Any queries or concerns? Odds are someone else has or has had the same ones. Below are our responses to some of the common questions that we’ve encountered from businesses.
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Our focus is startups and innovative companies across all different industries, which means that many (but not all) of our businesses represent organisations with fewer than 200 staff.
For students, this means an opportunity to experience a vibrant and diverse workplace in which you’ll gain a deep, practical perspective on the different facets of running a company. However, we also cater to larger organisations that have career relevant jobs available to students.
Ribit represents companies from an extensive (and growing) industry list including finance, IT, research, publishing, engineering, travel, logistics and food.
We encourage any business that values student talent and is willing to give students a good experience. This means flexible jobs which can complement the students’ studies, as well as offer them practical experience in your industry.
We have all different kinds of students so accept all different kinds of industries.
Limit? What’s a limit? Seriously though, if your business has a need (or many needs), we encourage you to advertise as many positions as you require and can support.
It is important to us that businesses are aware of the relevant workplace rules and regulations, particularly when it comes to paid versus unpaid workers. While we are unable to provide a single response that can be applied to every role and professional relationship, we’ve listed links to some Fair Work resources to help clarify expectations for both sides:
- Is unpaid work experience acceptable? This page covers a range of topics from internships, the types of unpaid work (vocational and volunteering) to the key question which helps define whether or not a wage is required – “Is there an employment relationship?” https://www.fairwork.gov.au/about-us/policies-and-guides/fact-sheets/unpaid-work/unpaid-work
- Employee entitlements: Every condition which may crop up during the working day, including flexibility in the workplace, hours of work, breaks and rosters, travel entitlements and managing performance. https://www.fairwork.gov.au/employee-entitlements
- Minimum wages, penalties and allowances: including a handy Pay Calculator. https://www.fairwork.gov.au/pay/minimum-wages
Ribit is free. We don’t charge students or businesses.