September 12, 2014, by Beth Dawson

A new term means new part-time work opportunities

It’s nearly the start of term and soon you’ll be burying your head in reams of textbooks. You might be new to Nottingham or recommencing your studies – whatever the case, it’s an exciting time and there’s plenty to consider as you get stuck into your degree. For many of you, however, that’s only half the story and you might be in need of some financial help along the way. You’ll be relieved to hear that there are many opportunities for paid work with our recruitment agency, Unitemps, to flexibly fit around your timetable.

Don’t miss out on the here and now

Part-time work serves a number of purposes as it develops your skillset and confidence as well as allowing you to earn some money. September is an especially busy period and there is a high demand for students who can assist with various roles at the start of a new year. There is no greater time to apply than now because you can choose to either help out for just a couple of days or develop your work experience further and seek out longer term positions.

To get a head start take a look at the job listings on the Unitemps website – there are as many as 60 openings from now until the start of term. These include temporary registration assistants or student greeters as well as more long-term opportunities like the Learning Technology project that allows you to enhance your IT skills and feel a sense of responsibility.

Become a representative for Nottingham

If you’re interested in representing the University you could be a student helper. There are many advantages to this role including its flexible and social-friendly nature. It’s your chance to work with us across a longer period without too much interference to your studies. And you’ll find that the autumn will be a hive of activity with our mini open days around the corner, offering excellent potential to find your feet and feel at home.

Every week Unitemps get notified of more vacancies so it’s worth checking back regularly on the website. A number of local businesses also recruit for their temporary positions through Unitemps so it’s a great way of getting to know a local employer and learning new skills.

Remember to look into the alternatives

You can always look further afield and search for part-time work in the city centre too. To meet the increasing demand bars and clubs will be in need of students who work well under pressure. You can also look for other customer-focused roles in shops and cafes to give transferable skills that will leave you in good stead for the future. When you have your timetable you’ll have more of an idea of how much time you have available. It is really important that you maintain a good balance with your studies and work commitments without feeling overwhelmed.

If you have any questions about the positions on the Unitemps website or on how to apply you can visit them in the Portland Building on University Park. You can also book an appointment with a member of our team to discuss how finding part-time work may help you achieve your career ambitions.

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