Your guide to the Careers Centre

Based in the library, the careers centre offers lots of different ways for students to enter paid work, both during…

Based in the library, the careers centre offers lots of different ways for students to enter paid work, both during their studies and after graduating. You can search for jobs online using the careers website.

Campus Jobs

Students at the university have the ability to apply for jobs through campus jobs, which are opportunities for students to earn money and gain employment skills whilst completing their studies. These positions are zero hour and ad-hoc, so your hours are not guaranteed, however a benefit of this is being able to fit your hours around your lectures, seminars, and other commitments. 


Good to know:

  • You may not have work every week, so you cannot rely on the income for rent or other scheduled expenses
  • You have access to Cushon where you can save up to 4% of your pay in an ISA, the university then double the money you put in. 
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CareerLinc

CareerLinc offers students the opportunity to search for work at any time. I’ve found a few positions using CareerLinc throughout my studies, and I find it a lot easier to use than traditional sites like indeed. You don’t have to spend time trawling through duplicate ads, scam opportunities, or jobs that aren’t suitable for a student or graduate. 

Good to know:

  • Many of the positions advertised are not affiliated with the University unless stated otherwise
  • The careers centre can help you create a CV if you don’t have one already
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UOL Talent Internship Programme

The university of Lincoln works closely with businesses in the Lincoln area to offer paid internship roles for students and graduates. I undertook a UOL internship this summer and it was a fantastic opportunity! I’ve learned loads of skills and had a more in depth look into the website design industry, and the company I’m interning with arranged one-on-one talks with senior staff! 

Good to know:

  • The opportunities are limited to one per student/graduate
  • You still have to go through the interview process like any other job as there will be other students interested in the role
  • They are paid opportunities and may vary in length/hours
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Workshops & Events

The careers centre put on regular workshops and events to help students prepare to enter the world of work. You can go to workshops about finding student jobs, writing CV’s and cover letters, Linkedin, and career health checks.

Good to know:

  • You can book places for the workshops here
  • These are a great way to learn more about the university’s career service
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