Where to start
Create a short CV that highlights your skills and experience relevant to part-time work and briefly summarise your education/qualifications which are usually less important for part-time work.
Unsure of where to start? Check out our pages on writing a CV and cover letter.
Careers Quick Advice
Get your feedback on your CV in a Quick Advise Appointment with an Employability Advisor from the Careers and Employability Service. Book through our Target Connect Careers Portal.
Kent Union Jobshop
Kent Union's Jobshop supports students in finding part time work. Sign up with them to find opportunities and follow their Instagram where they post job vacancy's regularly.
Target Connect Careers Portal
Find Part-time, temporary and seasonal work through the job board on our Target Connect Careers Portal.
Look into companies
Customer service, retail, hospitality, cleaning and care work are some areas of employment for students, there are 2 main ways to find and apply for this work.
- Smaller companies usually advertise in their shop windows or take in applications/CV’s. Take a well-constructed CV around town and talking to people will give you access to these jobs. Recruitment for Christmas jobs starts in September.
- Large companies have online application forms.
If you are looking into recruitment agencies, for this work effectively with these you need a good CV and to be clear regarding the types of work you are seeking. They manly handle Temporary work within Hospitality, Administration and more specialist roles for applicants with skills and experience.
Build your experience
If you have no previous work experience consider volunteering as an option to build skills and experience, take a look at doit.life
Use online resources to find work
Find Casual Work on Campus
Explore on campus jobs with Kent Hospitality
Finding Part-Time Work Workshops
The Careers and Employability Service regularly run workshops on finding part time work. Log onto your Target Connect Careers Portal today to find out when the next one is.
Competition for part-time work in Canterbury and Medway is high, make sure you let employers know about your availability and flexibility and start your applications as soon as possible.