Opportunities for students and graduates 

Advertise your vacancies

University staff can 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

We can advise 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.

If you wish to advertise a vacancy you can access more information and login to our free vacancy system Career Connect.

myJobshop - the new centralised recruitment function for Casual Student Workers and Graduate Teaching Assistants

Important Information for Pilot Departments

myJobshop is running as a pilot in the first instance, involving the following departments:

  • Faculty of Engineering (Except GTA in The Diamond)
  • Library Services
  • Student Support and Guidance
  • Corporate Communications
  • UK/EU Student Recruitment
  • Urban Studies, Planning and Geography
  • Careers Service

For departments participating in the myJobshop pilot, please read Introducing myJobshop.

For further information about myJobshop please contact:

Tel: 0114 2220927

Email: 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, 100 hour placement.

On CampUS is currently closed for project applications, the next round will reopen in January 2018.

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 £1,000 bursary 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.

What you need to do

You must be able to offer a suitable project-based placement which will fill 100 hours. As part of the 100 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 the 100 hours 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 the Placement Team, email placements@sheffield.ac.uk

In addition, you will undertake the recruitment and selection process, following advertising by the Placement Team. Inform the Placement Team of any student appointment and liaise with us about agreements and any necessary documentation.

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 the placement team via placements@sheffield.ac.uk

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 6th July 2018. 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

Employer Liaison for graduate and placement vacancies

Tel: 0114 2220900
Email: employers@sheffield.ac.uk

The Student Jobshop for student vacancies
Tel: 0114 222 0940
Email: studentjobshop@sheffield.ac.uk

You can find out more by reading our guidance if you are recruiting students, or feel free to contact us.