Experience the difference, with our extensive employer links

Your university education is about so much more than classroom-based learning. At University Centre Rotherham, our industry experienced lecturers provide an extensive and hands-on learning experience where you will build a network of links with employers from a wide range of industries. Our employer links ensure that what you learn, matches the requirements of local and regional skill needs, and offers you the chance to gain valuable work experience.

Who we work with

Our links with businesses ensures that we can provide industry placements and work experience to our students with local and regional employers. To ensure that you gain vital, hands-on experience and the opportunity to build connections and boost your employment prospects, we work with employers such as the NHS, Premier Foods (Owner of brands such as Cadbury’s, Bird’s Custard and OXO), AESSEAL, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Open Minds Theatre Company and Rotherham Music.

Guest speakers and live projects

Throughout your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from and interact with a number of industry guest speakers. Across all of our courses, we work closely with experienced individuals in your chosen industry, to offer a series of talks, live projects, workshops and masterclasses. We also work with a number of partners to give you the opportunity to attend trade shows, exhibitions and competitions, such as WorldSkills UK.

Careers advice

Throughout your university experience (including when you graduate as an alumni) you’ll have access to a wide range of careers advice and support to secure placements or work experience. With our careers advice, we will help you enhance your CV and provide interview advice and guidance on completing application forms. Whatever support you need, you’ll find it through our dedicated Careers Team.

Commercial office space for hire

In 2023, to support local businesses and learners starting and developing their own businesses, RNN Group invested in remodelling part of the University Centre Rotherham into a dedicated business hub; the Business Centre Rotherham (BCR) was born.

Located 5 minutes from the Rotherham railway and bus stations, we are proud to be offering commercial office space for hire at the BCR, which houses two office pods, group space and conference facilities for individuals and groups to hire for activities such as meetings, quiet working, interviews, training and conferences on an hourly and daily hire rate.

The BCR, which is access controlled, is equipped with a kitchen and toilet facilities as well as standard technology to conduct daily business activities including Wifi.


£30 per hour
£75 for the morning or afternoon
£125 for the full day

BCR is the perfect place for your meetings, seminars and training and hospitality solutions. Not only is the BCR available to hire, but University Centre Rotherham is itself available for functions and conferences seating up to 200 guests theatre style and 120 cabaret style in the main conference/seminar room. Smaller seminar space is available accommodating up to 10 people as are classrooms housing up to 24 people.

Catering options are available too with a café on site during term time, during the holidays it is a two minute walk into the town centre which has a range of food options.

Hospitality facilities are available for event support and our Wharncliffe training restaurant or our in-house kitchen can provide excellent catering for day and evening events, business lunches and functions.

To book one of our rooms, check availability or enquire about an event, please email Commercialbookings@rnngroup.co.uk with the following information; date and times space is required, preferred room (office pod, group space, classroom, seminar room or conference facilities) and any other additional information you think is relevant.


As we are located in the town centre, there are many pay and display parking options less than five minutes from the BCR including: Percy Street, S65 1ED, Drummond Street, S65 1EZ, Wellgate Multi-Storey, S60 2LT.