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Niche Jobs - Privacy Policy

Why do we have a Privacy Policy?

It is really important to us that we keep any personal information that you give to us safe and secure and whilst we realise that it is not the most interesting of subjects, we would encourage you to read our Privacy Policy as it gives you important information about your personal information and your rights.

Our website provides a platform that can be used by job seekers to find jobs and for employers to advertise vacancies and look for suitable candidates. You can set up your own account and have complete control of the personal information that you give us and what we do with it.

We will always be open with you and so we have written this policy to tell you:

  • What personal information you can give us
  • How we may use your personal information (if you agree)
  • Who we work with to provide your account and our website
  • Where we keep your personal information
  • How long we keep your personal information
  • How we keep your personal information safe
  • Your choices and rights

This website is owned and operated by Niche Jobs Limited. When you have any comments or queries about this website please contact us at and a HUMAN will reply.

We last updated this Privacy Policy on 13.04.18.

Personal Information you give to us

Setting up an account or using our website

You may provide us with the following information about yourself:

  • your name and address
  • your contact details including email address and telephone number
  • other information to allow us to provide the services you have requested
  • your CV/details relating to your qualifications and experience
  • what sector you are interested in
  • what jobs you are applying for and have applied for previously

Other times you can give us personal information

You can give us information when you:

  • Set up an account on our website
  • Apply for a position that we are advertising on behalf of an employer
  • Submit a CV to our website
  • Sign up for our newsletter (blog notifications)
  • Sign up for a job alert email
  • Save a job
  • Comment on a blog
  • Contact us via email or by telephone for any reason


Cookies are text files that sites store on users' computers. They make sites easier to use. They don't do anything to your own computer (they can't run software or send viruses).

As said, our cookies are used to improve your experience of our site.

We don't follow or track your own personal movements on the site. It provides us with information that isn't personally identifiable. And it also allows us to make your experience of the site better. For instance, when you hit Apply and have to register, you might want to land back on the page you started on.

Remember that you may be able to set your cookie preferences via your browser. But be aware that many sites may not work properly, or as easily, once you do this.

To find out more read our Cookies Policy.

How we may use your Personal Information

With your agreement, we may use your personal information:

  • to process your request to be added to our CV database
  • to pass on to an employer where you have told us you wish to apply for a specific position
  • to pass on to employers looking for candidates like you where you have given us permission to do so
  • to pass on to recruitment agencies who are seeking to fill positions that you have indicated to us that you are interested in and you have given us permission to do this
  • to fulfil any contracts you have entered into with us
  • to tailor the services that we offer to you with your needs and interests
  • comply with our legal obligations
  • to tell you about changes to our services or website
  • to help us develop our website to make it better for all users
  • to get your feedback on our website and services
  • to administer our website (such as troubleshooting, data analysis, research)
  • to keep our website safe and secure

Our legal basis for using your information

The law only allows us to use your personal information in certain limited circumstances. We have listed these below and what information they allow us to process.

1. With your consent

With your agreement we may:

  • set up an account on our website
  • process your request to be added to our CV database
  • provide your details to an employer where you have told us you wish to apply for a specific position
  • provide your details to employers looking for candidates like you
  • to pass on to recruitment agencies who are seeking to fill positions that you have indicated to us that you are interested in and you have given us permission to do this

2. When we have a contract with you

We may use your information to comply with a contract that we have entered into with you:

  • to provide the services you have requested
  • to administer and provide the website (such as troubleshooting, data analysis & research)
  • to tell you about changes to our website or our services
  • to help us (or our software developers) improve the website

3. Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests

We may provide you with marketing information about our own products and services similar to those that you have purchased or enquired about (unless you tell us to stop).

4. To comply with a legal obligation

We do this when we have to comply with legislation such as tax laws.

Our Marketing

We may provide you with information about products, services, special offers, and other news where we feel these may interest you.

Depending on what contact information you have given to us, we may contact you by email or post. We will only do this where you have consented to receiving such information from us.

You can opt out of such marketing at any time and If you wish to do so, please email us at

Working with other organisations

Employers and Recruitment Agencies

With your consent we will make available your 'CV Profile' with hiring employers and recruitment agencies. If you want to see the current list of employers and recruitment agencies, please see here.

When you submit your information you are given a choice as to whether you want your details to be visible to companies advertising on our website, our options are:

  • By selecting hiring organisations to contact you we will allow employers and recruitment agencies to view your CV Profile if they are looking for candidates for positions that you have indicated to us that you are interested in.
  • By selecting to 'Hide' this option your information will only be visible to the company whose job you have applied for and yourself and the staff of Niche Jobs Ltd for administrative purposes.

We are not a recruitment agency and we provide our website and services to you free of charge to allow a simple and easy way to access your future job. As such we do not have any control over how an employer or recruitment agency deals with your information once they have downloaded it from our database and they make their own decisions as to what to do with your personal information. We do ensure that any organisation who accesses your information has signed up to terms and conditions requiring that they deal with your information safely and securely and that they comply with the General Data Protection Regulation and any subsequent UK legislation.

If you have indicated to us that you wish to apply for jobs overseas, then we may provide your information to organisations who are not subject to the same data protection legislation that we have in force in the UK. In these cases, we only deal with organisations who have agreed to deal with your information in line with GDPR and UK legislation.

Other third parties

In order to provide your account and our website we may have to allow our trusted partners to have access to your personal information. These organisations include:

  • Our business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you
  • Our website developers who need to see your information in order to keep our website up and running

We work with the following organisations:

What laws we may have to comply with

We may have to disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • If we sell our business in which case the personal information that we hold will be part of the transferred assets
  • If we are required by law, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use. This includes exchanging information with other organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction

Third Party Privacy Policies

Our site may contain links to websites owned by other organisations. If you follow a link to another website, these websites they will have their own privacy policy.  We suggest that you check the policies of any other websites before giving them your personal information as we cannot accept responsibility for any other website.

Where we keep your Personal Information

Storage of Personal Information

We are committed to ensuring that our suppliers have appropriate technical, administrative and physical procedures in place to ensure that your information is protected against loss or misuse. All personal information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers or on secure servers operated by a third party located in the EEA.

All third parties who provide services or software to us are required to sign a contract requiring them to have appropriate technical, administrative and physical procedures in place to ensure that your information is protected against loss or misuse.

Retention of information

We will store your CV Profile (name, email, employment history etc) for as long as you wish us to.

At any time you can login to add to it, edit it or remove it completely.

After a year of first registering a process will start to regularly remind you that you are storing your file with us.

As soon as there has been a period of 12 months since you last logged in we will:

  • a. automatically 'Hide' your CV Profile (even if you originally consented to it)
  • b. email you*
  • c. make it clear how you can add to your CV Profile (to add new qualifications, update your recent employment records etc), edit your details or remove everything completely
  • * if your email no longer receives we'll delete your records since you won't be able to log in to do it yourself or receive our notices that it needs updating

Plus, we will email you 6 months after you last logged in to remind you to hide your CV Profile if it is still visible.

And we will stay in touch to remind you that you are using the site to store your CV Profile for future easy use throughout your entire career.

If we do not have hear from you (if you do not login), we will delete your account after 5 years.


If you chose to send us information via email, we cannot guarantee the security of this information until it is delivered to us.

Your rights

Access to your information

You have the right to access information that we hold about you. If you wish to receive a copy of the information that we hold, please contact at or write to us at the address above

Changing or deleting your information

You can ask us at any time to change, amend or delete the information that we hold about you or ask us not to contact you with any further marketing information. You can also ask us to restrict the information that we process about you.

You can request that we change, amend, delete your information or restrict our processing by emailing us at

You can also login to see all the information you have given us about your career profile to do the above yourself, at any time.

Right to prevent Automated decision making

You have a right to ask us to stop any automated decision making. We do not intentionally carry out such activities, but if you do have any questions or concerns we would be happy to discuss them with you and you can contact us at

Transferring Personal Information

You have the right to request that your personal information is transferred by us to another organisation (this is called "data portability"). Please contact us at with the details of what you would like us to do and we will try our best to comply with your request. If may not be technically feasible, but we will work with you to try and find a solution.


If you make a request to us under this Privacy Policy and you are unhappy with the response, you can ask for the request to be reviewed under our internal complaints procedure. Our internal complaints procedure allows your request to be reviewed by Managing Director who will do their best to try and resolve the issue.

If you have been through the internal complaints procedure and are still not happy with the result, then you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office. They can be contacted as follows:


Telephone: 03031231113


Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House, Water Lane
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We review our Privacy Policy on a frequent basis to check that it accurately reflects how we deal with your information and may amend it if necessary. You should check this page regularly to see the most up to date information.

How to Contact us

We welcome questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy which can be sent to

  • 12 April 2012
  • 8 min read

How to prepare for life as a student nurse

  • Matt Farrah
    Co-Founder, Niche Jobs

We take a look at some of the factors to consider before you begin life as a student nurse, and offer advice from nurses who have already qualified.

First of all, congratulations on getting your place at university to study nursing.

Not everyone gets a place on a coveted nursing course, so you deserve to feel proud. But it’s not going to be plain sailing.

I’m sure every nurse will tell you that your training will be tough and it will challenge you, but it will ultimately reward you with the foundation in skills and knowledge to start work as a qualified nurse.


Once you have accepted an offer on a nursing course and received confirmation of this, your details will be passed to the NHS student bursaries organisation.

You will be sent instructions on how to set up your account online and apply for your bursary and maintenance funding. You need to do this even if you think you won’t be eligible for any of the means tested parts of the bursary or you won’t get your fees paid for.

You may also be eligible for a student loan, and once you’ve got a confirmed offer you can contact the student loans company to find out exactly how much you could be entitled to borrow.

Reading List

Your university will probably issue you with a book list or a reading list in your starter pack, but don’t instantly go out and buy the whole lot! Start by doing some research online to find out which books other student nurses have found particularly useful and which types of books would work best for you.

For example, there are several different types of anatomy and physiology textbooks out there and until you look, you might not know which one you would prefer to use.

Try to get copies of a selection of books on the list from your local library before term starts and when you’ve begun your course then decide which books to purchase.Your university will undoubtedly have a library that you can use and they will stock most, if not all, of the books on the reading list.

Once you know which ones you like I would suggest purchasing a core collection of textbooks for your own use. Your whole cohort will be clamoring for the same library books at the same time when an assignment is issued, and you could find it tough to get hold of popular books in time for your deadline.


When you get your starter pack through from your University, read the policy on shoes for clinical skills modules and placements.

You will need a comfortable, usually black, pair of shoes to wear, but many universities do not allow trainers, crocs or other open-toed footwear so check the rules carefully before you buy.It’s worth investing in a good quality pair of shoes because they will reduce the aching you can get from long days on your feet and improve your posture.

The right pair of shoes will make moving into a placement environment so much easier, and it’s important you shop around to find the right fit for you. There are several different brands that are acceptable, but it’s down to the individual university to set out the requirements.

So now you’re a student nurse

As with any new stage in life it takes a few days to get used to your new surroundings and activities. You’ll get to know the other students in your cohort, find your way around the university campus and experience your learning timetable.

You might find even find out your first placement early on in the first term depending on your university. We recently held a discussion on our Nurses Facebook page about the advice that qualified nurses wish they had known when they became students, and the overwhelming point made was don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Two of the comments left were:

“Don't be afraid to ask your colleagues (& all staff in fact) for advice and support. I trained in the 1970s & it was quite difficult then to ask for advice, as it was quite honestly, very hierarchical. I learnt later that colleagues are only too delighted to help & don't look down on you for asking for support.”

“No question is a stupid question, if you don't know or understand something - just ask. Patients can be your best source of enquiry and they are generally delighted to help nurses - not just students but all nurses to understand their condition. Remember quite often the patient is in fact the expert!”

Another excellent point made was that nursing isn’t just a job, it's a life choice. You must care passionately about what you do in order to find nursing a rewarding career.

Remember the passion you felt when you first thought about becoming a nurse, and everything you’ve been through to get where you are today.

“Nursing isn’t just a job it is a life choice, you are representing nursing and care at all times.”

Unfortunately there might be times when you encounter other nursing and midwifery staff who, for whatever reason, have less passion than you and you may find working with them difficult.

Try not to loose your enthusiasm, try to stay motivated and work as hard as you can to learn as much as possible. But if you’re ever in a situation that is worse than just de-motivating and it’s turning into bullying, consult your university policy or course handbook for dealing with it.

One user wrote in our discussion:

“Whilst you will find many good teachers and mentors on your journey to becoming a midwife who are really interested and committed to making your experiences positive and enriching, you will also come across a few, as I did who just do not enjoy what they do anymore. Unfortunately there can be a culture of bullying and intimidation in midwifery that can make student life miserable and unrewarding. Do not suffer in silence because you are afraid that reporting a member of staff will have a negative outcome for you because you will not learn anything and as your confidence is eroded you will make silly mistakes. Report what is happening to you immediately...”

Don’t let your learning experience be put at risk by someone else, but equally try not to form negative preconceptions about any placement. Bullying does happen, but that doesn’t mean it will happen to you.

Be prepared for any eventuality by reading your university handbook to familiarise yourself with the support available and how you can manage the issue if it should arise.

Your personal tutor will usually be your main point of contact at the university, particularly when you’re on a placement, but you will also have a workplace mentor that you can consult.

When you become a student nurse remember that some day you are going to be a qualified nurse responsible for your own patients, so make the most of this learning experience you have now to prepare yourself as best as you can.

You will need to ask questions, and you might feel insecure doing so at first, but every nurse was once the position you are now.

Don’t do anything you are not 100% confident about, always ask if you are unsure about anything at all, remember that patient safety and your safety are paramount.

Keep on top of your academic work, especially while you’re on a placement. Time slips away faster than you can ever imagine and it’s easy to get behind.

Tell someone if you’re having a problem with any part of the course. Your personal tutor, placement mentor and student services team are all there to help you.

Start your job search early

As soon as you're in the last year of your course you should be thinking about applying for jobs.

Employer's are aware that you can't start as a nurse until you have finished your course and received your NMC pin number and they account for that when they consider you for a position.

Check out all newly qualified nurse jobs here.

About the author

  • Matt Farrah
    Co-Founder, Niche Jobs

I'm fascinated by the career choice we all make. It speaks so much about who we are. People choose to become a nurse or work in medicine or care for one of two reasons. One: simply, they always wanted to be a nurse or social worker or doctor. Two: even more simply, they want a job which helps people. In our blogs we explore the career choice that puts others first.

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  • Matt Farrah
    Co-Founder, Niche Jobs

I'm fascinated by the career choice we all make. It speaks so much about who we are. People choose to become a nurse or work in medicine or care for one of two reasons. One: simply, they always wanted to be a nurse or social worker or doctor. Two: even more simply, they want a job which helps people. In our blogs we explore the career choice that puts others first.