Finding a Student Job

September 5, 2018

A student job can be a useful way to avoid debt, gain valuable work experience and help you achieve a nicer lifestyle.

It’s important to get the balance right between work and study, which is why we recommend no more than 12-16 hours a week alongside your studies.

Types of work

There is a range of part-time jobs available for students. Some of the more popular part-time student jobs are:

  • Working for your University or Students’ Union
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Seasonal jobs
  • Volunteering is a great way to develop the skills that will help you on your path to your dream job

Starting your search
A good place to start your job search is by exploring the resources and support available at USW. Visit the Career and Employability Services’ Job Searching pages for comprehensive guidance on everything from searching for jobs related to your studies, to finding your dream graduate job.

If you’ve decided a part-time job would suit your lifestyle, the part-time jobs page provides useful information that will help you find part-time or temporary work whilst you study.

Throughout the academic year, the University’s Careers and Employability Service organises a number of events and fairs, which provide invaluable opportunities to network and meet local employers. Previous attendees have included Hilton Hotels, PMP Recruitment and Cardiff Council.

If you are in your final year thinking about graduate jobs, or a second year student still considering whether you should do a year out, UniLife Connect has thousands of opportunities listed, with hundreds of employers adding more every day.

Getting the job

Different jobs have different application requirements; USW Careers and Employability Service can provide advice on preparing your CV, writing an application and acing an interview.

If you’ve read the resources available and think you’d benefit from a one-to-one appointment with a Career Adviser, you can arrange a face to face, phone or Skype appointment for free career-related advice.

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