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Local Information

Careers • Job Shop • Placement

JobCentre Plus Office Almada Street, Hamilton, ML3 OEH Tel: 0845 604 3719 Web:

Employability Link

Recruitment Agencies Aspirare Recruitment Scotland 20-24 Brandon Street, Hamilton Tel: 01698 324664 Web: Prime Staff Services Ltd 10 Hope Street, Hamilton Tel: 01698 422665 Web: Reed Employment Ground Floor, 23-25 Brandson Street, Hamilton Web: Spectrum Personnel Ltd 154 Merry Street, Motherwell Tel: 01698 304545 Web: Local Newspapers Hamilton Advertiser Recruitment Day: Thursday Web: Motherwell Times Recruitment Day: Wednesday Daily Record Recruitment Day: Thursday Web:

Vacancies The Job Shop has vacancy notice boards which you are free to browse during opening hours, however full vacancy details can be found online: The Job Shop also maintains a vacancy information portal on Netvibes - a free resource providing RSS feeds and many links to Job Search websites.

Volunteering At UWS we value and support volunteering activity.


we’ll help you achieve it! Job Shop Guide Hamilton Campus

Here to help you find: • Part-time jobs • Summer work • Volunteering opportunities

Volunteering can have many benefits in terms of the skills you learn and the wider network of contacts you can make. It is also a rewarding activity that can give enormous sense of satisfaction. Local Volunteer Centre: Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire 14 Townhead Street, Hamilton, ML3 7BE Tel: 01698 286902 Web: Click on Volunteering Contact Us Hamilton Campus Student Link, Almada Building E: W:

Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton & Paisley Campuses and online at

The Job Shop - Writing a CV for a Part Time Job

Top 10 Tips To Help You Find Work

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A part time CV should be shorter than a graduate CV. More detail should be given to practical skills relevant to the position being applied for.

1. Register with our online vacancy system at and sign up for email alerts.

Everyone over the age of 16 who works in the UK pays National Insurance contributions, as long as earnings are more than a certain level.

Career Objective - this can be omitted from a part time CV - unless the position being applied for is a stepping stone to your career aspirations.

2. Register with other online recruitment sites (for a full list visit our Netvibes Portal

British citizens in the UK are issued with an National Insurance number automatically once they turn 16 years old.

3. Check out our Virtual Careers Library - Looking for work & Applying for work.

International students who wish to work in the UK may apply for a number by calling 0845 6000 643 (text phone 0845 6000 644). They will ask for your details and a post code, and arrange an interview for you at the nearest centre which is in Glasgow. Please note this number can be very busy.

Education - your degree title and institution you are attending is sufficient. Practical skills gained at University will also be useful eg. Working as part of a team, good communication skills, IT Skills, working on your own initiative. Work Experience - relevant work experience for the position being applied for should be included. Other Skills - eg. First Aid, Driving licence, computing skills, languages. Interests - can be included but only if the interests are relevant to the position being applied for. Referees - two referees should be included preferably employer references, although academic references can be used.

4. Have your CV checked over by one of our Careers Advisers. 5. Register with local recruitment agencies. 6. Visit your local JobcentrePlus office or visit their website.


7. Look in the Local Papers. 8. Hit the local high street or local shopping centres. Many jobs are advertised just by a poster or card in the window.

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Drop a copy of your CV into all the shops, bars & restaurants that you would like to work in, even if they are not advertising vacancies in the window.

10. Try contacting “Large Chains� eg. Tesco, Asda, KFC, Pizza Hut, Morrisons, Boots, WH Smith, Frankie & Bennys.

NB Your NI number is not proof of identity or proof of your right to work.

Know Your Rights It is important that you know what the current National Minimum Wage is and what you rights are as an employee. Check out our website for useful links.

UWS Job Shop - Hamilton Campus Leaflet  

Job Shop Guide for Hamilton Campus, including some useful local information