Study reveals best part-time student jobs

Research conducted by CV-Library has found that construction and accountancy are among the highest paid part-time student jobs.

Getting a job in between studying for a degree or college course can be hard work but thousands of students do it each year. Figures have now been released that show what industries pay the most per hour.

Although Construction, Accountancy and Marketing are the highest paid part-time student jobs there are still plenty others that can help you fight off that overdraft.

Highest paid industries:

  1. Construction (average hourly rate of £13.58)
  2. Accountancy (average hourly rate of £12.34)
  3. Marketing (average hourly rate of £11.61)
  4. Education (average hourly rate of £11.04)
  5. Customer Service (average hourly £10.35)

Highest paying cities for student part time jobs:

  1. Leeds (average hourly rate of £10.12)
  2. London (average hourly rate of £10.08)
  3. Reading (average hourly rate of £9.91)
  4. Leicester (average hourly rate of £9.84)
  5. Coventry (average hourly rate of £9.84)

Nearly a third of all suitable job on CV-Library were in London – most of them being in the hospitality sector. Birmingham, Reading and Coventry were the next cities with the most suitable student jobs.

The most vacancies for students were in social care (14%), hospitality (13%), education (10%) and admin (10%).

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library said: “Taking on a part-time job while pursuing a degree or course is hard work, but the benefits are typically greater than the amount of a paycheck.

“What we would recommend is that you choose a job that is flexible. Zero-hours contracts are a good option, or choose a bigger company which can accommodate for any shift swaps you might need to do.

“It also helps to try to choose something that will help you gain experience in an area you are interested in. For example, if you’re doing a health and social care course then you’d be wise to work part-time in caring, adding to your skillsets for when you enter the working world full time.”

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