Employability Updates

There’s  loads happening this week again – make sure you don’t miss out! 

Andrew Walton

Employability Adviser

Appointment Booking

You can book appointments with Rachel or myself via UniHub 

Appointments usually take place in Collegiate Hall A218 but please check when you book as there are a few which take place in Heart of the Campus.

You will also find a range of appointments available with colleagues if you can’t find an appointment that fits in with your timetable.  If you have any problems with booking using UniHub please contact Careers Connect on 0114 225 3752 or visit a Hallam Help Point.

Please do not email me to book an appointment.

Paid Opportunities

There are a number of paid roles currently being advertised on UniHub. 

Marketing and Communications – Internship Opportunity 

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist marketing and communications efforts. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of marketing whilst working for a locally based non-profit organisation.

Coach Academy

The Coach Academy is an employability programme, that will provide you will industry standard on the job experiences, supported by training and mentor opportunities.

Current roles include: 

Spotlight on working with children, young people and Communities 28 February


Each employer will deliver an introductory “pitch” outlining their organisation and the opportunities for students and graduates. Following the pitches, there will be an opportunity to chat informally to as many of the employers that spark your interest. Pitches will begin at 5:15pm and the employers will be available until 7:00pm.


If you are looking for a career working with Children, Young People and the Community, this is the event for you.

We are bringing together a group of organisations with a wide offer from community or outreach work, careers that support Children and Young People or work with families.

This is your chance to explore all of the fantastic opportunities available in a wide range of roles to suit any degree discipline. 

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.


Organisations to be confirmed

Work For Yourself Fair – 7 March


Have you ever thought that working for yourself and being your own boss might be the right graduate career path for you?  If so, then come along to talk to some of our students and graduates who have done just that.  Our exhibitors are all at different stages in the development of their ventures, from placement year students who are testing out their ideas, through to graduates who have established successful businesses with their own employees.

As part of the fair, we will also be hosting a variety of talks and Q & A sessions throughout the day.

Q & A Sessions:

Our exhibitors which will focus on the three key stages of developing a venture. To book your place on any or all of these sessions, please click on the link(s) below:

  • Q&A with placement year students sharing their self-employment experiences – book here
  • Q&A with students and graduates who work for themselves – book here
  • Q&A with Hallam Graduates – book here

Key Note Speaker: The Entrepreneurial Ladder: Action Coach Steve Cooke talks about the entrepreneurial ladder – book here



Sheffield United Community Foundation Job Vacancy – NCS Team Leader

NCS Job Specification:

The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a government funded programme which aims to bring 15-17 year olds together from different backgrounds, embarking on a journey that builds life skills for work and life whilst taking on new challenges and meeting new people. During the three week residential programme the young people get the opportunity to take part in a range of outdoor activities as well as making a difference in their local community.

Sheffield United Community Foundation are seeking to employ a number of enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individuals to deliver our successful NCS programme. All of our Community programmes are aimed at strengthening self-esteem, developing personal skills, promoting healthy behaviours and lifestyles, and in doing so improve academic achievement, enhance employability and increase the feeling of self-worth and wellbeing.

NCS Staff Application Form 2019

NCS Team Leader Job Specification 2019



Employability Updates

There’s quite a lot happening this week – make sure you don’t miss out! 

  • The GoGlobal fair is here – why not join the walking bus to City Campus and see what’s going on. (More below)
  • It’s Hallam Award Week (more below)
  • Focus on self-employment – could you be your own boss (more below)
  • Jobs!  Visit UniHub.ac.uk
  • You can book an appointment with me by visiting UniHub 

Coming up

GoGlobal Fair Check In opens soon ……

The GoGlobal Fair lands on Campus on Wednesday, 6th of February 11am until 2pm.

What’s happening on the day;

You can attend the fair at whatever time you like, or meet me at Collegiate Hall at 12:30pm to join a ‘walking bus’ to the fair.


26 global employers will be on campus with internships and voluntary work opportunities across the globe. For full details of employers attending and the opportunities they offer – FOLLOW THIS LINK 


Alongside the Fair, we have 3 employer presentations where students can hear 1 hour long information sessions. 3 very different but equally exciting opportunities with a truly global feel.  See below for details and booking links;

BOOK NOW = Travel Teacher – Educational Volunteering Internships – 11am until 12 noon – Careers Connect – City Campus: 

Life changing experiences leaving a positive mark on  communities and the environment in The Cook Islands, Fiji, Kenya and The Maldives.

BOOK NOW = Think Pacific! Life changing 1 month expedition in Fiji – 12 noon until 1pm – Careers Connect – City Campus

Join a team of 20 student volunteers whilst living in a remote and traditional Fijian community for 4 weeks

BOOK NOW = CRCC Asia and #GenerationUK: Funded China Internship – 2pm until 3pm – Careers Connect – City Campus

Give yourself the edge when applying for jobs and boost your employability by participating in a two-month FUNDED British Council Generation UK internship via CRCC Asia. 14 industry sectors, 3 booming cities!


At the entrance of the fair will be The Hallam Award team, Erasmus information stand and also The GoGlobal Fund offer.  Prior to ‘boarding the plane’, you  will have an opportunity to consider what skills you will be  developing and how you could break down one of the biggest barriers to finding overseas work ….. funding and cost*. The departure lounge area will allow you  to receive advice from 3 key support networks to help reassert the value of overseas working.

*Please be aware that there will be costs involved which may include flights; accomodation and living expenses.  The organisations will be able to provide a breakdown of costs (and also earnings for paid opportunities) and also potential opportunities to fundraise where applicable.

Hallam Award Week – #itsnottoolate

Work part-time, run a student society, Student Rep, carer, volunteer, play sports, other extra-curricular interests?

It’s not too late to gain recognition for your achievements through the Hallam Award and see how you are developing your Graduate Attributes.

The Hallam Award supports you to:

  • Develop your confidence
  • Broaden your experience
  • Build your own personal development plan
  • Articulate your attributes  – enabling you to tell your story to future employers and stand out from the crowd.

Check out the Hallam Awards Social Media feeds to find out more about what’s going on this week 

Facebook:  hallamawardshu                           

Twitter: @hallamaward

Insta:  hallamawardshu

You can get in touch with the Hallam Award Team via hallamaward@shu.ac.uk
For further information and resources visit:  blogs.shu.ac.uk/hallamaward.

Self-Employment/Working  for Yourself

There’s lots of support available if you’re thinking of working for yourself, or setting up in business, perhaps as  freelance coach or working as a PT?  

The Enterprise Team offer a weekly drop-in session – every Tuesday in Student Services at Heart of the Campus from 12:30pm-1:30pm or find our more here: https://careerscentral.shu.ac.uk/finding-job/self-employment