Vacancy terms and conditions

All opportunities are published to current students and recent alumni through our CareerHub platform. LSE Careers aim to action all opportunities within two working days of submission.

  • As part of our verification process we thoroughly research all organisations so we can provide an excellent service to our students and graduates. We usually require organisations to provide with a link to a live organisation website, proof of company registration via a company directory such as Companies House and business number.
  • LSE Careers will only publish opportunities which include a full job description and requirements. Please see guidance notes for more information.
  • LSE Careers reserves editorial control over opportunities we publish and reserves the right to remove any organisation and/or opportunity from our system at any time.
  • LSE Careers will only publish opportunities (including targeted emails and events) which are written in full English.
  • We will only advertise vacancies for a maximum of four months. If your vacancy expiry date is longer than 4 months LSE Careers will automatically amend this prior to your advert going live. Extensions will not be permitted, instead a new vacancy post request will need to be made.
  • LSE Careers will ensure organisations are flexible and provide alternative times and dates for selection activities where there may be a clash with examinations and/or other important academic demands.
  • LSE Careers will not advertise one-year sandwich/industry placements on CareerHub as these are not offered as part of our programmes.
  • LSE Careers advises that internships take place outside of the academic term and during the Easter (4 weeks) and Summer vacations (12 weeks).
  • LSE Careers does not advertise opportunities where there is a cost/fee to students to apply.

Wage requirements

LSE Careers will not advertise any role or opportunity, including internships, that are unpaid. The exceptions to this include opportunities that can be funded by PhD Awards (eg ESRC Internship Scheme), work shadowing (including insight weeks) and volunteering (covered by the guidance below*).

  • Opportunities which provide unpaid trial periods will not be advertised.
  • Opportunities which are commission based will not be approved unless there is at least a base salary that meets NMW requirements.
  • Opportunities which are paid per project/article/remote working must be pro rata and meet NMW.
  • For virtual internships, LSE Careers require that the individual is paid the equivalent minimum pay of the jurisdiction where the individual is undertaking the role or that of the host country’s legislative rate.
  • It is ultimately the employer’s responsibility to ensure advertised opportunities (including internships) comply with National Minimum Wage legislation.

LSE Careers supports the advice on Internships (PDF) issued by the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) and National Union of Students (NUS).

UK-based opportunities:

  • LSE Careers will only advertise UK-based opportunities, including internships, which comply with National Minimum Wage (NMW) legislation.

Opportunities outside of the UK:

  • LSE Careers will only advertise opportunities outside of the UK, including internships, which comply with the minimum wage legislation of that country or state.
  • For those countries without such legislation we require organisations to match that of the equivalent UK rate.
  • Please specify the required legislation in your opportunity advert to avoid delays in your advert going live.
  • LSE Careers reserves the right to request further information regarding your country or states minimum wage legislation prior to your advert going live.

Advertising as an Organisation, Individual, or Third-party


As part of our verification process we thoroughly research all organisations so we can provide an excellent service to our students and graduates. We usually require organisations to provide us with a link to a live organisation website, proof of company registration via a company directory such as Companies House and business number.

LSE Careers reserves the right to de-activate an existing organisation’s account on LSE CareerHub and not approve organisations or opportunity requests which we deem unsuitable for promotion to our students and graduates. Organisations and opportunities that we may not approve and may decide to de-activate existing accounts for include, but are not limited to:

  • Any organisations or opportunities which we suspect may be illegal, unethical or discriminatory
  • Any organisation that is reported as engaging in unprofessional conduct
  • Any organisations who breach the LSE Ethics Code
  • Any organisations with recent adverse media reports
  • Any organisation that does not comply with the UK National Minimum Wage Act and UK health and safety legislation (and/or the appropriate legislations in their jurisdiction).
  • Any organisations or opportunities promoting services to students at a cost and/or where the School already offers equivalent services free of charge
  • Any organisation or opportunity with which an association may bring LSE or its students into disrepute
  • Any organisation that does not respond to preliminary checks/correspondence from LSE Careers

Advertising as an individual:

LSE Careers will not advertise vacancies for individuals.  We only advertise opportunities for organisations.

Advertising on behalf of a third party:

LSE Careers will advertise vacancies from recruitment agencies providing certain criteria are met. These criteria are:

  • That we know the identity of the employer and we can publish the name of the employer
  • That we are satisfied that the employer has commissioned the agency to act on their behalf. We may require email confirmation from the client that the agency is acting on their behalf
  • That the advertising party have confirmed, in writing that they agree to the £100 + VAT fee

In instances where organisations use HR outsourcing services for all of their HR services. LSE Careers will not charge for advertising opportunities. However, LSE Careers will require written confirmation via email from the organisation that the outsourcing service is working in this capacity.

Targeted emails are only available for direct employers and are not available for recruitment agencies nor organisations advertising on behalf of a third party (unless written confirmation via email is provided from the direct employer).

Student welfare

Discriminatory adverts:

  • LSE Careers will not advertise opportunities which contravene the Equality Act 2010 by not allowing applications from a particular nationality, gender or religion, for example.
  • When advertising positions which will not be eligible for visa sponsorship in the UK we would recommend the following wording: “Please note that all applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are eligible to work in the UK at the point at which the role commences.” Please see our guidance notes for further information.
  • We will not advertise opportunities that specify a ‘native’ speaker is required – instead this should be referenced as ‘fluent’ e.g. candidates must be fluent in French

Availability of students:

  • The availability of students varies dependent upon their programme, however the employer should be aware of a student’s study obligations and not ask them to work in excess of 15 hours per week during term time as per School guidance.

During vacations and other periods when the student does not have the usual pressure of study, hours are negotiable with the student.

Campus brand managers / ambassadors / representatives

We will advertise campus brand manager / ambassador / representative positions which comply with the following recommendations:

  • It is explicit in the advert that part of the role will be to work in consultation with LSE Careers and that the campus representative and organisation must be aware of the services offered by LSE Careers for increasing brand awareness.
  • The organisation recruiting brand representatives should inform LSE Careers which student they have recruited for the role so LSE Careers can liaise with the representative if required.

Advertising opportunities that are not vacancies


Our vacancy board is reserved for vacancy opportunities only. If you would like to advertise an off campus event, please see our event terms and conditions and fill in an external events form.

Agency work:

LSE Careers will not advertise agency work as a vacancy.


LSE Careers will not advertise competitions as a vacancy. Providing that the competition is pertinent to LSE students, LSE Careers will advertise competitions via the LSE Careers social media and our blog. To advertise a competition please submit the Competition Request Form.

Scholarships, fellowships and postgraduate funding:

If you would like to advertise a scholarship or postgraduate / PhD funding opportunity, please do so via our vacancy board and selecting “scholarships/PG funding” in the types of work section. We will only advertise opportunities where the student receives a stipend or other financial support (not just expenses).

Volunteering and overseas volunteering

To advertise voluntary opportunities to LSE students through LSE CareerHub your organisation and opportunities must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a registered with the UK Charity Commission or be a recognised statutory body.
  • Accept liability for all volunteers recruited and be able to meet any liabilities through an adequate insurance policy or through other provision.
  • Have a health and safety policy.
  • Provide an induction covering all necessary aspects of health and safety for the volunteer.
  • Have an adequate child protection policy if working with children and/or young people.
  • Have an adequate vulnerable adults policy if working with vulnerable adults.
  • Risk assess all volunteering activities and premises.
  • Provide all the training necessary for volunteers to carry out their assigned tasks.
  • Have a named person who is responsible for the supervision and support of volunteers.
  • Treat personal information about LSE students confidentially.

If you would like more information about working with the LSE Volunteer Centre please visit the website.


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