The University is proud to offer paid professional jobs on campus for current Manchester Met students

Jobs include a wide range of temporary roles such as creative positions to assisting on cutting-edge research projects, sport roles, event ambassadors, peer mentors, residential advisors, IT support and many more...

Essential information for students

Your work at the University is subject to a number of controls:

  • You must be a current Manchester Met student
  • You must be over 18 years of age to be employed by the University
  • You must not start work until you have attended the Jobs4Students right to work appointment and have been issued with a Jobs4Students Handbook which includes a statement of the working arrangements
  • All full-time students are restricted to 16 hours of work each week during term time (see below for details)
  • Students are required to submit a weekly timesheet for the hours worked
  • If you are a non-EEA student with visa restrictions it is your responsibility to make sure you are working within the requirements of your visa.


Working hours

Most students may not work more than 16 hours per week (Monday to Sunday) during term time. Please read the below to ensure you are working within University restrictions.

  Full-time Part-time

16 hours during term time.

No restrictions outside of term dates.

No restriction

16 hours during term time and over the summer period.

No restrictions during Christmas and Easter vacations. 

No restriction 
PGR 16 hours throughout the year.  No restriction 

Other UG


Subject to term dates applicable to individual courses.  No restriction 



How does it work?

1. Sign-up to the mailing list.

2. Receive e-mail notifications or search on the portal for available opportunities.

3. Apply for the roles you are interested in.

4. When you are successful, you will need to provide more information on the portal including:

  • Bank details (this should be a UK bank account)
  • National Insurance Number - if you do not have a National Insurance Number you will need to apply for one

5. Once you have completed the online registration process, you will be invited to the University to a face-to-face appointment. Here is what you can expect to happen on the day:

  • We will take a copy of your right to work.
  • You will be asked to sign a Jobs4Students statement of working arrangements and Starter Checklist.
  • The sessions will last no more than 15 minutes.

6. Once you are fully registered (by attending a right to work appointment), you can access more opportunities.

7. Gain valuable paid work experience.

Working for the University

The University has adopted a common policy which limits the working hours of students (see 'Essential information for students' above).

This aims to:

  • Provide more opportunities for students to benefit from the work that is available
  • Ensure fair and equitable access to the many job opportunities offered by the University
  • Avoid compromising your study commitments

Jobs4Students is responsible for managing all student work by the University. 

Key Information

  • Associate students are not eligible to work through Jobs4 Students.
  • For any student who does not meet the criteria in the 'Essential information for students' section above or who is enrolled at another institution, their work contracts will be handled through Human Resources.
  • Undergraduate students will be eligible to work through Jobs4Students until 31st August of the year they finish their course. Postgraduate students will be eligible to work through Jobs4Students until the date they officially finish their course as stated on the students records system.

Member of staff? How to employ a student on campus

Find out how you can employ a student on campus 

Success story

Elen Parry (BA 3D Design) made the final of the national award, 'Student Employee of the Year 2018' for the work she did through Jobs4Students.

Read the full story.


Apply for jobs on campus

Any questions?

Contact us on:

T: 0161 247 1402


If you would like to speak to someone face-to-face you can call into our Jobs4Students drop-in. This runs in the Business School Student Hub on the following days:

Tuesday 10.30am - 3.00pm

Wednesday 10.30am - 3.00pm

Thursday 10.30am - 1.00pm