10 of the best part-time jobs for students

1 minute read | 12 September 2022

If you are a student, it might be a good idea to get a part-time job. It will not only help you cover your living costs while you study and pay for a few nights out, but it will also add some experience to your CV which will help you stand out in a competitive job market.

Because we are your career partner for life, we are here to help you through every stage of your professional life. Getting a part-time job while you study might be a big advantage in future years, so we are here to show you the best 10 part-time jobs for students.

Part-Time jobs for students.

If you are a student, it might be a good idea to get a part-time job. It will not only help you cover your living costs while you study and pay for a few nights out, but it will also add some experience to your CV which will help you stand out in a competitive job market.

Because we are your career partner for life, we are here to help you through every stage of your professional life. Getting a part-time job while you study might be a big advantage in future years, so we are here to show you the best 10 part-time jobs for students.


 

Examples.

1. Tutor
If you know more than one language, know how to play an instrument or are really good in a specific subject, you can teach those skills to other people. Being a tutor can be very lucrative, as you can earn from £15 to £30 an hour. It also gives you significant transferable skills that you can add to your CV.


2. Admin
Although there are loads of different types of Administrator role, this is the perfect position for someone whose seeking experience in an office environment. The main tasks vary but most include managing diaries, taking phone calls and sending out emails. This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door for an office role.


3. Proof-reader
If you are good at picking out grammar and spelling mistakes, maybe a proof-reading job is a role that could fit you. Most websites pay around £15 per 1,000 words and this kind of role can also be found on freelancer websites such as Fiverr and People Per Hour. This will give you significant communication skills which are always a plus in any CV.


4. Product tester
Product testers are people that earn money from reviewing a company’s products, services, websites, and apps. There are platforms such as User Testing that specialise in this. Product testers get paid around £7.50 to review products and services. Other companies that have a free sign up to be a product tester are Bzz Agents and The Insiders. An added cool perk is that they will let you keep the products sometimes. In this type of employment, you will develop skills such as critical thinking and written communication.


5. Dog Walker
Thankfully the UK is a country of dog lovers which opens an opportunity to get a job that fits around your schedule, with the added benefit of being around dogs! The rates range between £8 and £14 an hour per dog. There are multiple websites that you can register to become a dog walker.

6. Customer Service
A customer service job is the go-to for a lot of students. Your hours and your salary will vary depending on the type of role you get but you will be, essentially, offering support over the phone, by email or in person. You will most likely be helping customers with all sorts, so it is the perfect job if you have people skills or want to develop them.

  • As well as this, being a receptionist is also an option. This tends to involve more administration skills but is still a customer facing role.
7. Translator
If you know more than one language, this might be the perfect opportunity to you. You can earn up to 10p per word when you translate. How much you will receive depends on the type of translation you will be doing. This brings a great deal of experience to your CV and allows you to be flexible with your hours.


8. Babysitter
Being a babysitter is also a go-to job for UK students as it provides flexibility and it pays well. It can earn between £12-£15 an hour plus transport and evening meals. You can either ask around locally or sign up with an agency. It is important to notice that, for most cases, you will need to provide a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) which it essentially proof you are fit to work with children.


9. University Ambassador
If you are a student at university, you could become a university ambassador. The salary varies depending on the university but you can expect a minimum of £8 an hour. This includes participating in social media campaigns, live chats and touring the university with prospective students. It will develop your communication and building relationships skills which are always important transferable skills.


10. Events and hospitality
If you have or want to develop your customer service skills in a flexible environment, getting a position in events or hospitality might be the best move for you. Whether is gigs, festivals, hospitality, restaurants or other events, jobs in this area are an amazing way for students to find flexible work and significant experience. Depending on the position you go for, it could involve anything from bar work, waitressing/waiting, and events organising, to catering and cleaning.

Usually, jobs in hospitality are paid at an hourly rate therefore your salary will depend on the hours you work. The average hour rate is between £10-£15 depending on the position and the company.

You don’t need any formal qualifications to be able to work in this field. Previous experience might be an advantage in specific roles, for example bar work, but in general your personality and ability to deal with (sometimes difficult) customers is more important. On top of your communication and customer service skills, you will also show you’re approachable, hardworking, efficient and adaptable.


11. Freelance
If you have a passion for creative industries, you can always find work as a freelancer. There are a lot of websites that make it easy to find work and the best part is you will probably be able to manage your own hours which can be an advantage while studying. You would be getting experience and earning for your work but with no fixed hours or work. The average salary for a freelancer is £16.20 per hour in United Kingdom but this will vary. For example, if you are a photographer, you can sell your photos online and/or shoot for other people. Alamy for example, has a student contributor scheme whereby you get 100% of the sale price for your image for two years. On average images sell for £70 but depending on the quality and demand for your image you could get £400+.

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