About online applications

The following answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are provided to support applicants using the University's online recruitment system.

The link on the right of the page provides further advice regarding the content of applications.

If you use the web browser Firefox, please note that v52 (released on 7 March 2017) does not allow use of the drop-down menus in our application system. Until this issue is fixed we recommend you use an alternative web browser such as Chrome or Safari.

Topic Description of issues covered
Accessibility Disability status; access to computers.
Contact us Contact details for the technical helpdesk.
Closing dates When a vacancy actually closes; missing a closing date; registering for email alerts.
Compatible browsers Ensuring your web browser is compatible with the University's recruitment system.
Completing an application Filling in an application.
Creating an e-mail alert How to create eMail alerts for new jobs at The University of Sheffield.
Logging on Account details; forgotten passwords; logging in.
Navigation Moving between screens within an application.
Progress and correspondence What happens once you have submitted your application; how you are kept informed throughout the application and selection processes.
Searching for a vacancy How to search for a job at The University of Sheffield.
Starting an application Starting an application from the job search result list.
Submitting your application How to submit an application; how you know if the application has been successfully submitted.