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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.

This academic year we’ll be using a virtual platform to deliver our Careers and Recruitment Fairs.  Although in a different format due to the impact of COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, we plan to continue to provide fantastic opportunities to engage directly with our students and graduates that will support ongoing recruitment and help build your profile as a future employer.

The Twitter hashtag for all the events is #UoSCareersFairs and @UoSCareers

2020/21 Virtual Careers Fairs

Salford Business School

For students studying Business, Management, Finance, Law Marketing, HR, Transport and Logistics

04 November 2020
10.00am - 4.00pm

School of Arts & Media

For students studying Creative & Digital Media, Games Design, Photography, Video & Film Recording, Art & Design, Performance Art and Humanities

11 November 2020
10.00am - 4.00pm

School of Health & Society

For students studying Nursing for adults, children and mental health pathways, Midwifery, Allied Health and Health Science professions, Social Work, Criminology, Psychology and other social sciences

18 November 2020
10.00am - 4.00pm

School of Science Engineering & Environment

For students studying Acoustics, Audio & Video Engineering, The Built Environment, Computer Science, Engineering, Science and Environment & Life Sciences

25 November 2020
10.00am - 4.00pm

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

If you are interested in attending and participating in this year’s Virtual Careers Fairs please complete the  Expression of Interest form which will enable us to manage demand for each event.

Further details and information will then be provided in relation to the events you are interested in attending in addition to guidance on access and the format of text, live and recorded content you would like to include within your virtual event stand.

If you would like any further information or wish to discuss our Careers Fairs and Events then please contact:


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 are currently being finalised but will likely include:  

  • Premier listing with company logo on event website with vacancy information;      
  • Company logo displayed prominently at the entrance to the  virtual event, on the cover of the downloadable fair guide and marketing material (social media posts, online advertisements and email campaigns);          
  • Targeted emails to students groups e.g. specific courses, degree disciplines.      
Please indicate on the Expression of Interest Form, if you would be interesting finding out more about sponsorship packages.

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

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 final year 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 8 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 up to 2 interns during 2019/2020!
  • Tap into our industry connections and  bring fresh ideas to your business
  • CVs are shortlisted by us


To be eligible for the University of Salford final year 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 company, sole trader 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 Universities funding to either extend an intern's contract or employ the same final year student or graduate after the internship has completed.


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 internship. 

All internships must be paid a minimum of £315 per week based on a 35 hour week or £9.00 per hour if working on a part time basis. 

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

Start dates are flexible, but all eligible activity must conclude by 30th September 2020

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 £9.00 in the ‘Salary/Wage’ field (£9.00 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 final year 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.