Careers support

Advice, support and various work experience opportunities are available to all of our students throughout their degrees. All undergraduates do modules to help them develop essential research skills, alongside more general careers skills. The latter are designed to make you more employable in a wide range of fields. Details of some of the schemes that can help to improve your employability are listed below. 

Degrees with a Year in Industry

Spend a year putting your scientific skills into practice with a top organisation – find out more.

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Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience

The SURE scheme offers funded research scholarships for undergraduate to work with an academic on a piece of research during the summer.

SURE (administered by Learning and Teaching Services)

In addition, the University Careers Service supports APS students and graduates for up to three years after graduation. It provides services and support to help you:

  • Identify your career options
  • Develop and understand your skills
  • Find work experience, graduate jobs and opportunities for further study
  • Write CVs and applications
  • Prepare for interviews and assessment centres
  • Meet employers through recruitment fairs and presentations
  • Talk to an Adviser in confidence about any career issue

Find out more: Careers service

See also: Postgraduate opportunities in APS

The Careers Service website tells you what sort of things you can do with your degree. Visit the APS section to find out about what other APS graduates have gone on to do, understand the skills that you have developed as part of your degree, explore your options and find vacancies.

Use Your Subject

Other services offered through the Careers Service website are listed below. These include graduate case studies, vacancies, and events and support to help you find a job.

Find vacancies

Students and graduates can register and log in to Career Connect, which has a vacancy section that includes hundreds of graduate jobs, part-time jobs, vacation work, voluntary work, internships, placements, insight courses and open days.

See also: International opportunities | Postgraduate study

What's on

Find out about the variety of events organised by the Careers Service including: talks, workshops, employer presentations, one-to-one sessions, skills development and occupational panels.

Applications and interviews

Our website includes a range of videos, online learning activities and even the chance to practice a virtual interview

Developing skills

Find out how you can develop and reflect on your skills through a wide range of activities at the University of Sheffield

Getting individual support

Access expert and impartial careers information, advice and guidance for all current students and researchers plus TUoS graduates who graduated in the last three years. Specialist services for international students, postgraduate students, students with disabilities and those from non-traditional backgrounds.