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    I'm in my final year of a Comp Sci degree and I'm applying for graduate jobs. Now recently, a recruitment agency sent off my CV to a number of positions.

    He told me what these positions were and where they are at. However, I am not fully aware if the agency is simply approaching prospective employers with possible candidates and expecting money in return - or if a deal is already in place between the employer and the agency.

    Some of these places have application processes already on their websites. I feel like It might be beneficial to approach directly and submit my CV. Is this unlawful at all?

    The employer is using the agency to recruit new people. Most of the time those jobs aren't advertised directly with the company

    U could apply direct but a) you will annoy the agency as you are destroying some ones income b) if the agency has already submitted your CV it looks bad from the employers point of view
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    CV Helper
    You could ring the company and ask them whether they are recruiting for those positions. If the agency are daft enough to tell you who and where, then that is their fault.

    The prospective employer can still be charged by the recruitment agency if you secure a role having been told about it through the agency.
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