Sheffield Graduate Training Contract

sgtcThe University is committed to ensuring that all members of its workforce are engaged on the most appropriate contract and that this engagement is completed in a transparent and fair way.

The Sheffield Graduate Training Contract (SGTC) is a variable hours contract of employment for the engagement of postgraduate students as Graduate Teaching Assistants (G6) or Graduate Teaching Associates (G7) (GTAs) where they carry out grade 6 or grade 7 duties, indicatively with a minimum commitment of 10 hours per semester. This may apply in some instances to teaching support work which would previously have been offered on a casual bank worker basis, but does not affect those who carry out teaching duties as part of their course of study.

GTAs will be engaged and registered through myJobshop The myJobshop team will register the GTA and carry out all associated administration through a central online portal.  Any queries may be directed to

Sheffield Graduate Training Contract Index

Key Principles

Sheffield Graduate Training Contract Key Principles
About the Job: Sheffield Graduate Teaching Assistant (Grade 6)
About the Job: Sheffield Graduate Teaching Associate (Grade 7)
Terms and Conditions of Service for The Sheffield Graduate Training Contract (Grade 6 and 7)
Employment summary

Guidance and forms

Guidance on the Sheffield Graduate Taining Contract
Annual Leave Arrangements for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTAs)

GTA Claim Form [Doc]
Payroll Dates
Pension Information
GTA Review and Development Scheme

Further Guidance and Support

Student Working Relationships
Immigration & Criminal Record Checks
Human Resources