Great Part-Time Jobs for International Students Studying in the UK

Continue reading if you’re seeking for ways to supplement your study abroad budget but aren’t sure what professions are best for international students. We’ve previously looked into great part-time jobs for international students studying in the US and Canada.

We’ll look at six popular and in-demand part-time jobs that students studying in the United Kingdom should explore in today’s blog. Keep an eye out for more fascinating part-time employment for international students studying in Australia next week.

1. Administrator (£9.97/hour)

If you’re seeking experience in an office environment, then you may want to consider a part-time job as an administrator. In this role, you would be responsible for:

  • Taking phone calls
  • Greeting visitors
  • Sending emails
  • Filing documents
  • Managing diaries

2. Call Centre Agent (£11.13/hour)

Are you a people person with the gift of gab? Call centre agents use their excellent customer service skills to handle inbound and outbound calls. The nature of the messages and calls they receive includes bill payments, support complaints, questions, and more. As a call centre agent, you would be in charge of:

  • Researching solutions 
  • Processing orders, applications, and forms requested by customers
  • Identifying and escalating priority issues 
  • Recording details of inquiries, complaints, comments, and actions taken
  • Completing call notes and call reports 

3. Housekeeper (£9.42/hour)

If you’re not interested in being stuck behind a desk all day and would rather be on your feet, a part-time job as a housekeeper could be the perfect choice for you. In this role, you would:


  • Sweep, vacuum, dust, and mop the living areas
  • Wipe down the counters, cabinet doors, appliances, and sinks in the kitchens
  • Clean the toilets, bathtubs, mirrors, and showers in the bathrooms
  • Wash, fold, and iron clothes
  • Clean interior windows
  • Change bed linens

4. Private Tutor (£21.28/hour)

One of the highest-paying part-time jobs for international students is private tutoring. If you’ve got expertise in a specific subject and are organized, reliable, and great at breaking down hard-to-understand information, you should consider it as a part-time job. As a tutor, you would be responsible for:

  • Recognizing students’ individual learning needs
  • Working with students to enhance their skills in specific subjects
  • Preparing lessons and assigning and correcting homework
  • Evaluating students’ progress 
  • Discussing the results with students or their parents
  • Preparing and correcting tests

5. Warehouse Operative (£10.08/hour)

If you’re somebody who doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty, then a part-time job as a warehouse operative should be on your radar. In this role, you would be responsible for the following duties:

  • Picking and packing stock for delivery
  • Loading products onto vehicles
  • Keeping count of stock levels

6. Barista (£9.47/hour)

Calling all coffee lovers! Does the thought of working in a cute coffee shop excite you? The environment is pleasant, and the aromas are divine. Coffee shops tend to hire students due to their flexible schedules, so finding an open position should be relatively easy. As a barista, you would be in charge of:

  • Preparing and serving cold and hot drinks such as tea and coffee, as well as specialty and artisan beverages
  • Sanitizing and cleaning work utensils, areas, and equipment
  • Cleaning seating and service areas
  • Suggesting products to customers
  • Describing menu items
  • Serving customers and taking orders

In addition to the enjoyable environment, another benefit of working in a coffee shop is that many owners offer free or discounted coffee and treats to their employees, but don’t hold us to that!



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