Best Jobs for College Students in the UK
So you’re a broke college student, and you desperately need a job. However, it’s not as easy as it looks to go out and get a job that’s going to suit your personal requirements. As you already have a full-time job studying, it can be hard to find flexible work to balance with studying that doesn’t pay what seems like the minimum wage. We have the answers.
So without further ado, here are the best part-time jobs across England, that are perfect for that extra money that all college students need.
Looking for part-time work, then becoming bar staff is an amazing job for you. It’s a great evening job that won’t interfere with your lectures during term time, and, especially in London or Sheffield, there’s bound to be plenty of job opportunities in your local area.
To become a waiter/waitress, you do not need much of a prior skill set apart from a friendly attitude and a willingness to stay on your feet for a fair while. Good thing is, that there will always be plenty of job vacancies for being a waitress, not only in bars but also, in general, the hospitality industry.
To become a bartender, you will likely need to have some knowledge of bar drinks before taking the job. You will need to have great communication skills, offer advice on which drink to order and have the skills to create that drink, which is where the prior beverage knowledge comes into play.
If customer service isn’t really your thing, then a barback might be the right job for you. As a bar back, you are still an important team member, you just aren’t exposed to the customers. You work in the back of the bar, as the name suggests, cleaning dishes, restocking ice and changing kegs.
This one definitely isn’t for everyone, but it’s a fun option for people that love taking care of small, cute creatures. Whilst would find taking care of a baby or dog, some would love it and even do it for free. Not only this but it’s a job you can do whilst studying or relaxing.
How’s that for a job, petting puppies, earning cash all whilst doing your homework. If this is you, then I would definitely recommend a job in ‘sitting’.
How to become a Baby-Sitter in the UK
Get in touch with parents
Whether it’s online, or in you own neighbourhood, there’s bound to be parents you can talk to that will be interested in the idea of getting a night on the town without their child.
Educate yourself on Child safety and care
Learn some basic first-aid skills, like how to disinfect a cut and what to do if the child gets burnt.
Children have relatively short attention spans, and if you want to get a gleaming recount about the amazing treasure hunt you organised for the kid told to the parents, then it will probably be best not to just plomp them down in front of the TV the entire night.
How to become a Dog-Sitter
Get in touch with dog owners
Nearly everyone has a dog these days, and for people that want to go on holidays but can’t take their beloved pooch, a dog sitter will be the perfect option. This is where you come in. Advertise yourself to family and friends, or online as a friendly person more than willing to care for a dog for a little pay.
Prepare a stock of dog treats and toys
A happy pooch is a good pooch, and there’s no better way to show an owner their pet has been cared for, than to have them return to a healthy, well fed dog.
Create a schedule. Try to aim to walk the dog at least once every two days,
If you excel at a subject, whether it’s English, math, Japanese or science, then you most likely could become a tutor for someone that could use your expertise. However, despite proficiency in a subject, one will also have to have a friendly and patient attitude and be able to explain things efficiently and succinctly.
As well as a flexible timetable, tutoring also offers work anywhere in the UK you live in, whether its Cambridge, Manchester, Newcastle or Birmingham. Tutoring is especially helpful as work experience for people that wish to become teachers in the future.
Tutoring Websites in the UK:
Jobs on campus
Looking for some temporary work in a convenient place, then nothing could be much better than a job on campus. If you search online for your college and ‘on-campus jobs’, almost guaranteed you will be able to find something.
Some of the jobs on campus that will likely be available to you are:
For tech wizzes that want to make a few extra bucks, helping fellow students with their computer problems such as a malfunctioning laptop or installing and configuring computer programs.
Being an admin assistance includes general clerical duties such as photocopying, managing email alerts and faxing.
If you love books, then you might want to take up a position as a librarian or library assistant at your college. This entails sorting and arranging books, but you might also be able to slip in a few hours of study in whilst you are earning cash.
Whether it’s working at your college’s local cafe, or catering for exciting events such as alumni gatherings and information nights, there will always be student jobs available..