Looking for casual employment while studying at Cardiff University?

The Jobshop is a free student employment service run by the Students’ Union and the University.

Our aim is to help 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.

We offer paid work opportunities 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 our vacancies you don’t need any previous experience, just lots of enthusiasm and a willingness to learn!

Please note that due to Covid-19, the job market is slower than usual and we therefore have fewer vacancies available currently than we would like.

However, we encourage new and returning students to complete the online sign-up, as any new vacancies will be uploaded as they become available.

To set up your Jobshop account, please click on the button below:

Register here

Once you’ve set up your account, you will be able to opt in to job alerts, set preferences, browse & apply for jobs online*.


Please note that you must not start any work or related training until we have completed a Right to Work (document) check, when we will confirm your right to work in the UK. This must be completed by ALL student workers irrespective of nationality and the type or length of the engagement.

If you are offered work by the Jobshop Team: We will arrange this with you directly.

If you are offered work by a member of University staff: You should inform us immediately so that we can organise this before you start work.

You must complete your Right to Work check at least one day before undertaking any work or related training through the Jobshop.

Once you have completed your Right to Work check, you will be issued with a Jobshop Casual Worker Permit (this replaces the old Jobshop Registration cards).

A Jobshop Casual Worker Permit will be issued to students following a firm offer of work and a successful Right to Work check (you will not need a Permit until you have been offered work). This Permit confirms to your line manager that you have completed the necessary right to work checks and are able to undertake work within the University and through the Jobshop. You will need to show your line manager your Permit before you commence work for them. Without a Permit you cannot start work so if you have work arranged but don’t yet have your Permit, please contact the Jobshop immediately: Jobshop@Cardiff.ac.uk

Jobshop Casual Worker Permits will usually be valid for 12 months from date of issue unless:

  • You are on a student visa with a BRP expiry date which is sooner OR
  • Your course end date (plus 3 months) is sooner

The expiry date of your Right to Work check will be clearly shown on your Permit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Privacy Notice & Data Sharing Agreements

It is strongly advised that you take a look at our Privacy Notice and Data Sharing Agreements so you can see how we use your data as part of signing up for the Jobshop service.


If you find yourself in financial difficulties, you are able to make an application to the financial assistance programme administered by University money and support team. More information on this can be found here.

Also, please don’t forget that you can access your Student Advice service.


To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERJobs. SAFERJobs is a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERJobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

Get in touch

Email: Jobshop@Cardiff.ac.uk

Facebook: facebook.com/CardiffJobshop/

Twitter: @CardiffJobshop