General information for anyone working or seeking work in the UK.
Gov.uk - Working, jobs and pensions
Information on all key points of UK employment law including pay, working hours, holiday entitlement, disciplinaries, dismissal and more.
Trade Union Congress (TUC) - Basic rights at work
Plain-English information resources on your rights at work. Also includes a jargon-buster to explain common technical terms and information on joining a trade union.
UKCISA advice line - 0207 788 9214
Advice for international students and graduates. Open Monday-Friday, 1:00 - 4:00pm (UK time). The advice line is often very busy - we recommend finding information on the UKCISA website or contacting the Careers Service in the first instance.
If you are an international student with questions about your visa please use our online enquiry form.
“Most graduate employers embrace equal opportunities and diversity in the workplace. They recognise that employees from different backgrounds bring unique knowledge, skills and experience to their businesses.
If you are concerned you might be at a disadvantage, how do you ensure recruiters give you the best chance to show your abilities and treat you fairly in the recruitment process? Specialists from AGCAS provide their advice on how to identify diversity-positive employers, decide how and whether to disclose your circumstances, and get an understanding of your rights.”
Diversity Matters is a collection of resources from AGCAS (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services). It offers information and advice to people potentially affected by issues relating to:
- Political and ethical issues
- Refugees and asylum seekers
- Religion and belief
- Sexual orientation*
- Social and class issues
- Transsexual/transgender issues
* See also Starting Out - Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Careers Guide - Stonewall's guide to employers who have chosen to make a commitment to LGB equality and are engaging with them to improve the working lives of LGB staff.
TargetJobs - International students
Includes information from AGCAS on:
- Seeking work outside the UK
- Getting work experience
- Job hunting in the UK
- Visas and work permits for working in the UK.
UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs)
UKCISA has information on the following issues:
It is a sad fact that in certain industries unpaid internships are still the norm. The debate around unpaid internships is ongoing, and we will keep you informed on developments.
All About Careers
Plain English advice on internships, pay and your rights
Employment rights for interns
Government information on interns' rights and employment status
Internships explained (pdf)
An information sheet from Volunteering England. It explains in detail the difference between volunteering and internships.