Student jobs

The Careers Service is here to help you find work, whether it's part time to fit around your studies or future employment for after you graduate. 

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.

View hundreds of vacancies on myCareer including part-time work, placements, internships, and graduate vacancies

Sign in using your university login and search for opportunities today!

Students looking for part time or temporary jobs

Despite the current crisis, many companies, from supermarket chains, delivery companies to food producers, are recruiting casual and part-time workers to cover staff shortages. The careers service are advertising these current vacancies and also offering online advice via skype, telephone or Zoom – log onto MyCareer or email If you are considering work during this period please consider your own health along with the health of others you live with before accepting a role.

How do we support you in your job search?

Find vacancies on myCareer

Part time vacancies on myCareer include jobs on campus as well as opportunities advertised by local employers in all sectors to help you develop degree-specific skills.

Watch the video to learn how to search for vacancies on myCareer

Get help with your CV and job applications

Find out how to improve your job search strategy, structure your CV or prepare for an interview by attending workshops organised by the Careers Service. Explore our employability skills development workshops.
Or book an Application Coaching appointment with one of our Employability Advisers in the Careers Service.

Part-time 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. 

If you are looking for a part-time job on campus or in the local area visit myCareer

Find out more about our employability events.


A placement year is a great opportunity to gain real-world experience in your chosen area. And while you’re putting your learning into practice, you’ll also pick up a whole range of employability skills to kick-start your career.

Your placement year will take place after you’ve finished your second year of study. Once completed, you’ll return for the final year of your course.

Find out more about placements

Graduate employment

Whether you are looking for a graduate internship, graduate scheme or graduate job you can find them all on myCareer.

We also host Placement & Graduate Careers Fairs and Networking events on campus, which are a great opportunity to network with local and national employers and find out more about their placement and graduate vacancies.

Find out more about our employability events

Santander internships

We’re here to help graduates gain work experience within a small or medium enterprise through the Santander paid internship programme. The programme gives students access to the industries and organisations that they want experience in, in order to assist with their future career development.

In order to participate in the programme you must have graduated from the University of Plymouth within the last three years, or must be due to graduate in 2020.

Find out more about the Santander Internship scheme

Jobs for STEM Graduates

The STEM Graduates into Business project connects graduates with Devon based businesses looking to recruit new talent. There are over 5,000 SMEs based in Devon, these smaller corporations can offer a unique working experience for graduates.

  • opportunities to work on key projects from the start
  • a varied workload in a more personable working environment
  • exposure to cutting-edge innovations and new-to-market products
  • gaining exposure across the wider business, providing you with a more rounded experience.

Do you have the skills to help businesses grow? Register your interest and receive job alerts