Part-Time Jobs Guide 2023 - University of Exeter, Penryn Campus

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Welcome to the part time jobs pack which aims to help you find paid work whilst you study.


Your Handshake account will need activating, which is as simple as signing in and confirming your details. Don’t forget to update your profile with relevant information such as any work experience you have and the careers you are interested in.

To do this please visit:


Check out the ‘jobs’ section on Handshake. We regularly add casual work opportunities here which can help you gain transferable skills and earn extra money whilst you’re studying.


If you have concerns about the number of hours you need to work and the possible impact on your studies you could discuss this with your personal tutor or the Student Union’s Advice Service.


Student ambassadors are booked to work on a wide range of events and activities throughout the year. This is a great scheme to join if:

– You want to share your university experiences with others

– Want flexible work that fits well around your study commitments

– Want to enhance your existing skillset and increase your employability

– Want to get paid? Student ambassadors earn from £12.22 an hour including holiday pay.

hear from previous ambassadors and apply.


The Student Campus Partnership scheme can provide you with valuable on-campus paid work experience that develops your skills, knowledge and experience that can even count towards your Exeter Award.

An SCP can earn between £12.22 and £12.40 an hour including holiday pay. You will find a mixture of campus based

and remote working opportunities available as a result of many university teams now working more from home. All SCP roles are advertised on our Handshake jobs board.

Visit to find out more and don’t forget to sign up to the SCP bulletin to receive a regular list of SCP vacancies!


Each year the University of Exeter assists the recruitment of ambitious students into off-campus employment. The internships are available throughout the year, offering part-time hours during term-time and up to full-time hours during vacation periods.

You’ll find roles advertised which require remote working, being in the workplace or hybrid i.e. a mixture of the two.

We will advertise internships from all sectors including Marketing, IT, Web Development, PR, Technical or Environmental Issues, Engineering, Market Research, Business Planning, Accounts. All positions will receive at least National Minimum Wage, although some employers will offer more £££!

Visit to find out more. Be sure to sign up for the SBP bulletin to receive a regular list of SBP vacancies!


One of the easiest ways in which you can earn some extra money is by buying or making a product and selling this for extra profit. Take a look at our guide online for ideas on how to make some extra cash:


Look out for positions regularly posted by Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union for part time and casual work opportunities on their website. Visit to view current vacancies.

The Students’ Union also advertise local volunteering opportunities on their volunteering portal: uk/opportunities/volunteering

If your CV is looking a bit light on work experience, volunteering is a fantastic way to build new skills, understanding and confidence in readiness for your next job application.


Falmouth Exeter Plus (FX Plus) is the shared services delivery partner of Falmouth University and the University of Exeter in Cornwall.

Employers are looking for candidates with a range of experiences, volunteering with community arts projects, young people, the elderly, conservation projects or other types of charity work can really help your future job applications.

Jobs typically involve bar work in the Stannary, working in the campus shop or cafes and cleaning around the campus. To find out more and search for current vacancies visit


Here is a list of just some of the local employers in the Falmouth and Truro area. Make sure your CV is up to scratch and contact them to see if they have any positions available.

TRURO Retail

Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Lidl, Aldi, Fat Face, JD Sports, Office, Primark, Co-Operative Food, Iceland, Wilko, Saltrock, Superdrug, Schuh, Waterstones, Rolys Fudge Pantry, Truro Arts Company, Superdry, Lush, HMV, Uneeka, The Body Shop, Deichman, Moshulu, Pandora, Seasalt, Jack Wills, tReds, Post Office, Animal, Cotswold outdoor, Lakeland, L’Occitane en Provence, TK Maxx, Holland and Barrett, Boots, Waterstones, WH Smith, The White Company, Whirlwind Sports, Pennyworth’s, The Great Cornish Food Store, Waitrose, The Works, Joules, White Stuff, Steamer Trading, Mallets Home Hardware, Mountain Warehouse, New Look, Clarks, Hall for Cornwall, Ladbrokes, Carphone Warehouse, Card Factory, Poundland, Claire’s Accessories, Accessorize, WTW Cinemas, Whistlefish Gallery, Marks and Spencer.


J D Wetherspoon, Archie Browns, Hubbox, Zafiros, Sam’s in the City, The Old Grammar School, Xen Noodle Bar, Vanilla, Rowe Bakery and Café, Costa, The Old Cheese Shop, Pizza Express, Mannings, Vertigo, Warrens Bakery, The Old Warehouse, Oggy Oggy Pasty Shop, The Office, Dominos, The Cornish Vegan, Craftworks Street Kitchen, Ask Italian, Lilys of Truro, Café Nero, Café Uneeka, Bunters, Bread and Butter, The Longstore, Sabzi Deli.


Asda Penryn, B&Q Penryn, Ann’s Cottage, Whistlefish Gallery, Trespass Falmouth, Fat Willy’s Surf Shack, Quba &Co, Princess Pavillions, RNLI, Phoenix Cinema, Lidl, Tesco Express, Fat Face, Co-Operative Food, Iceland, Wilko, Saltrock, Superdrug, Rolys Fudge Pantry, Moshulu, Seasalt, Post Office, Holland and Barrett, Boots, WH Smith, The Works, New Look, Clarks, Card Factory, Poundland, Sainsbury’s, Trago Mills.


Gylly Beach Café, Bahama Mamas, Toast, Koffiji Café, Espressini, Good Vibes, Harbour View, The Boathouse, The Shed, Jacob’s Ladder, 5 Degrees West, The Quayside Inn, Oddfellows Arms, Balti Curries, Harbour Lights Fish and Chips, Nepalese Gurkha, Bayside Grill, The Cornish Bakery, The Meat Counter, Rising Dragon, Un_rap, Baker Toms, The Natural Store, Sloth and Sparrow, RoBo, Boo Koos, IndiDog, Lemon Twist, Kona Bar, Stable, Sabzi Deli.


Check out local newspapers for part time jobs being advertised.

– The Falmouth Packet (out Wednesday)

– West Briton (out Thursday)

– Cornwall Live (online)


Cornwall Staff Agency regularly post job vacancies within the county. Visit to browse


Indeed is an online jobs search which can help you find vacancies that can be categorised by title, location and


There are many jobs working in adult social care across all areas of Cornwall. You don’t need previous experience but if you’re passionate


Don’t panic if you don’t have a car, there are alternative transport options which can help you get around the county and widen your employment opportunities!

Great Western Railway (GWR)

GWR run the rail service between Falmouth and Truro. This is a direct service which takes on average 24 minutes. Trains run from approximately 6.30am – 11pm. Season tickets and railcards are available to help save costs.

available positions or get in touch with a member of their recruitment team who can assist you with finding work.

contract type (i.e. part time). Visit to search for current vacancies.

about helping people there will be an opportunity for you. Visit for more information.

Visit the Trainline or Great Western Railway websites to search timings, prices and alternative routes.

First Kernow

First Kernow run the local bus services between Falmouth and Truro. The U1 (Falmouth – Truro via Penryn, Penryn Campus, Carnon Downs) and the U2 (Falmouth – Redruth via Penryn, Penryn Campus and Lanner) begin running from approximately 6am – 11pm. Visit the First Group website to find bus timetables for these services as well as other routes within the county.


Take advantage of our weekly skills sessions and employer/alumni events and give yourself the best possible chance of securing a job!

Take a look at our employability event listings on Handshake: exeter. or have a browse through the online resources on My Career Zone Digital: mycareerzone. which offer guidance with application forms, CVs, covering letters, interviews and more.

Don’t forget our CV, Covering Letter and Application Form Checking Service.

If you’re applying for a job then the Career Zone team are happy to check over your CV, covering letter or application form before you send it off.

You can book an appointment by contacting the Career Zone team. These appointments last 15 minutes.


National Insurance Numbers are FREE, do not pay for one!

Everyone who works in the UK in a regular paid role is required to have a National Insurance (NI) Number which is a unique personal reference number for all your tax/employment affairs. Your National Insurance Contributions vary depending on how much you earn.


• If you’re an international student the Career Zone’s international job advice pages contain useful information: For further support please book an appointment with the Career Zone team.

• For advice on funding, housing or problems with your course you should contact The Students’ Union, seek advice from your Personal Tutor or contact the Peter Lanyon Info Point on

If you are an international or EEA student and are intending to get paid employment in the UK, we suggest applying for a NI number once you start looking for work.

To apply you will need to contact 0800 141 2075 or visit apply-national-insurance-number

If you have any questions about completing the form please book an appointment with our Career Zone team.

• With the exception of research participation all employment advertised on Handshake is paid at least National Minimum Wage (NMW).

• If you are unsure about the legality of your employment please speak to the Career Zone team.

• If you are looking for work experience then taking part in volunteering and curriculum based placement modules are great ways to develop skills, knowledge and confidence for your future job applications.



Panel events are a great way to find out more about a career sector you’re interested in. Hear about the career


Our skills focused training sessions cover a wide range of employability topics to help you find, and secure,

paths our alumni have taken after graduating from the University of Exeter and ask your career questions.

your dream career. Topics we cover include job hunting, using LinkedIn, interview success and many more.


Each year we host a range of top employers who want to share their opportunities with current students.

Recruiters will also cover what it’s like to work at their organisation and offer their tips for success in the recruitment process.

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