are as follows:

As part of the Leicester Future Leaders project, De Montfort University is offering a limited number of businesses in Leicester the opportunity to work with experts to understand how your business can improve its diversity. It has developed a Toolkit to support businesses to attract, recruit, retain and promote brilliant BAME graduates.

[email protected] – Leicester’s Future Leaders – Book a Diagnostic Consultation

Student Voice Report – please do take a look through the feedback that students provided about the region 

Leicester Graduate City Internship Programme – express your interest in having a fully funded intern this summer

Loughborough University Talent Match – find out more here

To attend the launch event 1 February am event, please complete the booking form

University of Leicester is celebrating its centenury year but introducing a Citizens of Change Internship Programme, offering fully funded salary to support roles in the community to enact societal and community change – please contact [email protected] to express an interest.

All three universities are part of a project led by the East Midlands Chamber to support Leicester businesses in creating jobs, support digital adoption and accelerate low-carbon transition. Read more here



This is the event is for businesses/local employers looking to introduce graduate level talent and new insights into their organisation now or in the future.

Leicester and Leicestershire is blessed with three top class universities (University of Leicester, Loughborough University and De Montfort University) who collectively educate about 63,000 students (undergraduates, postgraduates and postdocs) from all over the world in disciplines from Computing to Data Science (AI/Machine Learning) to Engineering, Physics, Life Sciences, Health, Chemistry and Business Management, Economics, Law.

LBV’s January event, ’Attract, Train and Retain Graduates’, will showcase the opportunities and benefits to business of attracting, training and retaining the thousands of talented graduates looking for meaningful work experience via placement, internship and employment opportunities from our three local universities.

Leicester and Leicestershire businesses are retaining a small percentage of these talented graduates but we could, and need to, retain so many more to fill the knowledge and skills gap.

Speakers from the local universities will be at the event to introduce local businesses to current student and graduate opportunities. The event will enable local employers to learn about the programmes and support for graduate retention including funded schemes for local graduate placements, internships and employment for graduates and postgraduates during and post their studies.


Attract Graduates: Introduction and Overview
Iain McKenzie, LBV Director and Mattioli Woods Chief Operating Officer

Employer Case Study 1: CITE Ltd – Dafydd Prichard, MD

Train Graduates: Leicestershire Universities support to local businesses:

Benefits of retention for local businesses
Chris Cole, Work & Opportunities Manager, Careers Network, Loughborough University

Benefits of retention for universities
Adele Browne, Head of Graduate Success, Student and Academic Services, De Montfort University

Benefits of retention for students/graduates
Tom Ledgard, Head of Placements and Graduate Outcomes, Career Development Service, University of Leicester

Current Opportunities from the Universities

Employer Case Study 2: Mattioli Woods – Helen Lovegrove, Group Administration Officer

Retain Graduates – Graduate Case Studies in Leicestershire:

University of Leicester Graduate
Asmaa Abdalla, Chemistry student with a ‘Year in Industry’ who had an internship with Reactive Components

Loughborough University – Graduate TBC

De Montfort University – Graduate TBC

Open Forum Discussion & Q&A – Iain McKenzie – Chair


Note: This event has expired.

Follow Leicestershire Business Voice