Career Impact

Career Impact for Final Years

The Career Impact Scheme for 2019/20 has completed. We are hoping to recruit for the 2020/21 cohort over the summer.  If you are a current level 5 (second year) student or on your industrial (sandwich) placement please check back later in the academic year for more information.

Career Impact is an interactive programme run by the Student and Graduate Employability Service in connection with employers. The programme aims to coach and support a diverse group of motivated students, throughout the process of their graduate job applications and give them the confidence and resilience to navigate recruitment and selection processes. 

Career impact workshop

It is aimed at students who:

  • have the drive and enthusiasm to reach their career potential
  • want a job that offers structured training and development, early responsibility and the potential to lead
  • are aiming to secure a place on a graduate scheme or with a big employer
  • are keen to meet like-minded students from across the University 

Successful applicants will receive:

  • interactive workshops to prepare you for all aspects of the application process
  • employer input
  • support in your application process
  • the chance to learn from students from other courses and backgrounds

 Attending the programme can also contribute to gaining your Hallam Award.

 82.5% of employed Career Impact participants had secured professional or managerial roles within 6 months of graduating, compared to the university average of  74%. Employers included Royal Mail, Unipart Rail, Balfour Beattie, Rollem, Experian (DHLE data, 16/17 cohort) 

Our 2018/19 Cohort went on to secure roles with: BT, Proctor and Gamble, Explore Learning, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Polypipe, Kitlocker and GLC.

Who can apply?

The programme is open to final year UK/EU undergraduate students who are able to commit to attending regular group sessions, and who can give evidence of commitment, pro-activity, and who have a clear idea of the type of role/career they are interested in.

The full eligibility criteria for the 2020/21 programme will be published when applications go live.

You must be able to commit to all the sessions of the programme.

How do I apply?

Applications for the 2020/2021 programme are expected to open in May 2020 - date to be confirmed - and will be open until late September 2020. 

The Programme

The programme below is indicative but is subject to change. The programme is evaluated and enhanced each year following feedback from the students who took part in the programme.  

Week 1:   14th October 2019
Understanding the Impact that you can make

Week 2:  21st October 2019

Presenting yourself  - Making an impact in person

Week 3:  28th October 2019

Applications - Making an impact when you're writing applications

Week 4: 4th November 2019

Making an impact in Assessment Centres 

Week 5: 11th November 2019

Your Next steps - Making an impact in the future

The Employers

The following employers supported the programme and co-delivered sessions within the programme. This is indicative as we regularly approach a range of employers to support us in the delivery of Career Impact.

  • Network Rail
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • GradConsult
  • SkyBet

Contact for enquiries:  career.impact@shu.ac.uk

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 14:56