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Careers and Employability Service

Part-time work

During your time at the University of Southampton you may want or need to earn some extra money. Use this page for advice on searching for part-time opportunities. Lots of students do choose to work alongside their studies and, as long as you don't take on too much and keep prioritising your studies, it can help you in applying for graduate jobs as you will have built valuable experience in working with the public.

You can search for part-time opportunities on MyCareer, just click on the button below and use your university login details to sign in and find jobs on or around campus.  A selection of part-time roles currently being advertised on MyCareer are also displayed at the bottom of this page.

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For help creating a CV or Covering Letter for part-time work, please see an example of each on our Application advice pages.


Part-time Work and Volunteering Presentation (approx. 10 minutes)

See below our online Part-time Work and Volunteering Presentation. This presentation is approximately 10 minutes long and will give you further information about where to search for part-time work and volunteering opportunities and support you to understand the importance of building and demonstrating good employability skills.


Working on campus

The University of Southampton has a range of job opportunities on campus including working with visitors as a student ambassador or joining UniWorkforce. You can also work for SUSU in the shops, bars and cafes.

Student Ambassadors

We are always looking for enthusiastic, friendly students to become Student Ambassadors to help with events including school assemblies, campus tours and open days.

Working at SUSU

SUSU offers student-friendly, part-time jobs, including bar work and sales assistant roles. Visit their website to find out more.


UniWorkforce has a number of temporary jobs available, which have been designed to accommodate your timetables and fit around your commitments.

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International Students

It is important to comply with the conditions of your visa regarding paid work. You may find the visa team's FAQs on working restrictions helpful.

Find out more here

Working for local companies

There are often part-time paid work opportunities in and around Southampton. The websites below advertise a variety of vacancies, although please be aware that we do not check the content of external websites.

Daily Echo

This local newspaper advertises vacancies in and around Southampton. You can filter by location, full or part-time and search job type.


Recruitment website that advertises a large number of opportunities. You can filter by location, full or part-time and search job type. You can also upload your CV to the site.

Blue Arrow

A widely used recruitment agency among students seeking casual work, placing them in areas such as admin, hospitality and call centres.

Current part-time opportunities on MyCareer

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