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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Students demonstrate high interest in working while they study

We held another Work While You Study Fair in the Careers and Employability Centre a few weeks ago at the end of February. We know from previous years and enquries from our students that many of them are keen to find some kind of work to supplement their income while they’re studying, which also provides them with experience to have on their CV.

In just three hours we welcomed  over 500 students and the feedback from employers, students and staff was excellent. Here’s a flavour of what they told us…

BSKYB “Very nice centre, very modern and well equipped”

G4S “Excellent hospitality with a warm welcome from the Team at SHU along with very good approachable students” they also said “can you improve on excellence?! A most enjoyable venue with constructive, successful events”

Whitbread / Premier Inn said “Excellent service very caring, friendly and professional”

Ant Marketing “Your staff were welcoming and ensured we had everything we needed”

Transline Group “The students were great, friendly and open about work opportunities”

And our students told us…

“Great opportunities and good that the University arranges this type of event”

“This was really helpful, I hope to hear back for the jobs I have applied for today”

“Very informative and helpful, the fair showed me opportunities I may not have previously considered”

“Lots of choices and opportunities to choose from.  All very insightful and informative”

If you’re interested in finding part time work while you study here, contact our team in the Careers and  Employment Centre.