Code of Practice

Please ensure that you read the code of practice before agreeing to it.

Employers who do not adhere to the code of practice will be deleted without notice.

We offer a free advertising service and as such are not obliged to advertise any given vacancy. We reserve the right not to advertise without notice or reason and will not discuss or justify our decision not to advertise any given vacancy.

Some organisations register and do not submit any vacancies. If we do not receive any vacancies from you we will assume you have changed your mind or that your vacancies do not meet our code of practice and your registration will be rejected without notice.

All vacancies must state the minimum starting salary on the advert. Any adverts that simply state ‘competitive’ or ‘depending on experience’ etc will not be advertised and your registration will be deleted without notice.

All vacancies must offer a salary. We will not advertise commission based vacancies.

All graduate vacancies must be open to all suitably qualified graduates, regardless of when they graduated. Any adverts that are only open to 'recent' graduates or only graduates of the last 2 years for example, will not be advertised.

If the vacancy has funding attached to the role, any funding stipulations must be clearly stated on the advert to avoid any potential discrimination claims. Such adverts that don't mention relevant funding stipulations will not be advertised.

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.

Adverts that are seen to use discriminatory language will not be advertised. For example, adverts that specify a minimum or maximum length of experience will not be advertised. Adverts that are only open to those who have graduated within a specified time frame will not be advertised. Adverts should be open to all qualified graduates regardless of when they graduated.

Vacancies must not discriminate in any other way unless this reflects a requirement of the job. For more information, see the UK Government website.

Vacancies must not ask for applicants to supply a photograph or video.

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. Full time roles involving non- graduate work will not be advertised (with the exception of summer work).

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 without giving notice or reason.

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.