June 13th 2019
5 Best Jobs for University Students
by Brenda Chagollan Career Advice, Staffing and Recruitment Advice, Off to Work
University costs are rising and students need part-time jobs to fund the cost of living. There are various flexible work opportunities for university students to take up on. Tutoring and completing market research questionnaires aren’t the only way to earn some money whilst being busy with study hours.
1. Events and Hospitality Work
Working in the hospitality industry can be one of the most flexible ways to make money when you are studying. If you join a Hospitality Solutions Company that provides staff to different types of events, you will have a broad spectrum of options of when to participate. Meaning that you can opt in or out of different events depending on your convenience and availability. Imagine earning around £12 an hour for helping out at weddings, sports events and more with Off to Work!
Babysitting can be nicely paid but you must be able to commit to a certain schedule for each week. If you are a babysitter you will have the full responsibility for the child/children when the parents are away. You will be entrusted with providing meals, keeping the child clean and helping them with any educational or extra-curricular activities. Additionally, there are some agencies that let you have the ‘live-in’ babysitting experience by providing you a family to stay with. What better than having the perks of not having to pay for rent! In exchange for you to complete childcare and household chores, you can have a private room and some pocket money.
3. Part Time Sales Assistant
Working as a Sales Assistant after attending uni lectures, during the weekend or during the holidays is a great way of making extra money. It is common for companies to want students to come and work with them since it is an entry-level job. If you consider yourself to be good with customer service then this is a perfect opportunity to build your confidence in a fast-paced environment. This job would involve greeting customers and creating an inviting experience, maintaining shop displays and handling the till operations.
4. Part Time Barista
Most cafes will require barista experience, but many will be open to the idea of employing college students. Usually, these cafes will be located around campus or near uni halls, you must have in mind that you may have to work very early or late shifts as some cafes will cater to students’ study hours.
If you are a creative student that would like to get a head start on your career, you should think about getting into freelancing. If you are into copywriting, graphic design or any other creative role that can be showcased through a portfolio, this might be for you. Flexible hours, you choose the projects you like and this can be a big help when hiring for full-time roles after your degree. You should definitely give it a go if you aspire to grow quickly and expanding your network!
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