Employability Updates

Appointment booking

There are now more appointments available.

You can book appointments with Rachel Gradwell or Andrew Walton via UniHubONLY- select the type of appointment (in ‘What would you like to talk about?’) rather than selecting an advisor name.


Setting up your Own Business (How to get started)

15 November 2018 2pm – Collegiate Campus

Are you considering a career a Personal Trainer; Coach; Fitness Instructor?!

The start-up workshop is run every month by the SHU Enterprise Team. It is designed to give you all the information you need to kick start your self-employment venture.

What we will cover:

  • Identifying your customer base
  • Introduction to business planning
  • Tips on market research techniques
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property (copyrights, trademarks etc)

FA HE/FE Sports Devolvement Event

20 November 5:30-8:30pm, Collegiate Crescent

The evening will kick off at 5:30pm with a keynote speech which will be followed by three thought provoking workshops, delivered by County FA and Sheffield Hallam staff, before rounding off with another keynote speech to close the evening at 8:30pm. See attached poster labelled ‘Higher education event poster 2018’ for more information.

How to book: http://www.sheffieldfa.com/news/2018/nov/02/supporting-students-to-develop-in-the-sport-industry– link to story on CFA website

Spotlight On… Careers inWellbeing

Thursday 22 November 5:15pm-7pm – Collegiate Campus

If you are looking for a career supporting people in their physical or mental wellbeing, whether that be diet, lifestyle, sport or wellness, then this is the event for you!

Hear insider information on what it’s really like to work in these varied industries and receive hot tips on how to successfully navigate their recruitment

Opportunities: Paid Roles

There are numerous roles currently advertised on UniHub– click on the link to find out more!

Coaching Courses

Sheffield Hallam University have arranged for three FA Level 1s in Coaching Footballfor the this academic year. These course start in December, April and May with the April course being Women’s and Girls only course.   You can book onto these and other courses: https://store.shu.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/short-courses-cpd/hallam-active

To confirm you can attend please click ‘read more’ then click the ‘more info’ tab as this will confirm the course specific times and dates. This is to avoid confusion as you will be required to attend 0.5 days of workshops on First Aid and Safeguarding and 3.5 days of practical and theory.

Maybe you are unsure if a FA Level 1 is right for you? Well try our Pre-FA Level 1 workshop. Our next workshop is 13thNovember 10am to 3pm at Collegiate Campus, S10 2BP. More details are in the attached document labelled ‘Pre-FA Level 1 Poster’, including how to apply.

If you are coaching in the female game or are female there is potential for funding to support you accessing the FA Level 1. This is subject to agree meeting and development plan with Richard Meek who leads the Sheffield Hallam University FA Women’s High Performance Centre. To enquire about this please contact Richard via email at: rjm0254@exchange.shu.ac.uk

Be Your own Boss

Enterprise Action Week  12-18 November 2018 (Next week!)

Enterprise Action Week is packed with exciting, fun competitions, networking events and skills-building workshops as well as informative employer & graduate presentations. If that is not enough, there will also be an opportunity for you buy this year’s Christmas presents at the Hallam Handmade arts & craft market hosted by our very own arts & design students. Whether you want to find out more about being self-employed or are keen to get the right (enterprising) skills that will make you stand out to employers, Enterprise Action Week is an absolute must for you!

Career Mentoring Scheme

New Mentors for Sports Students

Not got much work experience? Looking to find out more about your options after your sports degree? The Career mentoring Scheme has some extra places just for Sports Students!

Career mentoring is a great opportunity to get matched up with a professional who can help you move forward your career ideas.

It can help you to

  • find out more about a particular career path that might interest you
  • find out about different roles that are out there
  • get some advice on your career or your skills more generally
  • help you to develop your networking skills

What mentors are there for me?

We have mentors from many different professions but there are some specific sports mentorsnow on the scheme and we are extending the deadline just to our Sports students to enable you to apply. These are the job titles and organisations that could mentor you:

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Premier League Co-ordinator Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme
  • Development Manager for Rounders England
  • Assistant Sports Development Manager for Arches School Sport Partnership
  • Club Sport Co-ordinator for the University of Salford
  • Coach Academy Co-ordinator – Sport DevelopmentSheffield Hallam
  • Project Lead, Participation (Sports) for International Tennis Foundation

What are we looking for?

We are looking for students from any course of any year group, but particularly want to hear from students from diverse backgrounds, those that don’t have much work experience and students who can show how the mentoring scheme may be able to help them.

It’s a short deadline, so get your applications in by Monday 12th November.Head to https://unihub.shu.ac.uk/Form.aspx?id=341467  to apply.

Questions?For more information on the scheme head to http://careerscentral.shu.ac.uk/getting-experience/career-mentoringor get in touch on 0114 225 3752 or careermentoring@shu.ac.uk