Business Attire

As we are working with employers and business partners, we want all UTC students to appear as smart as possible and ready for the world of work.

Extreme styling is not desirable.   Hair colour should be natural tone, make up subtle, jewellery should be limited to one set of simple ear studs.  Facial piercings should not be worn, although one discrete nose stud is permissible.

Suitability of clothing will be at the Principal’s discretion. Please ask if you are unsure.

School Bags

Bag should be a waterproof rucksack or messenger style bag without extreme logos and designed to support the back, protect your IT device safely, hold A4 size file items/stationery and fasten securely.

Year 9 to Year 11 Business Dress

Our approved supplier is Academy School Uniforms who have an online shop where you can order UTC Sheffield business wear: http://www.just-schoolwear.co.uk/shop/UTC-Sheffield-1.html

The business wear suit and tie must be purchased from our approved supplier.  Shirts and shoes can be purchased from alternative outlets. Students should adhere to the following guidelines for business dress:

Female

  • UTC Sheffield charcoal grey business suit (trouser or skirt option, skirts to be an appropriate length)
  • White shirt with stiff collar fastened long or short sleeves
  • UTC Sheffield tie
  • Tie must be worn with shirt collar fastened and UTC logo at chest level, tie length to reach top of trousers/belt
  • Optional jumper / cardigan – MUST have the UTC logo from our approved supplier
  • Business shoes plain black
  • Heels up to 2½ inches (smart black leather boots will be allowed, not Ugg type boots or fashion items)
  • In the interests of Health and Safety, no sandals or shoes/boots with an open toe – closed toes only

Male

  • UTC Sheffield charcoal grey business suit
  • White shirt with stiff collar long or short sleeved
  • UTC Sheffield tie
  • Tie must be worn with shirt collar fastened and UTC logo at chest level, tie length to reach top of trousers/belt
  • Optional jumper – MUST have the UTC logo from our approved supplier
  • Business shoes plain black – not walking boots, trainers or other casual shoe

Suitability of clothing will be at the Principal’s discretion. Please ask if you are unsure.

Year 12 and 13 Business Dress

Student in Year 12 and 13 at UTC Sheffield City centre have the option to wear their own personal business wear.

All students must:

  • Wear the purple lanyard given to Post-16 students and it must be visible at all times whilst at UTC as well as the individual student ID card, which must only be used by the owner for safeguarding reasons and to help differentiate students from staff and visitors. ( replacement ID cards are available for £2.50)
  • Any logos present on clothing must be small and discrete.
  • Neutral colours and patterns are advised and any extreme colours will be at the Principal’s discretion.
  • Polo shirts, sweatshirts and jeans are not allowed.
  • Any student wearing hoodies, trainers and outdoor garments will be challenged and sanctions will be given for repeat offences.
  • Make-up must be discrete and neutral tone.
  • Jewellery should be limited to a watch and a discreet piercing. Tattoos must be discreet or covered up.
  • All shoes must be closed toe and no sandals or flip flops.
  • In the interest of health and safety closed and sturdy footwear is a must especially if studying product design, sciences and engineering.

Female business wear:

  • Business suit or separates with trousers or skirt options (skirts should be at least knee length), tights should be worn with skirts and of at least 40 denier.
  • Leggings and jeans are not allowed.
  • A blouse or shirt should be worn.
  • A tie of your choice or UTC Sheffield tie or dress scarf can be worn with a shirt.
  • Knitted jumpers or cardigans should be plain and may have a small logo
  • Shoes must be a muted colour (foot wear must be suitable for workshop environments)
  • Heels up to 2½ inches (smart leather boots are permitted, not Ugg type boots or fashion items).

Male business wear:

  • Two or three piece suits are allowed.
  • Shirt with stiff collar and either long or short sleeved.
  • Tailored trousers or chino.
  • No jeans, cargo trousers, shorts or tracksuit bottoms
  • A tie of your choice (neck tie or bow tie) or UTC tie.
  • Knitted jumpers or cardigans should be plain with a V-neck and may have a small logo and no sweatshirts.

Formal/ business shoes or boot – not walking boots, trainers or other casual shoe.

> Click here to see picture examples of appropriate business dress.