What is UniJob?

UniJob is a recruitment service run by Careers and Employability at the University. UniJob staff work with colleagues in academic and support departments to source and advertise paid, part-time roles across our different learning sites.

Examples of roles include:

  • Fitness Instructor Events
  • Events Assistants
  • Library Shelving Assistants
  • Grounds and Gardens Maintenance
  • Bar Staff
  • Researchers
  • Language Assistants
  • and many more.

Before applying

Before applying for a UniJob role you must:

  • understand your visa restrictions – make sure you understand the visa regulations regarding employment for international students in the country where you’re studying. Some countries have restrictions on the number of hours international students can work or the types of jobs they can do
  • update your CV – prepare your CV highlighting your education, skills and any relevant work experience. Tailor your CV to the specific job you’re applying for, emphasising the skills and experience you have that are most relevant to the role
  • have the required documentation available – you’ll need to have your passport OR your birth certificate and your National Insurance number available. You’ll also need to be able to evidence your Right to Work documents using the Home Office online service, where required
  • NB: original documents are required, copies cannot be accepted

How to apply

UniJob roles are advertised here on CareerHub.

It’s important to:

  • apply in the correct way – follow the instructions provided. Take note if you’re being asked to send your CV or if you need to apply via an application form
  • fill in all sections of the application form
  • refer to the Job Description and Person Specification to ensure that you fully evidence that you meet the criteria required for the role
  • include a cover letter, where requested – this should complement, and not duplicate, your CV/application form and needs to outline:
  • why do you want to work for this employer?
  • why are you applying for this job and why now?
  • why are you suitable for this role; what relevant skills, knowledge and experience do you have?
    NB: further help is available in our CV and Cover Letter Guide.

Why should you apply?

  • Competitive wages – UniJob roles pay between £12.48 and £13.51 per hour
  • Protected study time – roles do not exceed 15 hours per week during term time, however you can work up to 36.5 hours during University holiday periods
  • Roles all year round – roles are advertised throughout the full academic year, including Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays
  • A fair recruitment process – all students can apply for roles they’re interested in when advertised, students are not pre-selected for roles, ensuring a fair and open recruitment process
  • Support is available – Careers and Employability can help you apply for a UniJob role, in addition to applications you make to external roles. This may include:
  • providing feedback on your CV, cover letter or application form. Submit this information by our Ask a Question page, giving us enough time to take a look, and we’ll get back to you
  • accessing our resources, especially our CV and Cover Letter Guide
  • interview support – if you’re selected for an interview, we can help you to prepare by offering a mock interview where you can practice common interview questions and prepare your responses

Contact us to find out more

T: 01244 513066
E: unijob@chester.ac.uk
Online: Ask a question

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