Virtual reality in careers

Supporting you in your career journey.

Before you start

We are creating virtual reality material to support you with interview and assessment centres.

Do your research into the organisation and job role. You should either have already been invited to an interview or assessment centre, or have a clear idea of the organisation you would like to work for and the job that you hope to do.

Our offer


With apologies:

We have currently postponed any loaning of our VR headsets and we are unable to provide in-person appointments for our VR experiences as a result of COVID-19.



However, you can still continue to access our VR experiences in a variety of ways, including mobile and desktop - just select your available setup below.

How will you view?

Pick below to get started now

Choose your view

Google Cardboard* / mobile 360°

Samsung Gear VR / Oculus Go

Oculus Rift**

360° view, no headset***

Select

Choose your type

VR Mock Interviews

Multiple interview types available.

VR Assessment Centre

Multiple assessment centre scenarios available.

Choose your experience

Competency based interview (1)





Run time: 6min +
Competency based interview (2)





Run time: 6min +
Science placement interview (1)





Run time: 6min +
Science placement interview (2)





Run time: 6min +
Teacher training interview (1)





Run time: 6min +
Teacher training interview (2)





Run time: 6min +
Strengths based interview (1)





Run time: 6min +
Strengths based interview (2)





Run time: 6min +
Medical School interview (1)





Run time: 6min +
Medical School interview (2)





Run time: 6min +
Interview for a PhD opportunity





Run time: 6min +
Interview for an academic post





Run time: 6min +
Coming soon...


Law training contract,
Architecture placement
and Nursing coming soon.
Space Escape (easy)





Run time: 21min
Desert Island Survival (easy)





Run time: 24min
Save the Library (intermediate)





Run time: 28min
Host a street Party (intermediate)





Run time: 27min
Coming soon.


more exercises on the way!

task instructions

Next

Begin

*Youtube app required
**Rift Core 2.0 & Firefox browser required
***Not compatible with mobile / tablet (select mobile 360°)

Finished the exercise?

Now your experience has finished - take a moment to reflect. You could write notes under the following headings:

What did they do well?
Did they demonstrate analytical, problem solving and creative attributes?
How well did they communicate, collaborate and support each other?
Did one candidate take the lead?
Did they keep to time, did one candidate act as timekeeper?
How did they bring the exercise to a logical conclusion?
What would you do differently?

Once you have jotted down some notes, view the assessor's feedback

More help?


If you need further support, we can help. We have a range of resources that can guide you through a variety of career-related questions across our site.
Complete our available pathways, gain access to appointments with our friendly advisers or use our chat service to find out more.

Have a question?

Find us

Careers Service
Edgar Allen House
241 Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2GW

We are open Monday - Friday: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm (except Tuesdays when we open at 11.00 am)

Ⓒ The University of Sheffield Careers Service