FAQs                                                                                   

What does it cost to advertise a vacancy?

Registering and advertising your opportunity with the University of Bolton is FREE of charge.

How many students and graduates will see my advert?

All currently enrolled University of Bolton students are automatically registered onto the system and are able to browse any information on the site.  Graduates can continue to access the site for up to 3 years after they leave the University of Bolton.

Who can register as an employer?

Employer registrations are open to anyone looking to employ a student or graduate. Please note however we are only able to promote opportunities that meet our Employer Code of Practice.

How do I register?

You can register by filling out the registration form. After you complete and submit, this will go to a member of the Careers Team for approval.

How do login credentials work?

Each contact at your organisation will have a separate username and password. You can add and delete contacts and manage them within the system.

How do I know if my organisation already has an account or if I already have a login?

If you are not sure if your organisation already has an account, simply start the registration process and the system will inform you of any organisations registered under the same or a similar name. You can then merge your account, meaning you and your colleagues can all use the same employer profile.

If you are not sure if you have already registered, select ’Forgotten your username or password?’ and enter the email you would have registered with to reset your details. If the email you enter is not already registered, you can then register as a new user.

Please note: Unfortunately we were not able to transfer everyone who was registered on Prospects.net, our previous online vacancy system.

How do I advertise jobs?

After you have registered as an employer, you can advertise a job by selecting ‘Add a New Job’ on the left hand side of the page. You then simply fill out the fields on the form and select ‘Save and Publish’. This will then be sent to a member of the Careers Team for approval. Once live, your advert will be visible to current students and recent graduates.

Can I edit my job after it has been posted?

You cannot directly edit the details of a published job advertisement. If you need the job to be edited, such as extending the closing date or changing details of the job you can submit a request for change. From there the Careers Team are able to edit the job on your behalf.

How do I edit my employer profile?

After you have logged on to the system, you can edit your profile by selecting one of the options under the ‘Details’ title on the left hand side of the screen. Make sure you save any changes you make.

Do I need to pay students?

As an employer, it is your duty to ensure all statutory legal requirements within the country of employment are met prior to advertising your opportunity.

The University of Bolton is committed to social mobility and ensuring that all our students have equal and fair access to opportunities. For this reason we are not able to advertise opportunities that:

  • Do not meet the National Minimum Wage unless they are for less than 1 year and are part of a course offered by the University of Bolton or are for a UK registered charity.
  • Pay on a commission-only basis, with no guarantee that the National Minimum Wage will be met.

Can I hold interviews on campus?

As an employer, you can hold interviews and events on campus for any graduate programme, internship or part-time vacancy advertised through the University of Bolton. We can provide you with all the necessary facilities free of charge as long as you are interviewing University of Bolton students only. For further information please contact the Careers Service on 01204 903080.