Student Jobs

We are currently moving to a new jobs board, this September. Please bear with us while we make this transition, as our jobs board will be unavailable for roughly a week.

Introducing Student Jobs

The University of Plymouth 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.

Student Jobs provides a 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.

Pop into the Careers & Employability Hub in the Roland Levinsky Building and talk to our friendly Student Jobs staff about securing part-time employment.

How do we support you in your job search?

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 Engineering

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 sites.

  • Part-time Jobs Fair - Wednesday 3 October 2018, 11:00–15:00, Ground Floor, Roland Levinsky Building.
  • Summer Opportunities Fair - Wednesday 20 March 2019, 11:00–15:00, Ground Floor, Roland Levinsky Building.

Watch our video to learn more and download an example of a fair brochure from our support materials below.

Get help with your part-time job applications

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 all of our employability skills development services.

Work experience bursaries

If your course doesn't offer a placement or work based learning, we also offer a number of work experience bursaries to support students wishing to undertake work experience opportunities to assist with their future career development. 

The bursaries provide students who have had little or no work experience linked to their area of study with a chance to gain valuable insight into the career area they hope to enter.

Find out more about Santander work experience bursaries