Skills for Work Certificate
The Skills for Work Certificate is open to all students currently studying at the University of Sheffield.
What is it?
The "Skills for Work Certificate" is designed to help you use your experience gained from work to demonstrate to future employers that you have the necessary skills to perform in the workplace. It will also help you to learn more about yourself and your career options.
Successful participants will be awarded a University of Sheffield Careers Service Certificate, endorsed by a range of organisations from across employment sectors
Attainment of the certificate also counts towards the Sheffield Graduate Award, and will be included in the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) - a new and comprehensive record of your university achievements, which recognises extra-curricular achievements as well as academic learning.
As part of the Skills for Work Certificate programme, you will undertake the following activities:
- Attend a 60 minute briefing session delivered by Careers Service staff designed to prepare participants for the reflective learning process upon which the whole
programme is based (when you register you will be able to select the most convenient date for you).
- Occupational Study - individual research into a graduate job that is of interest to you.
- Work Experience - a minimum of 50 hours from the start of the programme; this is confirmed by a Verification Form signed by your supervisor in the workplace. The work experience you do can include paid work (part-time or full-time) voluntary work, vacation work and summer internships but must not be part of your academic course. The work can be undertaken either in the UK or in another country and can be with more than one employer.
- Skills Record Sheet - individual reflective record to demonstrate the skills developed through your work experience and its relevance in applying for future employment or further study.
Registration for the summer programme is now open.
Briefing sessions for the summer programme are as follows:
Tues 16 Apr, 1-2pm
Thurs 25 April, 5-6pm
Thurs 2 May, 1-2pm
Wed 8 May, 5-6pm
Tues 14 May, 1-2pm
Please note that you must first register your interest using the link in the right-hand menu, before attending a briefing session.
Should you have any further questions please contact us.