Employment in the UK
During Term Time – The current wage rate in UK is £4.98 (18-20 years of age) to £6.19 (21 years and above).
During Vacations – Students can seek employment for 40 hours a week including internships.
Permission is also not required if you are on a sandwich course or require an internship placement in the UK to complete your course.
They must not engage in business, self employment or the provision of services as a professional sports person or entertainer.
They should not pursue a career by filling a permanent full time vacancy.
For many students combining part-time work and full-time study will not be possible due to the demands of their course. Postgraduate students in particular may find it harder to combine part-time work with studying.
Part-time work is usually done in the evenings and on weekends when the student has no classes. Hence the type of work a student gets is usually in the service industry such as working in a restaurant, café or bar ; or petrol pump, departmental stores, etc.
Careers Service will help you in three key ways.
Individual Service: Focusing your Ambitions
Individual advice is available to Middlesex University students (full or part time) in any year of study and you can continue to take advantage of this service for up to two years after graduating.
One of our Career Advisors can help you to make informed decisions about your future career and give information and advice on a range of career-related issues. Your relationship with the Career Advisor is two-way: they bring experience and knowledge and you will bring your ideas, ambitions and commitment. Examples of the kind of questions you can get help on are:
Career options following completion of your course
» How your skills, aptitudes, experience and personal qualities might relate to particular careers
» How to research further study opportunities and funding
» Finding job vacancies and developing an effective job-hunting strategy
» Advice on CVs, application forms, interviews
» Work experience options
In some cases the Career Advisor will be able to call on a recent graduate already working in your chosen field, who can provide up-to-date advice on getting in and getting on.
Seminars and Workshops: Getting you ready
Once you have set realistic career goals you need to make yourself into the kind of candidate an employer cannot refuse. Our Career Service offers seminars on everything from employability skills, to writing your CV, to interview skills.
We also offer targeted workshops and events for specific courses and broader areas of study. These are designed to bring industry-specific knowledge to you. They can help inform you on the kinds of opportunities open to graduates, what employers expect and how you can get ahead.
Putting you in Touch with Employers
You have focused your career ambitions through discussion with a Career Advisor, been to our seminars and crafted your CV and honed your interview skills. Now all that remains is to find the job that starts your career and we aim to help you here too, by putting you in touch with Employers.
We run a series of Employer presentations across the University. Companies and Organisations and other recruiters come to us to raise their profile amongst our students and promote their graduate, internship and placement opportunities to students.
We hold regular Career Fairs at the University and will help you find the best of the ones that happen externally. Finally, Jobs Plus is our online vacancy service. If you are a Middlesex University student or graduate you can search Jobs Plus for full or part-time work, holiday or temporary work, work experience or voluntary positions.