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Flexible part-time jobs allow students to earn some money while keeping up with their university work. Source: Roy Rochlin / AFP

Working while studying brings many benefits. You’ll gain experience and meet new people (especially locals) while you earn money. But committing to a set shift can be difficult. Add classes and deadlines, and what could be great experience just turns into an exhausting chore. 

The good news is there are more flexible part-time jobs on offer in the UK these days. These typically refer to jobs you perform according to a contract or just on specific days, like weekends. Currently, there are around two million freelancers in the UK — which goes to show how many opportunities and vacancies are available, even for non-locals.  

Thankfully, job hunting isn’t as difficult as it used to be too. Gone are the days of flipping through the newspapers, circling the jobs you are interested in then researching the company. Nowadays, with job sites online, finding a flexible, part-time job is just a few clicks away. 

Check out these five websites that offer flexible part-time jobs for international students in the UK: 

 

1. GIG

Having been around since 2014, GIG is a pioneer in helping workers find flexible part-time jobs in the UK. This has gained them recognition as the most prominent app in the UK for finding flexible shift work. 

Instead of typical full-time office jobs, gig workers work as independent contractors, contract workers, short-term workers, and temporary workers. This allows students to work with more than one company and explore their interests while developing skills and knowledge. 

GIG is a website that not only connects you with job vacancies but employers with you as well. Available in London, Glasgow, Edinburg and Machester, GIG has job vacancies in numerous fields. This includes jobs in events, retail, security, waitressing and many more. 

2. Tempo

Next on the list is Tempo, a recruitment platform that aims to connect job seekers with some of the best startups in the UK. Be it flexible part-time jobs or full-time gigs, Tempo has got you covered. 

Recognising the difficulty that comes with traditional job searches, Tempo launched in 2017 to create a platform that makes the job-hunting process faster and easier for both employees and employers. 

Students who are interested in a career in customer service, sales, marketing or operations can obtain a part-time job via Tempo. Through the website, students will be suggested startup jobs that match their experience, skills, preference and availability. 

What’s more, Tempo has introduced a video profile feature where interested students can upload a video of themselves to their profile, increasing their chances of getting seen by the startups they’re aiming to join.

3. Indeed Flex

Created with support from Indeed — known as the world’s number one job site — Indeed Flex is an app that connects job seekers with temporary job postings with some of the top companies in the UK.

You can filter based on your schedule, location and salary expectations. “We started Indeed Flex because we believed that the temporary worker has been underserved for decades. Through the technology we build, we want to empower our workers with ownership and control, enabling them to choose work that suits their evolving needs and provides them with the tools to develop themselves further,” says Indeed Flex CEO Novo Constare.

 

4. Flexy 

Flexy brands itself as “a better kind of staffing agency, to help you achieve more.” Covering the entire UK, the site has posted 23,645 monthly shift hours and had over 4.7 millions active candidates.

By using its smartphone app, you’ll find local jobs, at some of the best companies in the UK. Registration is super fast and search for local flexible jobs are easy. All you have to do is book shifts that fit your schedule, submit timesheets in app, and monitor your earnings.

Some wages are paid weekly, some by an immediate cash-out function. If you run into problems, there’s a Flexy team on hand 24/7 to support you.

 

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5. Adia

Adia posts jobs for these industries: hospitality, construction, warehouse, events and many more.

It is unique as it allows job-seekers to find out the availability of a job and the salary offered before applying. Employers can see each jobseeker’s skills, experience and ratings before deciding on a salary and choosing to hire the person. 

It is available in selected cities in the UK. So if you are studying in London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, York or Leeds and looking to earn some extra cash, give this job-seeking site a try.