Student Jobs Guide
When moving to a new city, the idea of finding a new job can be daunting, so we have put together a list of everything you need to know, so you can find your perfect student job while at uni.
Whether this is your first ever job, or you’re looking for something new, these tips and tricks will help you in your job search.
Student CV Tips
Having a good CV is a staple in helping you secure a job. Make sure that your CV is up to date with all of your current jobs/ achievements- include any extra-curricular activities that you have done as well. It is also important that all of your personal details are up to date as well, such as your phone number, email address, address etc…this will mean that employers can get in contact with you if they need to do so. If you want to learn step by step, everything you need to know about How To Write a CV, Click Here.
Student CV Templates
There are loads of templates out there to help you write your CV, ensure that it is coherent and set out clearly for employers to read. For some inspiration, have a look through sites such as CV Genius, CV Library, Live Career. You can also look at websites such as LinkedIn and Indeed for their tips and tricks on how to create a good CV!
Where to Find Student Part Time Jobs
It can be hard to know where to start when looking for a job. The Student Saviour Jobs Finder is a great way for you to find the latest listings for jobs in your city. Whether you want to work in a bar, coffee shop, retail, or build you experience in a field related to your degree with an internship, there will be something on there that best suits you.
If you can’t find anything on our website, you can always look at your university’s website to see if there are any jobs listings in the student union- this is a great way to get more involved at university, and it can fit around your university schedule perfectly.
If you fancy hitting the streets and finding a job for yourself, you can alway go into your local pubs, bars, coffee shops etc… and see if they have any jobs going. Although this can be daunting, it is a great way to boost your confidence, which can help you when applying for jobs. You can also ask your friends or family members if they know of anyone who is hiring, sometimes this can be a great way of working somewhere you otherwise would not have applied to.
Best Jobs for Students
So, what are the best jobs for students? Well, it depends what you like to do, and what best suits your schedule.
- Bar Work – if you don’t mind working late nights, working in a student bar or club would be perfect for you.
- Coffee Shop – if late nights aren’t for you, and you’re more of a morning person, working in a coffee shop would be a good idea.
- Restaurant – being a waitress or a waiter is a great way to earn some extra money whilst at uni! Working in a restaurant is also perfect as you can boost your wage as you can get tips while working as well.
- Club Promoter – similar to working in the bar, you can earn money by being a club promoter.
- Student Union – there are so many jobs in your student union that you can apply for and get involved in. You can build your experience in fields such as administration, marketing, social media and more!
- Deliveroo Driver – whether you drive or cycle, being a Deliveroo driver is a great idea!
There are loads of different job opportunities for students! It is great for you to get involved with jobs outside of university as this will help you interact with a variety of people, and will help you get to know your new city. Having a part time job will help you gain valuable skills and experience that will help you after university.
If you are yet to start university and are looking into what degree you would like to do, here is a list of the highest paying degrees. It is worth noting, that you should not just choose your degree based on this, make sure that you also choose something that you will enjoy, as this will be three (or even more) years of your life! There is also a list of universities that have the highest employment rate.
5 Highest Paying Degrees
- Chemical Engineering
- Physics and Astronomy
Unis With Highest Employment Rate
- University of Cambridge
- University of Oxford
- Imperial College London
- The University of Manchester
Best Graduate Schemes
If you have finished university, or are in your last year and are thinking of your next steps, here is a list of the best graduate schemes that you can look at:
- Civil Servant – Starting salary £28,000
- Aldi Graduate Scheme – Starting Salary, £44,000
- Google – Starting Salary- Competitive
- BBC – Starting Salary- £21,000
- JP Morgan – offer a range of internships and student programs that you can apply to.
- GSK – Starting Salary- £30,000 +
- Unilever – Future Leaders Programme- Starting Salary- Competitive
- HSBC – Starting Salary- Competitive
- Barclays – Starting Salary- competitive salary depending on the job.
- Lidl – Starting Salary – £37,000
Summer Camp Jobs
If you’re looking for a summer job in between your years at university, you might want to consider Summer Camps. This allows you to both travel and work during the summer.
- Camp America – Explore a range of summer camps in America this summer!
- Camp Canada – Enjoy your summer in Canada with Camp Canada!
Other Ways to Make Money as a Student
We hope this has helped you! Dreaming about what are the Highest Paid Jobs in the UK? Remember to check out our Jobs Board for all the best student jobs in your city. If you’re looking for other ways to earn a bit of extra cash, check out our Make Money articles on our Uni Life Advice Hub!