Part-time or term-time work
Not only will a part-time job help you earn extra cash, it can also provide valuable work experience to support future applications to graduate and other opportunities. It will demonstrate to recruiters that you are able to balance work with study commitments, in addition to helping you develop and provide evidence of your work and transferable skills.
Casual / part-time vacancies are regularly advertised on our online portal ABERcareers.
Where else can you look for part-time jobs?
Notices placed in the windows or community noticeboards of shops, cafés and other businesses - or just call in and leave your CV for the manager, with a request to be considered for any current or future vacancies
Social media - local groups and the pages / accounts of individual businesses, employers and JobCentre Plus
Local newspapers and publications, such as the Cambrian News
Hywel Dda Health Board 'bank' positions as well as temporary / permanent part-time positions
If you have any concerns as to the legitimacy of a vacancy you find online, you are welcome to email the details to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a second opinion.
Hours of work - recommendations
We advise that full-time students work no more than 15 hours per week during term-time to avoid a negative impact on academic studies. The university holidays provide a good opportunity to work additional hours and to save money for term-time.
We also advise that you try to cut back on part-time work during exam times and around other key deadlines, to enable you to focus 100% on your all-important assessments.
If you are an international student please remember that the number of hours you may work, and your entitlement to work during your studies, may depend upon your visa. For more information please visit UKCISA.
Have a look at this recording of our webinar Finding part-time work in Aberystwyth.
Information on national minimum wage, income tax, national insurance numbers and working hours can be found on GOV.UK.