Careers and employability
At Sheffield, we prepare students for what comes next. Not just skills, but personalised careers advice, experiences of different cultures – and the chance to work in their chosen field. Our students receive support from the Careers Service throughout their studies as well as after they graduate.
A Sheffield degree is preparation for life and the world of work. Our aim is to enable our students to take their place in the world, working alongside the brightest and best. They will leave Sheffield with the resilience, adaptability and confidence to manage a career in an ever-changing global jobs market.
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Explore new opportunities
We’ll help students explore all their options, including employment, entrepreneurship and further study. They'll also have the chance to connect with big private sector employers, SMEs and third sector organisations, finding inspiration and building a network of contacts.
Our job fairs are the biggest in the region, covering a wide range of industries and sectors. Employers regularly visit campus, meeting postgraduates, sharing expertise and recruiting for potential opportunities.
Learn from experience
We offer degrees with a year’s work experience built in. We can also help students find shorter placements, vacation work and part-time jobs. Recent placements include: AstraZeneca, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, ESPN, Fujitsu, IBM, the NHS, Rolls-Royce and Unilever. Some are in Sheffield, some in London or elsewhere.
Through our volunteering programme, students can take part in projects that give you invaluable insight into how organisations work and why.
Our global outlook
Students could study or work abroad, do international research, attend a summer school at one of our partner universities or learn a language. They can even combine all of these. We offer a range of scholarships for many of our global activities.
We offer additional support for international students who want to find work in the UK, overseas or in their home country.
Our Careers Service supports all of our students throughout their course and after they graduate. We have strong links with many industry leaders, and invite employers to our campus who are actively looking to recruit our students.
There is a comprehensive programme of events throughout the year including workshops, networking events and presentations. Our careers advisors support sessions on writing CVs and improving interview techniques.
A global reputation
Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.