Finding a job

It can take some time to find a job, the application process can be lengthy with formal applications followed by an interview or a series of interviews and assessments. Help is available on campus to assist you with job hunting both during and after your course.

Finding a job for during your course

Before searching for a job you should read the ISAS page on working during your studies to check if you are permitted to work and if there are any restrictions.

The Guild of Students

Jobs is located on the ground floor of the Guild of Students (O1 on the University map) and advertises vacancies for part time and temporary work in the Birmingham area.

They also provide advice on CVs and information on National Insurance numbers, tax and any other issues related to student employment.

Universal Job Match

Universal Jobmatch is a free service that enables people to search for and apply for jobs in Great Britain and Europe. You can register with Universal Jobmatch and create a profile in which you can save job searches, upload your CV, set up email alerts and keep track of your past applications.

You can Register, or search for jobs, on the Universal Job website

Local newspapers

You can find job vacancies in local newspapers. Every Thursday the Birmingham Evening Mail includes a job section listing vacancies within Birmingham and the local surrounding areas. Some of these will be part-time vacancies. 

Finding a job for after your course

Before searching for a job for after your studies you should read the ISAS page on working after your studies.

The University Careers and Employability Centre (in University Centre) helps students looking for graduate employment, work experience and training. A range of literature and resources are available and staff can provide you with advice on your career planning.

International studentQuestions about working in the UK?

Contact the International Student Advisory Service.