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Sandra Achim (Romania)

I’m Sandra Achim from Romania, studying a Master’s in Events Management. As a full-time student, it is very difficult to make extra money to help with our daily spending, but it is not impossible. I have, in fact, two part-time jobs, as a BU Student Ambassador and as a Retail Assistant at PRIMARK. Sometimes, I work with agencies at local events. In this blog, I’m going to share with you some information about what kind of part-time jobs are available in Bournemouth.

BU Student Ambassador

Every year, Bournemouth University recruits student ambassadors to work for the next academic year. As an ambassador, you will work on open days, career fairs, social media channels, blogs, vlogs and a variety other events. This is a flexible, well-paid job and, the best part, you can work from home on some occasions. You’ll meet lots of people from different countries and you’ll be involved with a variety of activities.

Retail shops

By retail shops, I mean supermarkets such as Aldi, Tesco and Lidl, or clothes shops like Zara, New Look, H&M, or Primark. The only thing you need to do is to apply online on their websites. You can work as a retail assistant, cashier, or inventory checker and earn your own money.

 Fast food

In Bournemouth, there are several fast-food restaurants such as KFC, McDonald’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut and Subway, as well as cafés like Naked, Starbucks, Costa or Nero. You can work part-time as a cashier, food maker or barista. To apply for those jobs, you first need to go to their websites and see if they have any vacancies, then register your details or drop your CV into the store. What is great about Bournemouth is that you can find other restaurants where you can apply for jobs. If you see the sign “WANTED” in a window, you should take the chance and drop in to have a chat.

Recruitment agencies

Another way to find part-time jobs in Bournemouth is to visit recruitment agencies. The best part of it is that you can find something related to your studies. If you don’t like the job or you can’t do it, you can always say NO.

Although it’s important to have a job and gain experience, make sure that you can balance your work and your studies well and that you still have some time for yourself.

By Sandra Achim, Romania, MA Events Management, 2017/18

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