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Advertise a Job

Simply enter your vacancy and it will be posted on our site within 24 hours.

Who will my vacancy be advertised to?

GJS is a collaborative project funded by the University of Southampton, Southampton Solent University and the University of Winchester. This gives your vacancy a potential audience of over 65,000 jobseekers.

Our extensive database contains a cross section of graduates, including postgraduates, who have all already built up considerable work experience, in conjunction with their studies. We also have a large volume of candidates who have studied elsewhere and are looking to return to the region.

Those who have expressed an interest in your type of vacancy will receive an email alert with a link to your vacancy.

Getting started

Step 1:         Click on 'Employer' and register.

employers register

Step 2:        You'll get an email from us. Click on the link to activate your account.

Step 3:        Log on to your account

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Step 4:         Select ‘Add New Job’ to post your vacancy.

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Step 5:         Complete the online vacancy form.

Please ensure you have the following information before uploading your vacancy:

·        Your company contact details including; name, address, email address, telephone number

·        Job title

·        Closing date

·        Number of posts available

·        Job type ie. Full-Time or Part-Time

·        Salary (it is critical to give some indication of salary – if you don’t, candidates may be put off applying)

·        Length of employment/contract ie. Permanent, Fixed Term, Temporary etc.

·        Job description – outline the main roles and responsibilities of the role

·        Person specification - an indication of what sort of candidate you are looking for

·        Specific qualification requirements

·        How candidates should apply

·        Location of the job

Please also check thoroughly for spelling and grammar mistakes

Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006

From 1 October 2006 the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations make it unlawful to discriminate against workers, employees, job seekers and trainees because of their age.

The Regulations prohibit age discrimination in all areas of employment practice, from recruitment to termination of employment.

It will generally be unlawful for job advertisements to refer to age limits. Terminology such as 'young' and 'mature' should be avoided.

Minimum or maximum age limits for recruitment will generally be unlawful. Application forms should not include a request for information on an applicant's date of birth.

Decisions about recruitment, selection and promotion should not normally be based on age, but on the skills and competencies required.

Attracting Candidates  

The way you present your vacancy is critical to attracting interest.

Candidates look for:

  • A good starting salary. The average national starting salary for graduates is £18K, and the most common salary range for jobs advertised on GJS is £20-£25K
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Location

State all of these in your advert and outline any other working benefits such as; flexi-time, parking, sustainability, holiday entitlement etc.

Why don’t you make your vacancy stand out even more by taking up one or more of our Advertising and Sponsorship features?

To discuss how GJS can further benefit your company, please contact graduate.jobs@solent.ac.uk