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Yorkshire Year in Industry event, 19th February 2020

If you have opportunities for engineering or IT students to come and work with you for a year on placement and are based in the local area then why not join us at the Yorkshire Year in Industry event in February?

The event is free to attend and will take place at the University on the evening of the 19th February 2020. Students on the year in industry programme from our 10 engineering departments will be invited to join us to listen to brief introductions from companies attending and then network with them on a 1-1 basis.

Last year's event was attended by over 80 students and companies recruited 15 students from those who attended on the night.

If you would like to register your interest in attending, please complete the form.

12 November 2019

Engage with the Urban Studies and Planning department

There are a number of ways your organisation can work with the department of Urban Studies and Planning. Upcoming engagement events include:

Insight into Interviewing and Assessments - Wednesday 20th November 13:00-16:30
If you can't attend this event but are willing to share your recruitment processes please get in touch. The department are particularly looking for organisations from the public sector.

Next Steps Fair Wednesday 11th March 12:00-15:00
Join the departmental Careers Fair where you can meet with students and deliver talks.

If you can offer Planning, Real Estate, Urban Design or Geographic Information Systems students placements over vacation periods the department would like to hear from you. For more information about working the department, please contact Placements, Employability and External Relations Manager Amy Woolley - amy.woolley@sheffield.ac.uk

31 October 2019

Join our Careers Networking Event in March 2020

On Monday 9th March 2020 we're bringing a range of industries together in one informal networking event to showcase different career occupations and to highlight the routes that students could take from their degree subject to their new career.

If you would like to participate in this event please submit an expression of interest:
Unfortunately we will be unable to accommodate every occupation and we will contact you if your occupation is one that we would like to be represented at the event.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is NOT designed to be a recruitment event, but rather an information / networking opportunity for students.

31 October 2019

Attract graduate talent through RISE!

RISE is a unique business support initiative focussed on enabling small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to grow through the employment of graduate talent.

Since 2013 RISE has supported more than 350 regionally based SMEs successfully recruit over 450 graduates. Many of those businesses have gone on to report increases in turnover, productivity, innovation and growth as a result. The enhanced RISE project now provides even more comprehensive business support and business benefits.

Who we are?

RISE is delivered through a well-established collaboration of the region’s local authorities, universities and a specialist private sector delivery partner working together to provide the tailored support your business needs.

Is my business eligible?

To be eligible your business must:
• Be an SME based in the Sheffield City Region
• Currently employ fewer than 250 people
• Not already be routinely employing graduates
• Be looking to create new/additional graduate-level jobs

The offer to you

RISE makes the recruitment process easier for you, saving costs, time and increasing your access to a wider pool of suitable graduates; but more importantly it is about helping develop your know-how and capabilities, providing the practical tools that will enable you to confidently recruit graduates in the future. This service is free of charge to businesses and a limited number of one-off small grants are available towards employment costs.

How does it work?

• We will support you through the key steps of graduate recruitment, induction and key touch points at 3 months and 6 months into the graduate’s employment.
• We work with you to understand your plans for growth, and help broker in additional support that could help your business.
• We give you information and advice about the graduate labour market, including things like salaries, skills shortages, advertising, job titles, diversity and course information.
• We work with you to develop a graduate job description and person specification, and a clear targeted job advert, ensuring they are realistic and attractive to a graduate audience.
• We promote and advertise your role through a high-profile regional campaign, universities, social media and national graduate platforms.
• An employer briefing workshop is provided which includes practical best practice advice about graduate interviews and induction through to graduate employee development and retention.
• RISE recruitment specialists will match graduate candidates to your needs through a thorough graduate assessment and selection process. A tailored assessment route can be offered for more technical or specialist jobs.
• A shortlist of candidates will be provided to you for final interview, supported by a summary of each candidate’s performance through the assessment process.
• The RISE team provide a half day business induction event for your graduate employee to help ensure their transition into your business is a success.
• Once your new employee is in-post we will be on-hand to offer advice for the first six months and support you to ensure the graduate is successfully embedded into your business.
• A dedicated RISE SME Relationship Manager will work with you 1-1 and will be in a prime position to help you access further business growth support, or wider access into our local universities.

What’s my commitment?

You will need to:
• Offer a graduate level job with an appropriate market salary and the intention of providing a minimum of 12-month contract
• Work with us and our timelines around adverts and interviews to ensure we can deliver our service effectively to you
• Ensure a named line manager for your new starter attends the employer briefing session and your graduate attends the business induction day
• Commit to NOT advertise or seek to fill the vacancy through other means at the same time as accessing this support
• Provide your business information and sign hard copy forms confirming the support you have received from us and to enable us to pay your grant
• Commit to the 3-month and 6-month review meetings

What are the timelines?

RISE typically runs three campaigns every year. The key dates for the next campaign are:
5th Nov Deadline to access support and be part of this campaign
11th Nov – 1st Dec National advertising campaign including your role
28th Nov Employer briefing (someone from your business MUST attend)
4th Dec – 10th Jan You must confirm a date for final interviews at your premises
17th Jan Your graduate will attend a one-day graduate induction
March/April RISE 3-month business support and grant eligibility meeting
June/July RISE 6-month business support meeting

How can I find out more?

Sarah Stanley, SME Engagement Manager – sarah@risescr.co.uk or call 07449 966 531
Oliver Tarrant, RISE Coordinator – oliver@risescr.co.uk or call 07429 839 910
Office RISE number: 0114 221 0220

31 October 2019

Simple free vacancy advertising

Advertise your part time work opportunities to students.

Our students are now back on campus and many are looking for casual part time work. Lots of students have availability to work during the day in between lectures, in the evenings and at weekends. We recommend our students work no more than 16 hours per week in order to accommodate their studies. If you have any casual, temporary part time vacancies please advertise these to our students. Advertising is free of charge and you can advertise as many times as you like. To advertise a vacancy simply submit your vacancy via Career Connect and your opportunity will be published (subject to our terms and conditions). Your vacancy will be sent out on our email alerts to students who have signed up for them.

This service is ideally suited to seasonal jobs and we welcome temporary vacancies. If you have full time opportunities we can either advertise these to our graduates or perhaps you would consider a job share role. Our students are from a variety of backgrounds and have a wealth of skills and experience to offer, many have worked in businesses before. We also have a dedicated Student Jobshop based in our busy Students’ Union, here we advertise jobs in the window on posters and student can access our vacancies online. We also have a friendly Student Jobshop staff team who can help and advise students and employers. To discuss your opportunities please contact our Student Jobshop on 0114 222 0940.

Please also advertise graduate role, placements, voluntary roles and year long placements.

26 September 2019

Departmental Engagement Opportunities for Employers

The following Departments/Faculties are seeking employers to either deliver or co-deliver sessions or who are offering work experience opportunities and would like to build stronger relationships, please see below.

There are two opportunities for employer participation in events for all Engineering students:

9th October - Applications Lab for Engineers - from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm

6th November - Assessment Centres and Interviews - from 2.00 pm to 4:30 pm

The Department of History are looking for alumni to participate in a panel event on 17 October, early evening, showing their students where a History degree can take them.

The Department of Journalism are looking for employers who can offer some work experience for their UG students, for example around PR, Comms, Social Media, Multi Media or Digital so not traditional journalism but still related to the degree.

If you are interested in any of the above, please contact: employerevents@sheffield.ac.uk

26 September 2019

Employers needed for Engineering student workshops

We're looking for employers to help us deliver interactive sessions on applications and interviews, aimed at students from all Engineering disciplines.

Applications for Engineers: 13.00 - 16.00 on Thursday 9th October

Interviews and assessment centres for Engineers: 14.00 - 16.30 on Wednesday 6th November

Examples of input we are looking for:

- sample assessment centre, video interview, technical interview and application forms
- an outline of what you look for from successful applicants/ top tips for applicants/interviewees,
- support during the workshop and 'observers' who can de-brief at a 'writing lab' mock assessment centre task.

If you're interested in joining, please email Matt Watts (m.watts@sheffield.ac.uk) for further information.

27 August 2019

Free business drop in

The Careers Service invites local businesses to come along to discuss their recruitment needs with their friendly and knowledgeable team. The drop in session will be held on Thursday 5th September 9am-11.30am in their Student Jobshop, Level 3 of the Students’ Union, Western Bank, Sheffield.

Whether you are recruiting for part-time work, seasonal temporary work, summer & year-long placements, or graduate jobs we can help you connect with students.

We offer:
• A student vacancy system where you can advertise your roles FREE of charge
• Advice and support on recruitment including information about course content, creating job adverts, running a placement and graduate starting salaries
• Bursaries and funding for summer placements and graduate jobs
• An initial application sift service
• A range of opportunities for you to engage with students and graduates from your target disciplines
• Space to meet students in our Students’ Union, awarded best Students’ Union in the UK

To find out more come along for a chat about how we can best support you. Please do let us know if you will be attending by emailing employers@sheffield.ac.uk

23 August 2019

Automatic Control and Systems Engineering Career Day - 16th October 2019

Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE) Department are holding their careers day on Wednesday 16th October 2019 and would like to hear from any organisations who would like to be part of the event.

The Department is No 1 for research output in the UK and has strategic links with Rolls Royce and Airbus.

The careers day is a chance to promote your organisation to a talented group of students as well as build your connections with staff in the Department and identify how you might be able to work with them more closely in the future.

Involvement can vary from providing a company 'exhibition' where you can showcase your products or services and raise your company profile, promoting any vacation, project, placement or graduate opportunities, through to supporting students with their job hunting skills by facilitating application and interview workshops or individual coaching sessions.

Attendance is free and to find out more including how to register for the event, please contact: Hannah at acse.careers@sheffield.ac.uk

We look forward to welcoming you to ACSE careers day 2019!

1 August 2019

History Alumni Panel Event - 17 October 2019

Dept of History - Student Futures alumni evening
Thursday 17 October 2019
5.00 - 7.00 pm
University of Sheffield

The Department of History is organising a careers information evening for current students, where they can be inspired to find out more about the wide range of careers History graduates go on to pursue.

We are looking for alumni panel members particularly from the Creative Economy or HR/General Management areas . We'd like each alumnus to talk about about their role, how they got into it and any top tips they would give current students interested in finding out more about the role. The event may take the format of a panel presentation or speed networking event, depending on the number of alumni attending - this will be confirmed nearer the time.

Light refreshments will be available on the evening to panel members attending.

If you are interested and would like further details, please contact Mari Brazil, m.brazil@sheffield.ac.uk

30 July 2019

Our late summer Santander SME Universities Internship cycle is now open for applications!

Tap into a huge pool of talented students and recent graduates through participating in the Santander SME Universities Internship Programme.
• Funding of up to £1531.25 per internship (based on 10 weeks at 35 hours)
• Dedicated support from the University of Sheffield Careers Service contact

The University of Sheffield is participating in the Santander Universities SME Internship Programme, and our late summer internship cycle has just opened for applications. This cycle is open to current students and recent graduates and helps them to gain real industry experience whilst providing you with a talented professional who will bring new ideas to your team.

You can apply for funding for internships between 2 and 10 weeks in length; all internships at 2 weeks will be fully funded by Santander and internships between 3 and 10 weeks will be part funded by Santander and part funded by yourselves. More details of funding can be found within the terms and conditions of the scheme.

Funding will be allocated to the roles we feel are a high developmental opportunity for our students/graduates, and where they will gain a wide range of experience. In your application please put as much detail as possible about what the internship role involves, and what the individual will develop by undertaking the internship.

Please email: employabilityprogrammes@sheffield.ac.uk for further information and for the link to the application form. Please note we expect our programme for the 2019/20 funding year to go live early next academic year – if you are interested in this, please let us know and we can send you information once the programme is open.

Deadline for applications for the late summer cycle is 31st July 2019.

1 July 2019

Help identifying Diversity recruitment schemes

DRThe Careers Service are currently looking at compiling information and positive case studies for our students and staff about specific 'diversity recruitment support schemes' offered by employers.So please do tell us about any specific initiatives you have to increase diversity of talent you recruit onto your internships/ placements / taster days / mentoring / vac schemes / fast track schemes / any other targeted support for potentially under-represented groups i.e. Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students / students with disabilities / students from disadvantaged socio-economic groups / students who are carers or first generation University participants.

Please email Clair Souter c.souter@sheffield.ac.uk or Ruth Holland ruth.holland@sheffield.ac.uk with any information relevant to this or just to contact us for a general discussion regarding diversity support ideas you are exploring.

8 May 2019

Save The Date - Part-Time Jobs & Volunteering Fair - 3 October 2019

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The Fair provides local employers with paid part-time vacancies, and organisations offering voluntary work, a great opportunity to meet University of Sheffield students looking to gain work/volunteering experience. Registration is now open so if you're interested in exhibiting at the Fair, please submit your request via Career Connect.

Now well established at the University of Sheffield, the Part-Time Jobs and Volunteering Fair takes place right at the start of the academic year. The Fair provides local employers with paid part-time/casual vacancies, and organisations offering voluntary work, with a great opportunity to meet University of Sheffield students in all years of study who are looking to gain a part-time/casual job or volunteering experience.

The Part-Time Jobs and Volunteering Fair takes place in The Octagon Centre in the heart of the University campus and runs from 10:30am - 2:00pm.

If you are looking for reliable staff in retail, hospitality, research, IT, education, events, security, administration, health and social care or any other area, why not join us on Thursday 3 October 2019?

By coming to the Part-Time Jobs Fair you can:
- promote your part-time/casual jobs (suitable for vacancies up to 16 hours per week in term-time)
- meet students face to face – over 2000 students attended a similar event last year
- promote your organisation on campus
- recruit volunteers*

*Please note: If you are seeking volunteers and would like to attend the Fair please contact Sheffield Volunteering: volunteering@sheffield.ac.uk or contact Cat on 0114 222 8530. The Student Jobshop is handling the bookings for organisations offering part-time/casual paid work only and who will have current vacancies to advertise on the day.

The Fair is FREE to attend but places are limited and will book up quickly!

We provide:
- promotion of your attendance at the Fair
- promotion of your part-time/casual vacancies to students at the University of Sheffield
- an exhibition area, with table and chairs for two representatives (stands may be shared)
- hot drinks whilst the Fair is open
- bottled water on your table
- lunch is not provided, so please feel free to bring your own

IMPORTANT: Submission of the Booking Form does not constitute a confirmed booking/stand. You will receive a separate confirmation email from the Student Jobshop to advise whether or not your request to attend has been confirmed)

8 May 2019

Recruit an undergraduate intern

Our Employability Advantage Scheme awards bursaries to undergraduate students allowing them to undertake 100-hour internships. The scheme is open to students from the following University Departments: Geography; Urban Studies and Planning; East Asian Studies; Sociological Studies.

If you have a suitable opportunity, we will advertise it on our vacancy database and forward applications to you. Then it is over to you to shortlist, interview and select. If you recruit an intern through this scheme, the successful intern can apply for a bursary of £1,000 to cover their expenses. Host organisations must have business premises where the intern can work, and Employer's Liability Insurance.

All internship hours must be completed by 30 July 2019.

Submit a project here - the deadline for submitting a project for consideration is 26 April 2019.

For more information please email pas@sheffield.ac.uk 

Get to know our students

We believe that our students have the potential to do great things. The best way to find out if they are right for your organisation, is to meet them.

Take a look at our programme of events for autumn 2019:

Part-time Jobs & Volunteering Fair - Thursday 3 October
Book now

Legal Fair - Monday 21 October
Book now

Placement & Graduate Jobs Fair - Tuesday 22 October
Book now

Placement & Graduate Jobs Fair: Engineering and Science - Wednesday 23 October
Fully booked

Global Careers Showcase - Monday 4 - Friday 8 November
Register your interest

Mock Assessment Centre - Monday 25 November
Register your interest

To book an event, or register your interest in taking part please contact us at employerevents@sheffield.ac.uk Alternatively, call us on 0114 222 0900 and speak to our dedicated Employer Engagement & Placement Team for advice on the most appropriate events for your organisation.

May 2019

What is a Year In Industry?

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Students in a range of departments at the University of Sheffield have the opportunity to spend up to 12 months undertaking a work placement, usually between their penultimate and final year of study.

The Faculty of Science is currently expanding its Year in Industry programmes and we are looking for more employers to come on board. Lots of our students want to spend their placement year in the city they love so we are particularly targeting organisations in the Sheffield region.

Which science students are looking for placements?

Our students study a broad range of sciences from biosciences (biology, ecology, zoology, plant sciences, biomedical science, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology and biochemistry) through to the physical sciences of Chemistry, Physics and Maths.

Lots of our students are keen to use their science but don’t worry if you can’t offer anything practical. Many students want to use their science outside of a lab or field environment by doing placements as varied as communications, business administration, sales and marketing for scientific employers.

You don’t have to be a ‘science’ employer!

You don’t even need to be a science related organisation to make use of our students’ transferable skills. If you have a project that requires excellent analytical problem solving skills, a logical mind and attention to detail then one of our science students could be just the person for you. In the past, for example, our biologists have gone into roles as diverse as law, IT and logistics.

Want to find out more?

If you want to know more, call our Employer & Placements Team on 0114 222 0900. We are open Monday-Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm (except Tuesday, 11am-5pm). If you’ve never had a placement student before, don’t worry, we can help you through the process to find the right student for your organisation. And who knows where it might lead? Successful placement students often return to their employee as a graduate and tell their friends about their positive experience, so you can potentially raise your profile across the University and beyond!

11 April 2019

International survey

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In March 2017, Universities UK released the results of its new research conducted by Oxford Economics, showing that international students coming to the UK to study now generate more than £25 billion for the economy and provide a significant boost to regional jobs and local businesses. In 2014-15, spending by international students supported 206,600 jobs in university towns and cities across the UK, and they were responsible for £10.8 billion of UK export earnings. As the UK looks to enhance its place in the world post-Brexit and its uncertain impact on international student recruitment and the consequent effects on UK economy, it is increasingly crucial that UK universities have a co-ordinated strategy to welcome and support our international students and graduates.

New plans announced in March 2019 by the Department for Education (DfE) set out to increase the number of international students in the UK to 600,000 and to generate £35bn through education exports by 2030, and according to the UK Council for International Student Affairs (2017), 37.3% of their 2017 student survey respondents listed “To help me find a job or get a better job” as the most important reason for wishing to go to UK University.

More importantly, many international graduates leave universities in the UK to take up influential positions in the business and political spheres in their own countries. However, despite their British education and positive views about this country, many leave university without any meaningful exposure to British businesses and without any significant links to British firms; which could be hugely beneficial to the students, the UK HE institutes and businesses’ interests.

To provide tailored career support to the international students/graduates to increase their opportunities of finding working experiences in the UK, and also to provide opportunities for UK employers to engage with international students, the University of Sheffield has launched the Employer Survey: a Study on Employers’ Perspectives on Recruiting International Students/Graduates and How the University of Sheffield Could Support.

The University of Sheffield is inviting UK SMEs to take part in the survey, by having a face-to-face or telephone discussion with the project manager (appr. 15-20 minutes). The survey will look into SMEs’ perceptions of recruiting and working with international students/graduates, including their advice on how the University of Sheffield can support them throughout the recruitment process.

This survey is totally anonymous. Your identity will not be disclosed to any third parties to ensure the authenticity of the responses. However as an incentive, respondents will receive a copy of the final report and have access to any tailored support that the University of Sheffield offers as a result of the findings.

If you are interested in this topic, please provide the following information:

Company Name:
Name:
Title:
Email:
Tel:

1. Have you recruited international students to work on a part-time/casual basis?
Yes No

2. Have you recruited and worked with international student(s) for placements?
Yes No

3. Have you recruited and worked with international graduate(s), offering graduate job opportunities?
Yes No

Please email the information to:

Yiyun Ling
y.ling@sheffield.ac.uk
0114 2220938
Employer Engagement and Placement Officer
Careers Service
the University of Sheffield

11 April 2019

Student Employee of the Year Awards 2019

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It’s that time of year again when we ask for your help to get Sheffield students recognised for all their hard work. Do you employ an amazing and outstanding University of Sheffield student who works part time whilst they study?
Employers are being invited to nominate their student employees for the Student Employee of the Year Awards 2019 to recognise the contributions that they make.
These awards aim to recognise and promote the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who combine part-time work with their study commitments.

The Careers Service at The University of Sheffield is promoting the Student Employee of the Year Awards 2019. Last year a team of two students from The University of Sheffield won an award at national level.
Students can really add something to a business and the growth in the Student Employee of the Year awards year on year shows that employers recognise this. Help your student employee ‘stand out from the crowd’. Nominating them for this award will;

• Recognise the contribution they make to your business
• Enhance their CV
• Have a positive impact on their future
• Boost your business profile

If a University of Sheffield student is exceptional, then it’s worthwhile spending the time nominating them and having a positive impact on their future. This year the award has been enhanced and two new categories have been added;

Employers can now nominate in the following 5 categories;
• Above & Beyond Award
• Commercial Impact Award
• Step up the Leadership Award
• Best Team (NEW)
• Freelancer (NEW)

Employers wishing to nominate a student for the Student Employee of the Year award can nominate online here and select ‘off campus’.

The closing date for online nominations is 29th March 2019. If employers would like to discuss the awards before making their nomination or need further information please do not hesitate in contacting the University of Sheffield Student Jobshop, studentjobshop@sheffield.ac.uk or call 0114 222 0940.

14 March 2019

Autumn careers fairs

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Save the date for our annual autumn careers fairs

This years dates are:

• Sheffield Law Fair - Mon 21 Oct
• Placement & Graduate Jobs Fair - Tues 22 Oct
• Placement & Graduate Jobs Fair: Engineering and Science - Wed 23 Oct

All of the events will take place between 11.30am - 3.30pm in the University's Octagon Centre.

Further information will be launched shortly.

14 March 2019

National Minimum Wage Increase

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The National Minimum Wage will increase from 1st April 2019.

The new rates will be:
18-20 years - £6.15 ph
21-24 years - £7.70 ph
25+ years - £8.21ph

Find out more

14 March 2019

Calling all SME’s! Would you like to receive funding to support an internship in your company?

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The University of Sheffield is participating in the Santander Universities SME Internship Programme, connecting talented students with some of the UK’s fastest growing, most exciting, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Santander will part fund an internship in your organisation for between 2 and 10 weeks, and you can recruit a maximum of 2 interns within the 2018/19 funding year (all internships need to have finished by 31 July 2019). Details of funding and the terms and conditions of the scheme

There are multiple benefits from participating in the scheme; to both you and the student completing an internship.

Benefits for you:
- You are able to tap into a huge pool of talented university students who can bring new ideas into your company.
- Being part funded by Santander will allow you to hire someone when you might not be able to otherwise
- It provides the chance to work with talented young professionals who will bring a different experience to the team
- It provides you with the time and space to explore new avenues, that would not be available without having an intern on board

Benefits for the student:
- They will be able to gain real industry experience alongside completing their studies.
- It will provide them with the chance to develop and gain new skills that they can use in their studies and in the workplace.
- It will provide them with the chance to develop new ideas and implement these in real life situations
- By providing this experience you will help to develop their wider career aspirations and formulate ideas of what they want to go on to do post-graduation.

For further information and to receive an Internship Proposal form, please email placements@sheffield.ac.uk

12 Feb 2019

MOOC

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The Careers Service runs two interactive MOOCs to support students who are applying for jobs or courses. Courses run all year round and are highly interactive.

How to Succeed at: Writing Applications, helps students to:

* reflect on their skills and show how they can be matched to job adverts or course requirements
* master applicant tracking systems
* write an outstanding CV, covering letter, and create a professional online profile, (including a video CV) that will appeal to recruiters.
* answer questions in application forms, such as motivational, strength and competency-based questions.
* write the perfect personal statement

How to Succeed at: Interviews, helps students to:

* prepare and research the organisation beforehand
* create a positive impression
* answer typical and not so typical interview questions
* master telephone and video interviews
* prepare for presentations, group exercises, tests and case studies

A number of departments encourage their students to enrol onto the MOOCs. If you would like more information on how to make use of them, please contact Pamela Hafekost at: p.e.hafekost@sheffield.ac.uk

12 Feb 2019

Santander Universities SME Internship Programme

Santander-164x91The University of Sheffield is participating in the Santander Universities SME Internship Programme, connecting talented students with some of the UK’s fastest growing, most exciting, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Santander will part fund an internship in your organisation for between 2 and 10 weeks and you can recruit a maximum of 2 interns within the 2018/19 funding year. There are multiple benefits from participating in the scheme; to both you and the student completing an internship.

Benefits for you:
- You are able to tap into a huge pool of talented university students who can bring new ideas into your company.
- Being part funded by Santander will allow you to hire someone when you might not be able to otherwise
- It provides the chance to work with talented young professionals who will bring a different experience to the team
- It provides you with the time and space to explore new avenues, that would not be available without having an intern on board

Benefits for the student:
- They will be able to gain real industry experience alongside completing their studies.
- It will provide them with the chance to develop and gain new skills that they can use in their studies and in the workplace.
- It will provide them with the chance to develop new ideas and implement these in real life situations
- By providing this experience you will help to develop their wider career aspirations and formulate ideas of what they want to go on to do post-graduation.

For further information and to receive an Internship Proposal form, please email placements@sheffield.ac.uk

12 Feb 2019

RISE

RISE-164x91RISE Sheffield City Region, a fully funded graduate recruitment scheme for SMEs, is running its 18th cohort.

RISE Sheffield City Region is a fully funded graduate recruitment scheme for SMEs, jointly funded by the SCR Growth Hub, The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. To date, the project team has provided over 300 SMEs (small to medium enterprise with up to 250 employees) across the city region with support and funding to employ around 500 graduates.

If you participate in RISE SCR you will get:
• The support of a graduate recruitment/development consultant from end-to-end
• Support to spec out the role the graduate will do and writing the advert
• In-house training and development graduate scheme and materials
• Job advertising as part of the city region-wide, high profile RISE campaign
• Screening of the application forms, video interviews and assessment centres
• An employer briefing, providing useful information for final interviews and graduate development
• A shortlist of candidates to interview and select from
• A 1 day launch event for your graduate

Feedback for the scheme:
“RISE worked really well for us. We wouldn’t have had the resources to interview the number of initial applicants ourselves” Riverside Automation
“It has been a great service as RISE has done a lot of the selection process for us. It’s great because whilst RISE organises a lot of the recruitment process, we still have the final say on who we hire.” Pyronix
“The RISE scheme was a breath of fresh air and I learnt lots about recruitment. All the information was there if we needed it, but it wasn’t forced on us if we didn’t.” Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens

The deadline to sign up by is 6th March and we have limited availability so places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. For more information contact: oliver@gradconsult.co.uk

12 Feb 2019

Grown locally

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On the 6th February 2019 from we’ll be hosting a free event for companies in the Yorkshire area who are looking to recruit engineering and IT students for year in industry placements.

Join us from 5.30pm for refreshments and to talk to our colleagues about the opportunities to work with the University and meet other companies in the local area. From 6.00pm, our students who are interested in working with you will join us to find out more about your company.

Sign up 

11 Jan 2019

Control your settings

UnsubscribeIt's always been there, but from today, the link at the bottom of our newsletter will allow you to unsubscribe yourself directly from our mailing list, rather than emailing a request for this to happen. This puts you directly in control of your settings and the data that we hold about you.

If you no longer wish to receive emails from the University of Sheffield Careers Service this short video will show you how you can unsubscribe

11 January 2019

Refreshers Fair

Entering the OctagonThe Refreshers Fair is where students reconnect with the union and university after the Christmas break. With commercial stands, giveaways and information the 2019 fair will be the biggest and best yet.

We are expecting around 4,000 students to attend and have found that around 40% of students that attend the fairs are 2, 3 or 4th years so would be a very worthwhile event to attend.

For more information contact Head of Advertising and Sponsorship Dan Waddington on d.waddington@sheffield.ac.uk

10 January 2019

Spring employer events programme

Spring

Get involved in our spring employer events programme and meet students on campus!

We believe that our students have the potential to do great things. The best way to find out if they are right for your organisation, is to meet them.

We offer a central programme of events, aimed at students from across departments and years of study that allows you to introduce your organisation and the opportunities you have available.

Pop-up Employer
Bring a pop-up banner stand and promotional materials onto campus and meet informally with students in high footfall areas, including the Students’ Union!

Employer Appointments
Meet students for a brief face-to-face discussion, either with a scheduled appointment or on an informal drop-in basis.

Career Workshops
Co-deliver a themed workshop with a member of the Careers Service; includes the opportunity to introduce your organisation, provide valuable input from an employer perspective, and talent-spot. Workshops include:
• Preparing for Assessment Centres - 7 February 2019, 3pm-6pm
• Developing your CV - 18 February 2019, 11am-2pm and 1 April 2019, 3pm-6pm
• Developing your Applications and Statements - 21 February 2019, 4 April 2019 and 2 May 2019, 3pm-6pm
• Networking for the Nervous - 8 March 2019, 11am-2pm
• Developing your Interview Technique - 14 March 2019, 3pm-6pm

Mock Assessment Centre
4 March 2019, 4.30pm-7.30pm
Take part in our Mock Assessment Centre; an evening of intensive activities with employer-led tasks and facilitators. A great opportunity for students to gain valuable experience and for organisations to put our students to the test!

Mock Interviews
Help students to prepare for the real thing by hosting mock interviews.

Download our spring programme for full details
To book your place search Career Connect or contact us for more information at: employerevents@sheffield.ac.uk

13 December 2018

Postgraduate Advantage Scheme

PostgraduateIf you are a public sector, third sector or SME organisation and have a short project, suitable for a postgraduate student, we would like to hear from you. The scheme is open to students from the following Departments:

Architecture, Landscape, East Asian Studies, Law, Economics, Management, Education, Politics, Geography, Sociological Studies, Information School, Urban Studies and Planning, Journalism and Sheffield Methods Institute

Postgraduate students from these departments can offer a number of skills and a range of experience, including:

Research skills
Professional skills
International perspectives
Subject knowledge
Experience

If you have a suitable opportunity, we will advertise it on our vacancy database and forward applications to you. Then it is over to you to shortlist, interview and select. If you recruit an intern through this scheme, the successful intern can apply for a bursary of £1,000 to cover their expenses. Host organisations must have business premises where the intern can work, and Employer's Liability Insurance.

Host organisations who hosted a PAS intern last year said:

'The intern helped us so much to develop a new area of work and this contributed to a long-term development for our team.'

'Our intern provided a fresh perspective and lots of skills and experience in this area. '

'Our intern was able to provide great local insights and use her contacts to raise awareness of our work. '

'It promoted our branding and lifted our profile, plus gained extra expertise. '

'[The intern] conducted research and analysis for a project I am working on but have insufficient time to find and analyse the data which is not readily available.'

'He was able to create a new marketing material consolidating different aspects of what we do.'

For more information:
email pas@sheffield.ac.uk

To submit a project for consideration:
https://goo.gl/forms/C0BqZcLdlcmpMG6k2

The next round of projects will be advertised on 24th January, 2019 so if you would like to advertise then, we need your project information as soon as possible, and by 21st December, 2018 at the latest."

05 December 2018

Computer Science, Engineering and Science graduates

GlobalWe're looking for recent Computer Science, Engineering and Science graduates from the University of Sheffield who are working in the technology and engineering industries to support our Global Engineering Challenge and Engineering you're Hired Alumni Days . If you have Sheffield graduates working in you company who would like to come back to campus for a day to support current students, we'd love to hear from them!

Global Engineering Challenge - Alumni Day
Wednesday 23 January 2019, 9 am - 4.30 pm
Register here

Engineering, You're Hired - Alumni Day (Industry Mentors)
Wednesday 30 January 2019, 9.30am-4.30pm
Register here

Your role:

Share your career experiences with students
Give feedback on student projects and presentations
Provide part in a networking session with students
Showcase your company and talent spot for graduate opportunities
Lunch and light refreshments provided.

We hope you can join us for one or both of these events and look forward to hearing from you.

05 December 2018

How successful were our fairs?

Fair18Last month 185 organisations joined us for our annual careers fairs, meeting with 4350 students and graduates over 3 days. With exceptional feedback and a 100% response to 'was your visit worthwhile', these events are definitely not to be missed!

Of the 4350 students and graduates that attended over three days...

- 44% were looking for a graduate job
- 28% were looking for a placement
- 28% were looking for an internship

Attendance by faculty
- 36% Faculty of Engineering
- 30% Faculty of Social Sciences
- 21% Faculty of Science
- 8% Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Attendance by year group
- 26% First Year
- 31% Second Year
- 29% Third Year
- 11% Fourth Year

Just some of the feedback from participating employers:

"Well organised.Good food. Lots of students and interest."

"Your student helpers were AMAZING!... so attentive and helpful and such a fantastic representation of Sheffield."

"Very busy. Well organised. Helpers on hand at all times."

"Really good quality of student, asked a lot of questions; a credit to the University."

"Great number of candidates approached us, great interest levels of candidates."

"Such an incredible fair! Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, great staff and helpers :)"

"Loved everything!"

Details of our 2019 programme of careers fairs will be launched in Spring 2019.

07 November 2018

Get noticed

Getting Noticed

"Donate a prize to our monthly Careers competition and get your logo and url in our What's On email - sent to over 38,000 students and graduates! You'll also receive exposure on social media throughout the month.

Alternatively, why not sponsor one of our 300 student societies and put your name where it matters to you. View the full list of societies at: https://su.sheffield.ac.uk/groups

For more details and to express your interest please contact us, either by email to employers@sheffield.ac.uk or by phone, 0114 222 0900.

11 Nov 2018

Postgraduate Advantage Scheme

PASThe Postgraduate Advantage Scheme awards bursaries to taught postgraduate students, in the Faculty of Social Sciences, to allow them to undertake 100-hour internships. We are now looking for suitable projects and opportunities for the scheme.

If you are a public sector, third sector or SME organisation and have a short project, suitable for a postgraduate student, we would like to hear from you. The scheme is open to students from the following Departments:

Architecture, Landscape, East Asian Studies, Law, Economics, Management, Education, Politics, Geography, Sociological Studies, Information School, Urban Studies and Planning, Journalism and Sheffield Methods Institute

Postgraduate students from these departments can offer a number of skills and a range of experience, including:

  • Research skills
  • Professional skills
  • International perspectives
  • Subject knowledge

If you have a suitable opportunity, we will advertise it on our vacancy database and forward applications to you. Then it is over to you to shortlist, interview and select. If you recruit an intern through this scheme, the successful intern can apply for a bursary of £1,000 to cover their expenses. Host organisations must have business premises where the intern can work, and Employer's Liability Insurance.

Host organisations who hosted a PAS intern last year said:

'The intern helped us so much to develop a new area of work and this contributed to a long-term development for our team.'

'Our intern provided a fresh perspective and lots of skills and experience in this area. '

'Our intern was able to provide great local insights and use her contacts to raise awareness of our work. '

'It promoted our branding and lifted our profile, plus gained extra expertise. '

'[The intern] conducted research and analysis for a project I am working on but have insufficient time to find and analyse the data which is not readily available.'

'He was able to create new marketing material consolidating different aspects of what we do.'

For more information email pas@sheffield.ac.uk

To submit a project for consideration

The next round of projects will be advertised on 31st October, 2018, so if you would like to advertise then, we need your project information as soon as possible. We will also advertise projects in January and March 2019.

09 October 2018

Calling all Arts and Humanities alumni

Alumni

We are looking for inspirational Arts and Humanities graduates from the University of Sheffield working in Sheffield or the wider region to support current widening participation students explore their career options and develop their networking skills.

Northern City Connections
Wednesday 21 November, 6.00pm - 8.30pm
The Crucible Theatre, 55 Norfolk St, Sheffield S1 1DA

About Northern City Connections

Northern City Connections is a brand new event based on the success of our London City Connections programme. We want to replicate this model to show our students some of the great companies and career opportunities available to them in Sheffield and the wider northern region.

The event aims to increase the confidence, business knowledge, skills and aspirations of our students. The students attending are the first in their family to attend University, from areas where few people go on to further education or from low-income households. Many of the students don't have family or friends working in the careers that they aspire to, and therefore our alumni community can be a powerful network for them.

The students will spend the day visiting different companies linked to University of Sheffield alumni, culminating at the evening networking event where they will have the chance to meet a range of successful alumni who are working in Sheffield or the wider northern region.

Alumni involvement

We would really appreciate if Arts and Humanities alumni from your company could attend the evening event to informally speak to students about their career and share their advice with them.

Through talking to alumni, we hope students will build their confidence networking and in their future employability prospects. We will share alumni biographies with the students attending to help them prepare for the event.

A drinks reception and canapes will be served.

Register to attend

If alumni would like to attend, please ask them to complete this short registration form.

19 Sept 2018

University of Sheffield students become national winners!!

Winners

Two exceptionally talented students Dhilan Devadasan and Máté Lukács from The University of Sheffield have won The Student Employee of the Year national award for Off Campus Commercial Impact.

The national awards were announced at a fabulous National Association of Student Employment Services (NASES) awards evening on Thursday 5th July, held at The Jury’s Inn Cardiff. Máté and Dhilan were delighted to be recognised for their commitment to their work with this national award. They said;

"It has been great to have our work improve the products and manufacturing processes at Ossila. We have already seen the fruits of our labour in reduced customer lead times, improved quality of products and order fulfilment capacity. Being nominated for this award has shown us that our work has been much appreciated at Ossila and winning it at a national level was a proud moment for both of us."

The award recognises their specialist part time work for an SME in Sheffield - Ossila Ltd. Ossila specialise in developing products to enable quicker and smarter research. Since they both started working there a few years ago they have created time saving processes to speed up the assembly time of the products. Thus, saving the company vital manufacturing time and ensuring that customer’s orders are fulfilled. Máté and Dhilan were nominated for the Student Employee of the Year award by their employer, Ossila said;

"Everyone at Ossila has always been overwhelmingly impressed with Dhilan & Máté's diligence & conscientious work ethic. To see their hard work being given recognition at a national level is an extremely proud moment for us, and we are fully confident that they will continue to achieve great things after graduation."

Also from The University of Sheffield is first year International student Chee Hui Tai who works part time for Homely Apartments in Sheffield. Chee Hui was also a North East regional winner in the ‘Off Campus Above and Beyond’ category and was through to the national round of the awards. Chee Hui Tai received a national ‘Highly Commended’ award in recognition of his work.

The University of Sheffield Careers Service would like to congratulate Dhilan, Máté and Chee Hui for their achievements. 

12 July 2018

Roll up, roll up – the Part Time Jobs and Volunteering Fair is back

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If you are looking to fill local paid part-time roles in your organisation, this Fair on Thursday 27 September is for you…

Now well established at the University of Sheffield, the Part-time Jobs and Volunteering Fair takes place at the start of the academic year - giving you a great opportunity to meet students in all years of study when they are actively looking for work. If you are looking for reliable staff in retail, hospitality, research, IT, education, events, security, administration, health and social care or any other area, why not join us on Thursday 27 September?

By coming to the Part-time Jobs Fair you can:

• promote your part-time jobs (suitable for vacancies up to 16 hrs per week in term-time)

• recruit a pool of casual/bank workers to provide cover at busy times

• meet students face to face – over 2000 students attended a similar event last year

• promote your organisation on campus

• recruit volunteers* (Contact SheffieldVolunteering :volunteering@sheffield.ac.uk) The Fair is FREE to attend but places are limited and will book up quickly! What you get:

• your attendance and your vacancies promoted to students at the University of Sheffield

• an exhibition area, with table and chairs

• hot drinks whilst the Fair is open

• bottled water on your table

NB: Sorry, lunch is NOT provided so feel free to bring your own Interested?

Register your interest on Career Connect now

(Please note bookings are not confirmed until you receive a confirmation email)

*NB: The Student Jobshop is handling the bookings for organisations offering part-time paid work only and who will have current vacancies to advertise on the day.

If you are seeking volunteers and would like to attend the Fair please contact Sheffield Volunteering: volunteering@sheffield.ac.uk or 0114 222 8530

13 June 2018

Take a look at our newly launched employer events programme for 2018/19.

Launch

We believe that our students have the potential to do great things. The best way to find out if they are right for your organisation, is to meet them.

We offer a central programme of events, aimed at students from across departments and years of study that allows you to introduce your organisation and the opportunities you have available. This includes:

PLACEMENT & GRADUATE JOB FAIRS
Monday 25 - Friday 29 June 2018 - aimed at students from all degree subjects
Monday 15 October 2018 - aimed at students from all degree subjects
Tuesday 16 October 2018 - aimed at students from STEM subjects

LAW FAIR
Wednesday 17 October 2018

DIVERSITY PANEL EVENING
Monday 29 October 2018
Showcasing a range of organisations dedicated to a diverse workforce.

OVERSEAS OPPORTUNITIES EVENT
Monday 12 November 2018
Meet with a targeted audience of students interested in opportunities overseas; from teaching to conservation, for short vacations or longer gap year periods of time.

SPEED NETWORKING
Monday 19 November 2018
Help prepare students from all years of study for their journey through the recruitment process. Pitch your organisation, then meet with small groups in a speed networking format to provide application advice and guidance.

MOCK ASSESSMENT CENTRE
Monday 26 November 2018
Take part in our Mock Assessment Centre; an afternoon of intensive activities with employer-led tasks and facilitators. A great opportunity for students to gain valuable experience and for organisations to put our students to the test!

We also have opportunities for you to deliver mock interviews, employer challenges, one-to-one appointments, pop-up employer stands and webinars.

New this year - Employer Presentations On-Demand
Create an on-demand presentation or video that students can access throughout the year. No more travelling to deliver a 30 minute session, be available when students are looking: film it, post it, let us do the rest!

You can also support the University of Sheffield’s Learning and Teaching Strategy by delivering workshops and guest lectures; preparing our students for employer recruitment processes can be an effective way for you to raise your profile and spot talent.

The Careers Service is also centrally placed to connect you with University Faculties. We work closely with departments and can help you to engage with students in specific areas and/or years of study.

Download our 2018/19 programme for full details:

To book your place search Career Connect or email us at employerevents@sheffield.ac.uk

17 May 2018

RISE

RISE

RISE Sheffield City Region is a fully funded graduate recruitment scheme for SMEs, jointly funded by the SCR Growth Hub, The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University.

The Scheme provides local SMEs with fewer than 250 employees, support with recruiting graduates and includes:

* Free job advertising and screening of applicants through a comprehensive selection process

* A shortlist of candidates to interview and select from

* Free business support throughout including scoping out roles, line manager training, interview guidance and toolkits

* Support for your graduate(s), including a free graduate development day, toolkits and membership to the Junior Chamber International

* A £1,000 wage subsidy for the first graduate you recruitment via the scheme

* Opportunities for you to network, learn and share with other SMEs

Feedback for the scheme:

Sinead O’Neill, HR Manager of Magtec: “At Magtec we have used RISE to recruit several outstanding graduates. The whole process was so simple, from helping understand our skills need to writing the job descriptions in a way that would attract graduates, we got the right mix of candidates through the selection process. We had a great experience and I hope to see RISE continue into the future to help other SMEs too”.

Rachel Moss, Head of Regional Projects for Today Translations: “RISE took the time to understand our requirements and provided excellent candidates and an extremely positive interview experience".

Derek Scotton, HR Manager, Harvest Healthcare Ltd: “We had a first-rate service from RISE. The candidates were excellent, and we have a very good intern in place. Communication very good. We would certainly use them [the RISE scheme] again”.

The deadline to sign up is 19th June. To find out more visit: http://www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/rise or contact Gabi Binnie (gabi@gradconsult.co.uk)

17 May 2018

The TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards

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The TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards is an annual competition aimed at finding the best undergraduates in the UK. This year we were proud to see 5 undergraduate students from the University of Sheffield who made it to the finals in Canary Wharf London.

Three of our students were finalists in the Engineering Undergraduate of the Year which were sponsored by E.On. Igor Gawron who is a third year mechanical engineering student went on to win the award and will also be working with E.On for a full year on placement which is part of his prize for being the overall winner in this category. Igor who completed a summer placement last year in the USA and is currently a Sheffield Engineering Leader Academy student said he found the process really exciting and enjoyable and collected his award from countdown winner Rachel Riley.
Congratulations to Ruchika Scott and Alexander Brown who were also nominated in this category.

Kate Drury, also from the Faculty of Engineering was nominated in the best Female Undergraduate Awards, sponsored by Rolls Royce. Kate is also a member of SELA and has secured a placement with Rolls Royce for the summer. Kate said about the awards “I'm delighted to be a finalist for the awards and to have been offered an internship with Rolls Royce."

In the category of best Management Student, sponsored by Enterprise Rent A Car, Faculty of Social Sciences student Zoe Evans from the University of Sheffield Management School also made the finals. Zoe commented “It’s been a great experience as it was my first assessment centre and it was also good practice to experience online tests and a phone interview for graduate jobs next year. I never expected to make the final 10.”

It was an amazing achievement by all of these students to be selected as finalists amongst applications from over 3000 students across the whole of the UK, chosen by recruiters from some of the UK's top graduate and undergraduate employers looking for the best future talent

2 May 2018

Access talent chat - Tuesday 1 May

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If you missed our Drop-In earlier this month, don't panic! We are inviting local organisations into the Careers Service for a coffee and the chance to chat to staff about how we can help you find the expertise you need for a project, additional staff to get you through a busy period or graduates to develop into the future leaders for your organisation.

We have bookable appointments available from 8.30am - 6.00pm, including over lunchtime, to fit around your diary commitments.

Find out the best ways to engage with our students and/or graduates and how to effectively promote your organisation on this campus. Staff will also be able to offer advice on recruitment practices and assist with other questions you may have.

To book, email: employers@sheffield.ac.uk or tel: 0114 2220900.

We look forward to seeing you!

19 April 2018

Looking to recruit a student or graduate?

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If you have immediate vacancies suitable for graduates or would like a student to help with a project over the Summer or as a year-long placement, let us know. As students are approaching the end of the academic year, now is a great time to advertise any roles that you have.

Whether you need the expertise of those who have studies specific subjects, or whether you might benefit from the skills of students from any discipline, submit your vacancies via Career Connect where they can be viewed by our students and graduates. If you haven't used the system before, select 'forgot password' to set yourself a password and you can submit roles as and when they become available, modify and re-post your entries as well as book onto our events. So far this year we have handled over 5,000 vacancy adverts on behalf of employers.

If you would like to enhance your advert by holding a webinar, online networking or conducting video interviews or gain access to a searchable pool of candidates who are looking for work, why not take part in our Online Jobs Fair - 25-29 June 2018.

The Drop-ins give you a chance to call into the Careers Service to chat to staff about the services and assistance we offer to companies and SME's based in the Sheffield and the local region.

You can drop-in for a few minutes or longer depending on your time allowance and diary commitments.

It is your opportunity to discuss the best ways to engage with our students and/or graduates and how to promote your organisation on this campus. Staff will also be able to offer advice on recruitment practices and assist with other questions you may have.

19 April 2018

Give your schemes a final push

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If you are still trying to fill your remaining graduate scheme and summer or year-long placement roles, let us know. As students are approaching the end of the academic year, now is a great time to advertise any roles that you have remaining.

Whether you are seeking applications from specific disciplines or if you recruit from any subject, submit your vacancies via Career Connect where they can be viewed by our students and graduates. If you haven't used the system before, select 'forgot password' to set yourself a password and you can submit roles as and when they become available, modify and re-post your entries as well as book onto our events. So far this year we have handled over 5,000 vacancy adverts

If you would like to enhance your advert by holding a webinar, online networking or conducting video interviews or gain access to a searchable pool of candidates who are looking for work, why not take part in our Online Jobs Fair - 25-29 June 2018.

19 April 2018

Access talent drop-in

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The Drop-ins give you a chance to call into the Careers Service to chat to staff about the services and assistance we offer to companies and SME's based in the Sheffield and the local region.

You can drop-in for a few minutes or longer depending on your time allowance and diary commitments.

It is your opportunity to discuss the best ways to engage with our students and/or graduates and how to promote your organisation on this campus. Staff will also be able to offer advice on recruitment practices and assist with other questions you may have.

18 April 2018

Take part in our Researcher Challenge

Challenge164x90We are organising a Researcher Challenge from the 18th-20th June which provides an opportunity for you to meet and work with our PhD students and raise your profile at the University.

There are a number of ways you can participate in the event:

Monday 18 June:

Providing a plenary session to students on team working, professional behaviour or similar.

Tuesday 19 June:

Providing a challenge for the event. You can set a real problem facing your business or sector and ask groups of students to work on the challenge.

You would discuss the challenge with students at a breakfast briefing. Following that the groups
would meet with you during the day to discuss progress on the tasks, and you can provide feedback
throughout the day.

In the afternoon, students will present their work to you. You would then select a group to go through
to the final pitches/presentations during the evening.

If you are unable to provide a task for the day, there is also the opportunity to act as
a facilitator to help advise students on other tasks.

Wednesday 20 June:

Running a plenary session for students to help them reflect as a team on their challenges - topics
could include peer review feedback and evaluation.

For more information about the event, please contact Mari Brazil m.brazil@sheffield.ac.uk or Ellie Shepherd ellie.shepherd@sheffield.ac.uk

17 April 2018

Last chance to nominate your student employee for a national award!

SEOTYlastchance164x91Closing date 5pm 20th April 2018.

The Student Employee of the Year awards 2018 (SEOTY) celebrate students successfully combining a part-time job alongside their studies. The national awards are coordinated on an annual basis by the National Association of Student Employment Services (NASES) and on campus by the Student Jobshop.

If you have students working for you who deserve special recognition for the work that they have done please nominate them; winning or even progression through to the national stage can have a real impact on a students future and their progress will also highlight your own profile as an employer.

You can nominate in the following 3 categories;
• Commercial Impact Award
• Step Up To Leadership Award
• Above & Beyond Award

Each category will be judged at an institutional level with any winners going through to the North East regional round and then if successful onto the national rounds.

Nominating a student worker for an award will;
• add vital proof of employability and skills to their CV• recognise and inspire your exceptional student workers
• build loyalty and boost morale among your staff
• raise your own employer profile

The national awards are coordinated on an annual basis by the National Association of Student Employment Services (NASES) and on campus by the Student Jobshop.

Nominate a student at: www.nases.org/nomination-forms.html

16 April 2018

The Use of Gamification in Graduate Recruitment

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With today's modern technology, a growing number of employers are using gamification in their attraction, recruitment and selection processes. We are seeking examples of this so that we can help universities better understand how, when and why this method is used and provide appropriate support to our students who may be faced with these challenges.

The Careers Service is currently organising an AGCAS Regional Training event for staff from universities across the North East Region, which will run on Wednesday 27th June. The aim of this is to update careers professionals on the increasing use of gamification in the graduate recruitment and selection process.

If your company is using such techniques as a means of student attraction, as part of the initial application stage for graduate recruitment, or as a candidate screen technique, we’d be really keen to hear from you. There may also be an opportunity to make an input as part of the event, if you are interested in sharing your practice with staff from universities across the region. In the first instance please contact Hilary Whorrall h.whorrall@sheffield.ac.uk

16 April 2018

Recruit a mechanical engineering student this summer and receive a grant of £2,000

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This summer, the University of Sheffield has grants available from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers to support students to work with companies who have less than 250 employees and haven't recruited a student on placement with us previously. This means that you could recruit a student for the summer to work on a specific project and we can cover all or part of the costs of the students wages.

As a University we would support with advertising your roles, encouraging students to apply, and support you with the recruitment process. We would hope that at the end of the placement, we will have demonstrated to you the value a student can add to your business, along with the type of work they can complete.

IMechE funding - for students studying Mechanical engineering, the professional body, IMechE, can provide funding of £2,000. If you are considering taking a student for the summer, this would mean that roughly the first 7 weeks are covered by the £2,000 grant which should support with the overall costs. You can extend the placement up to a full year and the £2,000 will support but not fully cover the students wages. National minimum wage is still expected and therefore the remainder of the cost would have to be supported by yourself.

The students who we would provide would be on IMechE accredited courses, so the typical roles can vary across manufacturing and engineering.

How much support do students need?

Students would need support in terms of objectives for the task, direction for the role and, ideally, a point of contact who can provide some guidance and be on hand to answer their queries. They can of course undertake some reading or other preparation in advance to help them hit the ground running but once in the role, they should be treated in the same way as a typical member of staff.

If you would be interested in this, please do contact Louise Cooper at l.h.cooper@sheffield.ac.uk and we would be happy to provide more information about this scheme and how we can support you.

16 April 2018

Take a look at our new website!Employers Website

Explore how we can help you to access talent at the University; our Recruiter's Toolkit designed to help you develop opportunities; and discover employer case studies. Whether you are a new start-up looking to grow, an organisation with a business problem or an established recruiter of students and graduates, we are here to help.

26 March 2018

University of Sheffield ranked in top 50 most international universities in the world

International students at the University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield has been named one of the 'most international' universities by The Times Higher Education.

The list celebrates institutions that have an outstanding international reputation, in turn helping to attract the very highest calibre of staff and students. The University of Sheffield was ranked 42nd out of the 800 leading universities worldwide.

A place in the highly-regarded top 50 – which also includes Oxford, Cambridge and the leading universities in the U.S. and Asia – marks a significant increase in Sheffield's international reputation ranking in 2018. A key factor in this success has been the concerted effort at building overseas partnerships with the world's top universities and industry, efforts which open opportunities for staff and student exchange, research collaboration and inward investment in the local economy.

The diversity of a university’s student and staff body, and the extent to which its academics collaborate with international colleagues are also signs of how global an institution is. These factors are included in the metrics that allow Times Higher Education to produce the most comprehensive global university rankings in the world.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett – who has personally led the university's focus on global reputation and strategic partnerships, in particular in China – said: "The University of Sheffield has always been internationally minded but recently we have focused even more on the partnerships we know are crucial not only to our research but which will also create opportunities for our students and our region. As a result, the university is now working with four of the top five universities in China and our industrial partnerships are highly regarded around the world, with the AMRC also active in the U.S., China and South Korea.

"I am also deeply proud that The University of Sheffield is a global university with over 140 nationalities represented on campus and that our city has always made clear that staff and students from around the world are welcome. We know these students and staff make a huge contribution to academic life, knowledge and our economic growth as a nation as well as working in our local hospitals as trainee doctors, carrying out invaluable research into diseases like cancer and motor neurone disease, and also volunteering for charities."

Phil Baty, Editor at Times Higher Education, said: “The best universities in the world live or die by their ability to attract the brightest talent from all across the world - students, academics, researchers and managers. I believe that a university simply cannot be world class without a global outlook, a global network and a global pool of talent.”

22 March 2018

Part-Time Jobs & Volunteering Fair 2018 – Save the date

PTFairSave the date for our annual Part-Time Jobs & Volunteering Fair, to be held on Thursday 27th September 2018. Bookings for a stall will open in early June. This is a fabulous opportunity to meet enthusiastic students looking for work part time during their studies. Students attend the fair in their thousands in search of work both on campus at the university and off campus working locally in Sheffield and the surrounding areas.

The fair is held in the Octagon Centre usually from 10.30am - 2pm.

If you would like to book a stall or to discuss with a member of our Student Jobshop team please contact us on 0114 2220940 or email studentjobshop@sheffield.ac.uk

21 March 2018

Access talent at the University of Sheffield at our evening drop-in event

networkingWe have great pleasure in inviting you to call into the Careers Service to chat to staff about the services and assistance we offer to organisations based in Sheffield and the local region. Drop-in for a few minutes or longer depending on your time allowance. We would be very happy to see you!

Wednesday 12 April 2018, 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm

The event will take place at: The Careers Service, Edgar Allen House, 241 Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2GW

We hope you can make it and look forward to meeting you!

19 March 2018

Connect with students & graduates at The University of Sheffield’s Online Fair

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Meet with students and graduates from all disciplines across this five day event!

Take part in The University of Sheffield’s Online Fair: Placements & Graduate Jobs from Monday 25th June until Friday 29th June to recruit into:

graduate jobs with immediate and autumn 2018 start dates
summer placements with immediate start dates
year-long placements with start dates in autumn 2018

More than a static jobs board, it allows you to search participating candidates by course, department or opportunity type and engage directly in discussions, 'live' chat and/or online meetings. You can even take the recruitment process to the next level and invite applicants to a video interview.

You do not need to be online for the duration of the week! Simply use the meetings function to set times when you will be online and invite students to book an appointment or place in a group chat.

If you would like further details or to book your place you can contact us directly by email at employerevents@sheffield.ac.uk, by phone on 0114 222 0900 or simply register your interest at:
https://careerconnect.sheffield.ac.uk/leap/event.html?id=4559&service=Careers+Service

16 March 2018

Nominate your student employee for a national award!

The Student Employee of the Year awards 2018 (SEOTY) celebrate students successfully combining a part-time job alongside their studies. The national awards are coordinated on an annual basis by the National Association of Student Employment Services (NASES) and on campus by the Student Jobshop.

If you have students working for you who deserve special recognition for the work that they have done please nominate them; winning or even progression through to the national stage can have a real impact on a students future and their progress will also highlight your own profile as an employer.

You can nominate in the following 3 categories;
• Commercial Impact Award
• Step Up To Leadership Award
• Above & Beyond Award

Each category will be judged at an institutional level with any winners going through to the North East regional round and then if successful onto the national rounds.

Nominating a student worker for an award will;
• add vital proof of employability and skills to their CV• recognise and inspire your exceptional student workers
• build loyalty and boost morale among your staff
• raise your own employer profile

The national awards are coordinated on an annual basis by the National Association of Student Employment Services (NASES) and on campus by the Student Jobshop.

Nominate a student at: www.nases.org/nomination-forms.html

16 March 2018

Looking to hire a graduate?
RISE is a fully-funded graduate internship scheme for SMEs in the Sheffield City Region

Apply now to the RISE Internship Scheme; a city-wide partnership that connects Sheffield's network of innovative and exciting small and medium sized businesses to graduates with energy, enthusiasm and fresh ideas.

To be eligible to apply you will need to be:

  • a small to medium enterprise (SME) with less than 250 employees
  • based in the Sheffield City Region
  • new to graduate recruitment or looking to recruit graduates in new ways

The scheme is funded by the three core partners: the University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield City Region. 

Find out more and apply now at http://www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/rise/contact-us

27 February 2018

Funding available for small businesses to recruit!

If you would you like to recruit a student to help grow your business but don't have the financial resources or time to do this - we can help!

We have a range of bursaries available to suit lots of business needs; providing funding from 2-10 weeks. 

If time is more of an issue then talk to us about how we can assist you in the recruitment and selection process.

We've helped lots of growing businesses recruit our students and graduates for a range of different projects.

If you have an idea, project or an opportunity for a student to be part of your business please contact us on 0114 222 0900 or by email to employers@sheffield.ac.uk 

27 February 2018

National Minimum Wage Increase

The National Minimum Wage will increase from 1st April 2018.

The new rates will be:
18-20 years - £5.90 ph
21-24 years - £7.38 ph
25+ years - £7.83ph

Find out more at https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates.

27 February 2018

Nominations for the Student Employee of the Year Awards 2017 are now open!

The Student Employee of the Year awards 2018 (SEOTY) celebrate students successfully combining a part-time job alongside their studies. The national awards are coordinated on an annual basis by the National Association of Student Employment Services (NASES) and on campus by the Student Jobshop.

If you have students working for you who deserve special recognition for the work that they have done please nominate them; winning or even progression through to the national stage can have a real impact on a students future and their progress will also highlight your own profile as an employer.

You can nominate in the following 3 categories;
• Commercial Impact Award
• Step Up To Leadership Award
• Above & Beyond Award

Each category will be judged at an institutional level with any winners going through to the North East regional round and then if successful onto the national rounds.

Nominating a student worker for an award will;
• add vital proof of employability and skills to their CV
• recognise and inspire your exceptional student workers
• build loyalty and boost morale among your staff
• raise your own employer profile

The national awards are coordinated on an annual basis by the National Association of Student Employment Services (NASES) and on campus by the Student Jobshop.

Nominate a student at: www.nases.org/nomination-forms.html

24 February 2018

myJobshop Pilot goes live!

myJobshop has been introduced by the Careers Service to centralise the registration, recruitment and payment of Student Casual Workers and Graduate Teaching Assistants working for the University.

It is currently at the pilot stage with 20 departments, both academic and support services, using the system

We are delighted to announce that the myJobshop pilot started registering students from 30th October for students with hours being delivered under the new system from 15th January 2018; over 1000 students have registered online so far.

Operated by the Careers Service Student Jobshop team, myJobshop provides an online portal for departments to quickly request part time workers and authorise time sheets. All eligibility to work checks and new starter information is dealt with by the Jobshop on behalf of departments. myJobshop can also provide support with recruitment and selection for departments, and all hours worked by non-EEA students will be monitored to ensure compliance with Home Office regulations.

Students benefit from having a central service portal where they can search and apply for University jobs, accept offers of work and submit time sheets. myJobshop will also widen access to work opportunities at the University, and encourage development of employability.

Geraldine Booth has been appointed as the Jobshop Agency Co-ordinator and would be happy to answer any enquiries 29840/20927.

26 February 2018

Access talent through a Postgraduate Advantage Scheme internship

A Postgraduate Advantage Scheme internship is a wonderful opportunity for students to gain work experience with organisations that may otherwise be unable to offer internships.

The Scheme is open to taught postgraduate students from the University of Sheffield’s Faculty of Social Sciences, which includes the departments: Journalism, Management, Economics, Information, Law.

It awards bursaries of £1000 to allow students to undertake an internship of 100 hours. The bursary is given to cover the intern’s personal expenses.

Previous projects have included a Marketing Executive for a local interior design business, Business Development Researcher for an IT company and a Project Co-ordinator for a local charity.

“I am so grateful for all that I've learned from my PAS internship. I knew I would walk away from my year in the UK a different person academically, but I did not anticipate that I'd also gain practical experience as an intern. The internship was an awesome way for me to apply theories and concepts that I was learning in lectures to real life scenarios. Not only is it a great addition to my CV, but the internship has confirmed that I'd like to continue down this career path, and it's given me the confidence to do just that!”

If you have a project idea or would be interested in recruiting a Social Sciences postgraduate student through this scheme please contact us by email to pas@sheffield.ac.uk The deadline for project submissions is Tuesday 20 February 2018.

24 January 2018

Get to know our students

We believe that our students have the potential to do great things.

The best way to find out if they are right for your organisation, is to meet them; forthcoming events include:

  • Engineering SME Placement Event - 7 February 2018
    We have students looking for summer and year-long placements with engineering SMEs. Meet them at this networking event.

  • Mock Assessment Centre - 14 February 2018
    Whether you currently run assessment centres or would like to see one in action help us to facilitate this valuable student experience by facilitating on the day or providing a practice exercise.

  • Aerospace Engineering Showcase - 21 February 2018
    Bioengineering Showcase - date on hold - please register your interest and we will keep you informed about a new date
    Women in Engineering - 7 March 2018
    Promote your organisation to targeted students.

  • Overseas Opportunities Networking Event - 27 February 2018
    Promote overseas opportunities; from short vacations to gap-year activities.

  • Asia Careers Fair - 5-9 March 2018
    Engage with an audience of international students, looking for opportunities in Asia.

  • Career Insights Day - 14 March 2018
    If you can represent an occupation in one of our target industries then we would be interested to hear from you: digital, creative, environment & conservation, science & health, education, not-for-profit, charity & NGO, research.

  • Put your Arts & Humanities degree to work - 7 March 2018
    A faculty wide event highlighting organisations keen to recruit arts and humanities students.

  • Urban Studies & Planning Networking Event - 19 March 2018
    Attend our annual networking event aimed at students across the department, including Urban Design.

There are also opportunities for you to participate within the curriculum; take a look at our Engage with US programme of events, taking place from January 2018 onwards here.

If you would like further details you can contact us directly by email to employerevents@sheffield.ac.uk, by phone on 0114 222 0900 or simply register your interest on this google form.

24 January 2018

Accessing talent at the University 

Join us on February 22nd and find out how to create a talent pipeline for your business.

People are what make businesses successful and employees are probably the most important investment you will ever make in your business. You may be a new start-up looking to grow and aren’t sure where to start with recruiting that first employee. You may be an established business with expansion plans and need more resource to make it happen. You may have a business problem that you need specific expertise to help solve. You may just need an extra pair of hands!

On February 22nd, our business networking breakfast at Inox will provide you with an opportunity to hear from the University of Sheffield Careers Service about how to access talent at the University. You will have the opportunity to find out about the support available to help you plan your recruitment so that it is timely for both yourself and potential applicants. You will learn about the routes for promoting your organisation, as well as understand how engaging with students whilst at University can help you recruit the right people and find that ideal candidate. You will have the chance to investigate how you can develop a relationship with the University to create a talent pipeline for your business.

As always you can expect fantastic networking opportunities within a relaxed & informal setting, along with a complimentary breakfast, other empowered business people in attendance & the opportunity to positively talk about your business with people who collectively want to work together within Sheffield City Region & beyond.

Booking your place at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inox-network-breakfast-meeting-tickets-41992097494

16 January 2018

University of Sheffield top in north for graduate prospects

We are the top university in the north of England for producing employable graduates, according to data published by the Sunday Times.

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for 2018 reveals that 82.6 per cent of graduates from our University secure graduate-level employment or further study after finishing their degree.

It also reveals that our degree programmes in six different disciplines produce some of the most employable graduates in the UK. These include degrees spanning the arts and humanities, engineering, medicine, science and social sciences.

According to the guide:

One third of Sheffield degrees are in the top 10 disciplines for graduate employability prospects in the UK, whilst two thirds are in the top 20 disciplines. Six of our degrees are in the top three disciplines for graduate employability prospects in the UK.

Professor Sir Keith Burnett, our President and Vice-Chancellor, said: "I am delighted that the University has been recognised for working with students to help them develop the skills and experience needed to build a successful and rewarding career. Companies are keen to recruit graduates from our University and this latest accolade reflects the preparation our students receive in their courses and a wide range of related activities, work experience, enterprise support and volunteering.

"We are proud that our university partnerships also enable students undertake projects with some of the world’s leading companies and organisations during their time at Sheffield, linking their learning to real world application. From trainee doctors and dentists to engineers, scientists and journalists, we are deeply proud of the impact our graduates have on society as they put their knowledge to work after graduation. We are always seeking ways to help students succeed in finding great opportunities as employees or in establishing their own enterprises, from learning a new language to experience in leading projects or presenting to a group."

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for 2018 also praises the University’s pioneering work on degree apprenticeships, blending internationally-leading research with excellent industry-sponsored technical education.

Data on Sheffield’s graduate employability prospects follows the University’s position as one of the top 20 favourite recruiting grounds for The Times’ 100 leading employers, according to the 2017 graduate market survey by High Fliers.

Paul Fennell, Head of Careers and Employability, said: “The University of Sheffield has partnerships with a range of employers both in the UK and all over the world who work with us to boost the employment prospects of our students.

“Leading employers recruit Sheffield students once they finish their studies but, importantly, they also work with our students during the course of their degree through a range of workshops, internships and placements to boost their employability and prepare them for the graduate jobs market. A degree from Sheffield gives students vital skills to help them build a successful and rewarding career in their chosen industries.”

He added: “In engineering for example, our students can take a year in industry. Our arts and humanities students can undertake a placement in a variety of businesses both in the UK and oversees. Students from our Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health can gain vital experience from placements in Sheffield’s renowned teaching hospitals and health service providers. Our science students can gain experience working with some outstanding national and multinational organisations and our social sciences students can apply their learning in organisations across the UK and beyond.”

Laura Blackedge, a Student Recruitment Officer at PwC, who are one of several large businesses that we work closely with, said: "PwC have had great success working with the University of Sheffield and recruiting their students into our Undergraduate and Graduate opportunities. We recruit University of Sheffield students from all degree subjects and value the range of skills and experiences that they bring to a diverse firm such as PwC."

16 January 2018

Simple FREE vacancy advertising

You may need help to develop new products or services, introduce new systems and procedures or break into new markets. You may be looking for future business leaders or you may just need an extra pair of hands to get you through a busy time!

Whatever your need, we provide a fast, free and efficient service for organisations wanting to recruit our students and graduates.

Log in or register on Career Connect and let students know about your organisation and the opportunities that you have available. 

You can submit and manage your adverts for graduate jobs, summer internships, year-long placements, vacation work, part-time/casual work and work shadowing/open days free of charge.

16 January 2018

Congratulations to our new graduates

Lloyds Scholars is a widening participation programme for students from low-income families run by Lloyds Banking Group.

Each year the nine universities that take part in this programme meet in London to celebrate the individual achievements of the graduating Lloyds Scholars.

This year, seven University of Sheffield students graduated from the Lloyds Scholars Programme, a scheme which provides students with bursaries, cash prizes, and practical internships with Lloyds Banking Group.

An additional 8 awards are presented across the programme to individuals who have performed exceptionally during their time as a Lloyds Scholar. This year, University of Sheffield graduates took home two of these awards; Libby Wells for the Lloyds Internship Award, and Jasmine Nelson for the Lloyds Champion Award. These students were a shining example of the talent on show at The University of Sheffield and the hard work and determination of our Lloyds Scholars.

16 January 2018


Student Employee of the Year Awards 2018

Do you employ student casual workers?

Did you know you can nominate them for a national award?

We are looking for you to nominate exceptional students who have made a real contribution to your area of work.  

This national competition is open to all students who work part-time on and off campus whilst they study.

Help us to gain the recognition that University of Sheffield students deserve for the hard work that they do within the University. 

Students can also nominate you - their employer, for an award!

If you would like to nominate a student in this years awards please email us at: studentjobshop@sheffield.ac.uk

16 January 2018

Students are back, and they're looking for part time work on campus!

The Student Jobshop provides an efficient service for all departments wanting to recruit students as casual workers.

Submit and manage your vacancies online or call one of our knowledgeable and friendly members of staff who will be happy to help and advise you about our service.

We are also in the process of rolling out a new service - myJobshop - to a number of pilot University departments. myJobshop will provide a premium agency service, centralising the employment and management of Casual Student Workers (CSWs) and Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs). Find out more.

16 January 2018