Help Looking for Work


Some students will either choose to work alongside their studies or will do so out of necessity to support themselves financially whilst they study. It is advisable to make sure you find a fair balance between working life and studying especially around important assessment periods. Depending on the number of contact hours you have with your course, you may find working between 8 and 20 hours a week is manageable.




The Jobshop is a free student employment service owned and run by Cardiff University Students’ Union and Cardiff University. It was established in the early '90s and was one of the first student employment services to be set up in the UK. Over the past 20 years they have become a respected and trusted service used by students and employers alike. 


Jobshop helps Cardiff University students find temporary and part-time casual employment to fit alongside their studies. Opportunities are available within the University, the Students' Union and with local employers.


Paid work opportunities are available on and around campus and the city centre, including admin, research, promotional, bar, catering, warehousing/manual handling, invigilation and retail jobs. These can vary in length from just a few hours work to more regular ongoing work. For many of the vacancies you don’t need any previous experience, just lots of enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.



They are based on the 3rd floor of the Students' Union building next to Cardiff Volunteering.


Jobshop at Park Place Opening Hours:


  • Monday - Friday: 11:00 - 14:00
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed


Tel: 029 2078 1535/6


View Jobshop’s current opportunities here and more information about Jobshop and how they can help find you work can be found clicking here.


Visit Jobshop’s Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.


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Skills and Development Service


The Students union is also proud to house a skills and development service.


The Skills Development Service (SDS) provides a range of courses aimed at building your confidence, improving your transferable skills and increasing your employability potential. Certificates are awarded for successful completion of courses and are highly regarded by employers.


There are many advantages to accessing the Skills Development Service. It can help you increase your employability by providing training and opportunities to attain certification within the University and through external accreditation. Through this training you will develop your skills and already acquired attributes and increase your knowledge on topics and principles which can help impress employers.


If you would like to find out more about the Skills Development Service and how you can get involved, you can click here.


Student Advice
029 2078 1410