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You can search for jobs here, click here to view part-time student jobs or here to view UniJob roles.

It’s easy to contact us through Ask a Question or in person by coming into the Careers and Employability Centre, Exton Park.

Work on Campus

"My UniJob roles have benefited my career plans as they have enabled me to gain experience in my chosen field (Events Management) and have helped me to develop the right skills needed for a job in the future. Moreover, they have helped me to get involved with the community and to broaden my horizons by meeting and engaging with lots of new people."

— Carlotta Villa; Outreach Advocate & Student Ambassador

Want to work on campus?
UniJob is our part-time vacancy service which advertises paid, part-time positions for students working for the University.

Examples of UniJob roles include:

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

Benefits of UniJob include:

  • good rates of pay - roles are usually paid in excess of £12.00 per hour 
  • work that fits 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 acquire new ones

Local Part-time Jobs

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

— Bilal Kazi; Student Race Advocate

Wherever you're studying, you'll probably find that your local area has lots of part-time jobs available for students. The location of the University's learning sites makes it easy to access part-time jobs, with a huge range of different roles available right on your doorstep. Many local employers offer flexible working hours for students, enabling you to earn while you learn alongside your studies.

Chester’s bustling city centre has a variety of part-time jobs that are suitable for students. Why not take a look at Experience Chester to see what vacancies are available?  Our Warrington and Shrewsbury sites are also located in the town centre, so there are a host of part-time jobs in hospitality and retail, for example, for you to consider.

As well as the city and town centres, you'll find opportunities in the local retail and outlet villages including:

  • Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet (Ellesmere Port)
  • Greyhound Retail Park (Chester)
  • Broughton Shopping Park (Broughton, close to Chester) 
  • Birchwood Shopping Centre (Warrington)
  • Gemini Retail Park (Warrington)
  • Golden Square Shopping Centre (Warrington)
  • Sundorne Retail Park (Shrewsbury)
  • Telford Forge Retail Park (Shrewsbury)

Employer in the Foyer Events

Employer in the Foyer events are one of the ways you can meet employers on campus. If you're seeking part-time or seasonal work or if you're looking for a graduate-level role, you can meet recruiting organisations throughout the academic year. 

Many of our students wish to earn some extra money while studying and undertaking part-time work helps you to do this, as well as boosting your future career prospects. Through our current ‘Earn While You Learn’ campaign we are particularly encouraging employers to consider advertising any part-time and summer jobs they may have available now or in the near future.

These informal events are a great way for you to connect with employers, find out more about their company and have an informal chat about the opportunities they have for students and graduates. It's also a chance to ask questions about their recruitment processes and leave a fantastic first impression. 

You can take a look at all upcoming Employer in the Foyer events here and pencil them in your diary. No need to book, just turn up, say "hello" and take the first step towards an exciting opportunity. 

We have a range of employers coming in with their opportunities including:

  • Hospitality 
  • Customer Services
  • Care Workers
  • Youth Work
  • Education/Teaching
  • American Summer Camps
  • Sports and Fitness

Current students can access vacancies via CareerHub

Workplace Experiences - Paid Scholarship Placements and Internships

Workplace Experiences are the collective of employer-hosted experiences consisting of paid scholarship placements and internships designed to help students become more employable, whilst remaining flexible alongside their studies. We currently offer four key Workplace Experience programmes, enabling students and graduates of the University of Chester to apply their skills and knowledge in the workplace.

Workplace Experiences can often lead to further paid employment or even permanent, graduate-level employment following the initial internship or placement, helping the University to achieve improved positive graduate outcomes.

There are currently three live programmes:

1. Inspiring Futures Scholarship Placements

2. Santander Scholarship Placements

3. Graduate Internships

4. Business Growth Internships

Inspiring Futures Scholarship Placements are available to current, full and part-time undergraduate, home-fee-paying students from under-represented groups. Eligible students will be awarded a scholarship of £2000 and will work a maximum of 191 hours.

Santander Scholarship Placements are available to current, full and part-time, undergraduate, UK domicile students. Eligible students will be awarded a scholarship of £2000 and will work a maximum of 191 hours.

Graduate Internships are available to final-year students and recent graduates (up to 12 months after graduating) who will carry out their internship on a full-time basis, over a period of 8 weeks. Interns will earn £13.22 per hour and will work 288 hours.

Business Growth Internships are available to current, full and part-time, undergraduate, UK domicilied students. Eligible students will be awarded a scholarship of £2000 and will work a maximum of 191 hours.

Current students can find out more about Workplace Experience opportunities on CareerHub and take a look at what one of our students had to say.

Year in Industry (Sandwich) Placements

The University of Chester currently enables students to study a degree with a paid, professional placement year across some, not all, of our courses.

Careers and Employability advertise Year in Industry (Sandwich) Placements for students who take a year in industry as part of their degree.