open day helpers

March 16, 2017, by Carla Froggatt

Four Reasons to Become an Open Day Helper

By Unitemps at the University of Nottingham

If you want to earn some extra cash for your summer holidays, we have a golden opportunity right on your doorstep. The open days offer prospective students and their families the chance to find out more about studying at the University. Maybe you came to one? 

Here are four reasons why we think becoming an open day helper is the perfect job for you.

1. It will look great on your CV

Graduate recruiters look for applicants with key skills such as communication, customer service and the ability to think on their feet. As an open day helper, you will be using all of these skills. It’s a perfect example of relevant work experience to put on your CV. What’s more, you don’t need any previous work experience to apply.

2. It’s just a hop, skip and a jump away

You have the choice of working at University Park or Jubilee Campuses which may be the shortest commute to work you’ll ever have to make. You will be paid £7.50 for each hour you work (including a paid training session) with additional holiday pay – plus a paid lunch break.

3. Promote the place you love

Every year you tell us that you decided to study here because of conversations with current students at one of the open days. As a result you will play an important role in helping prospective students to decide if Nottingham is the top choice on their UCAS form.

As well as exploring the courses on offer, prospective students want to find out about the halls – catered versus self-catered – the nightlife, cost of living and most of all, what it’s really like to study here. If you love the University and the city, this is the perfect opportunity to encourage others to choose Nottingham.

4. It’s a fun event

It’s good fun working at the open days – you will get to meet and work with other students as well as staff and interact with many of the 30,000 visitors excited about seeing the University. It is often sunny at this time of year and it’s lovely working outdoors in such fantastic surroundings.

How to become and open day helper

When are they?

The open days take place on Friday 29 June and Saturday 30 June. They start at 8am and finish anytime between 2pm and 6pm. There is a paid training afternoon that you are also required to attend.

There are also two open days on Friday 14 September and Saturday 15 September that we will also be recruiting for. Although we know that not everyone will be able to commit to all four dates, we do ask you to commit to a minimum of two of the dates.

Who can apply?

These positions are open to all current students of the University, from first years to PhD students. You don’t have to have any previous work experience, so this is a great opportunity if your CV is looking a bit sparse. There are 200 positions available each day.

How do I apply?

Apply here! Just upload your CV with a covering letter outlining why you are interested in the position.

If you’re successful, you will be invited for an interview, where you will meet with a member of the open days team and a Unitemps consultant. We want to find out more about you and what you love about the University.

Unitemps is the place to go for part-time and temporary roles. Just visit their website to explore the latest vacancies and sign up for their mailing list. If you want to chat to a member of the team, call into JobZone on Level B, Portland Building, University Park.

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