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Work on campus

Want to work on campus?

UniJob is a vacancy service run by Careers and Employability. The service aims to advertise paid positions at the University, to be filled by University of Chester students. Examples of roles available in previous years include:

  • Bar Staff
  • Domestic Assistants
  • Clerical/administrative positions
  • Research roles

Benefits of working on campus –

  • The service is designed to enhance students’ skills, experience and employability
  • Roles are usually paid between £8 and £11 per hour
  • Paid roles on campus which are limited to 15 hours per week during term time, to fit around your studies

Undertake a paid internship

Want to undertake a paid internship?

Get involved in our internship schemes, working with local employers, to gain valuable experience and graduate level skills.

Internships are a great way to get some short-term experience and in many cases the networking opportunity with the employer and their business may lead to further opportunities.

The Employer Engagement Team, within Careers and Employability, connect current students and graduates with local employers through paid internship opportunities.

How much will I be paid?

We currently offer three internships streams, which enable current students, graduates and postgraduates to apply for internship opportunities.

  • Inspiring Futures is an exclusive programme available to current full-time and part-time undergraduate, home-fee paying students from under-represented groups. Eligible students will earn £9 for up to 175 hours.
  • Santander Funded Internships are available primarily to final year students, post graduates and graduates. Eligible students will earn £9 for up to 280 hours.
  • Graduate Internships are available to students who have graduated within the last two years and are full- time internships taking place over a period of 10 weeks. Eligible students will earn £10.33 per hour for 365 hours work.

Can I do an internship alongside my studies?

You can undertake an internship alongside your studies on a part-time basis for up to 17.5 hours per week or full-time during holiday periods.

Can internships be carried out remotely?

As of March 2020, until further notice, all internships are on a remote basis/working from home. This may change as guidance becomes available on how we can safely enable internships to be carried out on a physical basis. The exception to this is if the internship is required to be in a specialist location, such as a Microbiology Laboratory. Employers have to complete risk assessments for every internship. Your safety is our top priority. 

Where will I find internship opportunities?

Current students and graduates can access more information in CareerHub.

How can I ask any questions about internships?

Simply “Ask a Question” via CareerHub and a member of the team will respond.