Our Careers Team will work with you in finding and applying for work, whether it’s a part-time job, a placement or volunteering opportunity whilst at University, or graduate roles afterwards. There will be a breadth of employment opportunities advertised on a range of sites that you will be qualified and skilled for. Get to know the sites that you really like and feel easy for you to use. Check out our Top Tips to find work during and for after University.
Our top tips in finding a job
Here are our top tips on finding a job:
- Use CareerConnect, the University’s Careers and Opportunities Board where you can set your alerts for roles that suit you.
- Update your CV with information about your degree, work experience and skills. A professional CV or application form is key when applying to work.
- Update your profile on LinkedIn and connect with those working in companies you are interested in working with.
- Add to your skills, join societies and sports club, be a Course Representative or University Ambassedor. Equip yourself with a broad range of transferrable skills to prepare you for life after University and make your CV look great.
- Register on known job sites that work best for what you are looking for. Use filters to put in job titles and/or the word “graduate” E.g. , indeed.co.uk, totaljobs.com, Prospects and Target Jobs.
Find part-time work at University
- Always use CareerConnect and set your preferences so you receive daily alerts of all the new part-time jobs as they come in.
- Apply to work on the University campus, in roles like Non-Medical Helper, Student Helper, Catering Assistant, Casual Library staff, a Student Ambassador. Find these roles on CareerConnect.
- Look out for work at the Student Union advertised through the Student Union Website. They have a range of jobs like Shop Assistant, Bar Assistant, Front of House and Shop Supervisor.
- Search on known job recruitment sites like Reed, Indeed, Totaljobs and Winchester-jobs. Use their filters for the location you want.
- Register with Connect2Hampshire for part-time roles in the County Council, which include cleaners, catering, health and social care, support worker roles.
- Look on the jobs section of online newspapers like the Hampshire Chronicle, or Daily Echo. Other local papers can be found on: mediauk.com and http://www.newsmediauk.org/.
- Take a professional looking CV to some recruitment agencies in Winchester and hand it out to fast-food outlets, restaurants and pubs like Zizzi, Pizza Express, Hotel du Vin, and Dominoes.
- JobCentrePlus is located in City Road near the Station or you can also search for vacancies advertised through Job Centre Plus online
- Look on the websites of these local employers who are frequently advertising like South Central Ambulance Service, Winchester Science Centre and the Royal Winchester Golf Club.
Find a placement, internships or volunteering whilst at University
- Use specialist placement sites such as RateMyPlacement, The Big Choice, Targetjobs and The Student Ladder.
- In addition to CareerConnect, search on the usual sites like Indeed. Make use of their filters and put in titles of Placement or internship.
- Connect with those on LinkedIn working in companies you might like to undertake a placement in.
- Used specialist volunteering websites such as Volunteer Essex , Charity Jobs , Community First , Do It or the volunteering pages on Hampshire County Council
- Talk with the University’s Placement and Volunteering teams to find out about opportunities.
Find work for after University
- Set your alert preferences on CareerConnect, for full-time and graduate jobs.
- Enrol to get notifications on specialist graduate job sites such as Prospects , Targetjobs, com and Best Graduates
- Search on the websites of companies you really want to work for. Most have a careers or a jobs section, and these can be at the top of their website or in the lists at the bottom of the page. E.g. Sainsburys and HSBC.
- Use sector specific job sites for particular industries, like Charity Jobs, Environment Jobs, Community Care Jobs, Design Jobs, Prison and Probation Jobs, and Accountancy Careers. However, there are many more.
- Sign up for job alerts on a range of known sites that you find helpful. Use filters to put in job titles, duties and the word “graduate” on sites such as Reed and Indeed.
- Update your profile on LinkedIn and connect with previous graduates, lecturers and those working in companies you are interested in working with. Find the University’s LinkedIn page, and click Alumni button to find graduates.
- Use your contacts to find the jobs that are not publicly advertised. Be proactive and send employers a well written professional looking CV and a covering email explaining why you are interested in them and what skills you bring.