Part-time work can be very beneficial whilst you’re at University
Take a look below at the range of resources to help you find part-time or temporary employment whilst you study. It’s important to get the balance right between part-time work and the hours required for your study. The recommended guide is no more than 12-16 hours a week.
Search Part-time Vacancies on Unilife Connect – Browse through registered employers with many jobs and work experience vacancies being posted weekly.
USWSU – University of South Wales Students’ Union – Browse current vacancies on the Students’ Union website.
Cardiff Jobs – Recruitment Website, serving the Cardiff and South Wales Area.
CV-Library – Start your job search with award winning UK job site CV-Library. Register your CV online so employers and recruiters can find you.
Employment 4 Students – Student jobs, internships and graduate jobs.
GOV.UK Find a job – Search and apply for full or part-time jobs in Great Britain.
Kareeve – Seasonal jobs around the world.
My Cardiff Jobs – Recruitment Website, serving the Cardiff area only.
Jobs Wales – search for part time or temporary jobs by location and sector.
Just student jobs – Student job shop for holiday jobs, part-time jobs and temporary jobs throughout the UK and abroad.
Student Gems – Search student freelance opportunities.
Student Job – Part-time jobs and Internships.
Recruitment & Employment Agencies
Employment agencies can be a useful way of finding out about short term or temporary jobs. Search Google or Yell.com for “recruitment agencies” in Cardiff or your area. You could also search recruitment agencies by type of work or sector.
Below are some call centre employers that operate in and around the local area:
Buzz Wales – The voice of contact centres and call centres. Find your place in Wales’ biggest business sector – with job listings, inside info, CV tips and more.
Admiral – Fancy joining Team Admiral? Then let’s go. You’re in the right place as this page is the gateway to all the latest vacancies available here.
Students who are nationals of countries outside the European Economic Area are subject to certain restrictions on the number of hours they can work and on the type of employment they are allowed to take. For further information look at Can you work? available on the UKCISA website.
Applying for a National Insurance number
If you’re an employee or self-employed and you’re aged 16 and over, as long as your earnings are more than a certain level, you will need to pay National Insurance contributions. Every works has a National Insurance number. You will find information about how to apply to this on the HM Revenue & Customs National Insurance section.
Take a look at the 'Job Hunting Techniques module’ in the Interactive Employability Tools.
- Student Tax Information – Advice for students from e4s.
- Every October we hold the part-time jobs fair, it’s a great opportunity to meet employers who are looking for students to work part-time. The next one will be advertised in our events section a month before the event.
- For help with creating a part-time job CV visit our CVs section
For more information about your rights, see Employment Rights section
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