International Welcome Team

Each year we recruit current students to support new international students arriving in Leeds. The positions have a varied workload with start dates during the summer and in September.

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International Welcome Team

Being part of the International Welcome Team gives you the chance to make a real impact on new international students’ impressions of our University community. From supporting their arrival to helping them settle into life in Leeds, working for the International Welcome Team can be an extremely rewarding experience. You’ll be the first face that newly arriving students have seen, giving you the chance to make a real impact on their experience of being part of our University global community.

Want to know more about what it’s like to work in our team? Read these blogs to find out more:

3 reasons why you should join the International Welcome team! 

Being part of the International Welcome Team

Apply to join our team

Our positions are now closed.
Thinking of applying in the future? Register your interest and we will contact you when recruitment starts again in spring 2025.

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What previous International Welcome Team Assistants say

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“I love being part of the International Welcome Team, as one of the most exciting and motivating aspects of this work is the opportunity to engage with new students and create a welcoming feeling for them from the first moment they arrive at the airport. It's great to see the relief on their faces when they realize that they have someone to help them navigate the new environment.” – Manar

“Being part of the International Welcome Team has been one of the highlights of my university career as I was able to develop a range of skills that have helped me personally and professionally. Getting to know international students was an extremely rewarding experience and became something that I consistently looked forward to doing. Being able to go to work and have meaningful conversations with people from all over the world provided me with such great opportunities to discover more about the different cultures that exist and thrive on campus. My role involved welcoming students at the airport, facilitating welcome activities and assisting at Global Café, where I looked forward to seeing old and new faces each week. It’s incredible to know that your actions are making such a huge difference in people’s lives.” – Kayleigh  

“I am incredibly grateful to have been given the opportunity to work with the International Welcome Team, viewing firsthand the positive effect of our work through students’ reactions and comments. Whether assisting at airport pickups or hosting social events, contributing towards a student thriving at our university has been an honour.” – Joseph