Student jobs and opportunities

At BCU, you’ll find loads of opportunities to find part time work, placements or internships, or get help with planning for a career, writing your CV or practising for interviews.

We’ll help you to build, refine and develop your skills, find part-time work or gain experience that will contribute towards your CV and make you more attractive to future employers.

Student ambassador

Many students take on part-time work while they're studying to earn some extra money. There are a number of ways we can help you to earn while you learn.

Working for the University: Student jobs on campus

The University have partnered with Manpower to offer you the unique ability to work for OpportUNIty, the Student Jobs on Campus Scheme, which will help you to gain valuable, paid work experience whilst you study.

Types of student roles
  • Peer Tutor
  • Ask Desk Associate
  • Graduate Internship
  • Library Assistant
  • Graduate+ team
  • Vlogger
  • Blog Developer
  • Tour Guide
  • Photographer / Instagrammer
  • TikToker
  • Student Ambassadors

There's also some corporate roles which we're always recruiting for that can help you earn money and gain even more experience. Here's some examples of roles you could apply for as a BCU student:


Careers office

Careers+ is our dedicated Careers consultancy. They’re the experts on everything to do with Careers, and can provide essential support with CV and application writing, finding placements and part-time jobs, and getting on grad schemes. They’ll also help you out for three years after you graduate.

What can Careers+ support with?
  • Career options and planning
  • Job search
  • Work experience, placements and internships
  • CVs, cover letters and applications
  • Interviews and assessment centres
  • Networking
  • Self employment and entrepreneurship
  • Professional mentoring
  • Master’s and further study
How do I get support?

You can pop into the Careers+ offices in each faculty building, or book an appointment online on their website. It’s all student-centred and will focus on what’s important for you.

Jobs in Birmingham

Birmingham is second only to London in terms of the total number of startups (more than 45,000 businesses in total) and there are over 1,000 shops within a 20-minute walk in the city centre (Business Birmingham). This means there are plenty of opportunities to get a part time job, and we’re at the heart of all these opportunities – right in the city centre.

With so many shops and the Bullring shopping centre drawing in more than 40 million customers a year, retail work is always flying around the Birmingham job market. This is great for students who want flexibility and a certain amount of control over their shift patterns.

See what kind of student jobs are available right now in Birmingham at Save the Student.