Employers can use JobsLive to advertise vacancies including graduate positions, casual/part-time roles, internships and placements, as well as insight schemes and studentships, scholarships and awards. Registered charities may also post voluntary work opportunities. All vacancies are exclusively open to Imperial students and graduates, as well as postdoctoral staff.

Advertising on JobsLive is free of charge if recruiting on behalf of your own organisation. Job vacancies may be advertised for positions that are based in the UK and in the rest of the world (please see guidance on minimum wage in the bullet points below).

All vacancies will be reviewed by a member of the Careers team before being published. We reserve editorial control over the published information and the right to withdraw any content which is deemed as not suitable to Imperial students and/or graduates. Employers must meet the following conditions to ensure their vacancies will be advertised on JobsLive:

Organisation requirements

  • All vacancies must be posted by a registered, verifiable organisation; registrations from private employers will not be accepted
  • The Careers Service does not engage with the tobacco industry. This is in line with our commitment to our funders and adherence to Cancer Research UK , Wellcome Trust and BHF guidelines. The College is also committed to Universities UK Protocol Regarding Tobacco Industry Funding
  • All organisations signing up on JobsLive must have a valid company website
  • Employers must register with a valid corporate email address. Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo or other similar free email addresses will not be accepted
  • All organisation registrations must be submitted in English
  • All organisations must register under only one occupational area

Vacancy requirements

  • Vacancies requiring applicants to work in a private household are not accepted
  • All vacancies must be submitted in English
  • Vacancies may cover several occupational areas, as long as they are relevant to the role posted
  • Opportunities which involve a payment from the applicants will not be accepted
  • Vacancies will not be accepted via email or by post
  • Vacancies requiring a photograph to be submitted as part of the application will not be accepted
  • All vacancies for the UK must be compliant with the Equality Act 2010

Salary requirements

  • JobsLive advertisements must comply with the National Minimum Wage Act 1998. From 1 April 2024, the minimum wage is set at:
    • £11.44 an hour for workers aged 21 and over
    • £8.60 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20
    • £6.40 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17
    • £6.40 an hour for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over who are in the first year of apprenticeship
  • The following exceptions to the above will be allowed:
    • Unpaid work will be advertised if it is for a registered charity
    • Unpaid work will be advertised if it represents a work shadowing opportunity. Work shadowing opportunities cannot involve any kind of structured work or attendance requirements that could be construed as a contract
  • For job vacancies that are advertised outside the UK, we recommend that national minimum wages apply for countries where advertised. We strongly advise students to research what this is (we recommend GoinGlobal)
  • While not mandatory, the Careers Service recommends that employers pay the Real Living Wage. This is £13.15 in London and £12.00 everywhere else in the UK
  • Commission-based roles will only be accepted if a salary meeting the National Minimum Wage is also offered

The Careers Service reserve the right to reject any vacancies that are in direct conflict with the university's academic aims and mission or those organisations which are deemed unsuitable for promotion to our students and recent alumni. This includes but is not limited to: Organisations or opportunities suspected to be illegal, oppressive, exploitative or discriminatory.