Code of Practice
This code of good practice has been created in consultation with industry stakeholders and is intended to establish and maintain recognised standards for both students and employers using the Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre's "Student Employment Service".
The placement of an advert with the Student Employment Service shall be deemed acceptance of and agreement to this code of practice.
The Student Employment Service will endeavour to assist employers in locating suitable student employees, but reserves the right not to advertise an employer's vacancy for any reason.
The Student Employment Service can not advertise jobs, either within the university or with outside employers, which require students to work more than 12 hours per week during term time. For term dates see www.dur.ac.uk/dates
The employer must make clear the nature of the work offered and specify any necessary skills required, the proposed wages, the number and distribution of hours to be worked, end date of employment (where applicable) and other terms.
It is the responsibility of the employer to let all candidates know the result of an application as soon as possible.
It is important that employers acknowledge that some students are subject to visa regulations or UK regulations applying to citizens of European Economic Area member states, or to sponsorship conditions that restrict the types of jobs or number of hours they are allowed to work.
The Student Employment Service reserves the right not to advertise vacancies it considers unsuitable for students.
Where any charge is to be levied on an employer using the Student Employment Service, the amount, its purpose and the method of payment will be stated clearly, in writing, when the vacancy is notified.
The Student Employment Service reserves the right to refuse to advertise further vacancies from any employer which breaches this code.
It is the duty of the employer to meet all statutory legal requirements with regard to students employed via the Student Employment Service. 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 and tax
- Adherence to health and safety regulations and provision of adequate insurance
- Adherence to The Children's Act
- Compliance with legislation against any form of discrimination
The employer shall satisfy themselves as to the suitability of any employee and shall be responsible for taking up any references provided by the employee before engaging the student.
The Student Employment Service and the University shall bear no liability for loss, damage or delay howsoever arising in the performance of these services and in particular caused by circumstances beyond its control (of whatsoever kind).
The Palatine Centre
Tel: 0191 334 1437
Mon - Fri 9am- 5pm
Queen's Campus, Stockton
Tel: 0191 334 0202
Fax: 0191 334 0204
Mon - Fri 10am - 4:30pm (term time)
Mon - Fri 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 4.30pm (vacations)