Finding a Student Job

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 orĀ Students' Union
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Seasonal jobs
  • Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills and advance your career

Starting your search

A good place to start your job search is by exploring the resources and support available at USW. Visit the Careers 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 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 and thinking about graduate jobs, or a second-year student still considering whether you should do a year out, USW Careers can help you find your career direction and helpĀ build your experience.

Getting the job

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

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


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