Opportunities for students and graduates 

Advertise your vacancies

Use our services to advertise internal vacancies suitable for students and graduates. Suitable vacancies may be:

  • part-time - up to 16 hrs in semesters – additional hours in vacations
  • Career Connectseasonal – work in the Christmas, Easter and summer vacations is always popular with students
  • temporary – many students look for a 6-12 month placement as part of their studies
  • longer term – many graduates start their career working at the University

Student Jobshop can advise you on when and how to advertise, rates of pay, targeting specific students etc. If required we can use our social media to support your advertising and we can provide a space for interviews if needed.

We can also help fill your positions at short notice as we have a large number of students fully compliant and ready to work.

Run by the Careers Service’s Student Jobshop, this is a centralised online portal for the recruitment of students into casual work, covering both Casual Student Workers (CSWs) and Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs).

It streamlines processes and centralises administration to provide an efficient recruitment system covering vacancy advertising, application monitoring, eligibility to work checks and time-sheet submission enabling departments to focus on managing the students’ work. The University can also remain vigilant in monitoring the numbers of hours worked by students on Tier 4 visas.

Most departments are now using myJobshop and those that are not yet engaged will be asked to do so in Semester 2 2019. If your department is already on board, you can simply login and post your vacancy (whether you already know who will be undertaking the work or not). You will also find step by step guides if you haven’t used the system before and be able to manage your applications and authorise time-sheets. Any vacancies that require advertising will automatically appear on Career Connect, our online vacancy system so that students looking for work only need to look in one place.

If your department is not yet on board and you wish to engage sooner rather than later then please contact the Student Jobshop on:

Tel: 0114 2220927
Email: myjobshop@sheffield.ac.uk

All other vacancies ie. permanent part-time roles, summer and year long placements as well as graduate jobs can be advertised directly on Career Connect. As a member of staff you have access to Career Connect via MUSE however you can also submit a vacancy as an employer. 

On CampUS Placements

The On CampUS Placements scheme is aimed at academic and professional services departments who are interested in engaging a current University of Sheffield student to work on a project based placement.

What does the programme involve?

On CampUS Placements are offered as a developmental opportunity for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students, enabling them to gain experience of the world of work and develop new skills. It's also a great way for your department to benefit from the up to date skills and knowledge that a student can offer.

Students receive a bursary equivalent to £10 per hour for taking part in this scheme. This is jointly funded by your department which will provide 50% and the Careers Service which will provide the remaining 50%. For some projects, we will be able to provide up to 100% funding to cover the cost of engaging a student. Alternatively, your department can offer to provide 100% of the funding needed.

What you need to do

You must be able to offer a suitable project-based placement which will comprise of 50 to 100 hours. As part of these hours, your department is expected to allow up to a maximum of 5 hours for the student to undertake reflection which could include completing their end of placement poster submission.

You will need to commit to supporting a student throughout their placement by providing:

  • a suitable place for them to work - placements must not involve working from home and a space should be found in your department for them to be based for the duration of the placement
  • a designated line manager who will provide as a minimum an initial placement planning meeting, a mid-point review to provide feedback on project progress and an exit interview – an end of placement review with the student (this could form part of reflection time required during the placement)
  • an appropriate induction for the student and any necessary training as required for the project to take place; appropriate documentation for the induction can be provided by emailing employabilityprogrammes@sheffield.ac.uk

If you have any questions, please read our FAQs. These also outline the expectations we have of students involved in the On CampUS Placements programme.

If you have further questions please contact

What support will I receive

The On CampUS Placement team will:

  • Provide guidance about putting together an application for the scheme
  • Advertise your placement via Career Connect, available within MUSE and provide further advertising promotion where required
  • Provide support/advice about how to recruit a student to you project
  • Complete the student HR registration procedures and make payments to the student
  • Issue appropriate documentation including tripartite agreements
  • Answer queries about the placement process and provide ongoing support whilst the student is working with you
  • Support the student to produce the end of placement poster, showcasing their achievements
  • Undertake appropriate HEAR verification for the student
  • Provide evidence of the student's involvement in On CampUS Placements

Please note: ALL placements must be completed by Friday 5th July 2019. Students are advised to work no more than 16 hours per week, however during vacation periods students can work full-time (within any individual student visa restrictions).

Further information

Student Jobshop
For help with advertising Part-Time/ Casual Work and Graduate Teaching Assistants for current students
Tel: 0114 222 0940
Email: studentjobshop@sheffield.ac.uk

Careers Service
For help with advertising placements and graduate jobs
Tel: 0114 2220900
Email: employers@sheffield.ac.uk