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  1. Welcome to the Careers & Employability Centre Finding Part-Time Work

  2. How to find part-time work • Outcomes • By attending this session you will: • Find out what kind of part time work is available in Brighton • Know where to look for advertised part time jobs • Discover other strategies for looking for part time work • Know your rights as a worker.

  3. Different types of work • Part time work • Vacation jobs • Internships and work experience • Placements

  4. What is part time work? • Max 15 hours a week during term for undergraduates • Max 20 hours for postgraduates • International students’ visa restriction is 20 hours

  5. and 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!

  6. What are internships? • Internship is the term for structured work experience • Typically take place during University vacations

  7. Paid or unpaid? • Should be paid • Charities and work-shadowing

  8. What are placements? • One year professional placements, part of your degree • Usually between year 3 and year 4 • Range of support available

  9. Find out more about all types of work • http://www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/gettingexperience • Also lots of further support available

  10. Brighton & Hove Brighton & Hove is a tourist resort - much of the work available is in service industries such as restaurants and hotels.

  11. Brighton and Hove

  12. Sussex Brighton to Crawley 30 mins Brighton to Worthing 21 mins Brighton to Lewes 15 mins Brighton to Eastbourne 32 mins Brighton to London 51 mins

  13. What could you do? • Some examples of part-time work locally could be: • Administration • Bar work / restaurants / cafés • Shop work / supermarkets • Telephone work • Student Ambassadors • Care work • Web design • Tutors

  14. Local Labour Market • Creative & Digital Media sector • Small / medium sized enterprises • Public sector: education, health, local government • Service sector • Language schools • Voluntary and community sector • Finance - American Express European HQ, large employer

  15. How to find part time jobs - your 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 to your email

  16. How to find part time jobs jobs working on campus • Work on campus is very popular and competitive • Sign up for email alerts • Apply straight away • Also see Students’ Union website - www.sussexstudent.com

  17. How to find part time jobs strategies • Speculative approaches - some shops/ bars will have notices up in windows – we also round up online at www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/jobs • Newspapers- The Argus on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Friday Ads, • The Leader • Government work search site = www.jobseekers.direct.gov.uk • Recruitment agencies • Use your networks if at all possible- lots of jobs are never advertised • Careers and Employability events – meet employers

  18. How to find part time jobs useful websites • www.jobcentreplus.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

  19. Important things you need to know money • £6.31 - for workers aged 21 and over  • £5.03 - the 18 to 20 rate • from October 1st 2013 • Beware of scam jobs!

  20. Important things you need to know tax and national insurance • Bad news - all workers have to pay: • Tax & National Insurance • Good news – there is an allowance! • Give your employer your details - 'Starter Checklist' • Get a ‘National Insurance Number’

  21. Important things you need to know health & safety • Be safe • If in doubt, ask!!

  22. What next?further support • Come along to the events – They are all listed on our events page www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/events • Careers Advisers are available daily. Call us on 01273 678429 • Sign up for job alerts

  23. How to find work - we’re here for you The Careers & Employability Centre Ground Floor The Library careers@sussex.ac.uk www.sussex.ac.uk/careers www.facebook.com/sussexcareers sussxunicareers