Vacation Working


Another benefit of university life is the ridiculous length of the summer holidays. Lasting up to three months, the summer holidays are a perfect time to find work, as it won’t clash with your studies.

Competition is fierce, though – and even more so because of the influx of Eastern European natives. Employers sometimes favour these workers as they are willing to accept lower pay.

It is therefore a good idea to try and establish yourself with a potential employer before you go away to uni. Keep them informed of when you’ll be back and for how long. Chances are that if they can plan ahead, they may need you to cover for other students studying in your home town who have gone back home for the holidays.

There are a number of locations to look for vacation work and these include:

  • faculty notice boards
  • local newspapers
  • student union / university
  • jobcentre
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