The Employer’s view: Five top tips from Airbus

Airbus came to Sheffield Hallam last week, to talk to students about their placement and graduate scheme opportunities. The two sessions in the Careers and Employability Centre were very popular, with standing-room only.


Here are five top tips from the Airbus team for anyone interested in applying to them:

  • One of the most important things you can do is display a positive attitude – show your enthusiasm for the company and the role you are applying for
  • Research! – they will expect you to display knowledge of Airbus products, and of their business
  • The company is an international organisation, with staff from many different countries, and lots of opportunities to travel. They are looking for candidates who will thrive in this environment, and who will be able to work with and learn from people from other cultures
  • Your CV is likely to be assessed by an international team – make sure that it doesn’t contain jargon or abbreviations
  • If you have a LinkedIn profile, Airbus recruiters will look at it. Make sure it is up-to-date, and contains strong examples of your skills and abilities

If you would like support with any of these points, call in to the Careers and Employability Centre, or have a look at our advice on

Work while you study fair a great success

WWYS OCt 2014 1It’s been a fantastic start to the new academic year in Careers and Employment.  We welcomed over 1000 new and returning students in to the Careers and Employability Centre during the Work While You Study Fair on 1 October and for the first employer presentation of the year by Airbus.

The students who came along and the employers who were there both had a great experience, and gave us a lot of positive feedback (which we always like to get!).

The employers thought the fair was excellent and they were overwhelmed with the responses they had to the job opportunities on offer.

BSKYB commented “The service was excellent.  The staff in the Careers and Employment service who set this up  were extremely helpful and informative”

Home Fundraising said “Spacious and well organised”, “Fantastic service and very helpful”

Big Band Promotions fed back “Thank you for a successful event – we are working through the application forms today”

NHS Professionals told us “The event is a great opportunity to meet the students of Sheffield Hallam and raise our profile within the Sheffield Hallam University Campus”.

Of course the event is organised for our students, and we wanted them to benefit too. WWYS OCt 2014 2The feedback from them was also very positive and some even said they were amazed by the number of job opportunities on offer from employers at the fair.

Here’s a selection of their comments:

We were amazed at the number of jobs on offer”

“I found it really interesting to see the number of types of jobs on offer on a part time basis”

“The types of jobs were really varied and I was very interested in the voluntary options”

So if you didn’t manage to get along to the Work While You Study event, but would like to search for jobs, workshops and employer presentations please see the Careers Central Jobs and Events via the Employability tab on shuspace.

If you want to hear more about Student Employment within the University or would like to advertise a role to students, please contact the Student Employment Team on 0114 225 3940 or email:

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