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.
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.