• Internships on the Careers Portal

    The Careers Portal is a great place to find internship opportunities. Go to the Jobs tab and use the tags to filter for the opportunities that match the criteria that suits your needs. Apply for the roles that best suit you, and receive notifications for relevant opportunities.

    You can also use the Careers Portal to register for networking events and careers workshops, as well as to access careers resources in the Information Zone such as our blog.

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    SME Fully Paid Work Project

    Oxford Brookes University is working with Santander Universities to offer Fully Paid Work Projects at small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to students and recent graduates. Get paid £1000 for around 108 hours of work, with opportunities in a range of subject areas.

    You will gain valuable first-hand experience by contributing to a business where your drive and education can make a tangible impact. You will enjoy lots of responsibility and often work alongside senior managers and company owners. This is a great opportunity to kick-start your career and quickly build valuable experience.

    Search for projects at local SMEs by logging in to our Job Vacancies Portal and filtering by SME - Fully Paid Work Project.

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    Virtual internships with Forage

    Virtual Internship programs replicate work at top companies, and connect students to the companies themselves. In only 5-6 hours, learn relevant workplace tools and skills. You will also earn a certificate.

    Forage Virtual Internships »

    Internship Experience UK with Bright Network

    Internship Experience UK 2021 is now open for applications. This immersive virtual experience is designed to support you to get ahead with your career. In partnership with world-leading employers, industry leaders and government departments, those who participate will gain exclusive insights into one or more of eight different sectors on the three-day virtual experiences that can be completed online.

    Participants will benefit from the opportunity to connect with industry leading employers  such as Google, Amazon, PWC and EY, and will gain a certificate of completion which can be added to your CV and/or LinkedIn.

    Live Experience's will run between 28th June and 22nd July 2021, but if you aren't able to attend the live experience, you can still take part with  Internship Experience UK On Demand (applications close on 27th July and must be completed before 13th August).

    Internship Experience UK »

    Volunteer opportunities

    Volunteering is an excellent way to gain work experience and skills that will make you more employable, as well as networking opportunities. By connecting with a charitable cause, you demonstrate motivation and initiative - as well as developing vital skills throughout your volunteering activities such as team work, communication and problem solving skills. Take a look at the current opportunities on the Volunteer Portal, or send an email to volunteering@brookes.ac.uk to get started.

    Volunteer Portal »

    Need additional support?

    You can talk to our team if you would like additional support with searching for jobs and work experience, from internships and part-time work for when you’re studying to graduate opportunities for when you’ve left Oxford Brookes. We can help to point you in the right direction if you are feeling overwhelmed or confused by your current options, or can help to get you started if you are not sure where to begin, and can tailor our support to your chosen career area and degree. Send us an email with your query at careers@brookes.ac.uk.


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  • Dear Volunteers,

    Due to the current situation with Covid-19, Oxford Brookes Volunteer Centre is now offering online delivery only. Attend  The Part-time Jobs and Volunteer Fair to meet local charities on campus. We are still offering information by email at  volunteering@brookes.ac.uk and appointments either virtually or via telephone. 

    There are volunteering opportunities that are flexible and can be done remotely from your home. You can find a list here and we will be promoting more on our Facebook page.  If you are keen to offer support to your neighbours in Oxford or wherever you are located, we would encourage you to follow NCVO’s guidelines of staying safe while supporting others. If  you are interested in supporting the NHS The ‘NHS Volunteer Responders’ has been set up to recruit and place volunteers during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please visit out Volunteer Portal for other opportunities.

    If you have any questions or would like further information please do not hesitate to contact us at  volunteering@brookes.ac.uk and we will do our best to help you.    


    Volunteer Centre

    Volunteering is a fantastic way to enhance your experience at Oxford Brookes!

    Build confidence, gain new skills and make a difference to the local community.

    Do good while getting your degree - make a difference in the community and boost your CV!

    Visit our Volunteer Centre online and meet our Volunteer Coordinator. Find out how you can help the community, gain new skills and progress in your career! To find out more about volunteering, or to book in for a Volunteering 1-1 chat session on Wednesdays and Fridays, 12pm - 3pm please contact Maya, Volunteer Coordinator at volunteering@brookes.ac.uk

    Contact us

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    Opening hours: Wednesdays and Fridays, 12.00pm - 3.00pm

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    1. Why Volunteer

      Volunteering is a rewarding experience. Oxford Brookes students choose to volunteer for many reasons.
      1. Have fun! Try something new and take a break from your studies.
        1. Meet new people - Grow your network and connect with like-minded people from different backgrounds.
          1. Get to know your local community - Burst the University bubble and explore different areas in Oxford!
            1. Make a difference - Connect with a cause you care about and make a positive impact.
              1. Boost your wellbeing - Supporting a cause you care about makes a real difference to confidence and happiness.

    I will be putting this experience on my CV as I know I have developed skills I would not have gained in any other environment. I had a lot of fun, and given the chance I’d do it all again.

    Rachel, MSc PsychologyBe like Rachel. Give a little, gain a lot - make the most of your time at Oxford Brookes.

    Did you know?

    Volunteering also enhances your employability! It is a fantastic way to develop skills and gain hands-on experience, whilst giving you great insight into the world of work.

    Find out more here.

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  • Volunteering and your CV

    Volunteering is valuable work experience. It makes your CV sparkle and helps you stand out from the crowd in a competitive job market. By connecting with a charitable cause, you demonstrate motivation and initiative - as well as developing vital skills, like communication and problem solving.

    Did you know?

    Research shows that 80% of employers value volunteering.

    Find out more about what volunteering reveals to employers?

    Volunteering gives you the opportunity to:

    • Apply skills developed in your studies in a practical way
    • Build confidence
    • Explore different areas of work
    • Gain transferable skills that employers are looking for
    • Grow your CV
    • Discover new skills

    Skills you can gain from volunteering:

    • Communication
    • Team working
    • Prioritization
    • Organisation
    • Leadership
    • Commercial Awareness
    • and many more!

    So why not get involved and give your CV a boost? Browse current opportunities on our Volunteer Portal!

    Sign up to one of our Volunteering: How to stand out from the crowd workshops and find out how to add your volunteering to your CV, application forms and how to talk about it during interviews.

    Browse current opportunities

    Careers is here to help!

    Careers can support you articulating your experience in CVs, applications and interviews.

    You can find further information and Careers drop in times here.

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  • Rights and Responsibilities

    As an Oxford Brookes student volunteer, you have the right to:

    • Know what is expected of you in your volunteering role
    • Be given appropriate training by your community partner
    • Be safe in your volunteering role and feel supported throughout
    • Have any concerns and questions answered promptly
    • Have your information kept in line with UK GDPR regulations

    We expect all Oxford Brookes student volunteers to:

    • Inform the Volunteer Coordinator and community partner of any change in circumstances that may affect volunteering
    • Comply with the community partners’ policies and procedures
    • Act as a positive role model for Oxford Brookes University
    • Complete any reflective material supplied
    • Provide feedback to the Volunteer Coordinator at the end of volunteering
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  • FAQs

    How do I get started?

    If you are an Oxford Brookes student, the best place to get started is to browse our current opportunities. You can also filter opportunities based upon your interests or availability.

    Want to have an initial chat about volunteering? Email volunteering@brookes.ac.uk to schedule an appointment with the Volunteer Coordinator.

    Where is the Volunteer Centre?

    We’re based in Careers, in the John Henry Brookes Building (JHB) on Headington Campus.

    Come and say hello! Drop in is 12pm - 3pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays during semester. Or you can email us at volunteering@brookes.ac.uk to arrange an appointment.

    I didn’t start volunteering at the beginning of the academic year - is it too late?

    No, it’s never too late to start volunteering!

    We have opportunities available all year round, so you can volunteer when it suits you. You can find the latest opportunities here.

    How much time do I need to commit to volunteer?

    As much or as little as you would like! As we say: give a little, gain a lot.

    We work hard to offer a wide range of opportunities to cater to all interests and timetables. Whether you only have a spare few hours or an afternoon free every week, there’s an opportunity for you.

    Not answered your question?

    We’re here to help and we want to hear from you! Drop us an email at volunteering@brookes.ac.uk

    Let us know about how you are volunteering and how it’s going!

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  • Information for community partners

    Oxford Brookes Volunteer Centre aims to act as a link between students and the local community. We promote engaging volunteering opportunities, enabling students to share their skills and enthusiasm.

    Who are our volunteers?

    There are approximately 18,000 students at Oxford Brookes University. We promote volunteering inclusively, advertising to all students - ranging from 1st year residents to students researching their PhD. We’re proud that our students come from a diverse and wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

    Top tips when working with students:

    • Students are flexible, but fit volunteering around their academic studies and other commitments - such as part time work.
    • The academic year is split into two semesters. A high number of students leave Oxford and return home during University vacation. Please refer to our semester dates here.
    • Students have an intense assessment period in December and June, so activity may drop off at these times.

    How can we support you?

    We offer a free brokerage service to promote mutually beneficial volunteering roles in the local area. Please take a look at our Volunteering Policy. We also run on-campus events, such as our annual Volunteer Fair in October and Volunteer Wednesdays.

    We also have a weekly newsletter where we can promote your opportunities and also on social media.

    The Volunteer Centre is very new at Oxford Brookes, but we’re keen to develop ideas with you! If you have any queries or would like to discuss further opportunities, please do get in touch at volunteering@brookes.ac.uk.

    Register with us

    How to use the Oxford Brookes Volunteer Portal

    Team Kinetic provides our Volunteer Portal. Team Kinetic have put a tutorial video together on how to use the portal

    Once you have registered on our portal please click on ‘Need volunteers?’ box. Complete the registration form and you’ll be ready to add your opportunities.

    Once you add your opportunities we will get an email to approve the opportunity, we may email or call you to get more details.

    Once the opportunity has been approved students can start applying by clicking on apply. You will receive an email when a student is interested in the opportunity. Please contact the student as soon as you can.

    To give the opportunity a push we can add it to our weekly Volunteer Newsletter and onto our social media platforms.

    Check out NCVO’s top ways of attracting student volunteers and make your opportunities stand out.

    Please be aware that we are unable to advertise the following on our volunteering portal:

    • Roles that could be classed as voluntary work. Please note we adopt NCVO’s definition of volunteering:
    • ‘any activity that involves spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims to benefit the environment or someone (individual or groups) other than, or in addition to, close relatives.’
    • We expect all community partners to adhere to these guidelines. You can find further guidance about the distinction of volunteering and voluntary work on the NCVO website.
    • National or international roles.We aim to support the local community and continue to make Oxford and its surrounding areas even better places to live!
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  • Date and time Fair and downloadable details Expression of interest form
    Tuesday 1 October 2019 11.00am - 2.00pm Part-Time Jobs Fair Fully booked
    Wednesday 2 October 2019 11.00am - 2.00pm Volunteer Fair Fully booked
    Thursday 10 October 2019 11.00am - 2.00pm Graduate Jobs Fair Fully booked
    Monday 14 October 2019 11.00am - 2.00pm Real Estate, Planning and Construction Fair Fully booked
    Wednesday 16 October 2019 11.00am - 2.00pm Placement Fair Fully booked
    Thursday 24th October 11.00am - 2.00pm Technology and Engineering Fair Fully booked
    Tuesday 19 November 2019 5.30pm - 7.00pm Law Fair Express your interest

    Events calendar - Semester 2 2019/20

    Please note Semester 2 Careers Fairs will be open for bookings on November 25th.

    Monday 10 February 2020 Real Estate Internship Fair Express your interest Joining Instructions
    Wednesday 19 February 2020 3.00pm - 6.00pm Hospitality Fair Express your interest Joining Instructions
    Thursday 5 March 2020 11.00am - 2.00pm Graduate Jobs and Placement Fair Express your interest Joining Instructions
    Tuesday 10 March 2020 11.00am - 2.00pm Summer Jobs and Internships Fair Express your interest Joining Instructions

    Online guidance if you are away from Oxford and unable to come into Careers

    Where you are unable to visit us in person because you are located away from the main Headington campus, or on placement, e-guidance support is available. Queries will normally be responded to within three working days.

    This service is for those who:

    • Are working or living outside of the Oxford city area e.g. on a placement year.
    • On a year/semester abroad e.g. The Erasmus Programme.
    • Have special circumstances, such as a disability, which may make visiting Careers on the Headington campus difficult.

    To access this advice, login to our online portal using your student email and single sign on password.

    At the top of the page in the green toolbar, select Information Zone and click on E-Guidance.


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    Meet the Careers Team

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    Sue Holton

    Head of Careers

    sholton@brookes.ac.uk

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    Jane Pitts

    Operations Administrator & Assistant to Head of Service

    jpitts@brookes.ac.uk

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    Jo-Anne Cavalier

    Administration & Events Assistant

    jcavalier@brookes.ac.uk

    Careers Consultants

    Our Careers Consultants specialise in providing one-to-one careers consultations to students. They work on various faculty-specific projects, and run a number of talks and workshops throughout the year.

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    John Kirwan

    Careers Consultant (Faculty link: Business)

    jkirwan@brookes.ac.uk

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    Marija Murthwaite

    Careers Consultant (Faculty link: Technology, Design and Environment)

    mmurthwaite@brookes.ac.uk

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    Pete Smillie

    Careers Consultant (Faculty link: Humanities and Social Sciences)

    psmillie@brookes.ac.uk

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    Emma Robinson

    Careers Consultant (Faculty link: Health and Life Sciences)

    erobinson@brookes.ac.uk

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    Jo Moyle

    Careers Consultant (Faculty link: Health and Life Sciences)

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    Iona Colvin

    Careers Consultant

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    Careers Information Team

    The Information Team are experts in knowing where to track down careers information. They provide careers support to students through our front desk service, including assistance with applications and CVs.

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    Jan Taylor

    Careers Information Team Manager and Secretary to the Honorary Conferments Committee

    janice.taylor@brookes.ac.uk

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    Information Adviser

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    Information Adviser

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    Information Adviser

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    Information Adviser

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    Employer Engagement Team

    The Employer Engagement Team works closely with employers to support employer engagement. They organise employer events on campus including our Career Fairs, Pop Up events and workshops, as well as Working in Creative Industries and Working in STEM Industries Weeks. They also manage the Oxford Brookes Jobshop and the Oxford Brookes Volunteer Centre.

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    Employability Manager

    swynne@brookes.ac.uk

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    Employer Account Manager (SMEs)

    nalder@brookes.ac.uk

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    Employer Account Manager

    dcreaney@brookes.ac.uk

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    Volunteer Coordinator

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    Marketing Coordinator

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    Jobshop Pop Up TBC

    Monday, 23rd September 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Meet an employer outside the Careers Centre in JHBB promoting part time/temporary opportunities.

    Volunteer Wednesday TBC

    Wednesday, 25th September 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Meet a charity promoting opportunities to volunteer.

    Jobshop Pop Up TBC

    Monday, 30th September 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Meet an employer outside the Careers Centre in JHBB promoting part time/temporary opportunities.

    Part-Time Jobs Fair

    Tuesday, 1st October 2019, 11:00am-2:00pm, The Forum, JHBB.

    The Part-Time Jobs Fair is an opportunity for students to meet employers and discover part-time jobs and temporary work opportunities in and around Oxford. This event is multi-sector and open to all disciplines and year groups. The fair is an ideal way to network with employers and discover employment opportunities for during your studies.

    Volunteer Fair

    Wednesday, 2nd October 2019, 11:00am-2:00pm, The Forum, JHBB.

    The Volunteer Fair is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about local projects on offer, talk to Volunteering organisation representatives and local charities, and discover how you can become active in the local community, while gaining valuable employment skills.

    From working in schools, environmental and arts charities to one-off social action activities, there’s a range of projects to get involved with. Talk to Careers to discover how Volunteering can benefit your career path and to find the best local volunteering opportunities.

    Volunteer Wednesday TBC

    Wednesday, 2nd October 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Meet a charity promoting opportunities to volunteer.

    Jobshop Pop Up TBC

    Monday, 7th October 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Meet an employer outside the Careers Centre in JHBB promoting part time/temporary opportunities.

    USA Summer Camp Employer Pop Up

    The best summer of your life is waiting for you at Camp in America! Come to meet the team and find out how you can spend your summer in America.

    Summer Camp's an amazing opportunity to spend a summer living and working in the USA, teaching campers all the sports, hobbies, and skills you know and love.

    Volunteer Wednesday TBC

    Wednesday, 9th October 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Meet a charity promoting opportunities to volunteer.

    Graduate Jobs Fair

    Thursday, 10th October 2019, 11:00am-2:00pm, The Forum, JHBB.

    An opportunity to meet with employers offering and promoting a range of graduate job opportunities. Open to all students.

    Real Estate, Planning and Construction Fair

    Monday, 14th October 2019, 11:00am-2:00pm, Main Hall, Brookes Sport.

    Employers from the Real Estate, Planning and Construction industries will be on campus to discuss graduate schemes, placements and work experience opportunities. A must attend event for anyone looking to enter the Built Environment profession.

    Jobshop Pop Up TBC

    Monday, 14th October 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Meet an employer outside the Careers Centre in JHBB promoting part time/temporary opportunities.

    Placement Fair

    Wednesday, 16th October 2019, 11:00am-2:00pm, The Forum, JHBB.

    This event will have employers with placement opportunities available for students. Placements are a great way of gaining relevant work experience that will make your graduate jobs applications stand out.

    Volunteer Wednesday TBC

    Wednesday, 16th October 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Meet a charity promoting opportunities to volunteer.

    Jobshop Pop Up TBC

    Monday, 21st October 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Meet an employer outside the Careers Centre in JHBB promoting part time/temporary opportunities.

    Volunteer Wednesday TBC

    Wednesday, 23rd October 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Meet a charity promoting opportunities to volunteer.

    Jobshop Pop Up TBC

    Monday, 28th October 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Meet an employer outside the Careers Centre in JHBB promoting part time/temporary opportunities.

    Volunteer Wednesday TBC

    Wednesday, 30th October 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Meet a charity promoting opportunities to volunteer.

    Jobshop Pop Up TBC

    Monday, 4th November 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Meet an employer outside the Careers Centre in JHBB promoting part time/temporary opportunities.

    Volunteer Wednesday TBC

    Wednesday, 6th November 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Meet a charity promoting opportunities to volunteer.

    Jobshop Pop Up TBC

    Monday, 11th November 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Meet an employer outside the Careers Centre in JHBB promoting part time/temporary opportunities.

    Volunteer Wednesday TBC

    Wednesday, 13th November 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Meet a charity promoting opportunities to volunteer.

    Jobshop Pop Up TBC

    Monday, 18th November 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Meet an employer outside the Careers Centre in JHBB promoting part time/temporary opportunities.

    Law Fair

    Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 5:30pm-7:30pm, The Forum, JHBB.

    The Law Fair is an opportunity for students interested in a career in law to speak to employers promoting opportunities in law firms, chambers, training providers and other relevant fields within the law sector.

    Volunteer Wednesday TBC

    Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Meet a charity promoting opportunities to volunteer.

    Jobshop Pop Up TBC

    Monday, 25th November 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Meet an employer outside the Careers Centre in JHBB promoting part time/temporary opportunities.

    Volunteer Wednesday TBC

    Wednesday, 27th November 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Meet a charity promoting opportunities to volunteer.

    Jobshop Pop Up TBC

    Monday, 2nd December 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Meet an employer outside the Careers Centre in JHBB promoting part time/temporary opportunities.

    Volunteer Wednesday TBC

    Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Meet a charity promoting opportunities to volunteer.

    Jobshop Pop Up TBC

    Monday, 9th December 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Meet an employer outside the Careers Centre in JHBB promoting part time/temporary opportunities.

    Volunteer Wednesday TBC

    Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Meet a charity promoting opportunities to volunteer.

    Contact us

    Oxford Brookes Careers Centre
    JHBG10, Headington Campus
    Oxford, OX3 0BP



    The Job Shop

    Getting a part-time job during your time at university is one of the best things you can do!

    Not only do you earn money, but you can meet new people, increase your confidence and gain experience that will look great on your CV! 

    The Job Shop has links with hundreds of part-time employers throughout Oxfordshire and there are occasionally some opportunities to work at the university.

    All you need to do is:

    • Visit our jobs portal
    • Log-in with your PIP username and password or register as a graduate
    • In 'vacancies' search for Part Time or Casual or Temporary.

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    Checklist for when applying for a part-time job

    ✔ Money: Ensure the role pays minimum wage or above.

    ✔ Availability: Let the employer know the hours you are available for. We recommend you work a maximum of 15 hours per week alongside your degree. Do not exceed your working hour's visa limit.

    ✔ Duties/responsibilities: Ask questions relating to your role prior to starting your new job.

    ✔ Transport: Ensure you are able to travel to and from your workplace safely, and that your salary covers any travel costs.

    Tax Refunds

    There are a few reasons why students often end up paying more income tax than they need to – and without even knowing it.

    The most common situation is that when starting a part-time job, employers will often put you on an ‘emergency’ or incorrect tax code (PAYE code) if you don’t give them a copy of your P45 as evidence of your tax code.

    If you’re sure you have overpaid, download a P50 form. Fill this out and send it – along with parts 2 and 3 of your P45 – to HMRC (keep part 1 as a personal copy).

    If you’re still working but have noticed you’re paying too much tax – probably due to being on the wrong tax code – simply contact HMRC and tell them. They’ll advise you from there.

    Brand Ambassador Guide

    A Brand Ambassador’s job is to represent and promote a brand on campus. The work is varied and can include attending and supporting at employer-led events, organising and leading own events, data capture, providing competitor insights, Social media promotion, viral videos and competitions, auditing, merchandising, mystery shopping, providing product sampling and product demonstrations. You will usually be expected to run the campaign yourself and therefore you canexpect to build up a portfolio of skills from the campaigns you work on.

    Come to the Jobshop and pick up a list of companies that are hiring for Brand Ambassadors now!

    Where to find a local part-time job

    The Oxford Brookes Careers online jobs portal is the best place to start. We have built up good relationships with local companies and encourage all to post their vacancies here with us. We have on average 700-800 vacancies available each week.

    Local shops, bars and restaurants often advertise for staff through a notice in their window. You should follow companies that you are interested in on LinkedIn and other social media platforms to find out when they are hiring.

    Types of References

    An Academic reference highlights a student’s academic history, character, and academic and/or career goals.

    A Professional reference is typically a current or former employer, colleague, client, vendor, supervisor or someone else who has first-hand knowledge and can recommend you for employment.

    A Professional reference is typically a current or former employer, colleague, client, vendor, supervisor or someone else who has first-hand knowledge and can recommend you for employment.

    Come and pick up our Hot Tips sheets at the Jobshop for further advice.


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