Employability and Progression Assistants

The Careers Service Mentoring and Widening Participation Team is dedicated to supporting the employability of students from backgrounds that are underrepresented at the Univeristy of Leeds. The Employability and Progression Assistants (EPAs) are themselves Leeds graduates.

The EPAs develop and deliver a range of employability skills related resources, workshops and webinars, and are available for drop-in each Tuesday (between 11am-2pm) and Thursday (between 2pm-5pm) in the Connections Hub in the Careers Centre (5-7 Cromer Terrace). Come along to the Connections Hub if you’d like to:

  • learn more about the range of professional skills workshops taking place throughout the academic year​

  • log onto MyCareer, access careers resources and LinkedIn learning ​

  • find out about our fantastic mentoring schemes and how you could benefit from a mentor​

  • And if you're interested in other opportunities such as study aboard, placements or volunteering but not sure what is involved and time commitments, we can help!


As University of Leeds graduates from widening participation backgrounds, the EPAs know firsthand how overwhelming career planning can feel. That’s why they work to support students in similar circumstances with anything that is careers/employability related. To help prepare students to compete in a global job market, the EPAs offer appointments, hold a variety of workshops and events across the academic year, and work closely with other teams to promote exclusive opportunities to targeted cohorts of students.