Sheffield is widely known for its steel industry, but the resurgence of the city centre has boosted its job opportunities beyond this with its tourism, service and engineering industries booming. This article outlines the top local graduate employers in Sheffield.

1. Sheffield City Council 

Address: Sheffield City Council, Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S1 2HH

Sheffield City Council
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The local council offers opportunities in the public sector, HR, finance and housing amongst many other areas.  Graduates from any degree are likely to find a suitable role with Sheffield City Council as they offer a range of graduate jobs and apprenticeships.

2. Tata Steel

Address: Unit MBP2, Meadowhall Business Park

Tata Graduate Jobs in Sheffield
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Tata Steel is a great fit for some of Sheffield’s many engineering and manufacturing graduates. With opportunities in both Sheffield and Rotherham, there are loads of openings. The company is true to Sheffield’s industrial roots as one of Europe’s largest steel producers with operations in 26 countries and offices in 35 countries.  They offer a two-year graduate scheme which companies on-site experience with formal training.

3. PWC

Address: 29 Wellington St, Leeds LS1 4DL

PWC Graduate Jobs in Sheffield
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Recently, PWC, the third-largest graduate employer in Sheffield, has decided to relocate its staff to Leeds. Unfortunately, this means it is no longer a Sheffield based opportunity, but the accountancy firm could still be a great option for Maths, Finance and Business graduates, with over 1000 employees in Yorkshire and the North East. The company offers graduate schemes and summer internships in many fields from Actuarial to Technology to get you on the career ladder.

4. The University of Sheffield

Address: The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK

University of Sheffield Graduate Jobs in Sheffield
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The university could be a great option for many graduates, with a range of roles including clerical, research and teaching roles. Further study or jobs are available for graduates from any university.

5. The Tech Dept.

The Tech Dept Graduate Jobs in Sheffield
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The Tech Dept’s mission is to ‘improve businesses’ with their ‘hands-on’ approach to software development, making them ideal for Computer Science and Technology graduates. Their positions range from IT to web programming, and their high profile clients such as John Lewis and the World Wildlife Fund make them an exciting employer. The company has been based in Sheffield for 15 years but has recently moved to its ‘virtual office’, providing for a flexible working environment.

6. Barclays

Address: 10-12 Pinstone St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2HN

Barclays Graduate Jobs In Sheffield
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Barclays is an international business with great graduate career prospects. They have grad schemes in sectors such as banking, compliance, human resources, cybersecurity and marketing amongst many others.

7. Kennedys Law

Address: Ventana House, 2 Concourse Way Sheaf Street Sheffield S1 2BJ UK

Kennedys Law Graduate Jobs in Sheffield
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Kennedys is a global law firm with expertise in dispute resolution and advisory services. Their Sheffield office is one of 41, making this company a great place to start your career. For graduates, they offer internships, training contracts and virtual internships to kick start your career.

8. Grant Thornton

Address: 1 Holly Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2GT

Grant Thornton Graduate Jobs in Sheffield
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Grant Thornton is a successful accounting company offering a three-year graduate programme. The programme will take you from a graduate to a qualified professional by working on a variety of real projects whilst studying for exams. The Sheffield office specialises in audit, tax and advisory services from their city-centre location.

9. HLM Architects

Address: 2nd Floor, The Ruskin Building Tudor Square Sheffield, S1 2LA

HLM Architects Graduate Jobs in Sheffield
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This architecture firm has offices all over the UK and is a great graduate employer, with a commitment to employee growth. The HLM academy aims to develop employees through the programme; Leading Self, Leading Others, Leading Growth and Leading the Future. They also provide apprenticeship programmes for an alternative graduate career route.

10. NHS Sheffield

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
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NHS Sheffield offers a wide range of graduate careers in many fields, from healthcare to surveying to management. The NHS offers a lot of opportunities, including trainee programmes for graduates along with regular jobs.

There are many great graduate opportunities in Sheffield for a number of different degrees, from small companies to large corporations, there’s something for everyone.