Part-time jobs


Part-time jobs

Skills development

A part-time job is a great way to develop your employability skills and enhance your CV, as well as support yourself financially while at University. 

Gain valuable skills that employers want through part-time or vacation work. Enhance your customer service, communication, teamwork, problem-solving, flexibility, time management, leadership, numeracy, and conflict resolution abilities. 

To boost your job search, craft a compelling CV and Covering Letter. Find helpful resources for both in the CVs, Applications and Interviews section. Don't forget to keep track of your applications to avoid confusion with deadlines, roles, and companies.

Attend our Part-time Jobs and Volunteering Fair, held annually in October.

Part-time jobs

Speculative applications

Reach out to employers who may not be actively recruiting and uncover hidden opportunities with a speculative application. Don’t be afraid to email, cold call or visit them in person. 

Before making a speculative approach, research the company thoroughly. Enhance your chances by including a compelling covering letter with your CV. Explain the type of opportunity you're seeking and why you're interested in working for the employer.

Find vacancies

At the University

We advertise part-time, placement and volunteering opportunities through Handshake, which you can continue to access once you graduate. 

Unitemps - Our on-campus recruitment agency based within University House. You can speak to advisers about temporary, part-time or full-time jobs within the University or local community.

University of Salford Students' Union - Offer a number of paid and unpaid opportunities throughout the year.

SALFOOD - Operate a number of on-campus food outlets. Opportunities are advertised online.

Local retail jobs

Manchester Arndale - Lists vacancies for all the shops within the Arndale Centre.

The Lowry Outlet Mall - Located in Salford Quays/Media City.

Salford Shopping Centre - Located close to the University, a combination of retail stores and food outlets.

Manchester Fort Shopping Park

Try searching for all the local retail parks and shopping centres, for example, West One Retail Park, Eccles or Swinton Square Shopping Centre. If you can’t find a website to apply on, you would need to drop off your CV in person.

Bar and restaurant jobs

Bars and cafés: Spinningfields - Home to over 165 financial and commercial services as well as international fashion brands, restaurants and bars.

Booths, Media City UK - A small, national supermarket chain.

Wagamama Media City UK - A restaurant chain serving Japanese food.

Bella Italia, Salford Quays - A national Italian restaurant branch.

Pizza Express - A national Italian restaurant branch.

Prezzo Media City UK - A national Italian restaurant branches.

Barzone - A specialist jobs board for pubs across the UK.

Arts, leisure and volunteering

Other sources of part-time jobs

Manchester Airport Jobs

NHS Jobs - Jobs for all NHS Trusts across the country.

Agency Central - Recruitment agency database. You can search by industry and by location.

Directgov Universal Jobmatch - A Government site for job seekers.

Employment 4 Students - Part-time and vacation work across the UK.

Universal extras - TV and Film extra work for students.

Mystery shopping - Mystery shoppers help companies gain insights into the customer service experience of consumers. Search for credible agencies via the Mystery Shopping Professionals Association.

Studentjobs4U - Part-time and vacation jobs.

Christmas jobs

Christmas is a good time to look for work, especially if you don't want to work during term time. Employers start to advertise for their Christmas jobs around early November, so this is the time to look for work and submit your application. Retail and hospitality are the main areas to recruit at this time. Amazon and Royal Mail create positions over Christmas to meet high demand.

Part-time jobs

Further support

Why not watch our 'Job Hunting' LinkedIn Tutorial, for tips on how to focus your job search?

Speak to a careers adviser

Get guidance from our friendly team of advisers. Book an appointment or call 0161 295 0023 (option 5, option 3). 

Open to current students and Salford Alumni only.