MyCareer (MYC), is a free online jobs board for employers to promote job opportunities to students and graduates (5 years post-graduation) of the University of Portsmouth. Managed by the Careers and Employability Service, all company registrations and vacancies are reviewed to ensure suitability before publishing.

We accept the following vacancies 

  • Graduate-level vacancies with an immediate or future start date (12-month industrial placements are advertised within faculty. Visit our work placements page for more information)
  • Graduate schemes
  • Experienced hire vacancies
  • Paid work experience and internships (undergraduate internships up to 12 weeks)
  • Seasonal vacancies including Summer and Christmas
  • Part-time vacancies
  • Freelance vacancies (restrictions apply, please see point 6)
  • International vacancies (these are reviewed on an individual basis by our International team)
  • Physical Insight Events up to one week must cover travel expenses
  • Virtual Insight Events up to one week can be unpaid
  • Any Insight Events of more than one week must be paid at least the National Minimum Wage

The Careers and Employability Service reserves the right to refuse to advertise a vacancy that is not in the best interest of our students and graduates, these instances include, but are not limited to:

  • Any unpaid vacancies
  • Vacancies that are not in compliance with minimum wage /or and equal opportunities legislation
  • Commission only or cash in hand payments
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Opportunities which require students or graduates to make any upfront payment
  • Recruitment agencies or third-party vacancies that do not disclose the role and client name
  • Brand ambassador roles that promote consumer goods
  • Apprenticeship vacancies (Find out more about Degree Apprenticeships)
  • If the employer is a private individual
  • If the role involves door to door sales or activity
  • Vacancies that present a direct risk to the health and wellbeing of students and graduates
  • Employers that are associated with the tobacco industry
  • Employers who recruit to training/contract employment model opportunities
  • Employers that do not include full company name
  • Employers that do not supply full contact details – an email address must correspond with the employing organisation
  • Employers that do not have a company website
  • Vacancies that are not legal, or not in keeping with the policies, goals, aims and objectives of the University of Portsmouth

Any advert that does not meet the guidelines will not be approved for posting. We reserve the right to refuse, withdraw or cancel an employer registration or vacancy without giving reason.

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

By registering your company and advertising your vacancy online, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

1. Employer registrations

To advertise vacancies employers must first register on MYC and create an employer account. The employer is in control of inputting all data.

2. Advertising vacancies

Please provide clear and full details about the opportunity advertised. If the vacancy is filled before the stated closing date, please retract it from MYC. For advice on making the most of using our jobs board please see our handy hints guide.

3. Employment legislation

Employers must ensure that all advertisements are fully compliant with all legal obligations. For more information on employment legislation, please visit the government website for employing people or employing staff.

4. Contract of employment

Contracts of employment are between the student or graduate and the employer. It is the duty of the employer to comply with all legal obligations with regard to the employment of students and graduates.

5. University of Portsmouth liability

The University of Portsmouth accepts no liability in relation to the introduction and subsequent employment of candidates for employment via MYC. The University shall bear no liability for loss, damage or delay whatsoever arising in the performance of these services and in particular caused by circumstances beyond its control (of whatsoever kind).

The employer shall independently satisfy themselves as to the suitability of any employee and shall be responsible for taking up any references and appropriate checks for the applicant should they so wish before engaging the student or graduate.

6. Freelance roles

We will advertise freelance roles, as long as they meet employment law and payment is aligned to the industry standard rate. Please note we will not advertise commission-based, franchise ownership or other opportunities for which the student is charged, or required to invest.

7. Tier 4 and Student Route Visa students – sporting activities

Tier 4 and Student Route visa students have 20 hours working restrictions during their term time and this will be different for undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research students. There are some kinds of work that Tier 4 and Student Route Visa students must not undertake as part-time or summer jobs and these include any sports coaching duties or as entertainers. For more information and guidance please see the UKCISA website.

8. Covid-19

We expect all employers to adhere to current Government requirements. Further information can be found on the Government website.

Contact details


Telephone: +44 (0)23 9284 3638 

The Careers and Employment Service has a Privacy Policy for employers using our MyCareer online jobs board.