Working at the English Language Teaching Centre

Thank you for your interest in working at our Centre. We're one of the largest University based language schools in the UK, supporting over 3,000 students a year on a range of programmes. Please read on to find out more about working at the ELTC, details of any current job vacancies, and information about our work experience programme.

In our most recent staff survey (2018) 92% of our staff said they were proud to work at the University of Sheffield and 86% would recommend the University as an excellent place to work.

The University of Sheffield was ranked as a Top 100 employer in The Sunday Times Best Not-For-Profit Organisations To Work For between 2016 & 2018 and the University has been named as a top employer for workplace equality for the sixth year in a row by the leading LGBT charity Stonewall, reaching its highest ever ranking of 23rd in 2019.

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ELTC Staff

Current vacancies

Pre-sessional English Language Tutor (multiple posts) - reference number UOS023033. Application deadline July 19th 2019.

Would you like to join one of the biggest and best run pre-sessional courses in the UK? Our programme was commended by BALEAP in Summer 2017 for its excellent organisation and tutor support.

If you have a DELTA or equivalent relevant teaching experience, then we want to hear from you. Our programme includes a week long paid induction which will prepare you to deliver our EAP course.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including free self-catering University accommodation for teachers from outside the area. As a result, many of our summer teachers come back year after year. As we need our teachers throughout the programme, holidays are paid at the end of the contract.

English Language Tutor (multiple posts) - reference number UOS023032. Application deadline July 19th 2019.

We're recruiting English Language Tutors for our full-time General English programme, University English. Preferably you will be TEFLQ status as recognised by the British Council (e.g. DELTA or equivalent, or CELTA + relevant MA) with a minimum of 3 years’ relevant teaching experience. Our programme includes a week long paid induction which will prepare you to deliver our University English course.

To view the job description and apply for any vacancies, click the link below and search for the relevant reference number.

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Work experience

The University of Sheffield takes its public and social responsibility seriously. We are committed to making the world a better place. This approach is embedded in everything we do, from partnerships with local and global organisations to our research and teaching. As a University department, the ELTC shares this commitment. One way it does so is by providing young people in the Sheffield region with learning opportunities, and practical experience, which aim to equip them for their future working life.

Staff at the ELTC undertake a range of roles which are reflected in the work experience placements we offer: Language Teaching, Administration and IT:Technology & Technical Support. Our placements are designed to be informative and motivating, providing hands-on experience and active engagement. Further information about each type of placement can be viewed by clicking the links below:

Language Teaching  Administration  IT:Technology & Technical Support
ELTC Work Experience Policy Work Experience General Information End of Placement Report Template Reflective Log Template

Work experience availability

Work experience placements at our Centre last from 5-10 days, and availability is governed by the working demands on each placement area at any given time of the year. During busy periods we may not be able to accommodate your request. To view current availability, please click the link below:

ELTC Work Experience Availability Calendar 2019

Application information

To apply for a work experience placement at the ELTC, please complete the application form below:

ELTC Work Experience Application Form


We can only arrange internships to current students & recent graduates of The University of Sheffield through the University's internship programme. We are unable to accommodate any internship requests from external organisations or individuals not currently studying at The University of Sheffield. For more information please visit Career Connect:

Career Connect