I’m a student, seeking new opportunities.
I’m a business looking to nurture new talent.
Udrafter (The University Draft) is a student workforce platform where businesses get on demand access to student talent and students get paid for completing degree- relevant projects.
Udrafter offers a wide range of different one-off jobs and projects for students. We specialise in offering students jobs that are degree relevant. For example, digital marketing, foreign languages, mechanical engineering, accounting, law, computer science and many more.
A student is an individual who is currently studying towards a degree at a college or university, and is looking to complete a one-off job or project for a job poster (business) to gain degree relevant experience. We also cater for recent Graduates up to 12 months after graduation.
A job poster is a trusted business who posts a one-off job or project to be completed by a student. The Business must be a limited company, visible on companies house.
Our aim is to provide students with opportunities that are degree relevant so can use the skills you have learned from university and put them into practice in a real working environment. Udrafter offers a wide variety of jobs. This includes social media management, digital marketing e.g. SEO, graphic design, accounting, mechanical engineering, photography, computer programming, the list goes on!
Udrafter was created to give students relevant work experience opportunities that fit around their busy university schedules. Each job that you complete through Udrafter is recorded a registered in your account.As soon as you finish university or begin to look for a graduate job interview, you can use your Udrafter work experience information which will detail all of the hours you have worked, and the categories of work you have completed. This can be a useful addition to your C.V. which we believe will set you apart from other candidates. So, what are you waiting for?
- All students registering with Udrafter must have the right to work in the UK. Students must therefore have UK, EU, EEA, Swiss citizenship or have Indefinite Leave to Remain. All students must come in to complete right to work checks before you can complete jobs. This can be arranged here: https://calendly.com/udrafter1/right-to-work-checks. - Unfortunately, we are unable to accept students on a Tier 4 Visa at this time. We are working towards making Udrafter available to Tier 4 students. - Students must also have a valid university or college matriculation number and email address in order to sign up to Udrafter.- A valid form of photo ID is also required for ID verification when completing jobs.
• All businesses must be a legitimate trading business entity in the United Kingdom.• All businesses must have a valid Companies House Number and representative signing up on behalf of the business.• Businesses must have an active company bank account where funds can be transferred.
All Udrafter students will receive a payslip for any hours approved a week in arrears Udrafter students will be paid through a BACS transfer directly to your bank. This means that you no longer have to worry about submitting your own national insurance or tax payments as we take care of this for you.
If a student does not show up then a job poster should contact the student via the direct messaging function to try and resolve the issue between them. Job posters should notify Udrafter of the situation if the student fails to respond.
Udrafter operates on a subscription basis. Our subscription packages are Starter, Growth, Scale-up and Enterprise subscriptions. These are paid monthly or yearly. Udrafter payroll is run weekly and includes the hourly rate paid to the student,deductions and a small service charge.
Account & Profile
You can download the Udrafter app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for Android. You can also visit www.udrafter.com. Simply click on the link, select whether you are a student or a job poster and follow the registration steps.
Click on the dashboard tab which can be found on the bottom right hand side of the screen. Here you will see an option to Edit Profile, Qualifications, and Work Experience. Once you have added the necessary information you can save your profile
On the login screen, select “forgot my password” and follow the steps shown.
If you click on settings then on employee details you can update your details here such as your bank account, address and more.
Post a Job
Click on the add job button in your profile. Here you can add the title, job description, dates, pay rate, number of hours, the address and an additional information. Once you are happy with all of the information you have provided you simply click the add button at the bottom. Once this is done your job will become live for students to apply.
Udrafter is a platform that gives job posters an opportunity to have greater budgetary flexibility in their business. Whilst we give job posters an opportunity to set their own rate of pay for a student completing work, there are certain legal requirements we need to adhere by. The minimum rate allowed to be posted on Udrafter is £8.50 per hour. This is in line with the National Living Wage in Scotland and Udrafters obligation to provide students with a fair wage for the work they complete. Current trending hourly pay for students and graduates ranges between £10-£15 per hour.
Live jobs will expire once the start date of the project has passed - this means the project is not visible to students. To make the job visible again to students you must edit the projects start date to a day in the future.
Once your project has been posted it then becomes live on the projects list for students to view and apply. You will be notified when each student applies. You can then review their profile, qualifications and work history as well as message them using the message function.
Great news! Your project is getting a lot of applications. We recommend reviewing the students profile, including reviews, qualifications and work history to ensure the student is the right person for the job. You can also get a better sense if they are the right fit by using the messaging function to ask them questions or set up a call. If you share your own personal information (email, address, phone number, social media) on Udrafter with a student or employer you do so at your own risk.
Simply select a student profile from your list of applications on your project post, scroll to the bottom of the page and select Offer Job. The student will then receive a notification that you have made them an offer for the job to be completed, where they can choose to accept or reject the offer.
A business is the only entity who can cancel any given job. The cancel features can be found by clicking on the job in which you wish to cancel and selecting the cancel job button. From here you will follow the cancellation procedure steps. Businesses should refrain from deleting the project completely without informing students or applicants as to why you are cancelling the project.
- Look out for job posters posting jobs to be completed at strange times of the day.- Be wary of unusually high pay rates for jobs and for jobs that are asking for someone immediately.- Jobs that are not relevant to your degree such as deliveries, moving boxes, odd jobs like cleaning, academic proofreading or tutoring. These jobs are not supported on Udrafter and will be removed.
You will be able to message the student through the inbox messaging function if there are any further details you require before the work is carried out. Once the student arrives to complete the job, you must ask them to present their student ID to verify that their profile matches their ID.
All payments are handled through Udrafter Pay. We use a third party payment system called Stripe which transfers all funds to be paid to students electronically. When you register with Udrafter you will be asked to save your card details before you can post a project as a business or accept an offer as a student.
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