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If you would like to talk to a member of the Careers team, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help you.
Looking for a part-time job while you study? Here are some of the ways Careers can help you.
The Jobshop is a service for students. The Jobshop offers general careers and employment advice to students seeking part time or summer work, as well as promoting local part time and summer work opportunities that can fit around your studies.
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Visit our Jobshop Facebook page for regular updates, job opportunities and relevant events.
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Oxford Brookes are working with Santander Universities to bring you the opportunity to be paid £1000 for completing one of 10 paid projects with a Local Small to medium business.
The projects are 108 hours (approx 3 weeks) Each project will vary depending on the individual business needs. This years paid project scheme is limited, there will be 10 opportunities available.
To search for Paid Projects visit the careers portal via the button below and use the filters to select Vacancy tag: SME - Fully Paid Work Project Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter to keep up-to-date with new opportunities. You can talk to a member of our Careers team for help with any applications.
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View our current part-time vacancies by visiting our Job Vacancies site. The system will automatically register you when you login using your Student Information username and password (or you can register as a graduate). You can filter for preferences.
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Once you have found a part-time job that you would like to apply for, Careers can help you with your application!
Make a start by using the resources below. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
Ensure the role pays minimum wage or above. See government guidelines on National Minimum Wage.
Let the employer know the hours you are available for. We recommend you work a maximum of 15 hours a week alongside full time study.
Please note: International students please check this doesn’t exceed your working hour’s visa limit, if you have any questions relating to this please contact the ISAT team.
Duties/responsibilities – If you have any questions relating to your role we would advise you contact your manager/recruiter prior to commencing your new job.
Cost – We strongly recommend you ensure your salary/hourly rate covers your travel to and from work.
Access – Ensure you are able to travel to your workplace safely both to and from work, for example if you are travelling by public transport ensure the buses/trains are running when you start/finish.
Please contact email@example.com to request a copy of our information resources
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.
Students who go on a placement year or work part-time during university also often do so over a period that spans two tax years which can confuse things a bit in the eyes of the HMRC (HM Revenue and Customs aka the tax man).
Most students don’t end up earning over the tax-free personal allowance within a single tax year (which runs April – April), but if you choose to work extra shifts at your part-time job during certain times in the year (over the Christmas holidays, for example) you could be totting up full time hours.
In this case, the tax man thinks your earning more across the whole year than you are, and will tax you accordingly… but you get it back!
Unless you’re self-employed (in which case you do your own taxes), your employer controls your tax payments to the HMRC.
The tax is deducted from your pay each month as PAYE (pay-as-you-earn) – you’ll be able to see this from your pay slips.
At the end of the tax year, the HMRC will automatically send you a P800 tax calculation, and reimburse you with any tax you’ve overpaid. Therefore, in this case you don’t need to do anything!
However, if you’re a keen bean and don’t want to wait around for your P800 (or you think some of the info on your P800 is incorrect), you can also make a claim yourself at any time of the year using a P50 form.
It’s worth knowing that if you have money in a savings account, the interest you earn on this will also count towards your personal allowance (this doesn’t apply to ISAs – they’re tax free).
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 (with guidance from the company) and so can develop managerial skills. Due to the nature of the job, you can quickly build up a portfolio of skills from the campaigns you work on, which can be a fantastic asset to your CV.
Although there may be preferences for some campaigns, anyone from any degree can apply.
On campus for the most part, though some campaigns may take place elsewhere and can include online activities such as on Social Media.
Some law companies recruit Brand Ambassadors directly, such as law firms Blake Morgan, Weil, DWF LLP, CMS, Aspiring Solicitors, Shearman, Hogan Lovells, Bird & Bird and Norton Rose Fullbright – this could be great for your CV, & a good way to meet employers if you want a career in Law.
Take a look at our Careers Portal to see who’s hiring.
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.
A reference is someone who can answer questions about your work history, skills, abilities, and work style An individual that serves as the point of contact for employers seeking to verify or ask questions about a potential employees background, work experience or work ethic. An applicant may provide both personal and professional references to a potential employer.
An Academic reference highlights a student’s academic history, character, and academic and/or career goals. The letter expands providing insight into what kind of student and/or potential employee you are.
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 Personal reference, also known as a character reference, is a reference provided by an individual who knows you and can vouch for your character and abilities, personal references are often used if you don’t have a professional reference or to support a professional reference. Personal referees tend to be people who have been relatively close to you as you’ve grown up. So typically, this might be a neighbour or family acquaintance that you’ve got a positive relationship with. A personal reference must not be a relative.
We recommend you contact your referee before giving out their contact details to ensure they are happy to be contacted by a potential employer, if they are happy to proceed it’s a good idea to get their preferred contact method.
If it’s not clear what the employer is asking for from a reference contact the organisation and ask for clarification.