Graduate Talent West

Terms and Conditions

Graduate Talent West Terms and Conditions For Employers

The employer must make clear the nature of the work/placement offered and specify any necessary skills required, the proposed salary and other terms. If possible , the employer should also state the number and distribution of hours to be worked and the date that the employment will end and begin.

It is the responsibility of the employer to let all candidates know the result of an interview process as soon as possible.

It is the duty of the employer to meet all statutory legal requirements with regard to students and graduates employed via Graduate Talent West and partner institutions. In particular the employer is reminded of the following:

  • Payment of the national minimum wage
  • Working time directive legislation including holiday entitlement
  • Payment of National Insurance contributions, tax, or where appropriate, submission of Declaration of Income forms [P38(s)] to the Inland Revenue
  • Adherence to health and safety regulations and provision of adequate insurance – Employer’s and Public Liability Insurance
  • Compliance with legislation against discrimination in employment

The employer shall satisfy themselves as to the suitability of any employees and shall be responsible for taking up any references and checking of qualifications provided by the employee before engaging the student.

If an employer finds that a student recruited via Graduate Talent West does not fulfil reasonable expectations, bearing in mind the job specification notified, Graduate Talent West will re-advertise the vacancy if requested by the employer.

Notifying vacancies to Graduate Talent West is free of charge*.

Graduate Talent West is a distribution site. Vacancies will be considered by each participating institution and they reserve the right not to advertise vacancies considered unsuitable for students, and to refuse to advertise further vacancies from any company, which breaches this code.

Recruitment Agencies

*We also welcome opportunities from recruitment agencies; your vacancies may be posted to Graduate Talent West free of charge, however institutional charges may still apply.

UWE Bristol - No charge until further notice

Bath Spa University - No charge until further notice

University of Gloucestershire - No acceptance of vacancies from Recruitment Agencies until further notice.

Adverts are accepted subject to our usual terms and conditions, but in addition we require you to name your client, ideally in the advertisement, but at the very least to Graduate Talent West.

Recruiting Current Students

When recruiting current students the employer should be aware of the student's study obligations and as a guide should not ask full time students to work in excess of 15 hours per week, except during vacations or other periods when a student does not have the usual pressure of study.

For Placements (attached to a course of study, usually 6 months or more but can include shorter work based learning modules) National Minimum Wage (NMW) legislation states that any placement undertaken as part of a course of study is exempt from NMW. However, we recommend that you select a competitive salary to ensure you attract high calibre candidates.

We suggest you take into account their basic subsistence level requirements and compensate the placement student appropriately. The majority of sandwich placements are paid and will attract a salary of between £13,000 and £16,000 per annum.

Information we collect as you browse our website

The Graduate Talent West website automatically collects anonymous information which is used to improve the content of our web pages. We never sell, rent or share any of the information we collect by this method (except anonymous aggregate information) with any third party. This information is collected via server logs, which record IP addresses, demographic data, browsing patterns and is used to aid our strategic development, inform our marketing activity and audit usage of our website.


The Graduate Talent West website may set cookies to customise web page content based on your browser type, IP address or other anonymous information.


We have appropriate security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information we have collected from you. These security measures include the necessary protection to prevent, as far as possible, access to our databases by parties other than Graduate Talent West.

How we use the information you submit to us

If you submit job vacancy details online, or by any other means of contact, you will be asked to provide personal and/or business information. We will use this information to provide you with our vacancy advertising service and to contact you when necessary.

Your personal data may be shared with our partners including but not limited to higher education careers services and higher education business relation departments (or equivalents) and other departments, projects or organisations that offer services to businesses and employers. You may be contacted by any of these partners:

  • UWE Bristol
  • Bath Spa University
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Bath
  • Business West

We will use any information you provide for internal monitoring to aid our strategic development and inform our marketing activity. By submitting vacancy information you agree that your business details (not personal information) will be added to an online database that can be searched by jobseekers.

Where we specifically ask if you want to receive information from selected companies, if you answer yes, you agree that your details may be passed on to relevant companies. We will ONLY pass on your details if you have opted into this service. You may opt in or opt out at any time by amending the selections in your profile.

Graduate Talent West will hold your email address on its systems for as long as you remain a registered user of the vacancies database. You may unsubscribe or change your email alerts preferences at any time on the Graduate Talent West web site.


These terms may be amended from time to time, please ensure you review them regularly. Please contact us at if you have any questions or comments.