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Careers and placements

Part time jobs

Apply for paid part time positions within the university and with businesses in York.

Student ambassador helping students

Many students have a part time job alongside their studies.

If you’re looking for a part time job, we can help you find one! We have links with businesses in York and advertise part time jobs all year round. You can find these jobs on our online careers portal Handshake.

We also host job fairs and employer events where students can talk to employers and find out more about jobs before applying. Keep an eye out for all of our virtual events on Handshake.


These resources will help you to enhance your chances of securing a job:

  • Watch this video to develop your CV, cover letter and application writing skills. These will increase your chance at securing an interview: Application Theory (YouTube)
  • If you are unsure about what kind of jobs you should apply for, input your skills, motivations and desires to find out which roles are most suited to you: Career planner (Prospects website)
  • You can also send your CV to to get some feedback or book a careers appointment with our Careers Advisers to discuss your CV: Log in to Handshake

Explore other university job opportunities

Student Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors are the face of York St John. You will work with the Student Recruitment team to take weekly campus tours, support campus events such as open days, lead school visit groups and help with Clearing. There are also opportunities to work at off-campus events.

Students as researchers

Conduct paid research work alongside staff supervisors. You will be paid for the work you do and can gain communication skills too. It's a great way to work as part of a team and contribute to university research.

Student internships

We run student internships throughout term time, and summer internships during the summer which are fixed term opportunities. They are part time paid positions which provide you with an opportunity to develop your employability skills, enhance your CV and get more out of your time at university.