Any employer who registers with Handshake, the University of York’s employability platform through which they can post jobs, opportunities and events, will be asked to agree to, and follow our Vacancy Terms and Conditions.
While the Careers and Placements team does review every opportunity that is added to Handshake, and takes reasonable steps to verify its value and quality, before applying for the types of opportunities listed below, we strongly advise students and graduates to read the following information:
The University of York strongly advises students and graduates considering working overseas to refer to the guidelines provided by Careers and Placements on international work. In addition, we recommend you check to ensure that the remuneration for the post meets the country's minimum wage guidelines.
Applicants are advised to check Foreign Office travel advice prior to travelling.
The University of York strongly advises students and graduates taking unpaid internships or work experience to refer to the guidance in the Internships section on our Internships and work experience page, and at Your employment rights.
If there are costs attached to a vacancy you should research the vacancy, and employer or agency, before submitting an application and committing to this post. The University of York advises you to consider and plan how you will finance opportunities with high fees before applying.
(generally media/PR roles: eg submit Tweets and be paid if accepted)
You are advised to contact the company to ensure that you are happy with the terms and conditions outlined regarding payment within this role. Please send any feedback about your experiences with this company to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We strongly advise students and graduates to consider the following points before applying for a volunteering role that is not advertised through the Careers and Placements Volunteering Team. You should consider if:
The University of York strongly advises students and graduates considering self-employment to refer to the guidance provided by Careers and Placements on the Work while you study pages. We advise against "pyramid schemes" and do not advertise these. If you are looking for further advice or if you have any questions, go to our enterprise pages or email email@example.com
If you are an international student, and know that you want to stay in the UK after graduation, you should explore your options to allow you to do this and make sure posts you apply for meet any visa requirements.
If you are a non-UK national you will need to apply for a National Insurance (NI) number before becoming employed in the UK for the first time. You will only need to apply for an NI number once. Find out more on the Your employment rights page.
If you are a current student wanting to work part-time during term-time, it is advisable to work no more than 20 hours a week. Anything over this may interfere with your studies. Be aware that late night working, taking on extra responsibility/promotion, extra shifts etc can affect your health and wellbeing, impacting on your ability to concentrate fully on your academic work.
If you are offered a zero hours contract, you should investigate fully the terms and conditions before accepting.
The University of York strongly advises students and graduates considering working at night to refer to the guidance provided on GOV.UK. The University also strongly advises that students and applicants interested in these positions discuss the role with the company, and are fully aware of the job expectations before applying. Detailed requirements and specifications of working at night should be provided by the employer during the application process.
Although companies are asked to contact Careers and Placements with any altered closing dates for their vacancies, you are advised to check the company website regularly to ensure that you are viewing the most up to date closing date when researching or applying to this role.
Please note that due to the current situation regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic, it is advisable to check directly with the recruiting employer to confirm whether there have been any changes to the application process or proposed start date.
Please note that the University of York is sometimes unable to verify the start date of external opportunities. Please contact the company directly to confirm the start date.
If the information on a website is not written in English, please be aware that it has not been reviewed by the University of York. Please contact Careers and Placements if there are discrepancies between the advert and further information provided.
Please be aware that the University of York may be unable to verify information and details about the actual and end employer on vacancies posted by recruitment agencies. You are advised to contact the advertising organisation to discuss the opportunity, and the end employer, in further detail before deciding whether or not to apply.
Please note that the University of York is only able to provide a Convention de Stage / training agreement in certain circumstances when a placement of internship forms part of your academic degree: please contact your academic department if this applies to you. If you wish to undertake an opportunity as an extracurricular activity, please be aware that the University of York can provide confirmation of your student status only, and will be unable to sign a Convention de Stage.
According to section 16.42 of the Employment Statutory Code, applicants should not be asked to provide photographs with their applications. For most roles, a candidate's physical appearance should be irrelevant. Insisting on photos could result in claims of discrimination. Exceptions could include modelling, acting or similar roles. Photographic evidence may be required to confirm a candidate's identify (for example, when verifying their right to work in the UK) but this should usually be done at the final stages of the recruitment process, ie at an interview or on appointment.