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.
Free Vacancy Service
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
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 & Employability Events
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 move to a virtual event has meant some necessary changes to our booking process and you'll need some important details to hand when making your booking. We've provided some instructions to assist you Virtual-Careers-Fair-Booking-Instructions.pdf
You'll need to create an employer account before submitting a booking form. This takes just a few minutes and simplifies the booking process by ensuring we have all the necessary information for administration purposes.
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 Book here
04 November 2020
10.00am - 4.00pm
School of Arts, Media & Creative Technology
For students studying Creative & Digital Media, Games Design, Photography, Video & Film Recording, Art & Design, Performance Art and Humanities Book here
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 Book here
18 November 2020
1.00pm - 7.00pm
School of Science Engineering & Environment
For students studying Acoustics, Audio & Video Engineering, The Built Environment, Computer Science, Engineering, Science and Environment & Life Sciences Book here
25 November 2020
10.00am - 4.00pm
The School of Science Engineering & Environment Virtual Career Fair is sponsored by Matillion.
Employer Stand Cost:
|Medium/large business (Organisations with 250 or more employees)||£75 + VAT|
|SME (Organisations with less than 250 employees)||£25 + VAT|
|Third sector/public sector/Armed forces||No charge|
Each booking is allocated the following:
- Virtual stand consisting of logo and organisation profile with information about your company and opportunities
- Provision for links to recorded media content such as corporate videos, recruitment processes etc
- 1 x 1-hour live student engagement slot
- Links to specific hosted graduate vacancies
- Continued hosting of organisation page for 2 days after the event
Additional extras can be purchased to enhance your organisation's profile and offer a variety of engagement opportunities. Further details about these can be found on the booking form and more detail is contained within the Booking Instructions.
If you would like any further information or wish to discuss our Careers Fairs and Events then please contact: email@example.com or tel: 0161 295 0023, option 5
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 Packages will include:
- Premier listing with company logo on the 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);
- All optional extras are included.
Please indicate on your booking form, if you would like to discuss our sponsorship packages and a member of the team will be in touch.
Unitemps recruitment agency – Recruit students and graduates
Funded Internships and Employability Programmes
Santander Universities Funding 2021
We work with Santander Universities UK to deliver an employability and internship scheme that offers funding to recruit students and recent graduates to work in your organisation.
Providing fully funded work placements for employers looking to host a final year student or graduate (within last 3 years). All placements must be in the form of a predefined project containing identified outcomes. Participating employers can be from any sector and include charities. Each employer can host up to 3 students or graduates working on one or separate projects.
All project activity must be concluded by September 2021 and each project should be between 70 and 108 hours maximum.
Participating students will receive a scholarship of £1,000 that will be awarded by the University and made in 2 equal payments.
Funding for this programme is limited.
This provides final year students and those who have graduated within the last three years with an opportunity to undertake a funded internship with a local SME.
Internships will be for a duration of 6 weeks with interns working no more than 35 hours per week. Employer wishing to host interns can be from any sector and will be reimbursed up to £2,000 dependant on hours worked. Interns will be paid £9.50 per hour.
Participating employers are limited to one intern only and all internships must finish by the end of September 2021.
Funding for this programme is limited.
Employers wishing to participate in any of the opportunities funded by Santander Universities will be required to supply company information and bank details, where necessary, in addition to specific information detailing the work to be undertaken. This information will be in the form of a learning agreement. Employers and interns will also be required to provide a suitable evaluation at the end of the programme.
If you have a project you’d like a student to support or are interested in hosting an intern then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Contact HEDD (Higher Education Degree Datacheck) for verification of candidate qualifications and study.
Q1) Can I take more than one student/graduate under this programme?
Each SME is permitted to recruit a maximum of 2 interns during 2019/20
Q2) How are students selected for an internship opportunity?
The application process is initially managed by the University, with all internship opportunities advertised on our student/graduate jobsite. Applicants will submit their CV and covering letters to us for initial screening, after which we will forward all suitable submissions to you for consideration. As the employer, you can then arrange interviews and make the final candidate selection for the internship position. We find this saves you time and makes the recruitment process hassle free.
Q3) If I am selected to take part in the scheme, do you guarantee to provide a final year student/graduate intern?
We will advertise all approved internship positions across a number of channels to our student and graduate population; however we cannot guarantee to find a suitable candidate for any particular internship opportunity. Our best advice is to be flexible with regards to the start-date of the internship opportunity and to devise a role that will be challenging enough for graduate-level students. We find that a higher quality job description that details the benefits of the role is more attractive to potential applicants.
Please also be aware that we are allocated a set amount of funding each year from Santander Universities.’
Whilst we are happy to advertise all potential Santander vacancies, funding can only be allocated once the programme manager at the University of Salford has been informed of the start date agreed between the employer and final year student or graduate. ‘
In the event of the funds being exhausted organisations with live vacancies will be informed. Please note that the funding is an annual allocation and any unfilled vacancies would be able to be advertised in future years.
Q4) What type of roles can employers offer?
Marketing & PR, Business Development & Research Projects, Environmental Management, Computer Science & IT, Biological Science & Research, Media, and Construction related opportunities have proved popular in previous years. However, we consider all areas of employment in which the University offers related courses. Our advice with regards the type of internship to offer would be to ensure it is sufficiently challenging for a graduate level employee, perhaps a graduate position you are looking to recruit for in the long term for which you can trial a student or graduate.
If you have any further questions please email our team at email@example.com or call +44 (0)161 295 0023.
Q5) Does my organisation qualify an SME?
To qualify as an SME (small or medium sized businesses) your organisation must have less than 250 employees, with a turnover of £50 million or less.
Q6) What do I need to include in my vacancy?
When adding a vacancy to our vacancy portal please include the following:
- 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.
Employer Liaison Team
The University of Salford
t: +44 (0)161 295 0023 (Select Option 5)