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Finding Part Time Work 2016

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Presentation by Careers and Employability Centre about finding part time work in Brighton, September 2016

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Finding Part Time Work 2016

  1. 1. Careers and Employability Centre Finding Part Time Work
  2. 2. By the end of the session you will be aware of: 1. the types of part time work available locally 2. how you can find part time jobs 3. how to apply and where to get support with this This session
  3. 3. Suggested hours: Undergrad: max 15 hrs / wk Postgrad: max 20 hrs / wk International student: max 20 hr per week Visa restriction. What is part time work?
  4. 4. 2016 25 & over: £7.20 per hour 21 – 24: £6.70 per hour 18 to 20: £5.30 per hour Money
  5. 5. All workers have to pay: Tax & National Insurance • Personal Tax Allowance • National Insurance Nil up to £153 • Fill in your tax form • Get a National Insurance Number www.gov.uk/apply-national- insurance-number Tax and national insurance
  6. 6. Brighton & Hove: local job market Brighton & Hove is a tourist resort. Much of the part time work available is in service industries such as restaurants and hotels.
  7. 7. What could you do? Examples of part-time work locally • Bar work / restaurants / cafés • Shop work / supermarkets • Telephone work • Cleaning • Administration • Casual work • Babysitting
  8. 8. Specialist local labour market • Creative & Digital Media sector • Small / medium sized business enterprises • Public sector: education, health, local government • Voluntary and community sector • Finance - American Express European HQ • Language schools • Service sector • Social care
  9. 9. Working at the University • Work on campus is popular and competitive Examples: Library, Student Union, Co-op, Student Ambassadors • Search CareerHub • Also see Students’ Union website: www.sussexstudent.com
  10. 10. Sussex travel times Brighton-Lewes: 15 mins Brighton-Worthing: 21 mins Brighton- Crawley: 30 mins Brighton-Eastbourne: 32 mins Brighton-London: 51 mins Check travel fares too…
  11. 11. www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/jobs/search Jobs advertised on CareerHub www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/jobs www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/jobs/newstudents2016 • Jobs in Brighton & Hove, campus and Sussex • Part-time Careers Fair – 22nd September • Sign up for regular job alerts How to find part time work
  12. 12. How to find part time work • Speculative approaches - some shops/ bars have notices in windows / ask! • Newspapers - The Argus on Tues &Thurs, Friday Ad, Leader • Government work search site • Recruitment agencies - www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/jobs/recruitment • Word of mouth / network - lots of jobs are never advertised • Careers and employability events – meet employers
  13. 13. www.jobseekers.direct.gov.uk: search for local work www.theargus.co.uk/jobs: local newspaper online www.brightonandhovejobs.com: local jobs www.friday-ad.co.uk: online free press online www.reed.co.uk: free for local employers to advertise so popular https://jobs.brighton-hove.gov.uk: Brighton & Hove City Council (try East and West Sussex councils too) www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/jobs/recruitment: List of local recruitment agencies Seasonal Jobs in larger shops & supermarkets often lead to more work Useful websites
  14. 14. How to apply Employers may request: • CV • CV and covering letter • printed application form • online application form
  15. 15. How to apply In your CV or application form, think about: • what the employer is looking for – job advert or specification • how you can give examples of where you match with what they’re looking for
  16. 16. CV and application support We offer: • CV workshops & CV clinics book online via Career Hub • Check our website’s CV support pages: www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/cvs • 1:1 Careers Adviser appointments
  17. 17. Careers & Employability Centre Ground Floor, The Library www.sussex.ac.uk/careers Come along to events – listed @ www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/events Careers Advisers appointments daily, book using Career Hub: careers@sussex.ac.uk www.facebook.com/sussexcareers www.twitter.com/sussxunicareers

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