Advertising with us

Advertising with us

We advertise all year round with vacancies commencing for the following academic year in September. If you would like to advertise with us, please contact the Employer Partnerships Team on 0114 225 3433 or email at The Employer Partnerships Team will also be able to provide you with more information about other ways you can work with Sheffield Hallam University.

Advertise & contact our students directly through Handshake

Sheffield Hallam University is now using Handshake to promote opportunities to our students and graduates.

You will need to register your organisation on Handshake and request approval to join Sheffield Hallam University as an institution. Once approved, you will be able to add your vacancies. These will go live once they have been approved by our Employer Partnerships Team.

Visit the Handshake website to register your organisation.

If you haven’t used Handshake before, a couple of useful links can be found below:

Careers Fairs and Spotlight Events

Employers can also attend the University’s careers fairs and spotlight recruitment events. With a varied event calendar, these are great opportunities to engage with students and recruit for part-time work, internships, sandwich placements and graduate positions. More information on our current event schedule is available on the Our Careers Fairs page.

Should you require any further assistance, please contact our Employer Partnerships Team via or 0114 225 3433.

Tailored support packages for SMEs in the Sheffield City Region

Working in collaboration with The Sheffield College and the RNN Group, we provide SMEs, start-ups and microbusinesses with a tailored business package to support innovation and develop new opportunities. These services are available to businesses with less than 250 employees with a turnover of less than €50M per annum. Find out more on our Higher Skills Higher Growth page, or speak to our team of experts today on 0114 225 5000 or email Alternatively, complete our enquiry form.

What our students look for in an advert

The best way to get your advert seen by the right students is by making the information as clear as possible. The main things students look for are: 

  • The job title and responsibilities (try to write these in plain English)
  • Location
  • Duration (e.g. 6 months, 12 months etc.)
  • Discipline area you are looking for (e.g. Accounting, Business, Computing, Engineering etc.)
  • How to apply
  • Deadline
  • Salary (further guidance on this below) 
  • Specific requirements (e.g. Disclosure and Barring Service checks) 

Guidance on salaries

At Sheffield Hallam, we ask that all our students are paid fairly for the work they undertake wherever possible and we have a policy of not advertising unpaid or underpaid roles via the University’s advertising portal except in limited circumstances, for instance charitable and voluntary work.

We encourage all our students to ensure that they are able to sustain their living costs for the duration of their placement, and where the placement is a year long experience, this can affect the approval of their placement as part of their degree.

We do not prescribe a minimum salary as the industries our students work in are extremely varied, each with industry-specific expectations and we recognise that placements are a transformative developmental experience for all parties - therefore we leave decisions around remuneration for students to decide whether or not they should apply for opportunities and proceed on placement. 

Guidance on hours

We cannot accept zero-hour contracts for a placement. The minimum hour requirements must be met in order for a placement to be approved, therefore zero-hour contracts cannot be considered as there is no guarantee that the minimum will be met. You can find details of the minimum requirements on our placement provider key information page.

Students on Student Visas

You can employ students on a student visa as our students are required to undertake a mandatory industrial work placement, which is an integral and essential part of their course. They must work a minimum of 30+ per week. Students on a student visa are permitted to work full time during their placement, as it is considered part of their course. 

As part of our Sponsor licence requirements, Sheffield Hallam University must report details of the student’s placement to UKVI, including the date they begin the placement, confirming when the placement has ended and their return to normal study. Also, if the placement employer and/or place of employment should change during the period of placement, or if the placement ends earlier than expected, this must be reported promptly to UKVI.

The University must also monitor the student’s engagement during their placement. To do so, the University will contact the student's placement employer via email or phone each month to confirm that the student is still working and engaging with their placement fully. It is important that you respond to this as promptly as possible – your cooperation in this regard is greatly appreciated.

Safeguarding / Disclosure and Barring Service checks

If the placement opportunity you are providing involves working with children or vulnerable adults and would therefore require students to pass a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, it would be useful to know this at the point the opportunity is advertised so that we can make students aware that you will require them to pass a DBS check.

Please be aware that your responsibilities in relation to DBS and safeguarding measures still apply and the University expects that you will undertake any necessary precautions prior to the commencement of a placement.