Employability 

Your employablity after graduation is of paramount importance to us.  It’s never too early to start thinking about your career, make the most of the opportunities here in the department and  you can give yourself the best chance of walking into that dream job. Check back here regularly for information on the latest graduate and placement vacancies as well as other events that will help you polish your CV and sell your skills.

There are also some useful links to the right of the screen. 

More information on all the events below can be found using CareerConnect.

Departmental events;

CV and application surgeries - UG2/3/4

Get help and advice on how to improve your CVs and covering letters. 20-minute appointments can be booked here:
UG2
UG3
UG4

How to apply for placements – UG2/UG3

Thursday 23 February, 1200-1300 Portobello B51 (places limited, sign up here)

This session, led by Louise Cooper, Placement Officer for Engineering at the Careers Service, will show you how to write applications for currently available placements. You’ll get practice in identifying the key skills employers look for and including them in your CV, as well as answering questions they ask.

Writing your CV – UG1

Tuesday 7 March, 1500-1700, John Carr Design Suite (places limited, sign up here)

This session will build on the material introduced in the How to Succeed in Writing Applications MOOC and your CV review tutorial with your personal tutor. Led by Tim Fletcher, Careers Adviser for Engineering at the Careers Service, will help you put together a CV that gives you the best chance of success when applying for summer placements.

Alumni Speed Networking – all students on all degree courses

Thursday 9 March, 1645-2000, Ideas Space

Wondering what direction to take after your degree? Want to hear the pros and cons of a job from someone doing the role? Have questions that you’d like to ask someone who has been in your shoes? Come along to our alumni speed networking evening with alumni (former students) now working in industry on 9th March, 1645 in the Ideas Space, Sir Robert Hadfield Building.

In small groups you’ll have 10 minutes with each alumnus to ask them questions about their time at Sheffield and career. The speed networking will be followed by a drinks reception to carry on your conversations.

Places will be limited to 30 students; signups will open soon.

PGT Careers Surgery – all students on MSc courses

Wednesday 29 March, 1300-1500, Ideas Space

Come and talk to a member of staff with careers and employability knowledge about anything you feel you need help with, or just to get advice and support. Places will be limited, and sign-up information will be released closer to the time.

How to Succeed at Writing Applications – Careers Massive Open Online Courses

Starts Monday 6 February

This free short online course offers practical learning and advice to help you create the perfect CV, personal statement or application. The course should take a couple of hours a week and can be completed in your own time. Once enrolled you can access the material whenever you need to.

• Learn how to write successful CVs, covering letters and applications (including personal statements) for jobs or courses.
• Analyse a job advert or course description
• Use Applicant Tracking Systems to your advantage
• Download example CVs and covering letters
• Improve your digital footprint
• Answer questions on application forms
• Write the perfect personal statement

How to Succeed at Interviews – Careers Massive Open Online Courses 

Starts Monday 27 February

Find out about the questions that may get asked:

• competency based
• motivational
• strength based
• situation judgement

Prepare for:

• psychometrics and other tests
• telephone and video interviews
• non-standard interviews
• presentations

Careers Service sessions

• CV's and Covering Letters – Wednesday 20 Feb 1300-1400 Arts Tower LT08
• International students: finding part-time work in Sheffield – Thursday 23 Feb 1300-1400 Hicks LT06
• Networking for the nervous – Friday 24 Feb 1300-1400 Hicks LTA
• International students: T5 internships and other opportunities – Thursday 2 March 1300-1400 Hicks LT06
• Working in intellectual property, patents and trademarks – Thursday 2 March 1300-1400 Hicks K14
• Completing application forms – Friday 3 March 2017 1300-1400
• Get the most from your work experience – Wednesday 8 March 1200-1300 301 Skills Centre
• Psychometric tests – Thursday 9 March 1300-1400 Hicks LT06
• Preparing and performing at interview – Tuesday 14 March 1300-1400 Arts Tower LT08
• International students: English language skills for CVs and applications – Wednesday 15 March 1300-1400 Hicks LTE
• Assessment centres – Thursday 16 March 1300-1400 Hicks LT06
• Building your brand on social media – Monday 27 March 1300-1400 Hicks Building Computer Room G25

Employers on Campus – Skills sessions

• Telephone mock interviews with Hut Ltd – Monday 13 Feb 1000-1600 Careers Service
• Networking with PWC – Tuesday 14 Feb 1400-1500 Arts Tower LT08
• Leadership with American Summers – Wednesday 15 Feb 1300-1400 Hicks LT02
• Mock Assessment Centre with Siemens – Wednesday 15 Feb 1400-1815 Octagon Centre Hall
• Selling yourself effectively with The Challenge – Tuesday 21 Feb 1300-1400 Hicks LT03
• Time management with BDO LLP – Wednesday 22 Feb 1300-1400 Hicks SR F28
• Assessment Centres with Morgan Advanced Materials – Monday 27 Feb 1300-1400 Mappin LT15
• Video interviews with FDM – Tuesday 28 Feb 1300-1400 Diamond LT08
• Communication skills – Monday 6 March 1300-1400 Hicks SR F30