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1 On Campus Placements University of Sheffield Careers Service Jo Edwards – Student Placement Assistant Amy Gray – Jobshop Coordinator

2 Why were you interested in this session today?

3 Careers Service Placement Team Jobshop team Employer Liaison team Projects team Careers Advisers Information Team *Move to working on a faculty basis*

4 Unpaid work policy We reserve the right to decline vacancies that: Are unpaid positions lasting more than two weeks, excluding those that constitute part of a sandwich course. those positions which appear to us, to constitute a job of work that would be in line with National Minimum Wage regulations. 

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6 What is it? Internal placement scheme Piloted in 2012, now in 3 rd year Funding is provided for 100 hour, project- based placements Academic and professional services departments can apply for funding Initially funded by the UEB, now funded by the Careers Service

7 Promotion - Staff Website myAnnounce Targeted departments via Careers Advisers Social Media Staff drop-in

8 Departmental Application Process Four applications periods throughout the academic year Staff submit application for review Internal panel review Applications are assessed as per the guidelines provided Funding is allocated on a faculty by faculty basis

9 Advertising & Administration Projects advertised to students via myVacancies Careers Service advertises; departments responsible for recruitment and selection Careers Service undertakes student registrations and payment Students recruited under ‘casual worker’ contract

10 Promotion - Students Website Flyers in Student Jobshop and fair stands Social Media promotion Careers appointments/placement appointments CV review appointments

11 Student Requirements Requirements – student has to complete: 100 hour placement project Log book including initial review, mid point review and exit interview Skills for Work Certificate/Skills Assessment Case Study Eligibility – UG & PGT students can apply

12 Benefits to the student Paid opportunity - £7.65 per hour plus holiday entitlement Opportunities based on campus Flexible around studies A lot of students want to work on campus Skills reflection element Counts towards HEAR & Sheffield Graduate Award

13 Here’s why… Scott Smith, MSc Science Communication On CampUS Placement - Maths and Stats Help, Multimedia Assistant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x- 5gVL76T7Y&list=UUBc9z1KA- Y1nQksr5TECiFg&index=

14 Key Stats Approx 300 placements since 2012 In 2013/14, 118 students were engaged in On CampUS Placements from the following faculties: Arts & Humanities 20 Engineering25 Medicine, Dentistry & Health 6 Science22 Social Sciences

15 Key Stats 46 out of 48 academic departments have engaged a student through On CampUS Placements Several departments have recruited their student for additional work following completion of the project Award winning scheme – Student Employee of the Year

16 Skills for Work Certificate

17 What it involves Briefing Session Occupational Study 50hrs work experience Hours Verification Form Skills Record Sheets

18 Research a job role that they are interested in doing after graduation ‘Kick start’ – check they are doing the right things during their time at University Prepare them for researching positions they may apply for in the future Helps them know where to look for work experience and graduate jobs Occupational Study

19 Skills Record Sheet A log of the skills they have developed whilst undertaking their work experience together with specific examples of how they can demonstrate these skills. Practise at relating their skills to a job application Enables them to provide examples in applications /interviews. Acts as a useful resource for them or their referees

20 Student Feedback

21 Other Schemes Postgraduate Advantage Funded by Faculty of Social Sciences 100 hour internships for PGT students Advertised opportunities or self-sourced Great Ambassador China Funding from UKTI Placements are short-term (3 months) – 1 year Targeted at Chinese language students

22 Does your service run a similar scheme to On Campus placements?


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