Hiring Policy

Unite Students is committed to a policy of equal opportunities in all aspects of recruitment, regardless of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, race, colour, ethnic origin and disability.

Fairness and transparency

We're committed to a policy of equal opportunities in all aspects of recruitment, regardless of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, race, colour, ethnic origin and disability. We aim to ensure equality of opportunity in all our activities, and have a positive attitude towards equality of employment.

Unite Students' recruitment and selection process is:

  • Transparent
  • Objective and free from conflict of interest

Documentation and materials relating to the recruitment and selection process are treated confidentially and in accordance with the Data Protection Act (DPA) and our Data Protection Policy.

All candidates have the right to feedback and access to any documentation held on them in accordance with the DPA. If required, all candidates are entitled to request adjustments to the interviewing process in line with the Disability Discrimination Act.

Assessment and testing

For some roles we use online assessment tools that are specific to the vacancy as part of the application process. The assessments are short and full instructions are provided for candidates on screen. Further assessments may form part of the interview process. All candidates will be notified of the details of any skills tests or assessments when they are invited for interview.

Feedback on all assessments and tests undertaken is not provided. If a candidate requests feedback, we'll endeavour to provide it.

Interview expenses

We don't cover candidates' travel expenses to and from interviews unless it's requested that the candidate attend an interview a significant distance from the location of the role for which they have applied.

DBS checks

As part of our commitment to safeguarding our students, new starters in certain roles may be required to complete a standard DBS check prior to commencing employment. If this is the case, it will be stated on the job advert and the Talent Acquisition team will also inform you during the process. The cost of this check will be incurred by Unite Students.

Communication and feedback

We receive a high volume of applications and as such cannot make direct contact with everyone who applies. However, we commit to respond to all applicants by email within four weeks of the closing of a role to inform them whether they have been successful or not.

Full interview feedback will be provided to candidates who attend a face to face interview, if requested.

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