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Graduate Talent Pool is managed on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE) by Graduate Prospects (Prospects). Graduate Prospects is the commercial subsidiary of the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU), a registered charity that supports the work of higher education careers services in the UK and Ireland and funds major research projects that benefit the higher education careers sector.

Graduate Prospects Limited, Prospects House, Booth Street East, Manchester, M13 9EP. Registered in England and Wales, number 2626618.

Protecting your privacy

Your privacy is important to us. Both DfE and Prospects are committed to safeguarding the personal information you provide to us and to protecting your privacy. The purpose of this privacy policy is to assist you in understanding how we, Graduate Prospects and DfE, use the personal information collected via this website, and the choices you can make about how your personal information is used.

The information we collect

You do not have to provide any personal information in order to browse this website. Any information you provide will be held within and used by Graduate Prospects as detailed in this privacy policy.

We will collect personal information about you when you register with us through the use of electronic registration forms. You are able to update the personal information we collect and hold about you at any time. This information includes:

  • your name;
  • your email address;
  • the university you attended;
  • your graduation date;
  • your subject of study;
  • your internship interests (sector, location); and
  • your application history.

In addition to your personal information, when you use our website, we may collect tracking information such as your browser type, the type of operating system you use, the name of your internet service provider and pages visited on the site.

Prospects gets this information by using technologies, including cookies, to increase the functionality and user-friendliness of our website and to better tailor our website to your needs. For example, we may want to know how long the average user spends on our website or which pages get the most attention. Information such as this will only be used in aggregate form and does not identify you personally.

You may, at any time, request a copy of the data Graduate Talent Pool hold on you, free of charge, my emailing

Graduate Prospects will securely hold your data until a period of three years after your registered date of graduation has expired. After this time, your data will be securely deleted.

How your information is used

We collect information on our users for a variety of purposes:

  • to help us improve and provide a personalised service to you;
  • to conduct market research;
  • to reply to your enquiries more efficiently through the services we provide;
  • so that we can inform you of new offers, products and services that may be of interest to you.

We also use information in aggregate form (i.e. your individual details cannot be identified) for the following purposes:

  • to build up marketing profiles;
  • to aid strategic development;
  • to manage our relationship with advertisers; and
  • to audit usage of the site.

Only specifically authorised employees of Graduate Prospects have access to your personal data.

Aggregated, statistical information is provided to the Department for Education on a monthly basis. No personally identifiable data is included in these reports, nor do the DfE have any access to this data.

How we share information with third parties

In order to send email communications to our registrants, we use a third-party email service provider. Data will be transferred to our email service provider for this purpose. Our email service provider is currently Salesforce, whose privacy policy is available at We may, without notice, change our provider to one delivering similar services. Where this occurs, we will ensure that at least the same level of protection is applied to your personal information.

From time to time we may share anonymous information about visitors to this site with potential advertisers, business partners and sponsors, such as the number of users we have, their average age, location, etc. This information will be shared in a way that ensures your identity is not revealed.

The Department for Education is a public authority and, as such, may be subject to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Graduate Prospects, as a limited company, are not subject to the same requirements but may be obliged to provide to the DfE, other information of a non-personally identifiable nature, as the result of such a request.

We may also disclose or access your account if required to do so by law.

Cookies and other similar technologies

Graduate Talent Pool uses session and persistent cookies, tags and other similar technologies as a means of collecting non-sensitive information on general website usage so that we may improve your experience on our website.

Cookies are a small piece of information placed on your computer's hard drive via your web browser to enable the sender to identify, authenticate and maintain specific information about how users behave. Cookies make using the website's facilities quicker, easier and more convenient, as well as allowing registered users to be presented with a personalised version of the site.

If you would like to browse the Graduate Talent Pool website you may do so without accepting cookies.

For more information on the cookies used on this website and how to opt-out of accepting cookies, see our List of cookies on Graduate Talent Pool ( Please read this information in full before deciding whether to disable cookies as doing so may reduce your enjoyment of our website.

If you choose to deactivate cookies, the 'help' button on the menu bar of most web browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser tell you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies.

Remember me on this computer - using First Party cookies

Graduate Prospects uses First Party cookies to save you time - we can remember your login details whenever you wish to login. Click the 'Remember me on this computer' checkbox to save your email address and password. Although storing your email address and password is perfectly safe, we do not recommend that you enable this option on a shared or public computer.

Session cookies are used to allow you to carry information across pages of this website and avoid having to re-enter information. Session cookies are not retained on your computer after you leave this site and then close down your browser.


This website contains links to other websites that are not controlled by Graduate Prospects. This privacy policy applies only to Graduate Talent Pool. For example, if you click on a link within a vacancy advertisement, the click may take you off this website.

Updating your personal information

Please keep us informed of any changes in your personal details. You can at any time update or correct your registration information and change your choices about the information services you would like to receive, by logging into your account.

Should you wish to remove your personal data from our records, please contact


Should you wish to register a complaint regarding the data held by Graduate Talent Pool, or its use, please contact