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Recruiting: Advertising

You can advertise your opportunity for free on our student jobs portal, myAdvantage.

Please ensure you have read our Advertising Policy and that your advert is compliant with this. The policy includes that students should be paid at UK National Minimum Wage or above (or the National Living Wage for student aged 25+).

Once submitted all adverts are checked against this policy.

You can use the vacancy template to draft your opportunity - the notes below may also be helpful.

You can publish your advert for free.

Essential Information: Warwick’s student jobs portal , myAdvantage, asks for the following basic information:

  • Appropriate/relevant job title
  • Remuneration (specifying pay and expenses separately)
  • Proposed start date and duration
  • Hours and working pattern (Please consider European Working Time regulations)
  • Location and website address
  • Attractive, brief summary of role (this will be seen when students are viewing search results)
  • Closing date
  • Admin contact details (from your organisation's list of contacts on myAdvantage)
  • Visible contact details (from your organisation's list of contacts on myAdvantage)

Job Description:

  • It is likely that you will have written this first, based on your business needs
  • Include the purpose of the role, any information about strategic fit, and key or illustrative duties
  • State if a DBS check will be required, who will be paying for this and any associated costs. You are also required to tell the applicant where they can seek independent advice about DBS checks

    Person Specification:

    • At an appropriate/realistic level for the job description and the student cohort
    • Include appropriate/realistic qualifications, skills, experience
    • Divide clearly into Essential and Desirable criteria. With the exception of technical roles or skills, be careful about making a degree subject an Essential criteria, as you may miss out on appointable candidates from other disciplines – many students have built up knowledge and skills outside of their degree course
    • Map to the same skills/competencies as in your graduate or experienced roles, to enable ease of progression
    • Explain how to apply, with clear instructions e.g. "A single page cover letter, plus CV" or "Via our application portal". If your role is for 12 months, you may wish to include University information about temporary withdrawal, in order to prompt applications from a wider applicant pool

    You will need these details to advertise to our students, but the following details will attract the best possible applicants and enable unsuitable candidates to self-select themselves out of the process:

    • Benefits of undertaking this role, at this organisation – imagine that you are student and ask yourself, “What’s in it for me?”
    • Training and development opportunities, particularly to bridge gap between requirements of the job description and initial person specification, especially if it is a shorter opportunity. These might include having a buddy, joining more senior meetings or working with clients
    • Shorter opportunities, or those that are project-based, read well as 'development opportunities'
    • Organisational/sector context
    • Potential for progression, especially where you might offer a graduate role at a later point
    • Description of the recruitment process and timeline
    • Contact details for pre-application enquiries
    • Look and feel of your organisation and its people