Finding a job
Almost a third of the students at the University work during term time so the competition for jobs is high. If you want to have the best possible chance of finding a job, learn how to write a good CV and present yourself well in application forms and at interviews.
The Careers Centre
It is a good idea to visit the Careers Centre before you make a job application or attend an interview. The Centre offers help with understanding the skills employers require; making good applications; presenting your skills; writing effective CVs; and developing your interview skills.
They also run events to help you understand what UK employers expect and how to present yourself well. Use the Careers Consultants to get face-to-face advice, ask questions by email or visit the Careers Centre website.
The Joblink student employment service in the Student Union is the first place to look for a part-time job on campus or with an external employer. The service advertises part-time jobs and voluntary opportunities and provides advice on all aspects of working in the UK. You can find out more on the link on the right of this page.
You can also look for work in the local newspaper the Yorkshire Evening Post on a Thursday when jobs are advertised.
Recruitment / temping / employment agencies
These agencies recruit part-time temporary staff for offices, telephone call centres, hotels, bars, hospitals, care homes, and other workplaces. Find their details under "employment agencies" in the Yellow Pages phone directory or searching the internet.
Jobs, wages, terms and conditions
Typical student jobs are working in cafes or restaurants, cleaning, or clerical work. The current legal minimum wage is £5.73 per hour for workers over 22 and £4.77 for 18-21 year olds. If you have concerns about the terms and conditions of your job, visit the Student Advice Centre for assistance.
National insurance and tax
International students and their family members who work in the UK are required to pay National Insurance in the same way as UK citizens. Have a look at our Tax & National Insurance page for more details.