Part-time employment during your studies is obviously a source of income but also a means of developing and evidencing the competency based skills that are so highly sought after by organisations in all sectors. It is important, however, not to jeopardise your academic studies; many graduate recruiters stipulate a 2:1 in your first degree. For further information on part-time work while at Durham please refer to the Student Employment Service (leaflet attached below).
It is not unusual for graduates to undertake part-time or temporary work following their studies before finding a career that matches their interests and/or aspirations. Recruitment agencies are often the most expedient way of getting a first job but it is important to research any agencies before you use them. For further information on recruitment agencies and short-term employment please visit the recruitment consultancies section of the website. Also, look in local newspapers for other potential vacancies in the region.
- Recruitment Agencies: How to use agencies effectively (last modified: 24 September 2012)
- Student Employment Service Leaflet: Local, part time work (last modified: 22 February 2013)