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Looking for casual employment while studying at Cardiff University?

The Jobshop is a free student employment service which aims to find casual employment for registered Cardiff University students. Opportunities are available within the University, the Students' Union and with local employers.

Assignments offered include bar, catering, admin / clerical, retail and manual handling work amongst others. These can vary in length from just a few hours work to more regular on-going work. For the majority of our vacancies you do not need any prior experience, just lots of enthusiasm and willingness to learn!



Before you are able to use the service, you'll need to register with the Jobshop by bringing your student ID card and your passport (non-EEA students must also bring their visa/biometric card and proof of term dates) along to the Jobshop on the 2nd floor of the Students’ Union building. We’ll then add your details to our database and you’ll start to receive regular updates of our job opportunities. Please be aware that you need to be registered at least 24 hours before undertaking any work through the Jobshop.

The link for the Jobshop online application form is below - you will need to log in using your university credentials. Please note that in order to validate your registration and begin receiving job updates, you must bring your student card and passport (as well as your visa/biometric card and proof of term/vacation dates if you're a non-EEA student) to the Jobshop during our opening hours of 11am - 2pm Monday - Friday. Your registration will not take effect until you have completed this process.

Students from outside the EEA will need to provide details of their academic term and vacation times for the 2016/2017 academic year. These can be found on the University website for undergraduates / taught masters students. Research Masters and PhD students must provide a letter from their supervisor confirming agreed holiday dates. Please see the templates below or contact us for more information.

If you’re based at the Heath campus and it’s difficult to get to the main SU building, you can register for the Jobshop at the Students' Union at the Heath (opening hours are 9am - 5pm Monday-Friday).


Important Information Regarding Re-registration 2017/2018 (for returning students)

As a result of compliance legislation, the Jobshop is obliged to check students’ eligibility to work on an annual basis. If you were registered with Jobshop during the 2016/17 academic year and wish to continue to use the service during 2017/18, you will need to re-validate your registration by siging up online again and bringing your student ID and passport to the Jobshop between Friday 1 September and Friday 29 September 2017.

Please note that any currently-registered students who haven’t re-registered by Friday 29 September 2017 will stop receiving our updates and will no longer be eligible to take any paid work via the Jobshop until they have completed the re-registration process. Students involved in ongoing work must ensure that they re-register.  Failure to do this may result in wages being delayed.

If you have any questions, regarding re-registration please don’t hesitate to contact Jobshop. 



Once you have been offered some work through us, you will be required to fill out a bank/tax form and student contract so that we can pay you for your work (links to these forms can be found below). Your bank details will then be held by us for the rest of the academic year unless there is a period of 12 weeks or more during which you don't undertake any work through us (in which case you will be taken off the payroll and we will send you a P45 as confirmation of termination of employment). If you subsequently take further employment through us, you will need to ensure you complete new forms. 


Jobshop Forms

Register Online 

Click here to register with Jobshop using your university credentials (please note if you were registered with Jobshop during 2016/2017 and wish to re-register, you are required to complete this form again and you must bring in your passport and student card to activate your registration for 2017/2018). Registration for the new academic year opens on Friday 1 September 2017.


Bank/Tax Form

Bank/Tax Form (Welsh)

Student Contract

Student Contract (Welsh)


The Jobshop requires proof of term dates for non-EEA students in conjunction with your Tier 4 Visa.  As students on a Tier 4 Visa are limited to 10 or 20 hours work per week (Monday - Sunday) during term time, we require proof from the University of the term dates for your course and any designated holiday. 

  • Undergraduate students will be able to find this information on the Cardiff University website. 
  • Taught Masters students will need to obtain a copy of their specific course dates from their School/ course administrator.  Some courses may provide these dates on the School website.
  • Research Masters and PhD students will need to obtain a letter from their supervisor stating any agreed holiday. 

Please see the links below for suggested templates.  All letters must be on University headed paper and need to be signed and stamped by a member of University staff from your department.

Suggested templates for non-EEA students:

Non-EEA PhD Letter Template 

Graduated Non-EEA PGT Letter Template 

Non-EEA PhD Letter Template Welsh 

Graduated Non-EEA PGT Letter Template Welsh


Once completed please email all forms to JobshopForms@Cardiff.ac.uk



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