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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 Careers Fairs and Events

Nursing Careers Fair - This event is now full.
06 August 2018 
12.00pm - 2.00pm

Part-time Jobs & Volunteering Fair -   We are currently only offering spaces to employers offering part-time paid work until further notice.

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 
Environment & Life Sciences Careers Fair14 November 2018
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: with any questions.


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

Funded student and graduate internships

Please note: our funding cycle begins on October 1st. We are now accepting and promoting vacancies, however they must commence in October.

The University of Salford has partnered with Santander to offer internship opportunities to University of Salford students and graduates.

The internships duration will be 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.


Each intern under the Programme shall be paid a minimum of £300 per week based on a 35 hour week.

Santander Universities will contribute up to a maximum of £1,500 (one thousand five hundred pounds). Internships between 4 and 10 weeks will be part-funded by Santander at a rate of £150 per week to a maximum of £1,500, to be matched by the SME. These internships will not be fully funded at any point.

Claiming the match funding: the intern must be paid in full via your organisations payroll system, with 50% to be reimbursed at the end of the placement.  

To claim, please send an invoice to after the internship end date. Funds will be issued up to 30 days after receipt.

Employer eligibility: SMEs (small or medium sized businesses) employing less than 250 people, with a turnover of £50 million or less. They must be registered and based in the UK. Eligible organisations include companies, partnerships and charities.

Please note: we are unable to accept sole traders at this time

Start dates and duration: The start-dates can be flexible, but must begin before the end of October 2017.

More information

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.