Plan Ahead!
Autumn Fairs, Summer Engagement & Staying Connected

In the May edition of our Employer Newsletter, you will find out more about:


?? Autumn Careers Fairs 2024 dates

?? How to engage over the summer

?? A survey about working with postdoctoral researchers

?? Staying connected with us


Happy reading!


Harvest Top Talent: Autumn Careers Fairs 2024 dates announced

The Autumn Careers Fairs return in 2024, offering you an opportunity to recruit our talented students.


You will be able to showcase your graduate roles, year-long placements, summer and short-term internships to a large audience across all years of study.

This year's event features dedicated industry days:


?? Monday 14th & Tuesday 15th October: Science, Technology & Engineering Fair 
- Meet highly skilled graduates in STEM fields.


?? Wednesday 16th October: Graduate Jobs & Placements Fair
 - Network with ambitious graduates across a wide range of disciplines.

Register your interest now and be one of the first to know when bookings open (please note that places book up early and priority will be given to those offering paid opportunities and those in sectors most in demand by our students).


Summer engagement: connect with us beyond events!

While the summer season brings a temporary pause to our events programme, there are still many opportunities to stay connected with the University. Summer is a great time to book a virtual meeting with our team!  


Our team of partnership experts are well-connected throughout the university and can help you to explore new and innovative ways to develop your recruitment strategy, or how to engage with our vibrant community of students or graduates. 

Other ways to stay connected:


??Share a case study about how you have benefited from working with us. 


??Give students an insight into your organisation or occupation. Create a Day in the life video or visual to help students to explore their career options. 


??Express your interest in exhibiting at our Careers Fairs via this Google Form. Well then invite you to secure your place once we're open for bookings.


??Take a look at our eMentor programme for Sheffield graduates.


??Advertise your opportunities for free on our online portal - Career Connect.


We look forward to continuing our partnership with you. Stay tuned for updates on our programme of autumn events, and get in touch via if you'd like to book a virtual meeting with one of our Employer Engagement Officers.


Share your thoughts: Connecting Postdoctoral Researchers with Non-University Organisations

Does your company ever need short-term expertise? We want to get feedback from you about how organisations such as yours might connect with postdoctoral researchers in a non-academic context, using their skills and expertise to benefit your organisation via short-term periods of work.


These periods of work could be as little as a one-off half-day, or could lead to something much more extensive, depending on the requirements of the researcher and your organisation.


This 5-10 minute survey will close on May 27th 2024. Please contact Dr Jacob Salmonsmith with any questions or comments:


Stay Connected: Update Your Career Connect profile by 31st May 2024

We're reaching out to encourage you to take a moment to log in to Career Connect and update your contact information.


?? Why update? Wed like to keep you up-to-date on opportunities to engage with the University to support your current and future recruitment. By having your most recent contact information, we can ensure you don't miss valuable opportunities to connect with top talent. 

We've added new questions about equality, diversity, and inclusion that will be visible to students on your profile. This allows for greater transparency in your recruiting practices and gives students a chance to learn more about your company's commitment to EDI.


We kindly ask you to update your information by 31st May 2024. If you haven't logged in to your account since September 2022, your data will be removed from the system.


?? How to update your details:

  1. Log in to Career Connect
  2. From the Profile dropdown, choose Update my organisation profile
  3. Here you can update your organisation information, and also update your own profile details in the Contacts and Users tab.