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Work While You Study

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Work While You Study

  1. 1. Welcome to the Careers & Employability Centre Work while you study
  2. 2. This session By the end of the session you will be aware of: 1. what we mean by part time work 2. the types of part time work available locally 3. where you can find part time jobs 4. legal requirements 5. how to get further support
  3. 3. What is part time work? • Suggested Max 15 hours a week during term for undergraduates • Suggested Max 20 hours for postgraduates • International students’ visa restriction is 20 hours
  4. 4. Why do it? • To earn some extra cash • To develop your skills and experience • To make new contacts It’s not all about the money!
  5. 5. Brighton & Hove Brighton & Hove is a tourist resort - much of the work available is in service industries such as restaurants and hotels
  6. 6. What could you do? Examples of part-time work locally could be: - Bar work / restaurants / cafés - Shop work / supermarkets - Telephone work - Cleaning - Administration - Casual work - Babysitting - Healthcare
  7. 7. Brighton & Hove
  8. 8. Specialist Local Labour Market • Creative & Digital Media sector • Small / medium sized business enterprises • Public sector: education, health, local government • Service sector • Language schools • Voluntary and community sector • Finance - American Express European HQ
  9. 9. Sussex Travel Brighton–Crawley 30mins / £10.10 Brighton-Worthing 21mins / £5.90 Brighton–Lewes 15mins / £4.80 Brighton–Eastbourne 32mins / £10.40 Brighton–London 51mins / £16.40 NB: Student Fares will be cheaper than the above!
  10. 10. How to find part time jobs - The university jobs database Jobs advertised our website www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/jobs/search • Jobs in Brighton & Hove, campus and Sussex • Sign up for regular job alerts
  11. 11. How to find part time jobs Working on campus Work on campus is popular & competitive Examples - Library / Student Union / Library / Student Ambassadors / Co-op • Sign up for email alerts • Apply straight away • Also see Students’ Union website – http://www.sussexstudent.com/about-us/jobs
  12. 12. How to find part time jobs Strategies • Speculative approaches - some shops/ bars have notices in windows / ask! •Newspapers- The Argus on Tues &Thurs, Friday Ads, Leader •Government work search site = www.jobseekers.direct.gov.uk • Recruitment agencies • Word of Mouth / Network - lots of jobs are never advertised • Careers and Employability events – meet employers
  13. 13. How to find part time jobs Useful websites 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 (you could try East and West Sussex councils too) Seasonal Jobs in larger shops & supermarkets often lead to more work
  14. 14. Things you need to know Money 2014 (from 1 October) 21 and over £6.50 18 to 20 £5.13 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2013 (current rate) 21 and over £6.31 18 to 20 £5.03
  15. 15. Things you need to know Tax & National Insurance • Bad news – • all workers are eligible to pay: Tax & National Insurance • Good news – • Personal Tax Free Allowance 2014-15 is £10,000 • National Insurance Nil up to £153 a week wage 12% of the amount you earn between £153 and £805 • Check your tax deductions • Get a ‘National Insurance Number’ 0845 6000643
  16. 16. CV & Application Support We offer •CV Workshops & CV Clinics – Book via Events listing •Check our website’s CV support pages • 1:1 Careers Adviser Appointments
  17. 17. Things you need to know Health & Safety • Be safe • If in doubt, ask!!
  18. 18. The 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 Call on 01273 678429 • careers@sussex.ac.uk www.facebook.com/sussexcareers www.twitter.com/sussxunicareers

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