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Here you can see a list of vacancies and opportunities from employers who are seeking to employ Sheffield University Management School students and graduates.

These are just a selection of the opportunities available. To view other opportunities please visit Career Connect via MUSE or on the Careers Service website.

General Management, Corporate Buying, eCommerce and IT Industrial Placement Opportunities at Aldi

Where: UK

Deadline: April 30, 2017

Type: Placement Year

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If you just fancy a year out of uni, then don’t apply for Aldi. Because our Industrial Placements really are like no other. From day one, you'll be at the heart of the business, rolling your sleeves up as an integral part of the team. It's this level of early responsibility that's helped our General Management Industrial Placement really take off. And now, based in our Atherstone Head Office, we’ve also added Corporate Buying, eCommerce and IT to the list.

Whichever placement you choose, we'll invest loads of time in you. Over the 52 weeks, you'll get intensive training and rare exposure to our internal workings to add your impact. And by rotating across different teams, you'll become an expert in how our operations fit together to ensure a smooth-running business.

If responsibility doesn't faze you, you can quickly prove your worth. It really is a year like no other. And, providing you impress, you’ll be encouraged to apply for a permanent role after you graduate. If you're on our General Management Industrial Placement, then you'll be perfectly prepared to join our awardwinning Area Manager Programme. Which could be the start of your fast track to leadership.

To earn your placement, you'll be working towards a 2:1 in any discipline on a sandwich degree course. And for our eCommerce or IT programmes, a relevant degree will definitely come in handy but is not essential. You'll also have a minimum of 240 UCAS points (or 150 points for Scottish Highers) from your top 3 A-levels/Scottish Highers. It’s important you have the right to work in the UK. And, if you’re applying for our General Management Industrial Placement, you'll also need a full driving licence and access to a car. All other placements in Atherstone don't require access to a car, but you'll still need a driving licence.

How to Apply

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Graduate Recruitment Intern at Instant Impact

Where: London, UK

Deadline: April 30, 2017

Type: Placement Year

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The company:

Instant Impact is a market leading graduate recruitment agency that connects fast-growing startups and scale-up businesses with the very best graduates. Since launching in April 2011, we have grown a network of over 50,000 students and graduates as well as a portfolio of over 250 clients
including Deliveroo, Funding Circle, Rocket Internet, and many more.
Built by and for graduates, we are currently a team of 18 young professionals with ambitious growth plans. It’s our mission to truly disrupt the world of graduate recruitment by making entrepreneurial companies the first choice for top talent. It couldn’t be a more exciting time to join Instant Impact!

The role:

Instant Impact is looking for some sociable and enthusiastic students to join for their Placement Years. Working directly for one of our top billing Managing or Principal Consultants you will quickly become a crucial part of our team.

You will initially join as a Resourcer, learning graduate recruitment fundamentals by:

  • Sourcing high quality graduates for positions currently being worked on by the team;
  • Promoting our live roles online and reviewing inbound applications;
  • Calling candidates to assess their initial fit for a role and building relationships with them before organising for them to meet your Principal or Managing Consultant;
  • Working towards initial Targets & KPIs;
  • Maintaining a high standard of accuracy on our Applicant Tracking System; and,
  • Helping to manage candidates through the recruitment process, organising interviews and providing feedback.

Top performers will progress into a Junior Recruitment Consultant role where you will:

  • Conduct your own interviews;
  • Take control of your own roles, making autonomous decisions on candidate recommendations; and,
  • Be eligible for a bonus based on roles placed.

This is a fantastic opportunity to build your professional communication and time management skills whilst gaining an invaluable exposure to the world of graduate recruitment and, most importantly, having a great time in a brilliant team!

About You

We’re open to receiving applications from undergraduate students, and will be looking for people with:

  • A keen interest in start-ups and scale-ups;
  • Confidence communicating both in person and over the phone;
  • Flawless written communication and reporting skills;
  • The personality and empathy to immediately build rapport with candidates;
  • The ability to work quickly and effectively to deadlines; and,
  • An interest in working in a target based environment.

Training and Progression

You will receive an intensive training programme to give you insight into all of the sectors we work with, an understanding of how start-ups work, and knowledge of all of the software we use to find the best candidates. You’ll also become an expert on how to write a great CV and nail an interview.

  • Salary: £1,500 per month, plus monthly socials and beers every Friday as well as a bonus for top performers.
  • Start Date: Flexible
  • Location: London Bridge
  • Duration: We welcome all applications for 6 months +.

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '51775' for more details and to apply.

Trainee Internal Auditor at House of Commons

Where: London, UK

Deadline: April 30, 2017


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The Role

As a Trainee Internal Auditor you will support the Internal Audit team to deliver its annual programme of internal audits. This will be a demanding and wide-ranging role for a new graduate who is committed to qualifying as an Internal Auditor and to taking on important responsibilities early in your career. Prior audit experience is not essential, as we will work with you to develop your skills and support your training towards an internal audit qualification, which you must complete during your contract. You will also be an enthusiastic team-player within the wider Governance Office team.

The Person

The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience:

  • Ability to show a clear interest and enthusiasm for working in audit, compliance and/or risk management. This could be demonstrated through past work experience, study or extra-curricular activities
  • Ability to work independently to achieve defined outcomes and to take overall responsibility for certain areas of work. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to prioritise their workload to ensure that changing short, medium and long-term demands and deadlines are met.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective and positive relationships, even when under pressure, with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, whilst upholding a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

The postholder is required to have a recognised undergraduate University degree. This is a pre-requisite to register for certification and exams for the Certified Internal Audit qualification, which you will be required to complete as part of your role. Ideally you will have studied Finance or Accountancy as part of your degree, but we are open to graduates from all disciplines as long as you can demonstrate enthusiasm for becoming an Auditor.


  • Annual leave starting at 28 days pro rata
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Child care voucher scheme
  • Discounted membership of the in-house gym

All applications must be submitted on a House of Commons application form.

How to Apply

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Graduate Programme UK at Cobham

Where: UK

Deadline: May 1, 2017

Type: Graduate

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Are you looking to kickstart your career with Cobham?

If so, our Programme has what it takes to turn graduates into innovators, pioneers and leaders.

We want to attract and hone the best talent, and that’s why we’ve developed a programme with two distinct streams that provide opportunities for the next generation of leaders. We also believe that the greater the diversity in a company, the greater chance you have of being successful. Therefore, when we’re looking for future leaders, we hire from a range of backgrounds where different ideas and views mean better solutions and more informed decisions.

The programme starts at the beginning of September, and both streams include a series of six-month rotations in various disciplines which will allow you to explore some of our offices in Bournemouth, Marlow, Stevenage, and Wimborne. The recruitment and selection process includes an online application, video interview, online test, telephone conference call and a visit to one of our assessment centres.

Where you are placed in the UK depends on your career aspirations and what stream you decide to follow, but wherever you go with us you’ll find support, development opportunities, regular reviews and frequent training sessions. And unlike other graduate programmes, you’ll be given rotations across all business areas, so you can completely understand Cobham and decide where your strengths lie.

Throughout the programme, you'll have regular performance and development reviews with your assignment manager. You'll also be given a mentor who will provide personal and professional support, and a development log that will help you keep track of your progress. And if you want to gain a relevant professional qualification, such as a chartered status, we'll support you all the way. At the end of the programme, our graduates move into full-time roles and you'll have the opportunity to apply for a permanent position anywhere within the business. Where you end up is up to you, but in a company as diverse as ours, you'll always have interesting opportunities. What’s more, every placement you take part in will be vastly different from the others, and there’ll never be any doubt that the work you’re doing is adding significant value to the company.

You also need at least 300 UCAS points and a minimum 2.1 undergraduate degree. We’re interested in graduates from any degree discipline that requires the analysis and manipulation of large amounts of quantitative data, but a degree in a subject like Geography or English could also prove useful. Regardless of your degree focus, we're looking for enthusiasm, an innovative spirit and the kind of big ideas that will help shape the future of Cobham and make a difference in the communities we work in. In return, you’ll have the chance to show us what you can do right from day one, as well as plenty of executive exposure in order to give you the skills you need to become a future leader.

Please be advised, Cobham does not offer sponsorship.

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '49987' for more details and to apply.

Finance Graduate Scheme 2017 at Pladis Global

Where: North West England

Deadline: May 2, 2017

Type: Graduate

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There has never been a more exciting time to join the pladis UK & IRE Graduate Programme.

The largest food company in CEEMEA (Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa) Yildiz Holding has brought together its core biscuit and confectionery businesses Godiva Chocolatier, United Biscuits, Ulker and DeMet’s Candy Company to form a new global company pladis.
The new entity unites internationally recognised brands:
Godiva, a leading premium chocolate brand worldwide
McVitie’s, a leading biscuit brand with a heritage in the UK and Europe
Ulker, the leading biscuits and confectionery brand in Turkey and Middle East; a love mark in its category.
Together we form a $US5.2 billion business, positioning us as a global leader in the category.

The Finance team is integral to pladis, supporting the business in delivering strong and sustainable profitable growth. By necessity Finance has a hand in every aspect of our business, and as a member of our team, you will gain a real insight into a leading FMCG organisation. Working alongside our business partners, Finance plays a critical role in navigating the business forward and responding to changes in market conditions, customer demands and consumer needs. Naturally, we expect our Finance people to constantly respond to the challenges we face every day and as a result, we are looking for talented individuals who can help drive the business forward.

On the pladis UK & IRE Finance Graduate Programme you will undertake four placements across 2 years in order to give you a breadth of experience and understanding across our Finance funaction, which will support your studies and provide you with a platform to fast track your career. You will be working alongside a team of specialists who will actively support your career development and broaden your knowledge of finance in a FMCG environment. Your placements will include a stint in our transactional accounting function in Liverpool - where you will interact with our offshore-shared service centre in India, a factory placement - where you will work closely with one of our Site Finance teams, Commercial Finance - where you work alongside our sales and marketing teams in developing joint business plans with our customers; and a role in our International Business Team, supporting our global growth and ambitious business plans.

During the 2 years, you will be given day-to-day development support in your role from an experienced Finance Professional. Our finance graduates will also be entered into the CIMA Study Programme, which will provide you with the knowledge and support you need to become a Finance professional with an industry recognised financial qualification.

You will also join the business wide pladis UK & IRE Graduate Programme and regularly meet other Graduates, to undertake focused off the job development including Personal Branding, Effective Communication,Time Management, Project Management, Financial Awareness, Presentation Skills, and Leadership skills. You will be assigned a mentor and also work on a real, cross functional business project, sponsored by our Executive team.You will be assigned a business project in your second year and will have the opportunity to present your proposal to the Executive Board – an opportunity that not every employee gets! We support all our graduates with a Buddy and a Mentor, who will help you settle into life at pladis and provide you with guidance for your career progression.

If you have real passion for Finance and working in a fast-paced industry, then this is a great opportunity for you.

Essential Experience, Skills and Qualifications

  • You must have the Right to live and work in the UK on an indefinite basis.
  • You must have a strong academic background where you have achieved or are working towards a 2.1 or 1st degree.
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Location flexibility is critical as you will be required to undertake placements across the UK
  • You must be able to demonstrate teamwork, drive for results and leadership potential

Core benefits of the programme:

  • Starting salary of £26,000
  • 2 year development programme
  • CIMA sponsorship
  • Performance-related bonus
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Stakeholder Pension Scheme
  • Discounts for more than 1,000 shops including: Marks & Spencer, HMV and Vodafone

Company Overview

Yildiz Holding, CEEMEA’s largest food company, has brought together its core biscuit, chocolate, and confectionery businesses Godiva Chocolatier, United Biscuits, Ulker and DeMet’s Candy Company, to form a new global company, “pladis”.

The new entity unites internationally recognised brands Godiva, a leading premium chocolate brand worldwide, McVitie’s, a leading biscuit brand with a heritage in the UK and Europe, and Ulker, the leading biscuits and confectionery brand in Turkey and Middle East; a love mark in its category. Together they form a $US5.2 billion business, positioning pladis as a global leader in the category.

pladis is a global biscuit and confectionery company with operations in 120 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. With annual revenues of US$5.2 billion, pladis has 36 factories in 13 countries and employs 26,000.The company is owned by Yildiz Holding, the largest food company in CEEMEA, and combines three centuries of baking and confectionery expertise by bringing together its iconic Godiva, McVitie’s and Ulker brands.

With a commitment to “promise happiness to the world with every bite”, the company delights consumers with products in sweet and savory biscuits, wafer, cake, chocolate, gum and candy categories.

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '50025' for more details and to apply.

Marketing Executive Intern at Industrial Personnel Ltd

Where: South Yorkshire, UK

Deadline: May 4, 2017

Type: Placement Year

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The Company

Industrial Personnel is a specialist recruitment business founded in 1995, in South Yorkshire.

We have an unrivalled reputation for honesty, quality and consistency. These attributes are the foundation of our business and have helped us to become the professional consultancy we are today.

Recruitment is changing and we are leading the way in developing innovative and unique services that go beyond traditional labour provision and meet more complex business needs. Industrial Personnel offers recruitment services and much more: -

Recruitment: Temporary, Permanent, Temp to Perm, Contract, Local, National, Video Interview Facilities

Consultancy: Business Improvement Techniques, Problem Solving, Compliance, Employment Law Advice

Manage services: Outsourced Payroll, HR, Training, Employer Engagement, Site Managed Services

As an owner managed business, we appreciate and also rely on all the business we have worked hard to win and even harder to retain. Our relationship with our clients is much more than a business transaction; it’s personal!

That is why we go that extra mile to continually ‘Meet Demands on Demand’ and we thrive on the fact that we have an emotional connection to our clients- that is what gives us our edge.

The Job

  • Research and identify marketing opportunities.
  • Research and produce recruitment/industry related blog posts for the company’s social media and blogs.
  • Research competitor activity.
  • You will oversee all the company’s social media accounts.
  • You will be creating job advertisements for our clients and advertising them on all our job boards, websites, and social media.
  • You will oversee the production of the company monthly newsletter – this includes everything from producing content to sending it to the printers.
  • Develop an overarching marketing plan with budgets and timescales, to present to management.
  • Prepare marketing and advertising strategies and objectives.
  • Plan and organise promotional activities.
  • Coordinate and develop company literature.
  • Update the company website and all social media with relevant content and current activity.
  • Seek new marketing events/presentations.
  • Writing and placement of press releases.
  • Assist both the sales and operations departments with finding new business opportunities and placing staff.

The Person

  • Driven and determined.
  • Confident and enthusiastic.
  • Commercially aware.
  • Good at communicating both written and verbally, with great attention to detail.
  • Able to work under pressure and pick up new skills quickly.
  • Have high levels of competency in the use of Microsoft Office, Websites and all manner of Social Media.
  • Able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '51901' for more details and to apply.

Advisory Graduate Programme at Grant Thornton

Where: Worldwide

Deadline: May 6, 2017

Type: Graduate

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We're a global organisation offering business and financial advice to dynamic organisations in countries all over the world. And, at Grant Thornton we like to approach things a little differently. That starts with our vision, we want to help shape a vibrant economy in the UK, where businesses, communities and people can thrive. There's our unique culture too - we're a shared enterprise, meaning our people take ownership for the ideas which shape the future of our business, take responsibility for making these a reality; which results in us all sharing in the reward.

As a business adviser within a team in Advisory, you’ll have a large amount of responsibility, as you help businesses start, expand or begin a new chapter. Our advisory teams are involved in some of the most interesting parts of a business cycle and with some of the most exciting clients out there.

We've got several various graduate opportunities in Advisory across the UK. Visit our website for more details.

As a graduate in Advisory you'll join us on a three year programme to become a professionally qualified business adviser.

What you'll be doing:

you'll work as part of a team to provide advice and insights at different stages of the corporate lifecycle

you'll spend a lot of your time analysing the numbers to gain a greater understanding behind the organisations you're working with, which you'll use to give them the type of advice they'll need to help them achieve their business goals

you'll spend much of your time doing your research around the clients you're working with including spending time on-site trying to understand their business

alongside this you'll study towards becoming ACA/ICAS qualified so that you have the technical expertise and insight to advise our clients

Who we're looking for:

You'll have a genuine interest in the clients you'll work with. We want to provide a distinctive service and unlock potential for growth in dynamic organisations.

You'll know that what you do matters. As an organisation we want to be known for how we do business, not simply what we do. So, we need people who know that every act matters from the simple things to the insights we bring to clients.

You'll seize opportunities. We want to adapt quickly and wisely to changing conditions to optimise growth for both our clients and ourselves.

You'll apply critical reasoning to bring clarity and insight. Ultimately great business advice comes from asking great questions and doing great listening. You'll show initiative and bring unique perspectives to challenging situations.

Our CLEARR values (Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility) underpin everything we do at Grant Thornton and we're looking for trainees who are passionate about, and have a connection with, what we stand for an organisation.

Academic performance is one part of what we look at, but not the only part of you we consider. We don't have minimum academic requirements so if you have achieved lower academic results, you can still apply to us. We're looking for well-rounded candidates who connect with our brand, values and culture and want to make a difference right from the start.

Our firm believes that diverse thinking and approach is critical to getting the best solutions for our clients and creating a stimulating work environment where everyone is enabled to realise their full potential.

How to Apply:

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '50207' for more details and to apply.

Researcher/Trainee Consultants at SLM Search & Selection

Where: West Yorkshire, UK

Deadline: May 8, 2017

Type: Placement Year

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Job Summary

To learn all aspects of the Consulting role and assisting with the provision of the research and support facility to consultants/directors

Core Competencies

  • Ability to assess suitability of prospective candidates per general and specific criteria
  • Ability to converse and negotiate with key industry specific stakeholders
  • Ability to develop new business with Key industry stakeholders
  • Sourcing of new candidates to consultants/directors daily in an effective format
  • Awareness of current requirements re: candidates to make consultants aware should a suitable one be located
  • Understanding of web-based research functions and how to employ them to best effect
  • Investigation of potential new research channels – primarily within the e-recruitment domain
  • Provision of administrative and research support to consultants as and when necessary
  • Demonstrate awareness of best business practise
  • Ability to prioritise tasks accordingly in liaison with consultants/directors
  • Administration of e-marketing campaigns with aim of increasing awareness of company name and generation of new business
  • Use & maintenance of company website and other jobsites to advertise current vacancies
  • Liaison with industry press re: publication of job adverts

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '50563' for more details and to apply.