Accessing YSJ Connect - Jobs and Opportunities, useful links
and information on job hunting
YSJ Connect - Jobs and
Opportunities advertises part-time vacancies and vacation work
for employers in York and the surrounding area. Once you have
registered you can set up email alerts which will send you
information on new vacancies as they are added.
Useful links and advice on job hunting
York Press online and every Wednesday advertises jobs in York and
the surrounding area. Wednesday's edition of the York Press is
available to look at in the Careers and Employability Centre in
Both City of York Council and North Yorkshire County Council
advertise some part-time jobs on their job vacancy pages. A copy of
the City of York weekly vacancy bulletin is displayed on the
Careers and Employability boards in Phoenix Court.
It is possible to find temporary work via recruitment agencies
http://www.yell.com/ allow your search
for recruitment agencies via locality.
- Vacancies at York Designer Outlet and York Hospitals are also
displayed on the Careers and Employability Boards in Phoenix
- Part-time and temporary staff vacancies are often advertised in
shop, pub, restaurant and cafe windows.
- You can also be proactive and make 'speculative' applications
to local companies.
For help with your CV, job application and advice on interview
skills, make an appointment with the Careers and Employability Team
or attend on of our workshops.
For information and advice on CVs, making applications and
interview skills click here.
National Minimum Wage
This is currently:
- £4.98 per hour for workers aged 18 - 20
- £6.19 per hour for workers aged 21+
We only advertise vacancies which meet the minimum wage.
If you have any queries about tax information can be found
at www.hmrc.gov.uk/students or
you can contact the York Tax Office, Swinson House, 23
Piccadilly,York YO1 9PG
National Insurance for UK students
All UK students should have been issued with a National
Insurance Number when they were 16. You will need this number when
starting a temporary or part-time job. if you need information and
advice about your National Insurance Number you can contact the
National Insurance Helpline on 0845 915 7006.
Check your passport to see whether you are entitled to work in
the UK during your studies. If you have a Tier 4 Student Visa you
are normally entitled to work 20 hours per work during
term-time and full-time during vacations and on work
placements. If you are unsure about your entitlement to work,
contact the International Office at the University.
If you are employed or
looking for work, you must have a NI number (or have at least
applied for one). NI contributions help finance the National Health
Service (NHS). By making contributions, you also build up your
entitlement to certain social security benefits, including the
If you don't already have a NI number you must apply for one:
- as soon as you start work
- as soon as you or your partner claims benefit
To apply for a NI number, you will need to telephone the
Jobcentre plus National Insurance allocation service helpline on
0845 600 0643. They will make sure you need a
number and arrange for you to undertake an evidence of identity
During this interview you will be asked to supply the following
- telephone number
- employer’s name and contact details
- if you are an
overseas student, confirmation that you hold a valid student
- if you are an EEA national, confirmation of your
You are allowed to work while you are waiting for your NI number
to be issued.