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Working on campus

Want to work on campus?

"I applied for a position via UniJob because it is on campus which saves all the hassle and time of travelling when the workplace is right next to you! The application process is quick, simple, fair and less nerve-racking than other application processes. If my application hadn't been successful, the UniJob team provide feedback which is very helpful for future applications."

— Bilal Kazi; Student Race Advocate

UniJob is our part-time vacancy service that advertises paid positions working for University, just for University of Chester students. Examples of roles available are:

  • Clerical/Administrative positions
  • Researchers
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Digital Marketing
  • Fitness Instructors
  • Bar Staff
  • Domestic Assistants
  • Events Assistants
  • IT Assistants

Benefits of UniJob include:

  • good rates of pay - roles are usually paid in excess of £11.00 per hour 
  • work that will fit around your studies – hours are limited to 15 hours per week during term time 
  • opportunities to gain paid work experience in a supportive working environment 
  • the chance to develop your existing skills and to acquire new ones

Part-time jobs local to your studies

Wherever you are studying you will find that your local area has lots of jobs for students. The location of our sites makes it easy to access part-time jobs with a huge range of different roles right on your doorstep. Our local companies offer flexible working hours to help you earn while you are studying.

For example, Chester’s bustling city centre has a huge range of part-time jobs that are open to students. You can see what vacancies are available on Experience Chester.

Our Warrington and Shrewsbury sites are in the town centre, so it’s easy to access part-time jobs in hospitality and retail, for example, right on your doorstep.

As well as the city and town centres, you will find opportunities in the local retail and outlet villages, for example, Cheshire Oaks, Greyhound Park and Broughton Shopping Park close to Chester; Birchwood Shopping Centre, Gemini Retail Park and Golden Square Shopping Centre close to Warrington; Sundorne Retail Park and Telford Forge Shopping Park close to Shrewsbury.

"My Unijob roles are benefiting my career plans, as they are allowing me to gain experience in my chosen field (Events Management) and develop the right skills for a future job. Moreover, they are helping me get involved with the community and broaden my horizons by meeting and engaging with several new people."

— Carlotta Villa; Outreach Advocate & Student Ambassador

Employer in the Foyer

You can meet employers offering part-time through our Employer in the Foyer events. This is a great way to find out about part-time jobs in the local area. Employers who want to recruit students come in to the university and have recruitment stands in the foyers of our main buildings so they can tell you about their opportunities and recruit you into part-time jobs. We have a range of employers coming in with paid roles during term time or for the vacations, in for example:

  • Hospitality roles at Chester Races
  • Customer Services
  • Care workers
  • Youth work
  • Education/Teaching
  • American summer camps
  • Sports and fitness

Current students can access vacancies via CareerHub

Paid Workplace Experiences, Internships and Placements

Workplace Experiences are delivered by Careers and Employability and enable you to work for a host employer, whilst being paid, and allow you to gain valuable work experience, at a graduate level, as well as the skills sought by employers.  

In many cases students who have undertaken a Workplace Experience have been offered further work following their internship or even a permanent position.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I undertake a Workplace Experience alongside my studies?

Yes, we recommend that you undertake a Workplace Experience alongside your studies on a part-time basis for up to 15 hours per week. Full-time hours can be worked during holiday periods. 

Can I undertake a Workplace Experience remotely?

Workplace Experiences may be offered remotely/virtually, in person or a combination of the two. Each Workplace Experience opportunity will specify whether the successful student or graduate can work remotely/virtually.

Summer and Year Placements

Careers and Employability also advertises paid placements and internships with employers which will usually take place over the summer or as a year in industry.