Getting a part-time job in Manchester
Updated: Jun 5
Getting a part-time job not only gives you that extra money to cover expenses or treat yourself with but also is great experience to put on your CV. So, it is worth considering having a look at what jobs are out there.
Living in Manchester there are lots of opportunities for part-time work, with two large shopping centres and plenty of bars and restaurants all over the city.
Where to start?
First of all, you should consider how much time you are willing to commit to a job. Are you thinking just one shift a week or more than that? Universities advise a maximum of 15 hours a week. It is important to think this through before you start applying. How much extra money you want to earn is a crucial factor, if money is your motivation. But if you are looking for a bit of extra spending money, experience to go on your CV or just to meet new people, a weekend job might be more of what you’re looking for. You also need to consider your uni timetable to see what days you could actually spare for a job. Once you have worked all this out then you are ready to start looking what jobs will be appropriate for you.
The next step, if you haven’t already, is to make yourself a CV and get applying! Remember that most of the time just sending your CV isn’t enough, employers appreciate a cover letter to show your interest in the role and it’s a great opportunity for you to demonstrate why you’d be perfect for the role.
Where to look?
There are a few different ways to look for jobs. I tend to use a site called Indeed, it’s got a range of up to date roles and you can use filters to narrow down your search. The university also has a career hub with lots of on campus roles to get involved in. You could even ask around, see where your friends work there might be vacancies and they could potentially put a good word in for you.
A great time to look for a part time job is right around this time of year actually. By now you are probably settled into your new accommodation and know your timetable, and how much spare time you have. Christmas is looming and places will be keen to hire more staff so you have an even better chance of landing the role.