Top 5 Most Favourable Student Jobs in the UK
Updated: Apr 11
Undoubtedly, studying in the UK can be very expensive, especially for international students. One of the easiest ways to juggle this is taking on part-time student jobs that allow you to conveniently combine work and study.
The UK Government permits international students with a student visa to work a maximum of 20 hours per week during term-time and full-time during holiday breaks. Working a part-time job as an international student is a good way to network while in college, boost your resume and make extra money. A silver lining is the majority of student jobs do not require specific skills, so regardless of your skillset, you are likely to find placement opportunities, so long as you do your research properly.
However, knowing the right jobs to take on and the rules governing them can be exhausting. This is why we have put together a list of the top 5 most favourable student jobs in the UK that can help you offset study costs and grow your network as an international student.
1. Live-In Roles
Live-in roles like Aupairing and live-in nanny jobs are popular among college students because they offer lots of benefits. Aupairing for example, offers free accommodation, free meals, all bills paid and in addition to this, weekly pocket money which can be a plus for students studying in very expensive cities. The amount recommended by the UK Government to be paid to Aupairs is a minimum of £90 a week. However, it is not unusual to see some host families offer £150.
2. Night Jobs
Night jobs have a variety of options, like night-time nannies, groundskeepers, cleaners, retail shelf stockers, or fillers in supermarkets. Night shift jobs are good for students who cannot make time during the day to work. Some shifts begin around 8:00 PM and go until 6:00 AM and employers that hire students are usually flexible about the schedule. Overnight nannies and care staff get paid and yet sleep because the people they are looking after won't always be awake. Many night shift jobs are usually entry-level roles, so you don’t have to worry about experience as you are likely to get trained by your employer. The average pay for a night job is £9 per hour.
However, not all night shift jobs would allow you to sleep on duty, some night jobs would have you working through the night, so make sure you are achieving the right balance between studying, working, and resting.
3. Evening Jobs
The most common positions for evening jobs are waitressing, bartending, catering and customer service in supermarkets. Evening jobs are usually from 6 pm until 10 pm, that's 4 hours a day for students who want to do all 20 hours per week can take on this job for 5 days. This allows students to go to classes in the day, work in the evening and come home to sleep at night. The good thing about evening jobs is that there are lots of options to choose from and you won’t have to worry about commitments. The average pay for a food service job is £9.50 per hour and interestingly, some of these workers make extra income from tips.
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4. Weekend Jobs
If working on weekdays doesn't work best for you, then weekend jobs are a good option. Students get the chance to work full days to make more money and maintain a good school/life balance. Typically, weekend jobs include tutoring, delivery driver, data entry, and even babysitting. The average pay for a part-time tutor is between £10 - £15 per hour and £8-9 per hour for data entry roles.
5. Remote Jobs
For international students seeking flexibility, remote jobs are a good option you can take on while studying in the UK. These typically involve content writing, graphic design, data entry, social media management, web development, etc. While this sounds great, remote jobs usually require a certain level of skill in specific areas, mostly revolving around information technology. Remote student jobs in the UK offer relatively high pay, averagely up to £11.5 per hour and this also affords students the opportunity to not only gain experience, but you get a better work–school balance.
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