How to find part-time work in diverse, easily accessible opportunities in fields such as hospitality, sales and youth mentoring that can help you support yourself while studying.
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See job opportunities on CareerSPACE.
Employers listed are vetted by us as student-friendly. Jobs advertised here can be trusted as solid opportunities that will strengthen your CV and help you develop over the course of university life, offering more than just much-needed money.
Many jobs pay the National Living Wage or higher. All pay/hours are clearly advertised, meaning there’s no chance of a surprise after going through a lengthy application process.
We have lots of information online about applying for jobs.
If you are a full-time student at a degree level or above, you can work for 20 hours per week.
Full-time students at Foundation level are usually only allowed to work for a maximum of 10 hours per week.
If you’re unsure about the number of hours you’re allowed to work or whether you’re allowed to work in the UK, we recommend clarifying this before applying for jobs.
During semester breaks, full-time international students are usually allowed to work for 40 hours a week.
International students are not able to work in a freelance capacity.
Read more about working as an international student.
If you have any questions about your specific VISA requirements, email the Immigration Advisory Service, make sure to include your name and student ID number.
Other ways to earn money
Learn what a side hustle is and how to make it work while at uni.
Earn some cash and develop career skills while you study. For instance it could be things like, teaching piano or selling on Etsy, pet and house sitting.
Part-time jobs directory
- CareerSPACE (the Careers Service Jobs Board): log in using your campus details. Your search criteria will be saved - any new vacancies will be sent directly to your inbox.
- Careers Service VLE page: Finding flexible part time work: has current Christmas part-time job opportunities
- Employment 4 Students: lists part-time jobs in London.
- Student Job: specialist student job site.
- Indeed: part-time jobs in London
- Jooble: jobs for students all over the UK
There are opportunities in local retail centres where there are plenty of part-time jobs in bars, coffee shops and restaurants. In the run-up to Christmas, in particular, many shops and stores hire additional temporary, staff.
- Lewisham shopping centre
- Bromley The Glades
- Canary Wharf
- Hospitality: High Society and com
- Unicorn Theatre
- Greenwich Council
- Greenwich Theatre
- Lewisham Council
- Tesco supermarket
- TK Maxx