University of Exeter, Penryn Campus - Part Time Jobs Guide

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Welcome to the part time jobs pack which aims to give you a list of resources and ideas to assist you with finding paid casual employment whilst you study.


Don’t forget to set your preferences when you log in to My Career Zone so you receive options tailored to your interests and needs!


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


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 £11.42 an hour.

Visit to find out more about the scheme, 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.

Typically an SCP will work 15 hours per week during term time and 36.5 hours per week during the vacation periods, earning between £11.42 and £11.59

You may find a mixture of campus based and remote working opportunities available as a result of many university teams now working more from home.

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



The University recommends students only work for a maximum of 15 hours for undergraduates and 6 hours for postgraduates per week during term time to reduce impact on your studies.

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.

Roles could be advertised in the workplace but you may also find remote working opportunities you can undertake from home.

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.

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.

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.


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.


Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Lidl, Aldi, Debenhams, Fat Face, JD Sports, River Island, Topshop, Office, Primark, Co-Operative Food, Iceland, Wilko, Saltrock, Superdrug, Schuh, Waterstones, Rolys Fudge Pantry, Truro Arts Company, Vans, Superdry, Lush, HMV, Uneeka, The Body Shop. Deichman, Moshulu, Pandora, Seasalt, Jack Wills, tReds, Post Office, Animal, Next, Cotswold outdoor, Lakeland, L’Occitane en Provence, TK Maxx, Holland and Barrett, Boots, 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, Argos, Hawkins Bazaar, Claire’s Accessories, Accessorize, WTW Cinemas, Whistlefish Gallery, Marks and Spencer.


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, Pandora, Seasalt, Post Office, Holland and Barrett, Boots, WH Smith, The Works, Joules, New Look, Clarks, Ladbrokes, Carphone Warehouse, Card Factory, Poundland, Argos.



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

Jobs typically involve bar work, retail and cleaning. To find out more and search for current vacancies visit


J D Wetherspoon, KFC, Archie Browns, Hubbox, Zafiros, Sam’s in the City, The Old Grammar School, Xen Noodle Bar, Shake Shack, Vanilla, Rowe Bakery and Café, Costa, The Old Cheese Shop, Pizza Express, Mannings, Vertigo, Warrens Bakery, The Cornish Food Box, The Old Warehouse, The Britannia Inn, Bustopher Jones, Oggy Oggy Pasty Shop, The Office, Dominos, The Cornish Vegan, Craftworks Street Kitchen, Sonder, B Juicy, Ask Italian, Lilys of Truro, The Cornish Catering Co., Emily’s, Café Nero, Café Uneeka, Bunters.

Gylly Beach Café, Bahama Mamas, Toast, Koffiji Café, Dolly’s, The Greenhouse, Espressini, Good Vibes, Huddle Café, Harbour View, The Boathouse, The Shed, Jacob’s Ladder, 5 Degrees West, The Quayside Inn, Oddfellows Arms, Balti Curries, Pasty Shack, Harbour Lights Fish and Chips, Brothers Pizza, KFC, Nepalese Gurkha, Bayside Grill, The Cornish Bakery, Rick Stein’s Fish. The Meat Counter, Rising Dragon, Un_rap, Baker Toms, Picnic Cornwall, The Natural Store.


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

Indeed is an online jobs search which can help you find vacancies that can be categorised by title, location and contract type (i.e. part-time). Visit to search for current vacancies.

The government jobs database also advertises a range of jobs that can be searched for by title, location and contract type (i.e. part-time).

To browse current vacancies visit

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 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 some pennies ££! 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 guest speaker events to give yourself the best possible chance of securing a job!

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

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

If you’re applying for a job then the Career Zone team are happy to check over your application before you send it off. You can book an appointment with us by contacting us between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday by:

• Using the Live Chat on our website

• Calling us on +44(0) 1392 724493

• Visiting us in the Career Zone, ground floor of the Exchange building, Penryn Campus.

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 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

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

• International students are advised to read the Career Zone’s international job advice pages and may also find International Student Support useful. For further support please feel free to book a job advice appointment with the Career Zone team

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

• With the exception of research participation all employment advertised on My Career Zone 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.

cornwallcareerzone UoECornwallCareers Cornwall Career Zone Level 0, The Exchange, Penryn Campus, Cornwall, TR10 9FE Tel: +44(0) 1392 724493 Email:
out local newspapers for part time jobs being advertised.

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