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Recruiting Students

Recruiting students

We are dedicated to helping employers meet their recruitment needs. Give your business a unique opportunity to attract some of the North West's best students and graduates, and tap into the talent and skills that they can offer.

Please note all international opportunities will not be promoted until further notice.

Employer Advantage vacancy promotion service reaches over 70,000 University of Salford students and graduates.

Opportunities that can be promoted include: 

  • Part-time job vacancies
  • Graduate vacancies
  • Vacation period work (Christmas/Easter/Summer holidays)
  • Year-long Industrial Placements
  • Summer Placements
  • Volunteering opportunities

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Read our policy for more information on the type of employers, vacancies and information that can be promoted, and information on employing international students.

Recruitment fairs run throughout the year and are a great way for employers to meet students and graduates face to face. The Twitter hashtag for all the events is #UoSCareersFairs and @UoSCareers

2018/19 Careers Fairs and Events

Nursing Careers Fair 
06 August 2018 
12.00pm - 2.00pm

Part-time Jobs & Volunteering Fair 

03 October 2018 
11.00am - 3.00pm
Acoustics, Audio and Video Engineering Event 10 October 2018
1.00pm - 3.00pm
Built Environment Careers Fair17 October 2018
12.00pm - 3.00pm

Computing, Science & Engineering Careers Fair

24 October 2018
12.00pm - 3.00pm

Salford Business School Fair

07 November 2018
12.00pm - 3.00pm 
Built Environment Careers Fair06 March 2019
12.00pm - 3.00pm
Environment & Life Sciences Fair - This event is free to attend20 March 2019
1.00pm - 3.00pm

Employer Stand Cost:

Medium/large business (Organisations with 250 or more employees) £100 + VAT
SME (Organisations with less than 250 employees) £50 + VAT
Third sector/public sector/Armed forces No charge

Each booking is allocated the following:

  • A 3m x 2m stand space for your display stand/panels. We are unable to provide a panel on the day.      
  • Use of a table and two chairs.      
  • Brief information about your company and vacancies displayed in a handout for all students attending the event.      
  • A listing on the event website with vacancy information and a link to your website.      

Please find the Terms and Conditions in relation to booking a space at a Careers event. 

Please note: we cannot reserve or guarantee you a parking space. Parking at the University in term time is very limited, and where possible you are encouraged to car share or use public transport to get to the venue. Click here for information on travelling to the University.  

Please contact: business@salford.ac.uk with any questions.

Sponsorship

You can sponsor a recruitment event to raise the profile of your organisation with University of Salford staff and students and with other organisations. 

Sponsorship Package £500 + VAT includes:  

  • Premier listing with company logo on event website with vacancy information;      
  • Company logo displayed prominently on the cover of the fair guide and marketing  material (posters, emails, screensavers);      
  • Prominent  stand position in the exhibition hall;      
  • Free room hire for 1 year to conduct interviews and/or deliver presentations;      
  • Targeted emails to students groups e.g. specific courses, degree disciplines.      

What other employers say

Commission the Unitemps on-campus recruitment agency to identify and recruit appropriate student and graduate candidates for you. To enquire please telephone: 0161 295 0407 or 07976424857 or email unitemps@salford.ac.uk

Funded student and graduate internships

We work with Santander Universities UK to deliver an internship scheme that offers funding to recruit students and recent graduates as interns in your organisation.


Hire a graduate

Are you a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) looking to benefit from the skills a student or graduate can bring to your organisation?

We have partnered with Santander Universities (a division of Santander UK plc) to offer 50% funding to your business for an internship. The internships will be for a duration of between 4 and 10 weeks with the intern working on a full-time or part-time basis. Full time positions are based on a 35 hour week.

You should be in a position to pay your intern via your organisation’s payroll. You need to supply the University of Salford with your business bank account and finance administration details.

You and your intern must fill out an evaluation before the end of the internship.

Full time positions can only be offered outside of study time for current students.


How can a Santander Internship benefit my organisation?

  • A chance to trial new talent
  • Take on upto 2 interns during 2018/2019!
  • Tap into our industry connections and  bring fresh ideas to your business
  • CVs are shortlisted by us

Eligibility

To be eligible for the University of Salford student and graduate internship schemes, your organisation needs to:

  • be a small-to-medium-sized enterprise (SME) with a turnover of less than £50 million per year and a maximum of 250 employees
  • be based in Greater Manchester – although applications from organisations based elsewhere in the UK will also be considered
  • be a registered charity, company, or partnership
  • submit full details of the work experience opportunity available.
  • you can recruit a maximum of two interns for each cycle through this scheme.
  • SME’s cannot apply for further Santander UK plc funding to either extend an intern contract or employ the same student or graduate after the internship has completed.

Funding

You should be in a position to pay your intern via your organisation’s payroll, with 50% to be reimbursed at the end of the placement. 

All internships must be paid at a rate of £8.75 per hour in line with Santander policy. 

The contribution from Santander should be claimed at the end of the internship. Funds will be issued up to 30 days after receipt of the invoice.


Start dates and duration

The start-dates are flexible, but must begin before the 30th September 2019.

The minimum term should not be less than 4 weeks on a full-time basis.


How do I register?

Step 1… Register your organisation or log into your account here.

Step 2… Add your vacancy to our vacancy portal.  

To ensure the role is advertised as a Santander Internship and that we allocate funding for this opportunity you must enter the following in the vacancy template:

  • include the word ‘Santander’ in the ‘Vacancy title’ field followed by the job title.
  • add £8.75 in the ‘Salary/Wage’ field (£8.75 in line with Santander policy).
  • state the duration of the internship in the ‘Details’ section.
  • state the number of hours per week or the total number hours of the internship period.
  • Ensure you include a job description outlining primary duties and responsibilities and the necessary skills, experience or course requirements the applicant must have.
  • Indicate any benefits or learning opportunities the company will offer as part of the internship.

Step 3. ..You will receive an email once your vacancy has been accepted.

Step 4… If successful, we will promote the role to our students and graduates via our vacancy portal.

FAQs (Frequently asked questions)

If you are a charity, a not-for-profit organisation (including social enterprises and public sector organisations), or a community group in the UK and would like to advertise a volunteering opportunity, please complete our Volunteering Opportunity Registration Form.  

Volunteering opportunities can then be promoted through our Employer Advantage vacancy promotion service. Read our policy for more information.

Contact HEDD (Higher Education Degree Datacheck) for verification of candidate qualifications and study.