Your career

The School has a dedicated Employability Hub on site, and employability is embedded in our curriculum.

Top graduate employers recruit our graduates, including Barclays, KPMG, Procter & Gamble, Rolls-Royce and Tesco.

Your employability is our priority from the moment you walk through our doors.

Students in the Employability Hub in Sheffield University Management School

The Employability Hub

The School has its own Employability Hub on site which is for the exclusive use of our students. The Hub is a dedicated space where students can access careers support, job and placement vacancies, and attend skills and employer workshops.

Graduate employers regularly visit the Employability Hub to hold sessions with our students. Recent organisations to visit include Deloitte, PwC, BT, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, Ernst and Young, IMB and Rolls Royce.

The Hub benefits our students throughout their time at university, whether they're seeking student jobs or placements, or preparing for their graduate careers. Our careers support also extends to three years after graduation.

    

Top 15 of universities targeted by top employers

High fliers graduate market researcH 2018


      

Claudia Sorescu in the Management School building

The Employability Hub has provided me with invaluable support throughout my degree.

 

The opportunity to attend employer events through the Career Discovery Series really helped me find my ideal career path.

The Hub helped me to completely rewrite my CV and their skills sessions gave me the confidence and experience I needed when I interviewed for my placement at Irwin Mitchell.

Claudia sorescu, BA business management with employment experience

 

Employability in our curriculum

We've worked with business leaders from some of the world's biggest organisations, including o2 and Santander, to develop an innovative employability programme, Futures First.

Futures First starts during your first semester at the School, helping you to become aware of the skills you need for the workplace. It continues throughout your time at Sheffield, and there are a range of activities embedded in the curriculum which will help you to develop skills for your future career.

Through Futures First you will gain insight into the opportunities available after graduation and will be able to show employers why you're the right person for their organisation.

Students in a Futures First seminar in Sheffiled University Management School


Our student Carlo Vidal Miranda in the Management School

     


 I found Futures First especially beneficial for me, it really set out the importance of gaining skills outside of the classroom.

Hearing from recent alumni showed me the epitome of success you could have as a graduate of the Management School.

Carlo vidal miranda, BA international business management

What do our graduates do?

Top graduate employers recruit our graduates, including Barclays, KPMG, Procter & Gamble, Rolls-Royce and Tesco.

Graduate roles range from accounting, to customer relations, human resource management, marketing, and operation management and strategy.

95%

of graduates in work or further study six months after graduation

87%

of graduates in graduate-level work or study six months after graduation

£23,700

average starting salary for our graduates

Destination of Leavers of Higher Education survey 2016/7

    

Graduate profile: Jodie Cook

Add a placement year

Placements take place between your second and final year of study and add 'with Employment Experience' to your course title when you graduate.

All of our undergraduate courses offer the flexibility to add a placement year. A placement year gives you the chance to apply the skills you have learnt in your course to the working world.

You will develop a range of transferable skills and become more commercially aware, which will benefit you in your final year of study as well as in your graduate career.

Placement information from the Careers Service

  

How does university develop your employability?

Our BA Business Management with Employment Experience student Claudia explains how her time at university helped her to develop the skills that employers look for in graduates.