Best UK student jobs revealed – and the city that’s recruiting the most

Leeds students are the highest paid part-time workers in the UK, with the most vacancies in social care and hospitality

Researchers at CV-Library have analysed 2,000 part-time jobs to see which ones pay the most and where the majority of jobs are.  The results show that the construction, accountancy and marketing sectors offer the highest pay for students.

As graduates face levels of debt like never before – the latest figures from educational think tank Sutton Trust suggest the average is £44,000 – earning a wage while studying is becoming essential.

Student jobs in London are the most plentiful, with nearly a third of all suitable jobs on CV-Library originating from the city with the majority of these being in hospitality.

Jobs in Birmingham, Reading and Coventry follow with 11%, 9% and 9% of all student jobs across our 15 cities.

In terms of which industries have the most vacancies for students, social care (14% of all vacancies), hospitality (13%), education (10%) and admin (10%) lead the way.

Lee Biggins, founder and managing of CV-Library said: “Taking on a part-time job while pursuing a degree or course is hard work, but the benefits are typically greater than the amount of a paycheck.

“What we would recommend is that you choose a job that is flexible. Zero-hours contracts are a good option, or choose a bigger company which can accommodate for any shift swaps you might need to do.

“It also helps to try to choose something that will help you gain experience in an area you are interested in. For example, if you’re doing a health and social care course then you’d be wise to work part-time in caring, adding to your skillsets for when you enter the working world full time.”

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