Could you be the Student Employee of the Year 2015?

Student Employee of the Year LogoThe Student Employee of the Year Awards (SEOTY) aim to recognise and promote the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who combine part-time work with their study commitments.

If you work part time whilst you study and feel that you make a real difference to your employer, let them know about this competition and ask them to nominate you for the award. Alternatively the Student Jobshop can contact your employer on your behalf. The award is applicable to both students working on and off campus.

If you feel that you really add something to your employer then an award can really boost your CV and give you that all important edge to succeed.

Last year, Sheffield student Lewis Yates, BEng Civil Engineering Degree with Employment Experience, was crowned the overall national winner of the ‘Student Employee of the Year 2014' award. With over 700 nominations from nearly 60 institutions, Lewis did himself and the University proud.

And that wasn't our only success story. Our very own Student Union Welcome Desk and Box Office took home the award for ‘On Campus Employer of the Year’ in the national round of the competition.

You can also nominate your employer in the Student Employer of the Year category. This will give them recognition as an excellent employer.

There are prizes for the national winners of the Student Employee of the Year award. These include a framed certificate, a glass trophy, a cheque for £100 and more benefits.

If you think you are a ‘really hard worker’ then it’s worthwhile spending the time asking your employer to nominate you as this could really make a difference on your CV and make you stand out from the crowd.

There are different award categories that reflect the achievements students have been making in the work place.  You can be nominated in the following categories:

  • Above and Beyond
  • Step Up to Leadership
  • Commercial Impact

Find out more about the awards here on the Student Employee of the Year website

Hear what Lewis Yates said about winning the Student Employee of the Year Award last year on YouTube.

The deadline for nominations is Friday 17th April. If you have any questions about the awards please call in at the Student Jobshop or contact the Jobshop on 0114 222 0940 or email

Good luck!