Services for Business

Recruit new talent

We can support you to recruit the students and graduates you are looking to target through partnering on a recruitment plan to meet application and hiring targets. Please contact us at and we will be delighted to talk to you about how we can support your recruitment needs.

Advertise a role on our portal

Our job vacancy portal is accessible to all 25,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as graduates. It is free to advertise on the portal and is a great start to your recruitment campaign.

New employers must first register online (you need only register once).

Login  and our portal will guide you through the quick uploading process. Every role is reviewed and posted by our team to ensure it meets our advertising policy. 

Our advertising policy

Careers & Employability will only advertise unpaid opportunities in line with our Advertising Policy (PDF, 174kb).

Find out more about the opportunities we can support with below:

Employing our graduates

Here at the University of Leicester, we have fantastic students graduating each year who are seeking graduate employment and are ready to apply for opportunities. 

We can support your recruitment to attract student talent from the University of Leicester through advertising your vacancies directly with us. We offer a range of advertising options to suit you: 

  • Vacancy advertising on Target Connect 
  • Social media promotion
  • Advertising opportunities within our fortnightly careers bulletins 
  • Departmental promotion
  • On-campus brand awareness opportunities

We also offer a number of events and activities specifically designed to help you connect and engage with final year talent at the University of Leicester.

Speak with us

Contact the team at to discuss further about recruiting our graduates and how we can help.

Part-time jobs

Unitemps - hiring a student for part-time work

Unitemps, part of the Careers and Employability Service facilitates the recruitment of University of Leicester students into part-time temporary roles with companies in the Leicester and Leicestershire area.

A part-time temporary role is an ideal opportunity to employ a student who can bring creativity and innovation to your business whilst giving the student the opportunity to develop transferable skills and knowledge in a practical working environment. We have a worldwide reputation for top quality teaching and research and have a diverse population of talented students looking to gain professional work experience.

What are the benefits for you?

  • Add value to your organisation by inspiring new students to enter your field and promoting your brand
  • Invest in early career development. Provide students with valuable employment experience to develop transferable skills and knowledge.
  • Increase your diversity. Our students come from all over the world, providing an international outlook, language skills, and knowledge of overseas markets.
  • Bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm. Our students are highly committed and enthusiastic, and keen to develop themselves.
  • Develop a talent pipeline. Post assignment, consider recruiting the students onto a Placement or Year in Industry, already equipped with experience working for you.
  • Giving back to the community. Providing our students with a sense of local community and encouraging them to stay within Leicestershire post-graduation and boost the local economy.
  • Administrative support. We conduct all employability compliance checks on your behalf including Right to Work checks and references. We also payroll the students and invoice you monthly.

What kind of work can a student do?

Our students can offer you varied skills within roles ranging from administration, customer service, events, marketing and social media to working in lab-based and research environments. We would be happy to discuss with you any work opportunities you have available to determine whether this might be an appropriate role for a student. It is important to bear in mind that they may have little or no prior work experience, but will be equipped with support from the Careers and Employability Service and the wider University to enable them to successfully transition into the workplace.

How many hours a week can a student work?

To avoid having a detrimental impact on their studies the University of Leicester regulations limit the working hours of students as follows:

Undergraduate students
  • During term time no more than 20 hours a week
  • During vacation time – no restrictions on working hours
Postgraduate students
  • No more than 20 hours per week year round*

*PGT students are not eligible for advertised university holidays unless specified by the terms of their course and confirmed by their Certificate of Employability

Find further information about University term dates.

What we ask of you

Working in your organisation can be a hugely rewarding and enriching experience for a student. It offers them a chance to gain professional skills, get hands-on experience, and opens up new career possibilities. With that in mind, during their time with you, we ask that you provide them with the appropriate tools required to complete their role and can offer a supportive working environment.   

What should I pay a student?

The Careers and Employability Service is happy to advertise all genuine jobs or work experience opportunities that are fully compliant with UK employment legislation including National Minimum Wage and National and National Living Wage. The legislation is an important piece of legislation aimed at providing employees with decent minimum standards and fairness in the workplace. It applies to nearly all workers and sets hourly rates below which pay must not be allowed to fall. 

What next?

If you are interested in hiring a temporary student worker, please contact us at We will be delighted to talk to you about our students and how we can support your recruitment needs.

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