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Birkbeck Futures ethical careers policy

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

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

  • All internships or full- or part-time roles that we advertise must be paid at the London Living Wage applicable at the time.
  • Birkbeck Careers will not hold relationships with any companies that have not demonstrated a commitment to positive environmental and ethical business models. This is part of our commitment to increased sustainability and addressing the climate crisis. This includes, but is not limited to, attendance at careers events and other recruitment opportunities, posting role vacancies, sponsorships and advertising. 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 students are able to receive impartial one-to-one careers guidance on any industry of their choosing from the Birkbeck Careers team.