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Known for its history of steel manufacturing, Sheffield's regeneration has brought graduate job opportunities in areas such as construction, finance, IT and distribution.

Career city: Sheffield | Postgraduate study | Local graduate employers | Moving to Sheffield

Redevelopment of the city centre has boosted Sheffield’s already rich cultural heritage, making the service and tourism industry an increasingly popular graduate destination.

While major companies such as Barclays and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) recruit on an ongoing basis, graduate job-hunters are just as likely to be employed in small to medium sized Sheffield businesses, such as Tech Dept. and Swann Morton. 


Postgraduate study in and around Sheffield

The University of Sheffield is one of the best places in the UK to study dentistry and offers highly rated research departments in music, politics, history and architecture. Its students are also among the most satisfied in the country.

Nearby Sheffield Hallam University is one of the largest training institutions for nurses and midwives in the country.


10 local graduate employers in Sheffield

  1. Sheffield City Council, Sheffield (Public sector; HR; Finance; Housing)
  2. Tata Steel, Rotherham (Engineering; Manufacturing)
  3. PwC, Sheffield (Accounting and finance; Business consulting)
  4. University of Sheffield, Sheffield (Education; Teaching; Management)
  5. Tech Dept., Sheffield (IT; Web programming)
  6. Barclays, Sheffield (Financial services; IT)
  7. Kennedys, Sheffield (Law)
  8. Grant Thornton, Sheffield (Accounting)
  9. HLM architects, Sheffield (Architecture)
  10. NHS Sheffield, Sheffield (Public Sector; Healthcare; Surveying; Management)

(Note: these employers may not be currently recruiting. Their names have been provided as a guideline to the type of work available and what areas to look in.)


Moving to Sheffield

It’s on the map for…

  • One of the safest cities in the UK
  • Having more trees per person than any other European city
  • Lively music scene

It’s within commuting distance of…

  • Rotherham – 8 miles
  • Huddersfield – 27 miles
  • Leeds – 34 miles

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