Open day helper

September 18, 2019, by Jackie Thompson

4 reasons to get a part-time job with Unitemps

Unitemps is the University’s recruitment service for part-time, casual and temporary work on campus and with local businesses. A service created just for you, it’s the ideal place to find work that fits around your studies and other commitments. We asked four students to tell us what they love about working with Unitemps.

Julius Dongdem 1. Meet new people

“I would encourage students to sign up for temporary jobs with Unitemps not just to support their finances, but it’s also an opportunity to meet and interact with new people and gain experience.”

Job roles with Unitemps: exam invigilator and Open Day ambassador

Julius Dongdem, PhD Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Ali Jourabchi2. Develop your skills in the workplace

“I believe the combination of education with work experience gives students the ability to tackle problems more effectively and have the edge in the eye of employers. On my assignment I came up with several ideas to help the company save time and money.”

Jobs roles with Unitemps: 3D test printing operator

Ali Jourabchi, MSc Mechanical Engineering

Eleanor O'Brien

3. Gain experience for your future career

“I’ve always loved writing and I want to pursue a career as a screenwriter. I applied, and was successful, in getting a job as a copywriting assistant. It appealed to me because I could gain valuable experience, work from home alongside my studies and get paid to do what I love!”

Job roles with Unitemps: copywriting assistant, student helper and student ambassador

Eleanor O’Brien, BA Film and Television Studies

Beverly Okeke4. Work that fits around your studies

“I worked as an event steward and this type of role is perfect for students on courses with high workloads, or students with busy schedules that can’t commit to set weekly hours. The assignments through Unitemps are always interesting and fun.”

Job roles with Unitemps: catering assistant, retail assistant (Trent Bridge Cricket Ground) and event steward

Beverly Okeke, MEng Chemical Engineering with Environmental Engineering

Interested? Here’s what to do next

1. Register at

2. Upload your CV

3. Apply for vacancies that match your skills, availability and interests

4. If you get through the initial application stage, the team will contact you to find out more about you and tell you about the position

5. After further shortlisting, the team will contact you about the next steps

Got a question for Unitemps, call into their office on B floor in the Portland Building, University Park, call them on 0115 846 7374 or email on

If you need help developing a CV and writing a covering letter to make a great first impression, we’ve got lots of advice on our website.

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