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Employability Conference


What is The Alchemy Exchange? •

The Alchemy Exchange is a unique and cost-effective way of accessing the latest business and management thinking

Provides businesses with expert knowledge and a unique perspective to ensure their needs are satisfied through individually tailored programmes of work

Consultancy and research based work carried out by student associates and academics all managed by experienced project leaders

Associates are recruited to a ‘talent pool’ and selected for projects which fit their skills and ability.


The Students • • • • •

Undergrad Post grad Masters Graduates PhD students


What projects have I completed? • 1 project for a Sheffield based steel bar manufacturer • Implementation of a culture more focused on innovation to capitalise on creative ideas and offer them to the market • TAE was asked to carry out a cultural analysis and present recommendations for a way ahead • the new culture will revolve around the innovation task team designed to offer an open forum for the creation and management of new products and processes through-life.


What did I gain from this project? •

The opportunity to experience a new industry

Adding value to a real business and putting theory in practice

Enhancement of career prospects

New skills such as report writing for a non-academic purpose

Identification of areas to improve on .


What projects have I completed? • 1 project for a Sheffield based steel bar manufacturer • Implementation of a culture more focused on innovation to capitalise on creative ideas and offer them to the market • TAE was asked to carry out a cultural analysis and present recommendations for a way ahead • the new culture will revolve around the innovation task team designed to offer an open forum for the creation and management of new products and processes through-life.


What projects am I currently working on? • An internal project at Sheffield Hallam – Business Advantage • Exploring how universities world-wide engage with organisations to prepare and deliver tailored up skilling courses for employers.

What will I gain from this project? • Vital research skills • Experience in another part of the public sector • The chance to influence the strategic direction for a new and potentially successful programme.


The Alchemy Exchange at Sheffield Hallam University

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