Ten ways to find part-time work

Part-time work is a great way to earn money, gain work experience, develop key skills and evidence skills on your CV!

Get paid work with Unitemps

Register online or drop-in to the UNITEMPS desk at the Student Life Building.

UNITEMPS is LJMU’s in-house recruitment agency providing students with temp jobs on-campus and in the local area.

Jobs include: Curriculum Enrichment Internships, Student Advocates, Graduate Contact Callers and much more! Come and work at LJMU!

Looking for work over the summer outside of Liverpool? Join your hometown Unitemps branch as jobs may also be open to LJMU students and graduates.

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Apply for a paid Discovery Internship

LJMU offer our second and third year students (Levels 5 & 6) the opportunity to undertake a paid 'Discovery Internship' with a local organisation, working on a suitable project or piece of work that will enhance your employability skills and career insight. You will be paid a living wage for your time and internships can be completed alongside your studies.  150+ Discovery Internships are available across the academic year, starting in late September. 

you must be registered with Unitemps to apply.

Visit the Student Futures webpages for more information about dates for the 2023/24 academic year.

Search online

LJMU’s jobs board in Careers Zone 24/7 is where employers looking to hire our students and graduates advertise their jobs.

  • Online job boards are the most popular way to find part-time work - We like Indeed, Glassdoor, Totaljobs, LinkedInJobs, Reed, Prospects
  • Student Jobsites - e4s, and just student jobs, and Student Job
  • LCRBeMore website offers roles in the Liverpool City Region
  • Your local job centre advertise part-time and weekend vacancies across a wide range of organisations
  • Other avenues - the Paperound website connects busy startup founders with UK university students

Build your network and make a speculative application

Not all jobs are advertised so you may want to ask! This could be dropping your CV into a local bar/restaurant, making yourself ‘open to work’ on LinkedIn or offering your skills to a particular business. Read Prospects advice on how to make a speculative application.

Connect on LinkedIn and follow people in your industry to build your network. For advice on networking for work experience through LinkedIn, talk to Student Futures.

Attend a jobs fair or employer event

We run employer events and job fairs throughout the academic year which employers from all sectors attend to talent spot and hire students. No matter what degree you are on, come along and build your network with local employers.

Follow our social media and Canvas course for alerts.

Start your own business venture

If you have a business idea you’d like to develop or you are thinking of starting a side hustle, drop-in to the Start-up Hub at the Student Life Building for expert advice and support. No matter how far along you are the team is there to support with one-to-one advice and coaching. Get in touch with LCRFounders and get matched to another student to start your business venture.

Work abroad over Summer

Thinking of an international summer experience? LJMU’s Go Aboard has funded opportunities to work and study abroad – email goabroad@ljmu.ac.uk or drop-in to the Global Lounge at the Student Life Building.

Check out LJMU’s Summer School offer.

Apply for a virtual internship

Many student internships are offered either remotely or through hybrid working. The Forage website offers virtual work experience allowing you to gain experience from your home.

More advice can be found on RateMyPlacement website.

Work remotely

Search for remote part-time work online through jobs boards. Websites include WeWorkRemotely and Flexjobs - this way you never have to commute, with flexible jobs to work around your studies.

Work with The Tutor Trust

We’ve partnered with The Tutor Trust to support local school children across Merseyside, Manchester and Leeds with extra tutoring help, whilst also giving LJMU students the opportunity to give back to the local community whilst earning money.