We have an unparalleled skills supply

From apprentice right through to post graduate, the fact that two world-class Universities are based right here in the centre of the city means you're right in the mix with some of the best brains. 

Graduates, Postgraduates and Apprentices from both Universities are all eager to remain in the attractive environment of Sheffield city. Companies located in Sheffield therefore benefit from an abundant supply of skilled and innovative talent in the region.

The University of Sheffield

One of the original 'red brick' institutions, and a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities

According to the 2022 QS World University Rankings, the University is placed in the world top 100, with 6 Nobel Prize winners having studied here and circa 30,000 students.

With the manufacturing beacon that is the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre under their belts, they also have flagship research institutes acrossneuroscience, food sustainability, energy and healthy lifespans.

The University of Sheffield has won the Queen’s Anniversary award five times in recognition of their quality and innovation in research, and achievements that have made an outstanding contribution to the nation's intellectual, economic, cultural and social life.

Sheffield Hallam University

One of the largest Universities in the UK with around 35,000 students, and the fourth highest number of enrolments in the UK.

With a vision to be the world's leading applied University, Hallam have a focus on real world impact - addressing the health, economic and social challenges facing society today.

Boasting the world-leading Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre and the National Centre for Excellence for Food Engineering, they also own the phenomenal stat of 94% of graduates being in employment within six months of graduation.

They have also claimed the title of Sunday Times University of the Year for Teaching Quality 2020 and The Guardian's Award for Student Experience 2020.

"Sheffield feels like home now."

Watch this video from Sheffield Hallam University and see why Vikram - who travelled from India to do his MSc in Automation Control and Robotics - has ended up working with Primetals Technologies Ltd.

Meet some of the graduates

Both Universities are incredibly well connected, and lots of businesses are here because they want to be employing these graduates to keep fresh ideas and talented people in the city.

See some examples

Why is Sheffield so good for businesses and graduates?

Watch David Richard's, CEO of WanDisco, and recent Hallam graduate Harry Battles to find out.