If an employer contacts you through the Ravensbourne Agency for a work opportunity that is not advertised through the Ravensbourne Agency then please advise the Careers ands Industry Liaison team. You need to ensure that the work opportunity is genuine and adheres to our Terms & Conditions. If you have any concerns at all please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further.
ACAS: Offer General help, advice and support for workers providing independent advice on rights for part-time workers, employment contracts and holiday pay. There Helpline is 08457 474747.
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB): CAB advice helps people resolve issues relating to benefits, housing, legal, discrimination, employment and immigration. Some offices also provide email advice. Visit the CAB website and find your local office by searching under the 'Find your local bureau' option.
The National Association of Student Employment Services (NASES): NASES provides students with information about Employment rights and law and combining work with study.
Trade Unions: The Trade Union's main aim is to protect and advance the interests of its members in the workplace. Most trade unions are independent of any employer. Trade Unions can help you to negotiate agreements with employers on pay and conditions. They can also provide legal and financial advice and help with resolving disputes.
Direct Gov National Minimum Wage: If your employer is paying you less than Minimum Wage you should contact the Pay and Work Rights helpline on 0800 917 2368. Or visit the DirectGov website for more information about who can claim the Minimum Wage.
Own It: Own It offers free intellectual property advice for London’s creative people. This includes basic support through to online resources and surgeries with intellectual property lawyers.
Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS): DACS is the copyright society for the visual arts. Membership of DACS will help you manage your copyright in the UK and overseas. Services include help with negotiation of fees and collecting fees on your behalf.
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE): The HSE provides information on workplace health and safety information along with expert advice and guidance.
The Suzy Lamplugh Trust: The Suzy Lamplugh Trust provides practical support and personal safety guidance to help people develop skills and strategies for staying safe in the workplace.
The Commission for Equality and Human Rights: The Commission have a statutory remit to promote and monitor human rights. They also protect, enforce and promote equality across age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation and gender reassignment.
HMRC - Working in the UK: Here you will find information about what you need to do before you start work as an International. It also tells you about the documents you’ll need, how you pay tax and National Insurance and where you can get help.
HM Revenue & Customs: For information about registering as self-employed and completing your tax return.
National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE): NACUE is a fast-paced, grassroots charity that supports and represents student-led enterprise societies and young entrepreneurs to drive the growth of entrepreneurship in Universities and Colleges across the UK.