Support for smaller businesses

If you are a small to medium-sized business in the Sheffield City Region, recruiting students and graduates can help your business deal with the present and prepare for the future.


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 just need an extra pair of hands to get you through a busy time. Whatever your needs, we will work with you to tailor the ideal strategy for your organisation, ensuring your engagement is impactful and effective.

What we provide

Free Vacancy Advertising and Guidance

We provide advice and guidance to help you create and prepare your opportunities for advertising, such as producing an effective vacancy advert and setting an appropriate graduate salary

You can advertise vacancies to thousands of our students and graduates and we have additional options for enhanced advertising on social media.  Our Student Jobshop can provide additional support to promote and fill part-time vacancies in the Sheffield City Region.

Opportunities to get involved

We offer a flexible programme of physical and virtual events and activities to enable you to introduce your organisation and opportunities, and engage with students and graduates from your target disciplines, with discounted rates at any chargeable events. 

Free support with selection and recruitment

We have dedicated resources available to handle applications and shortlist candidates on your behalf and provide physical and virtual space for you to hold informal, one-to-one appointments with students or formal interviews.  

Access to grants and funding

Our partnerships with funding providers enable us to provide bursaries for summer placements and graduate roles at certain times of the year.

Help to connect with academic departments

We are ideally placed to link to you to the wider institution.  You may be interested in contributing to curriculum delivery by holding guest lectures or offering projects.  You may like to explore building relationships that lead to advancement of your business in other areas e.g. research, CPD, degree apprenticeships.

Contact us

To discuss your needs and identify the most appropriate support for you.

Tel: 0114 2220900


A world top-100 university

We're a world top-100 university renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of our research-led learning and teaching.