Best student job websites
Struggling to find a job? Whether you're a student or a graduate, we've pulled together some of the best job sites out there to help you streamline your job search and start earning faster.
Whether you're a student looking for some weekend work or a graduate seeking an internship, it can be difficult to know where to start.
Luckily there are plenty of specialist websites and apps to help you find your perfect role.
We've scoured the web to find some of the best job sites for students. We've even included some specifically for international students, festival jobs and internships.
Job sites for students
24 student job search websites
Save the Student
We might be a little biased. But here at Save the Student, we've got one of the best resources for finding part-time student jobs. Our job search engine scours many of the sites listed below (and more!) for roles every hour.
You can easily filter by keyword and location. There are thousands of student-friendly job opportunities for you to apply for.
As the name suggests, StudentJob specialises in student jobs of all shapes and varieties. There are plenty of part-time and summer jobs for you to take a look at. But, it also lists graduate jobs, placements and internships.
It covers all the big cities in the UK, and has lots of international opportunities, too.
If you're fluent in another language, you can even filter by language so you're able to make some money out of your skill.
Although not specifically for student jobs, Indeed Flex (formally Syft) is an app that helps jobseekers find flexible, temp work with reputable employers.
There are no minimum shifts. On top of that, the type of work on offer is varied, making this app perfect if you're after work without committing to a long-term contract.
The only thing to watch out for is travel costs. It may not be worth travelling a long distance for a shift if the pay isn't substantial. Make sure to price this up before signing up to do anything.
As one of the biggest student job sites in the UK, employment 4 students (or 'e4s', for short) is filled with opportunities.
And it doesn't just list part-time vacancies either. e4s also has sections for gap year jobs, internships, graduate roles and opportunities for school leavers.
Graduate Recruitment Bureau
The Graduate Recruitment Bureau (GRB) is the leading recruitment agency for graduate jobs in the UK. It can match you up with roles in companies ranging from big corporations to small startups.
It's also great if you're looking for an internship or placement too, so you don't need to wait until your final year to sign up.
Student Employment Services
Student Employment Services (SES) specialises in internships and placements. If you want to get some real-world experience while studying, this is a good place to start.
SES also has a whole load of graduate opportunities. It could be a useful way of getting your first step on the career ladder.For more information, check out our complete guide to finding a job using recruitment agencies.
Flair Events People
Flair is a nationwide company. It helps people find jobs in sports, festivals, hospitality and promo work. Roles include brand ambassadors, bar staff, street marketing, front of house and wristbanding.
For many roles, no previous experience is necessary. It's all about having the right kind of attitude and good communication skills. Flair is the perfect site if you're looking for casual summer work where you'll be paid weekly. It may even help you get to a festival without paying.
Caterer.com is the leading site for hospitality and catering jobs. If you want to work in a restaurant or bar, it's a good place to start.
Jobs are divided up into hotels, restaurants, food services and pubs and bars. You can tailor your job search to exactly what you want – whether it be waiting tables or helping out in the kitchen.
Unlike most other summer camp agencies, AmeriCamp doesn't offer any packages with flights. Although this means a little extra work for you, it does mean you can use our tips on how to get cheap flights.For a full list of summer camp job sites, use our American summer camp comparison table.
If you're specifically looking for jobs in the retail sector, then RetailChoice is your first port of call. You can filter your searches by job, location or company.
There's a good mix of full-time, part-time and temporary roles advertised. RetailChoice is a good option whether you're looking for work at uni or after graduation.
Save the Student
Our own graduate job search engine crawls the most popular graduate job and career websites across the UK to save you time.
It's very easy to use and no login is required. Simply put in the keywords for the type of graduate job you're looking for and the location of your hunt.
Milkround has hundreds of internships, placements, jobs and graduate schemes. The website is also very easy to navigate.
It has loads of information on the best graduate employers. There's also a section of useful career advice to help you nail your application.
Adzuna Graduate Jobs
Adzuna is a powerful search engine to help you hunt through the thousands of job opportunities across the UK.
The site also has loads of useful up-to-date stats for graduates. This includes the number of vacancies over the last few months, how salaries are changing and a map showing which areas of the UK have the most graduate job opportunities.
Prospects is part of the Higher Education Careers Services Unit. This is a charity dedicated to improving career prospects for students in the UK.
The teams behind the site work very closely with universities and the government to produce a huge range of resources and information to help you find your feet in the world of work.
While you can use it to search for jobs (hundreds are listed), Prospects is arguably most useful for the huge range of well-researched career advice it offers.
TARGETjobs is yet another easy-to-navigate website with a huge range of internships, graduate jobs and postgraduate study opportunities.
It also organises events and online webinars to help students network with employers and learn more about their chosen industry.
Debut is all about helping you find a graduate job or internship as quickly and easily as possible. Simply fill in your details and the companies will come to you. They 'Talent Spot' students who fit the criteria they're looking for.
If you're a STEM student, Gradcracker needs to be on your radar. It specialises in internships, placements and graduate jobs in industries like engineering, electricals, maths, computing and chemical processing.
Gradcracker also has resources to help you identify top employers, and a toolkit full of careers advice. It also organises STEM student societies at universities around the country.
Putting the jobs to one side for a minute, if you're thinking about doing a placement while you're at uni, RateMyPlacement is essential.
Not only can you use the site to browse placement opportunities, but you can also look at reviews from students who have previously completed placements.
No one wants to spend the year photocopying and making tea. This site helps you make sure you're signing up for something worthwhile.
If you're an international student looking to work in the UK after graduation, trying to find an employer to sponsor the Skilled Worker visa you'll need can be difficult.
Student Circus is an absolute lifesaver. It lists jobs and internships exclusively from employers willing to sponsor the Skilled Worker visa. These employers also have to be licensed and verified with the Home Office as credible and compliant with immigration rules.
This means you can browse jobs without having the added stress of looking at terms and conditions for their visa policies.
CV-Library is one of the biggest job boards in the UK, with well over 200,000 job listings at any time. The site makes applying for jobs quicker and easier by letting you upload your CV and apply for jobs in just a couple of clicks.
There are jobs across pretty much every sector and every city in the UK. You're bound to find something that takes your interest.
LinkedIn is great for posting professional and personal updates. But, it's also a great hub for job vacancies if you know how to use it correctly.
You can browse available roles in the listings. And if you're savvy about it, you can message relevant people and companies to get your name out there and be the first to hear about new roles.
Our tips for finding work on LinkedIn can help.
Joblift is a job searching website that brings together jobs from thousands of sites and puts them in one place.
It lets you filter the results and even set a distance you're willing to travel to get to work.
The Diversity Dashboard
This site advertises roles from employers who are specifically seeking to recruit individuals from underrepresented minorities.
The Diversity Dashboard works with a wide range of employers from the NHS to the RAF and the Police force.
Originally launched by the University of Warwick back in 1998, Jobs.ac.uk has grown to become one of the UK's leading job boards in academic, research and scientific professions.
If you fancy doing a PhD, it also lists hundreds of opportunities across a wide range of sectors.
Before you submit an application, make sure your CV is in tip-top shape. Our CV guide with downloadable templates will help you get it done in no time.