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Want to work on campus?

UniJob is a vacancy service administered by Careers and Employability. The service aims to advertise paid positions working for University, to be filled by University of Chester students. Examples of roles available in previous years have included:

  • Bar Staff
  • Domestic Assistants
  • Clerical/Administrative positions
  • Researchers

Benefits of UniJob include:

  • The service is designed to enhance students’ skills, experience and future 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

Why not apply for one of our Workplace Experiences?

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

Why not get involved in our Workplace Experiences, working with local employers, to gain valuable experience and graduate level skills.

Workplace Experiences are a great way to gain short-term experience. In many cases networking opportunities with the employer and their associated contacts, may lead to further opportunities for you.

How much will I be paid?

We currently offer three, key Workplace Experiences, which enable current students, graduates and postgraduates to apply their existing skills and knowledge in the workplace.

  • Inspiring Futures is an exclusive programme available to current full and part-time undergraduate, home-fee paying students from under-represented groups. Eligible students will earn £9 per hourfor up to 175 hours. You can find more information about Inspiring Futures, including eligibility criteria here.
  • Project Placement Scholarships are available to all current students, postgraduates and recent graduates. Successful candidates will be awarded a scholarship of £1000 and will work a maximum of 108 hours.
  • Graduate Internships are available to recent graduates who will carry out their internship on a full-time basis over a period of 10 weeks.  Eligible graduates will earn £10.33 per hour and will work 365 hours in total.

Can I take part in Workplace Experiences alongside my studies?

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

Can Workplace Experiences be carried out remotely?

As of March 2020, and until further notice, all Workplace Experiences take place remotely on a working from home basis. This may change as guidance becomes available on how we can safely enable experiences to be carried out on a physical basis. The exception to this is if the opportunity is required to be in a specialist location, such as a Microbiology Laboratory. Employers will have to complete risk assessments for every experience as your safety is our top priority. 

Where will I find out more about Workplace Experiences?

Current students and graduates can access more information via CareerHub.  Simply look for Workplace Experiences in the ‘opportunity type’ search box.

Why not follow Careers and Employability on social media as we advertise Workplace Experiences on our social media platforms?

How can I ask any further questions about Workplace Experiences?

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

How can I benefit from Workplace Experiences?

Take a look at what our previous interns have to say about their experiences and how they have benefitted.

Internships - Case Studies

Workplace Experiences can count towards the Chester Difference Award (CDA). Find out more and register here