The Newcastle University part-time jobs fair was held on 10th and 11th of October in the Student Union, for students interested in earning some money and gaining valuable work experience.
The event aimed to provide students looking for part-time work, alongside their studies, with information about opportunities in the local area.
The 2 day fair, open to all Newcastle University students, hosted over 20 employers offering aplications and recruiting students. The career service team and local employers promoted a wide range of part-time jobs on and off campus. Vacancies were advertised in a wide range of industries, from hospitality and catering to marketing, events and even care, education, and administration.
Organisations such as Americamp offered information to students about their paid summer schemes, working overbroad in the USA while Newcastle University’s career service spoke of the advantaged of JobSOC, their flexible jobs on campus scheme for students. Other high profile companies such as KFC, Hilton Hotels and the British Army also advertised vacancies across the 2 days.
Any student could attend the event as University smartcards were used for easier and quicker access, no pre-booking necessary. Students from other universities were asked to sign-in prior to arrival.
The fair was the perfect opportunity for students to speak directly with the school career service team aswell as employers, allowing them to get up to date information and tips on the application process. The event was very popular among students, with large crowds still entering the venue even at the end of the day.
Ultimatley it was a great opportunity to prepare students for future careers allowing them to build networks with potential employers, aquire application skiills and explore many great opportunities and prosperuous ways to use their spare time while at University.