Careers Service vacancy advertising policy
Find out about what vacancies and opportunities we advertise in the Careers Service and how to advertise with us.
Please submit your vacancies via our online Recruit@Bath system.
You will need to register if you haven't used the system before.
Recruitment intermediaries please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive our recruitment intermediary submission form instead.
By supplying your opportunity information to us, you consent to us publishing it in the listings on our website.
What we advertise
We advertise your opportunities online through our Recruit@Bath system all year round. We advertise graduate positions, internships, vacation and other work experience, volunteering and funded postgraduate study.
There is no charge for a basic advert, and a link to your website is automatically included.
Please note all students are expected to search the portal themselves - submitting a vacancy does not automatically alert them to it. Also, graduates are those no longer studying here and have completed their studies and left University. They still have access to the portal.
There are additional options for extra advertising or sponsorship.
Student emailing is available. We can email students en bloc by discipline and year group - please contact our Employer Services Team on 01225 385276 or email email@example.com. There is a charge for this service.
Types of opportunity
For after graduation
- For final year/Masters students (i.e. students who will be graduating in the summer)
- For graduates (jobs for immediate start)
- For PhD students (for students finishing their PhD)
- For postdoctoral researchers (for researchers with postdoctoral experience)
Work experience plus
- Internships, vacation and other work experience (including volunteering)
- Sandwich placements
- Employer open days, courses, competitions and undergraduate sponsorship
- Funding for postgraduate study
We require all internship roles to comply with National Minimum Wage legislation and for the employer to specify the duration of the internship.
We recommend that advertisements for internship vacancies should follow the Common Best Practice Code for High-Quality Internships produced by the Gateways to the Professions Collaborative Forum.
Do you require a convention de stage?
A convention de stage is a type of contract between an employer, a student and a university. They are required in France and common practice in some other European countries for many types of temporary vocational work experience. These documents must be signed by all three parties and are a formal contractual agreement, stating the responsibilities of each party. They are therefore more than just proof of student status.
If your vacancy is for a sandwich placement (a placement which is a formal part of the degree programme), this is straightforward and the required agreements are arranged through placements staff in the academic departments.
For other types of work, such as summer internships, agreements can be arranged providing that the applicant is registered as a student at the University for the duration of their placement.
The University cannot provide a convention de stage for graduates because British universities are not legally responsible for their students after they graduate. In lieu of a convention de stage, we are aware that some employers (not in France) may accept proof of their student/graduate status providing that the student/graduate also takes out personal insurance cover. So you may wish to consider this possibility.
When you submit your vacancy for advertising, please make it very clear in the text if you require a convention de stage (or any other similar arrangement). This means we can ensure the vacancy is classified to appear in searches correctly, and avoids disappointment for candidates and yourselves. We always require clarity about your requirements in your vacancy text. If we need clarification we will query this before publication.
Gap year vacancies
Gap year vacancies are only advertised in our Directory of charities, volunteering and gap year opportunities. These include:
- Fee-based volunteer programmes (UK and overseas)
- Fee-based internship programmes
- TEFL programmes
- Other work & travel schemes (summer camps, expeditions etc.)
Please note that the directory is published approximately every 6 months so your data may not be available to students until the next publication date.
To advertise this type of vacancy please send details to us by email.
Pharmacy, social work and MBA vacancies
These are handled by the department concerned:
Newly Qualified Teachers
Please note that as a PGCE course is no longer available at Bath, there are no mechanisms for advertising NQT vacancies to newly qualified teachers.
Part-time term-time vacancies
These are handled by the Students' Union. Visit SU Jobs.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)
Due to the volume of opportunities, we only advertise individual KTPs arranged through the University of Bath. We direct students and graduates to the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships website for the full range of opportunities.
Teaching English overseas vacancies
For organisations advertising teaching English overseas vacancies, we ask that you do not upload multiple adverts for individual positions. Instead, upload one generic advert summarising the opportunities available and your services. Adverts should include detailed information about eligibility requirements, benefits and what is not included.
The organisation must have a website that verifies details in English and includes information about the teaching positions.
We reserve the right to decline advertisements that we do not deem suitable or do not include enough information. We will not enter into further correspondence if an advert is declined.
- We advertise vacancies which in our opinion are relevant to Bath students’ and recent graduates’ aspirations and interests.
- We reserve the right to be selective.
- We edit vacancy submissions to fit a standard format.
- We advertise until the closing date has passed.
- You must submit your vacancies in English.
In order to justify our administration and to give students a reasonable time period to apply, we will not advertise unless your closing date is at least one to two weeks after the publishing date.
We do not promote opportunities (e.g. insight days) which would require students to be away from the University for more than one day during term-time. You can see academic year dates to help when planning your event. For one-day opportunities which we advertise, we include a line of text which advises students that it is their responsibility to ensure that they are not missing teaching or other academic activities in order to participate.
English language requirements
For English language teaching positions, we require you to define the level of language skills required, and to separately identify any legitimate nationality requirements. In particular, we do not publish vacancies described as requiring a "native English speaker". We are happy to use phrasing such as "fluent English speaker" or "native-level English speaker" to define your requirements. This is to ensure that there is no inappropriate exclusion of candidates who are not UK nationals but who speak English at the level you require.
We do not advertise commission-based jobs, franchise or self-employment positions, or opportunities for which the postholder/student is charged or required to invest (except in the case of postgraduate study where the student will incur some expense).
We do not post advertisements for students to register with recruitment intermediaries. You may want to read our policy statement for recruitment intermediaries.
We regret we cannot guarantee to acknowledge receipt.
Expectations of all opportunity providers and recruitment intermediaries
- Describe opportunities accurately and honestly.
- Provide all key information as set out in our vacancy submission form below.
- Tell us if the vacancy fills before the end of the advertised period.
Expectations of recruitment intermediaries
- Inform us of the employer’s name, as vacancies are advertised under the employer’s name.
- Ensure that, where the intermediary is organising the whole recruitment campaign, we are notified of this by the client.
- Take note of our policy statement for recruitment intermediaries.