Introducing Student Jobs
Plymouth University recognises that many of our students want and need to work while they study, whether for financial reasons or to build skills and improve their employability.
We provide our very own free recruitment service to support our students in finding and applying for paid part-time work to fit around their studies (up to 20 hours a week).
Working part-time is an excellent way of gaining valuable experience, which could help you to stand out from the crowd when you start applying for graduate opportunities.
Student Jobs is here to help.Pop into the Careers & Employability Hub in the Roland Levinsky building and talk to our friendly Student Jobs staff about securing part-time employment.
The team are based within the Careers & Employability Service, which delivers a range of activities to improve the employability of Plymouth University students and recent graduates.
Frequently asked questions
- What kind of part-time jobs are available?
- Where can I receive support in writing my CV and cover letter for a part-time job?
- Where can I receive legal guidance regarding employment, including how to apply for a National Insurance Number?
- How can I become a student ambassador?
- Are there any free workshops to help prepare me for a job interview?
- Do you invite employers onto campus?
- Is there a calendar for careers and employability events and competitions?
- I am an international student on a Tier 4 visa, how many hours can I work?
New Student Jobs drop-in service
On Thursday afternoons our friendly Student Jobs team will be available on a drop-in basis to help you register on the jobs board and find a part-time vacancy to suit you. This service is part of the new Careers & Employability CV Café which is free of charge, running on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 14:00 to 16:00 (term-time).
Pop down and have a chat with the team over a cuppa and a cake.
CV Café with Student Jobs
Thursdays from 14:00 to 16:00 (term-time)
Careers & Employability Hub, RLB
The Careers & Employability Hub normal drop-in service will still be available every Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 16:30 for students and recent graduates to access impartial, information, advice and guidance.
Part-time jobs fairs
Attending a fair will give you the opportunity to network with local and national employers who have current part-time vacancies which will fit around your studies.
We hold two fairs every academic year; our Part-time Jobs Fair takes place in semester one and our Summer Opportunities Fair takes place in semester two. Fairs are widely advertised on campus and on our social media.
Download an example of a fair brochure, containing all the information you need to get the most out of the fairs. Watch our video to learn more!
Student jobs board
“I am an international student from India and I work part time to enhance my CV in order to find a graduate placement. Part-time jobs aren’t just helping my career, these roles are developing me as a person and improving my language skills. I found all of these roles on the jobs board so I would recommend it to all students.” Suprojit Das, MSc Electrical EngineeringBefore you can use this external service, you’ll need to create an account with an email address of your choice. You may want to use a private email address so that you have access to job alerts once you graduate.
Good luck with your job search.
Help applying for part-time jobs
Whether you need help improving your CV or preparing for an interview, the Careers & Employability Service organise sessions and workshops to help increase your confidence. Information, advice and guidance is available for current students and graduates.
Explore our employability skills development services
Mrs Shirley Walker
Head of Careers & Employability
Student Jobs Manager
Catherine coordinates our Student Ambassadors
Miss Nikki Reid
Nikki coordinates our external vacancies
Paul coordinates our internal vacancies and marketing presence
Come and talk to Student Jobs. You don't need an appointment, just drop in
Careers & Employability Hub, Roland Levinsky building
09:00 - 16:30 (Monday to Friday)