Part-time jobs

An increasing number of  students now work and study at the same time. Over 59 per cent of students in the UK work part time alongside their studies at university. (Source: the Guardian, August 2014). Working part time is a really helpful way of building employability skills.

Part-time employment while you study can help you to:

  • earn money while you learn
  • build your employability skills
  • enhance your CV by gaining transferable skills
  • build your network
  • get a work based reference for when you apply for a placement or graduate level job
  • gain valuable experience of being in the work place.

Student Jobs

At Plymouth University we have responded to this need by providing our own student job service. Our Student Jobs team is part of the Careers and Employability Service. They are here to help you to find part-time jobs with flexible hours so that you can find work that fits around your studies without it interfering with your studies.  

They can also help you to find full-time temporary jobs during your holiday time. Offering a range of interesting and varied opportunities on campus such as clerical work, nursery work, library work and catering, we are probably best known for our truly amazing Student Ambassadors who help out at open days, applicant days and at arrivals, induction and graduation.

It’s not just on campus jobs though, an increasing number of local businesses now use Student Jobs to recruit their temporary and part-time staff.

We advertise part time job vacancies through our student jobs pages, you can follow us on Twitter or on Facebook to be notified of jobs as soon as they come in, or you can just drop into the Careers and Employability Hub and talk to one of the team.

University of Plymouth Students' Union (UPSU)

Remember that UPSU employ a great many students as staff on a regular basis to work in their shop and in the bars and cafes in the Students' Union. Keep an eye on the UPSU jobs page or follow UPSU jobs on Twitter or on Facebook to be notified of new jobs.

The Careers and Employability Service work in partnership with the Students' Union to help you to apply for their vacancies, to reflect on the skills that you have gained as a result of working for the Students' Union and then to give you help on how to best represent this on your CV, application form and at interview.

Part-time fact file