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 employment experience

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

Contact: Dylan Childs (d.childs@sheffield.ac.uk)

Applied research scheme –Ecological Partnerships

All undergraduates carry out their own piece of research in their third year. Sometimes, students can do this with an organisation outside the university.

Contact: Philip Warren (p.warren@sheffield.ac.uk)

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 a Careers 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.

Careers with my degree

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 our vacancy database which 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

We provide information and advice on how to write CVs, covering letters and applications and prepare for psychometric tests, interviews and assessment centres. Our website includes a wide range of interactive media, online talks and DVDs.

Developing skills

Find out how you can develop your skills through workshops organised by the Careers Service and awards such as the Skills for Work Certificate and the prestigious Sheffield Graduate Award.

Graduate case studies

Search our database of more than 1000 case studies from University of Sheffield graduates. Find out what they are up to now and how they are putting their degrees to use.

Information resources

Find resources to help you get started, explore your options, write applications and prepare for interview. These can help you to make the most of taking time out or if you are considering an international career.