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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.

Graduate Program at Nielsen

Where: South East England

Deadline: April 1, 2017

Type: Graduate

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What it's all about

This is an exciting opportunity for you to be a part of the world’s largest Market Research Company and experience a one year comprehensive graduate development programme which exposes you to all areas of this first class business including a short placement outside of the UK.

The experience

Nielsen values the client experience and the employee experience above all else, which is why our Graduate Programme has been carefully crafted to show you the best of Nielsen, and bring out the best in you.

After a tailored on-boarding programme to quickly settle you in to the Nielsen team, you will spend each quarter developing your skills and understanding in a different area of the business. From helping clients to enhance their marketing activities or develop a product launch strategy, to growing your multi market understanding, this programme will challenge you to make a difference to our business.

  • You will spend your first 3 months undertaking a structured training programme to demonstrate the value that we bring to our clients and provide you with the core skills. This will cover business fundamentals, analytical skills, presentations skills and storytelling. At the end of this period you will be assessed via role play and presentations.
  • Through months 4 – 6 you will undertake a project focussed around the continuous market tracking services we provide to our clients. This assignment will give you a closer understanding of the insights that we provide to our clients through our core products and services, Retail Measurement and Consumer Panel.
  • Through months 7 – 9 you will work within one of our Practice Areas, Sales Effectiveness, Marketing Effectiveness or Innovation to understand how we help our clients to enhance their marketing efforts, price & promotional strategies and new product launch strategy. You’ll be working on a project that will help to drive internal efficiencies in one of these areas.
  • In your final 3 months of year 1 you will spend the initial 2 weeks within a European market outside of the UK. You will be set the objective of understanding more about a process or way of working implemented within this region, and you will bring learnings back to the UK, and define a plan to implement these effectively and sensitively to generate growth.

Placement year 1

In year 2 you’ll be placed in a live role, working directly with our clients, delivering against growth objectives. You’ll consolidate your learnings across the assignments to embark on a journey to become a leader within Nielsen. This will be supported with Leadership training and opportunities to demonstrate the skills you have learnt.

Placement year 2

In your final year you’ll rotate to a new team or function, expanding your leadership experience to take on managerial responsibility. You may be selected to participate in the Emerging Leaders Program and spend the next 18 months rotating across Europe or you may capitalise on local team management or Client leadership opportunities.

Your attributes

  • A comfortable story teller
  • An enthusiast for our industry and FMCG
  • The ability demonstrate the qualities of a leader
  • Experience of working in the corporate world
  • A strong ambition to progress with our company
  • A track record of taking on responsibility
  • Strong verbal and written English

The Benefits

  • Starting basic salary £26,000
  • 25 days holiday (rising to 28 with service) + Bank holidays! If this isn’t enough we also offer a holiday purchase scheme!
  • Structured individual development plans
  • Private healthcare
  • Employer contributory pension
  • A whole range of corporate discounts

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '47625' for more details and to apply.

Marketing Undergraduate Opportunities at UKCloud Ltd

Where: South East England

Deadline: April 1, 2017

Type: Placement Year

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UKCloud have an active and well recognised marketing function to deliver key messaging to our target sectors to partners and customers.

We are looking for people who are studying a marketing related course to join us and support our marketing activities, which will include:-

  • Use of to capture and analysis lead capture and progression of sales
  • Co-ordinate marketing campaigns, including email and print activities
  • Analysis of website usage and campaign responses to maximise marketing effectiveness
  • Assist in design and branding activities
  • Data analysis, understanding and scoring the success of different campaigns
  • Use of all types of social media to engage with customers, partners and the public

Skills and Experience

  • Excellent verbal communication skills, and accuracy in written communications
  • Creativity and design skills. An understanding of how to create customer engagement
  • Able to undertake data analysis using database or spreadsheet software
  • Prior knowledge of CRM systems such as or similar
  • Good knowledge of social media software, and how they should be used by businesses

Other Information

  • Satisfactory references from your course tutors
  • Excellent results and grades in your assessments and examinations to date
  • This role will be based at the Company’s offices in Farnborough, Hampshire
  • UKCloud is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates
  • Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK and will be required to successfully undergo Security Clearance

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '51983' for more details and to apply.

Market Visionaries Program at AB InBev

Where: Europe

Deadline: April 3, 2017

Type: Graduate

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Our programs are open to people graduating before September 2017 and holding a Bachelor or Masters (or equivalent) degree from any discipline.

Dare to Dream.

Our dream is to be the Best Beer Company Bringing People Together For a Better World. It’s an ambition that fuels us to take brands into new markets, attract fresh customers, and break boundaries.

On our Market Visionaries Program (MVP), you’ll have the opportunity to push our brands further – by taking them to bigger and better markets, and introducing them to different audiences. Pride yourself on your sales pitch? You’re in the right place. Love being out in the field and meeting new customers? That’s what you get paid for. Think we could create better brand experiences? We’d love to hear your ideas. It’s an incredible opportunity to learn the business, take ownership, and deliver results – fast.

The Program

The program has a huge emphasis on field sales as we believe that it provides a great foundation for a career in sales and marketing – giving you the confidence, training and communication skills necessary to sell in anything from new products to great ideas.

That’s why, after an initial training session, you’ll spend the next 12 months focusing on either On-trade sales (selling to pubs, bars, clubs) or Off-trade sales (selling to supermarkets, corner shops, retailers), before switching to the other for the following year. This allows you to have a comprehensive training in both areas for a well-rounded education.

In both On-trade and Off-trade, you’ll be out in the field and frontlines of sales, finding new customers and getting to know them, negotiating deals with small and big business owners, looking for ways to grow volume, and really activating our brands. Think of yourself as the face of our brands, an ambassador who’s passionate about taking your products to the world.

In addition to your field work, you’ll have marketing and trade marketing projects to complete on the side – so you can apply what you’re learning. It’s an intense program that’s designed to challenge you to improve and innovate every day, but it also offers amazing training from our top people, and it’s designed to help you build the career you want.

At AB InBev, we believe that you should aim for your dream and make it yours. If you really impress us throughout this program, you’ll be offered your first managerial role.

Quote from MVP participant Thomas

“Sales is the cornerstone of the business – it allows you to get to know your market really well – your products, buyers and consumers – and this knowledge sets a strong foundation for a successful marketing career.”

- Thomas Caenepeel

Who we're looking for

Talented. Hungry. Ambitious. Entrepreneurial. You set trends rather than follow them. You’re innovative, creative, a doer as well as a dreamer, with a flair for communication and relationship building.

You’re a natural salesperson – you love being at the frontline of the business, connecting with customers and merchants, selling in new and established products to businesses small and large. You live for your brands and consumers. You’re passionate about maximizing the visibility of brands, developing your sales and customer portfolios, and you work hard to increase sales volumes and improve profitability every chance you get – by negotiating shelf space, offering relevant training, and working closely with external merchandisers.

You’ll also have the confidence and resilience to back your own decisions, take ownership of your projects from day one, and meet ambitious targets. And, as most of the job consists of selling in new products and connecting with customers, you’ll need to have a native competency level of English as well as the native language of the country you wish to work in too, in order to be eligible for this program.

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '47891' for more details and to apply.

Global Management Trainee Program 2017 at AB InBev

Where: UK

Deadline: April 3, 2017

Type: Graduate

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About Our Global Management Trainee Program

We believe that for our business to be the best - and to grow sustainably - we need to develop the people who will lead that growth. We need the managers of tomorrow.

Working on real projects from the outset, our global management trainee program is the first step on a global career. From your induction in St Louis (USA) to your end-of-program presentation, you'll be treated as one of our future leaders. You'll learn about running one of the world's most successful businesses, and you'll learn about where you will fit in best.

Primarily though, you will be learning about management - about how to be a leader in company that is intent on being and remaining a world-class organization. And that includes learning from feedback - and understanding that we are a team, where individuals are never afraid to learn, to make mistakes, and to develop - as part of becoming great leaders.

The Program

You'll follow a structured, full-time 10-month program where you'll learn about how our entire business works. This covers everything from supply, logistics, sales, marketing and trade marketing through to information and business services. You'll also learn about our other functions - people, legal and corporate affairs, procurement and finance.

  • Global & Zone Induction - 2 Weeks
  • Deep Dive (Supply) - 5 Weeks
  • Deep Dive (Sales & Marketing) - 8 Weeks
  • IT & Business Services - 3 Weeks
  • Headquarters Strategy - 2 Weeks
  • Supply Assignment - 10 Weeks
  • Sales Assignment - 9 Weeks
  • Capstone (Graduation) - 1 Week
  • First Position & Mentoring From Senior Leader

Who we're looking for

  • You should graduate (before September 2017) with a Bachelor, Masters (or equivalent) degree from any of the following disciplines:
  • Business, Economics, Marketing Sales, Finance, Science, Engineering, Law or IT.
  • You'll fit in best if you have an entrepreneurial spirit, be results-driven and have undertaken some form of leadership position either inside or outside of university. You also need to be fluent in the native language of the country you wish to work in, and English, to be eligible for this program.

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '47871' for more details and to apply.

Associate Talent Programme - September 2017 at Capco

Where: London, UK

Deadline: April 4, 2017

Type: Graduate

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Capco, a global business and technology consultancy dedicated solely to the financial services industry. Our professionals combine innovative thinking with our unrivalled first-hand industry knowledge to offer our clients consulting expertise, complex technology and package integration, and managed services to move their organizations forward.

Through our collaborative and efficient approach, we help our clients successfully increase revenue, manage risk and regulatory change, reduce costs and enhance control. We specialize in banking; capital markets; wealth and investment management; finance, risk & compliance; and technology. We serve our clients from offices in leading financial centers across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

The Capco Associate Talent Programme provides top talent with the skills and experience required to become the financial consulting leaders of tomorrow.

Capco’s Associate Talent Programme is the entry point into consulting with Capco. From day one as an Associate Consultant, you will be given the opportunity to support a range of clients in wide-reaching and interesting projects and environments. You will develop market changing solutions and tackle complex business issues to deliver innovative solutions and strategies for our global customers.

At Capco an intensive training programme is provided, covering the global financial services landscape, risk and regulation, foundations of consulting and project delivery. Develop, strengthen and expand your skills through collaborative training in an environment where your experiences and contributions are valued and encouraged.

Capco’s Associate Talent programme attracts individuals from a range of different backgrounds – from recent university graduates, through to professionals with a desire to make a change in their career.

All we ask is the following:

  • Minimum 2.1 degree (in any subject - with quantitative backgrounds preferred) or equivalent experience
  • 320+ UCAS points desirable

The aptitude to ably demonstrate :

  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Competence with Microsoft Office

We very much value prior work experience through internships etc., however this is not a pre-requisite for applying.

If you can provide this, along with a keen interest in Financial Services, Capco can give you the rest!

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '48123' for more details and to apply.

Trainee IT Business Analyst at PACCAR Parts

Where: UK

Deadline: April 14, 2017

Type: Graduate

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PACCAR Parts Europe comprises 4 main distribution centres which are located in Leyland, Eindhoven, Madrid and Budapest.

The Leyland Distribution Centre employs 140 team members who are dedicated to processing 7,000 daily order lines to service 100 DAF dealerships and also 45 additional MOD and export accounts

We require an innovative, ambitious, and motivated Supply chain/IT/Business graduate with the desire to develop into an IT Business Analyst within our multi million Euro PACCAR Parts business. Working closely with business users, our team pioneers key innovations in demand planning and logistics across multiple distribution centres in Europe.
With relevant training and support you will be involved in developing new functionality and configuring existing systems to support a world class parts distribution company.

Qualified to degree level in a Supply Chain, IT or Business discipline, the successful applicant must be able to demonstrate a practical approach to problem solving and possess well-developed communication and inter-personal skills. Self-motivated, with drive and initiative, you will be able to multi-task efficiently and effectively and be able to apply the knowledge you have learnt at university in a practical way within the work environment. Ideal candidates will understand demand and fulfilment planning and will have experience of supply chain applications. Experience of working within a distribution environment is desirable.

We are offering an opportunity to join our ITD team, a salary of C£26k, final salary pension, private outpatients’ scheme and 25 days holiday plus statutory entitlement.

Please note that applicants must be permanently entitled to work in the UK

How to Apply

Please submit a CV and covering letter to:

Jody Clayton, HR Advisor,

Graduate Management Trainee at Ligentia UK Ltd

Where: West Yorkshire, UK

Deadline: April 15, 2017

Type: Graduate

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Ligentia will provide structured, rotational career development over the course of the 12-18 month contract, offering opportunities to work and train in various core functions of the business, so as to gain a complete overview into Ligentia and an awareness of the wider industry.

In turn, you will develop your management capability, people management skills, development and learning experience in line with our culture.

Skills Development

During the course of the programme, we will focus on developing the following skills through coaching, training and work-based learning:

  • Industry awareness
  • Commercial Acumen
  • Understanding of the service provision
  • Understanding of operational processes
  • Knowledge of our bespoke IT systems
  • Drive for excellence in Customer Service
  • Solutions Focus
  • Driving performance through measurement and motivation
  • Managing People and Performance
  • Project Management
  • Change Management

Over the course of the Scheme, you will have access to Group Board and Executive Board members, as well as continued support from an allocated internal coach/mentor.

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '48877' for more details and to apply.

Graduate Research Consultant at Paul Nyman Consultancy

Where: West Yorkshire, UK

Deadline: April 15, 2017

Type: Graduate

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Paul Nyman Consultancy, based in West Yorkshire, provides bespoke recruitment solutions to a wide range of clients within the FMCG industry, from SME & start-up businesses to some of the biggest branded Manufacturers across Europe.

The business focuses on the recruitment and retention of high calibre professionals across a range of functions in the industry. This includes; Sales, Marketing, New Product Development, Technical and Category Management across both Interim and Permanent placements, with the scope to develop the business into other areas.

Paul Nyman Consultancy are currently recruiting for the 2017 intake of graduate talent.

This is an exciting opportunity for a recent graduate or an individual with a couple of years’ experience looking to make a difference within a growing business and develop their skillset.

You will be joining a programme that will expose you to numerous areas of the business allowing you to autonomously lead projects, support and drive a business unit whilst developing your people management, business development and leadership skills.

Due to its challenging nature, this role requires an adaptable individual who is primed for new and varied situations. The ideal candidate will deliver the provision expected by external stakeholders with a persistent and driven mind-set.

As this role involves high levels of professional interaction integral to the operation of the business, an ability to ensure that our customers experience the standard they have come to expect is essential.

Should you have the ability to prioritise and manage your time effectively, be motivated and are excited by the opportunity to pilot your own career, then this could be the ideal opportunity for you.

  • Qualities: Tenacity, Enthusiasm, Drive, Energy & Adaptability.
  • Skills: Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes (Word, Outlook, Excel & Powerpoint).

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '48891' for more details and to apply.