Compatible Browsers & Pop-Ups
The University's recruitment system is SAP based. The following browsers are supported by SAP:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer (versions 9, 10 and 11)
- Google Chrome
Internet Explorer (IE) version 8 or lower is not supported by our recruitment system. If you are using IE8 you should update your browser, or use one of the alternative browsers listed above.
Tablet devices/Smart phones
The Operating Systems that run on tablet devices/smart phones are unsupported. Depending on the device, you may be able to complete certain aspects of the application, but for a smoother application process we recommend using one of the compatible browsers on a PC or MAC.
We advise that you run your browser from the traditional (Windows 7 style) desktop rather than the startup screen tile interface for a smoother application process.
The application form and vacancy details open in new windows. Applicants are asked to please ensure that pop-up blockers are either turned off or allowed for jobs.shef.ac.uk, your browser should prompt you if it blocks a pop-up window allowing you to amend the settings from within the browser window. Instructions are provided below on how to turn pop-ip blockers off for supported browsers.
For Internet Explorer click Tools > Internet Options > Privacy. You can either disable the popup blocker in your browser by unticking the Turn on Pop-up Blocker box or by adding jobs.shef.ac.uk to the allowed websites if you click Settings in the Privacy window.
Firefox users should click Firefox > Options > Content (on a PC) or Firefox > Preferences > Content (on a MAC). Alternatively you can add jobs.shef.ac.uk to the exceptions list within the Content window.
In Google Chrome, click on the menu icon to the right of the address bar, then click "Show Advanced Settings" at the foot of the page. Under "Privacy" click "Content Settings..." then under "Pop-ups" click "Allow" all sites to show pop ups.
In Safari, click on the Safari button in the top left of the screen then click Block Pop-up windows, if there is a tick next to this on the menu.
Please be aware that Google and Yahoo toolbars have their own pop-up blocker settings, in addition to those in your browser. These toolbars can cause the recruitment system to "freeze" and you may hear a clicking sound as the system unsuccessfully tries to open a new window. You are able to uninstall a Google toolbar by clicking on the Adjust Toolbar Options icon and selecting uninstall. You can uninstall the Yahoo toolbar via the Tools > Manage Add Ons option in your browser.
If you require any further assistance when using either Internet Explorer or Firefox with the University's recruitment system, please email details to e-Recruitment@sheffield.ac.uk and we will be happy to provide additional support. Please note, this email address is checked Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, excluding public holidays.