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Advertising terms and conditions – Bath Spa University

Advertising opportunities on MyCareer

Below is a list of part-time jobs, graduate positions and work placements/internships which Bath Spa University will not advertise on MyCareer to students/graduates:

  • Commission only jobs – if you have a post with OTE, you must state the basic salary
  • Pyramid selling schemes
  • Applications to a personal email account such as, or where an email address is not stated. If the job has an application process via email, the email address needs to be a business one
  • Any opportunity that asks for an up-front payment from candidates
  • Positions for students to share academic material or study notes
  • Advertisements that contain premium rate telephone numbers (e.g. 0871, 0872, 0873, 09)
  • Competitions
  • Vacancies for individuals based in private homes unless places by a registered agency – for example mother’s help/child care where a DBS check cannot be carried out
  • Multiple postings for a single vacancy
  • Brand Ambassadors promoting brands on campus – these companies need approval from the SU as they work with specific companies who they charge
  • Organisations that are asking for students/graduates to put their views about Bath Spa University
  • Vacancies which ask for candidates of a specific age, or a specified number of years of experience
  • Vacancies which ask for candidates of a specific gender, unless it is relevant to the position and reference is made to the Equality Act 2010
  • Advertisements for graduate roles which are not entry-level graduate positions e.g. apprenticeships
  • Unpaid vacancies – salary should be stated wherever possible
  • Advertisements which ask for graduates from non-Bath Spa University subject areas e.g. engineering, law
  • Advertisements which ask for graduates of a specific nationality. Vacancies should state languages required if necessary
  • Advertisements with inappropriate descriptions e.g. cheeky
  • Advertisements which do not have an official website
  • Vacancies with incorrect spelling or grammar
  • Vacancies with a working week of more than 40 hours
  • Unpaid internships/placements which contravene current legislation
  • Graduate internships which are not paying at least the national minimum wage
  • Placements/internships which do not offer genuine learning opportunities for the students
  • Only advertise unpaid placements if they meet one of Bath Spa University’s definitions of:
    • Curricular based placement
    • Extra-curricular work placement in a charity, voluntary organisation, an associated fundraising body or a statutory body.

Please note: If placements are exempt from National Minimum Wage legislation, the duration should not exceed three months. Employers are also encouraged to offer at least travel and sustenance expenses.

For more information about advertising voluntary opportunities, please see our volunteering opportunity guidance. 

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