Engineering Materials students

Your future career: you can do anything

We'll work with you to make sure your masters leads to great things.

You can go anywhere

Our careers advisers will help you with your global job search. National and international employers advertise vacancies with us. They also visit the campus to talk to our postgraduates.

We'll support you all the way

Help is available at every stage of your course so you can start preparing for the rest of your life straight away. We have details of all the latest job vacancies and work experience opportunities. There are workshops on CV writing, job hunting and preparing for interviews.

Careers Service for postgraduates

Work experience

We work with employers to help you find the right work experience. This could mean vacation work, an internship or a placement as part of a project.

Working in the community

Our volunteering programme is one of the biggest and best in the UK. There's plenty of scope for you to do work that will enhance your CV. You can even develop your own volunteering project from scratch.

Support for your ideas

The University has an enterprise team dedicated to helping you develop your business ideas. For instance, a project you're working on as part of your course, or as a volunteer in the community, could provide a solution to a business problem.

Video: what our students say

We'll show you how to use what you've learned to make a difference, wherever you go. Watch our videos to hear from some of our graduates, including MA Social Work graduate, Sally Deakin:

More graduate videos

Pravin Kuriakose
Job System Design Team Lead, Airframe Interfaces, Aero Engine Controls
Studied MSc(Eng) Control Systems

Duncan Levesley
Job Senior Manager, Research and Advisory China–Britain Business Council
Studied MSc Chinese Language, Business and International Relations

Nicola Cooper
Job Associate Director, Ernst and Young
Studied MComp Computer Science

Sam Wiggins
Job Information Officer, Norton Rose Group
Studied MA Librarianship

Andy Willmore
Job Richmond Area Manager and Community Project Officer (Crane Valley), London Wildlife Trust
Studied MA Landscape Management

What the employers say

"The University of Sheffield Careers Service is well-organised and has a very proactive approach to links with us as potential employers. Rolls-Royce has built up a good working relationship with the University of Sheffield over the past few years; we have taken on a number of Sheffield graduates with a sound understanding both of their subject area and of wider issues."
Rolls-Royce plc

"We target graduates from Sheffield as we find they are of consistently high quality and perform well across all operating areas of the company and within our graduate Professional Development Programme."

"PricewaterhouseCoopers recruits in consistently large numbers from the University, valuing the academic rigour and flexible outlook of its graduates. The firm is committed to working in partnership with the University in order to provide business insights and develop commercial awareness for students of all academic disciplines."
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

"Students from Sheffield are amongst the best in the country; we are always pleased when a Sheffield graduate decides to build their career with DLA."
DLA Piper