Code of Practice

Codes of Practice

  • All vacancies must offer a salary. We will not advertise commission based vacancies.
  • All vacancies must comply with National Minimum Wage laws for the country the work will take place in. For more information on UK National Minimum Wage laws please see https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
  • All work experience placements/internships must meet National Minimum Wage. The only exceptions to this are:
    • If the student is required to do an internship for less than 1 year as part of a UK-based further or higher education course.
    • If the employer is a registered charity.
    • If the student is simply work shadowing, i.e. where no work is performed.
  • Charities may offer voluntary worker positions, but must specify a UK or Scottish Charity number.
  • All vacancies must be open to both male and female students, unless the vacancy is exempt under the Sex Discrimination Act.
  • Vacancies must not discriminate in any other way unless this reflects a requirement of the job. For more information, see the UK Government website.
  • Part-time/casual work must not exceed 15 hours per week during term time.
  • International students cannot work in a self-employed capacity under the terms of their student visa.
  • Employers offering summer internships or summer work must be aware that students start back in September.
  • Graduate opportunities should be of graduate level and the tasks and salary must reflect this. If a graduate opportunity is not of graduate level it may not be advertised.
  • Vacancies must not involve any form of investment by the applicant.
  • Vacancies must not involve any periods of unpaid training.
  • Employers must not demand a commitment to work a minimum period.
  • Employers must not demand the costs of any training they provide to employees who choose to leave the role early.
  • We reserve the right to refuse to advertise a vacancy that we deem to be inappropriate.

Recruitment Agencies

  • Please note we do not post advertisements for students to register with an agency.
  • We will advertise for recruitment agencies only when:
    • An employer has commissioned the agency to act on its behalf and the agency states which employer it represents, provides information about, and selects only for the named employer.
    • The employer must be named in the vacancy entry and made available to the student/graduate.
    • Salary information should be provided and should not be commission based/have a commission element.
    • The only web link we will include will be to the employer's own.

Types of vacancies we advertise:

  • Part-time work
    Paid employment that fits around university study throughout the academic year (up to 15 hours per week) and may be extended in vacations.
  • Internships
    Structured work experience linked with students’ career interests and providing real benefit to both student and employer, normally during June-September but sometimes during other university vacations.
  • Placements
    Experience (3-12 months) in a workplace directly linked with students’ study.
  • Vacation Opportunities
    Paid work for a fixed period at Christmas, Easter or summer in the UK or abroad.
  • Voluntary Work/Projects
    Unpaid work within a registered charity.
  • Gap Year Opportunities
    A break to travel or gain work experience during or immediately after study.