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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 14 September 2015. If you have not used CareerConnect since the 14 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
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First time users should click on the ‘Register‘ button.

Next, enter your contact details and your organisation’s details. Please complete as much information as possible.  Please note the web address must include http:// or https://

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 and Conditions
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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.

Internship Policy

We are extremely grateful for all the fantastic opportunities that we are able to advertise to our undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, and researchers. We advertise opportunities, for free, in small start-ups to large multinational organisations, in sectors spanning Accountancy to Zoology.

However, we will not advertise ANY internships which require our undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, and researchers to pay a fee to participate.

We also do not advertise unpaid/unfunded internships unless they are:

  • Short term insight or vacation schemes of no longer than 2 weeks aimed at providing “work shadowing” opportunities.
  • Voluntary work with a charity, voluntary organisation, an associated fund-raising organisation, or a statutory body and, where the voluntary work is UK based, fulfil the conditions for voluntary workers under UK National Minimum Wage legislation.  Organisations will need to provide evidence that they fulfil this criteria.

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

If you are in the not-for-profit sector, we suggest you discuss your needs directly with the Internship Office (internships@careers.ox.ac.uk, +44 (0)1865 274 646) as we may be in a position to attach an internship award to particular opportunities. Our limited funding is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. In any case, all not-for-profit sector partners must, as a minimum, offer a contribution, for example provide accommodation, reimburse travel or meal costs.

The Careers Service reserves the right not to publish any opportunities we feel are inappropriate for our clients.

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.
Employers and Sustainability
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Helping Students to Make Informed Decisions

The University of Oxford Careers Service’s mission is to enable students to make well informed decisions about their career. As part of this, the Service is actively exploring ways to help students learn about organisations’ approaches to sustainability.

Drawing on the Oxford Martin Principles for Climate-Conscious Investment, the Careers Service has introduced a set of questions for recruiters, that allows students to find out more about a recruiter’s sustainability credentials. Students will be able to easily access an organisation’s stance on the climate crisis, its plan on how it will achieve Net-Zero by 2050 and remain profitable, and other relevant credentials in the area of sustainability. In future, students will be able to search on those employers who have answered sustainability questions in specific ways.

Any recruiter wishing to post a vacancy on the University’s CareerConnect system, will be prompted to answer the following:

Q1. Does your organisation recognise the climate crisis, agree with the science, and confirm that it will achieve Net-Zero by 2050, or earlier?

Q2. Does your organisation have a specific, publicly accessible plan, that lays out how it will achieve Net-Zero by 2050 or earlier? (Provide web address if available)

Q3. Does your organisation have a plan for how it will remain profitable while achieving Net-Zero by 2050, or earlier?

Q4. Does your organisation have any other relevant credentials in the area of sustainability of which you’d like to ensure students are aware? (Eg, B-Corp, use of renewables, etc) (Open text box to describe other credentials)

The Careers Service will consider using these data in future to highlight those recruiters who tick yes to specific questions, including in careers fairs’ booklets or similar publications. As a result, the Service hopes that those students for whom sustainability in the current climate crisis is an important factor in their decision making, will be better informed

This information was last updated on 06 March 2020.
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