Opportunities for students and graduates 

The Careers Services works with students and recent graduates to enhance their employability, and University staff can play an integral part in supporting this.

Students should be encouraged to pursue work experience/placement opportunities early in their degree programme. Departments that require support can consider employing casual student workers to benefit from an enthusiastic and flexible workforce, with different skills and perspective at an affordable cost.

Advertise your vacancies

jobshop-team-small-webThe Student Jobshop can help to advertise your opportunities to students and graduates, including part-time/casual work, summer/year-long placements, vacation work and graduate jobs on Career Connect.

The team offers support with wage types/pay rates, promoting vacancies and helping to fill positions at short notice from a pool of student workers.


myJobshop is the University’s online portal used to administer casual student workers and Graduate Teaching Assistants.

The Student Jobshop carry out registration, eligibility to work checks and visa compliance monitoring. Hiring Managers benefit from easy administration of electronic time sheets and a recruitment and selection tool to help find the perfect candidate.

For queries or support, please contact us at 0114 22 20927 or myjobshop@sheffield.ac.uk

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