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The Careers Service’s CareerConnect vacancy database can assist you in recruiting students. It’s easy to advertise your vacancy on CareerConnect and what’s more:

  • It’s free
  • It can be accessed by all our undergraduates, post-graduates, alumni and research staff
  • You can advertise permanent or temporary roles (including internships)
  • Students can set up opportunity preferences that will send relevant vacancies to their inbox.

To access CareerConnect, click the CareerConnect icon next to the search icon (at the top right of any page). Log-in buttons will slide in, and you can choose the appropriate button.

We introduced a new CareerConnect on 14th September 2015. If you have not used CareerConnect since the 14th September 2015 you will need to re-register. If you know your organisation has been registered on CareerConnect on or after that date please ask a registered colleague to add you as an additional contact.

For further information please contact the Employer Relations Team on 01865 274663.

First Time Users

First time users should click on Register.

Next, enter your contact details and your organisation’s details. Please complete as much information as possible.

Anything with a * next to it must be completed.

Once you have submitted your registration details (by clicking on Register) you are able to post a vacancy while your registration is pending approval by clicking on the Post Opportunity button.

Your registration will need to be approved before you can register for a fair etc. You should receive an email approving your registration within 2 working days. This email will ask you to click on a link to enter a new password which will then allow you to access CareerConnect. If you do not receive this email please contact a member of the Employer Relations Team on 01865 274663.

Terms & conditions

The Career Service expects recruiters, employers and work experience providers to have checked that any vacancies submitted to the Service, either on-line, or in hard copy formats, comply with the requirements under English or European law, whether under statute or common law, including but not limited to the requirement to make payments of the National Minimum Wage and to comply with the Equality Act 2010. By submitting a vacancy, you are warranting that the vacancy complies with such legal requirements and you agree to indemnify the University of Oxford for any losses which it may incur in connection with a vacancy you submit.

Advertising of vacancies by the Careers Service does not imply approval or recommendation and where it comes to our attention that a vacancy may not comply with the relevant legislation we reserve the right not to publish it, or to remove it from our website, displays and literature.

For international opportunities, recruiters are also responsible for ensuring any vacancy complies with employment law (including any national minimum wage requirements) in the relevant jurisdiction and that they meet relevant good practice.

Once you have submitted or amended a vacancy it will be forwarded to the Employer Relations Team for checking. We aim to advertise all vacancies, submitted via CareerConnect, on our website within five working days.  Please note the Careers Service reserves the right to edit, amend or withhold any vacancies received.  Additionally we reserve the right to cap the number of vacancies any employer or recruitment/executive search agency can post.

Recruitment Agencies, Job Boards and Other Third Party Organisations

We only post vacancies for specific opportunities; not for the purpose of signposting to the agency’s website. The name of the client/employer on whose behalf an agency is acting must be stated within the vacancy. However, a recruitment agency can be given as the contact for applications / information etc, instead of the client.

To ensure the students who apply via the agency can be assured that their application will be received and considered by the listed employer, we check that the agency has the agreement of the employer concerned to advertise on their behalf.  We may additionally contact employers to verify this.

If your client is already in direct contact with the Careers Service, we would need their confirmation (by email or letter) that they wish applications to be handled through an agency.

We will not normally advertise vacancies which require students/graduates to make any payment to take up an opportunity, for example an internship opportunity. We recognise that there may be some exceptions such as not for profit/charitable organisations who offer voluntary opportunities overseas which require a payment in order to cover costs of accommodation/travel etc and hence enable the ongoing work of the charity.

Unpaid internships

Oxford University Careers Service does not advertise unpaid work experience or internships within the UK other than for:

  • Short term voluntary work experience or shadowing placements (maximum of 4 weeks) which involve no more than 40 hours per week; and
  • Voluntary work with a charity, voluntary organisation, an associated fund-raising organisation, or a statutory body.

We are pleased to advertise unpaid volunteering and work-shadowing opportunities that comply with the criteria set out above. We review all submitted vacancies before they are made available to students and we may check with potential employers if the status of any opportunity appears unclear.

Please note that it is the responsibility of the host organisation to ensure that they are complying with any employment law obligations including payment of the National Minimum Wage (where applicable) and we assume, if we are asked to advertise an unpaid internship, that the host organisation has done an appropriate assessment and concluded that the opportunity can lawfully be unpaid.

Users of the Careers Service are encouraged to make their own enquiries of any unpaid internship to ensure that it is likely to provide benefit to them and that they are happy for it to be unpaid.

Please see the UK Government website or call the Acas helpline on 0300 123 1100 for further information on the National Minimum Wage.

Saïd Business School

Students undertaking advanced courses at the Said Business School, such as the Masters in Business Administration and the Masters in Finance and Economics, have their own dedicated Careers Service team with specialist advisers equipped to provide information, guidance and advice on a range of careers appropriate for these courses. Any vacancies for MBA students should be posted via Careers@Said. Their Careers Service can be contacted at careers@sbs.ox.ac.uk or 01865 288441.

Additional information

  • We do not advertise positions posted by private households
  • We do not advertise positions posted by or on behalf of tobacco companies
  • We do not normally accept emails from webmail account providers (e.g. hotmail, yahoo or gmail) although we may make exceptions on a case-by-case basis.
  • We do not normally accept vacancies from employers without a company website
  • Vacancies may be posted on the system for a maximum of 6 months
  • We will only advertise vacancies posted via CareerConnect, any vacancies sent to us by email or post will not be advertised.
This information was last updated on 10 November 2017.
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