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Birkbeck Futures ethical careers policy

When promoting employers and their opportunities, Birkbeck Futures is committed to working in the best of interests of its students, environmental sustainability and wider ethical considerations.

As a result, employers will be screened against the following criteria:

  • All internships or full or part-time roles advertised via our inhouse Talent recruitment consultancy must be paid at the current London Living Wage applicable at the time.
  • Our work with certain companies might be limited or excluded where there is a conflict of interest with the college as a whole.
  • We research all companies to ensure that we, and they, can provide an excellent service to our students and graduates and we will not work with companies that we do not feel comfortable with giving access to our students and graduates.
  • We may choose not to work with companies that require a degree subject that the university does not teach and where we do not feel that we can adequately support the company in recruiting the right candidates.
  • Birkbeck Futures will not hold relationships of any kind with oil, gas or mining companies as part of our commitment to increased sustainability and addressing the climate crisis. This includes, but is not limited to, attendance at careers fairs and other recruitment opportunities, posting role vacancies, sponsorships and advertising.
  • Birkbeck students are able to receive impartial one-to-one careers guidance on any industry of their choosing from the Birkbeck Futures team.
  • Job posts made by or on behalf of oil, gas or mining companies, in line with our commitment to sustainability and addressing the climate crisis, will not be approved by Birkbeck Talent.