What am I entitled to?
Employment rights of part-time workers
Part-time employees have the same statutory employment rights as full-time employees. Part-time workers must get at least the same hourly pay rate as a full-timer doing a similar job. Employers should not discriminate between full-time and part-time workers when providing opportunities and benefits.
How many hours can I work?
JobShop advises students to work no more than 15 hours per week during term. Please do consider your own timetable, workload and other commitments, before deciding how many hours you wish to work. You can choose to work full-time during university holidays, please view the vacation jobs on our vacancy listings.
Relevant employment legislation and information
- National Minimum Wage
- National Insurance Number
- Contracts and Pay Slips
- 'Cash in hand', self-employed and freelance work
- Holiday Entitlement
- Health and Safety at Work
- Working Time Regulations
- Recruitment Agencies
- Taking part in clinical trials
Information for International Students
There can be many advantages to working whilst studying in the UK.
Apart from the obvious benefit of earning money, you can:
- Gain valuable work experience and transferable skills that may help you get a full-time job once you have graduated.
- Network - making friends and professional contacts.
- Improve your English language communication skills in a professional context.
Please see further Information for International Students, including useful links.
- Directgov - Government information on all aspects of employment - including tax advice for students
- HM Revenue & Customs - income tax and national insurance.
- ACAS - independent employment advice.
- Adviceguide - online help from Citizens Advice.
Find out more from the JobShop Officer
Discuss part-time or vacation working, your employment rights and your current role. Find out how to contact the JobShop Officer.