The JobShop advertises part-time paid work either on campus or in Winchester and surrounding areas. It also advertises full-time graduate job vacancies suitable for final-year students and graduates to apply for, vacation work, placements, volunteering and paid work experience/internship opportunities. Last year, the JobShop advertised over 2,035 vacancies with a wide range of organisations.
We have a good working relationship with local employers, many of whom have been advertising their job vacancies with us for years, and we are constantly adding new employers to our website. Our JobShop Codes of Practice for students and employers ensures good practice. Typical part-time vacancies include: working with the University Campus and Conference Services or other departments in a variety of roles; jobs within the local area such as retail, childcare, bar and office work. Work can be part-time, temporary and also seasonal.
How do I search for vacancies?
Please click here and register to use the website. When you see an opportunity that interests you, you will be asked to contact the employer/organisation directly in most cases.
What can I do before I arrive at Winchester?
If you want to get ahead of the game there are several things you can do before you begin your studies at Winchester. Do remember though that you may not know your timetable until you enrol, so be careful not to commit to hours that you may not be able to fulfil.
- Make sure that your CV is up-to-date: Many shops in Winchester advertise vacancies in their windows and it makes sense to have copies of your CV ready to hand out. To help you write your CV, look at www.prospects.ac.uk and https://targetjobs.co.uk/
- Consider transferring your current part-time job: Do you already work for a big national company? If so, why not talk to your home store and ask if it operates a transfer scheme so that you can work in the Winchester branch whilst at University, and in your home store during the vacations.
- Contact employers directly: You could try a speculative approach if you know there's somewhere you would particularly like to work. Have your CV ready to email, together with a covering letter.
- Universal Jobmatch and recruitment agencies: You can search for vacancies in the Winchester area on www.gov.uk/jobsearch There are also several recruitment agencies in Winchester (see www.yell.com or www.rec.uk.com). Some of them may have part-time work suitable for students.
- Word of mouth: Friends and family may know of vacancies – or maybe you will know of a student who has recently graduated and is looking for someone to replace them where they work.
Please note: we recommend that full-time undergraduate students work no more than 15 hours per week during term-time so that their employment does not interfere with their studies.