The Best Sites Showing Jobs for Students
By Joshua Neil
University is, beyond everything else, about balance: between all the clubs, partying and fun, there is also a need to get a head-start in life, to beginning planning for a time when Chinese and chocolate aren’t the only foods you can live on: looking for part-time or student jobs is the best way to get experience and get ahead of the crowd, and there are few better ways than by looking at websites specifically catering to this role, providing students with a head-start on the path they want to travel.
Probably the first website most students will visit when searching for jobs, Studentjob.co.uk gives good account of its prominent URL. The site sorts jobs in several ways- students can choose full- or part-time jobs alongside internships or placements, graduate jobs and summer placements. These can be searched by region, sector or keyword, allowing for a huge range of flexibility when looking for the right job. Studentjob’s top employers are listed on the home page, giving immediate access to hot jobs and companies, and specific university cities can be searched to find local jobs for any individual. The website also features a couple of articles on how to write a CV, be good at interviews, and other such tips, though these are a little lacking when compared to other sites.
- Huge flexibility when searching for jobs
- Top Employers list, for best employment chances
- Local jobs lists, for dozens of student cities
Though destined forever to be ‘that other student jobsite’- sorry, Student-jobs.co.uk, you were just a few characters away from that perfect website name- this site nevertheless gives a great deal of help and support to any student looking to find work easily. With the ability to search by keyword, job type, job category, employer and locations (which are also a little broader and far-reaching than those of Studentjob.co.uk- by the way, confused yet?), the site also has quick links to jobs all round the country, allowing for easier and swifter, but a little shallower and less detailed, searching of student jobs for those in a hurry. While it has a couple of advice articles on interviews, student rights and application forms, where it really shines is on CVs– a lengthy and detailed article lists everything you need to know to get started. For more, take a look at our student jobs section.
- Quick links for jobs round the country
- Varied search options when looking for jobs
- Excellent CV advice
On the other end of the URL spectrum is E4S.co.uk, which despite having the most unrecognisable student jobsite name in the world (it stands for Employment 4 Students, in case you were still wondering), and having a website which looks like it hasn’t changed since 1995 (complete with rad colour scheme and groovy hand-drawn logo), delivers a host of good features, from a great database searchable by location, job sector and type, start and end date, hours able to work, environment, and keywords, also sorts all jobs into part- or full-time, internships, gap year jobs, and more. Beyond this, E4S gives CV and career guidance, as well as great articles on all prominent job sectors, how to get into them and crucial details that students need to know. There are discounts on a number of things students need, and even incentives for signing up, such as a forum, a chance for recruiters to find you, and a possibility of earning money by signing up more employers to the site.
- Hugely versatile search options for any kind of job
- Articles on all types of job sector, giving students information on all they need to know
- Incentives for signing up
Studentbeans.com is a different site to the others; as seen in our previous post about the best UK student websites, the website features an extensive job list from around the country, though the jobs are searchable only by location and keyword; nevertheless, these are easy to access, and a good starting point for any student looking for work. Beyond this, Studentbeans offers a wealth of material that the other sites do not give: its ‘Easy Guides’ give a great starting point to all things student-related, from job searches to accommodation to student bills. Beyond this, there are offers, discounts and a blog to keep students up-to-date on the latest happenings around the UK.
- Easy-to-access job lists from across the country
- ‘Easy Guides’ on everything student-related
- Offers and discounts to help out when money’s tight
Another website mentioned in a previous post, Save the Student! is a money-oriented website which gives great advice on everything that help you save, spend and- most importantly- earn money. It has a great job list searchable by city or keyword, with a large amount of jobs in almost every student city around, as well as hundreds of articles dedicated to every aspect of job-hunting, from the usual tips on CVs and interview techniques to creating a brand for yourself, finding freelance money-making sites and the best student business ventures for those entrepreneurial sorts. It also has lists of discounts on offer from stores round the UK. With more all-round advice than many job sites, Save the Student! is definitely a website to look up.
- Job list featuring jobs from every student city
- Great and comprehensive list of articles dedicated to getting students jobs and money
- Discounts for students across the country
Any student reading this article has already taken the first small steps onto their career path (assuming that they’re not reading this as a distraction from actual work). Looking at student jobsites, finding the types of work that they enjoy and want to do later in life, is vital while at university in order to start off well after it. No matter what subject you take, no matter what you want to do in the future, these small jobs and internships can make all the difference.
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You may also want to check out our article about 5 easy to get jobs in London.