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Careers Service

All students at the University of Sheffield and the School of Law have access to specialist careers help. The University has a dedicated careers team that provide support and resources to help you develop your chosen career. In the School of Law you also have access to specialist careers advice, support and resources to help you develop your career in law.

Careers Service – All Students

The Careers Service collaborates with academic departments to develop employability within programmes and to support all students with their career and personal development. We provide advice and guidance to enable students and graduates to make well-informed career decisions throughout their studies, and transition successfully into placements, graduate employment, further study and research.

Use the University Careers Service to:

  • Explore – discover your attributes and your career and further study options
  • Develop – add to your skills, experiences and career confidence
  • Act – find jobs, placements, work experience and further study, in the UK and countries around the world

Our services include:

  • Interactive careers resources including our website with Virtual Reality interview experiences and online career management programmes, all accessible 24/7
  • Supporting you to gain work experience and develop your skills
  • The Student Jobshop in the Students’ Union, which advertises jobs on campus and in the local area, as well as providing advice on finding work experience
  • Workshops on developing your skills; choosing a career; finding jobs and placements or postgraduate study; professional networking using social media; plus successful CVs, applications and interview skills
  • Events where you can meet with employers and alumni on campus
  • Vacancies for work experience, part-time and vacation jobs; summer and year-long placements; and graduate employment
  • Individual appointments with trained advisers to discuss anything from choosing and planning a career; reviewing your applications to jobs and postgraduate study; and succeeding at interviews, assessment centres and online tests
  • Specialist services for international students, postgraduate students and researchers, and those from non-traditional backgrounds
  • Additional support for disabled students for example advising on positive strategies for disclosing a disability to recruiters
  • Our services are available for up to three years after graduating

Careers Service

Edgar Allen House, 241 Glossop Road, Sheffield S102GW

Telephone: 0114 222 0910

Open: 10am – 4pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 11am – 4pm – Tuesday

Student Jobshop

Level 3 of the Students’ Union

Telephone: 0114 222 0940

Open: 10am – 5pm Monday, 11.15am – 5pm Tuesday, 9am-5pm Wednesday to Friday.

Website               Social media unishefcareers               Explore, Develop, Act

Additional advice within the Law School – Final Year Undergraduate Students and MA Law Students

In addition to the service offered by the Careers Service, the School’s academic lead on employability, Louise Glover, a solicitor, offers a limited number of 1:1 appointments for final year students and MA Law students interested in the legal professions. These are suitable only as a final step once you have already met with the Careers Service. It is in the Careers service that you will find trained careers advisers and professionals. What Louise can do on top is help you with firm selection and review your completed application with the eye of a solicitor. Appointments can be booked here.

Please do not book Feedback Hour appointments for a careers one to one as these are for personal tutees and teaching feedback only.

Careers Advisor

Sheffield Graduate Attributes

You can gain an impressive range of knowledge and skills whilst at University. We want these to be clear to you and to potential employers, so in 2005 we identified ‘The Sheffield Graduate’ attributes as part of our commitment to supporting your development. These have since been further refined, most recently to align with our Learning and Teaching Strategy (2016-21).

Some of the attributes are embedded within your course and others are complemented through access to an unparalleled range of extra-curricular activities.

View the list of attributes here >

Sheffield Masters Graduate Attributes

This list of attributes outlines the knowledge and skills our postgraduate qualifications enable you to develop.

View the list of attributes here >

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