Part-time jobs fair


Here at Royal Holloway, there’s lots of opportunities for you to get a part-time job with various departments in the College recruiting students for part-time and casual roles. Royal Holloway employs around one in eight of its students, an unusually high figure for a university. These campus-based roles are quite useful as they can integrate well with your academic work but if you’re looking to work off campus, local employers also recruit throughout the year.

The Part-time Jobs Fair brings together lots of employers who are looking to recruit students for part-time work, both off and on campus! There is no need to register for the fair, you can just turn up on the day to discover more about the opportunities available! Make sure you bring your College Card along, and take a look at our frequently asked questions below for more information!

The next Part-time Jobs Fair

The next Fair is taking place on Wednesday 22 January 2020.

Frequently asked questions 

Why should I attend the Part-time Jobs Fair?

  • Many employers who are looking to recruit students for part-time work both on and off campus 
  • There are hundreds of jobs in industries such as retail, hospitality, education, sport and many more
  • You’ll be able to chat to employers, register with them and Legoland and Thorpe Park are even interviewing on the day
  • Careers Consultants will be on hand to answer your questions on the day.

What are the benefits of a part-time job?

  • Working part-time is a good way to help cover living and academic expenses while studying
  • It’s also a way to gain valuable work experience before graduating
  • A part-time job is a great way to find out what you like and don’t like about a role and what you’re good at
  • You learn new skills when working. For example, by interacting with people, whether it’s your line manager or a team, you are building some communication skills. These are the important transferable skills which employers are looking for
  • Apart from the advantage of earning some extra money while you study, part-time work provides great experience, which can help you when applying for jobs after you graduate
  • You can update your CV and LinkedIn profile with your role and responsibilities and when it comes to job applications and interviews, you have real-world examples to discuss with employers.

How should I prepare?

  • Do some extra research on the employers attending

  • Have some general questions to ask the employers, e.g. What's the work culture like? What roles are available? 

  • Remember to bring along your college ID card to be scanned as you enter the fair, there's no need to pre-register.

What should I wear?

  • There is no set dress code, but remember you are there to meet real-life employers. No need to wear a suit, but a shirt and smart jeans may help you make a professional impression on an employer rather than your sportswear.

Where can I find out more about the part-time jobs available on campus?

  • Here at Royal Holloway, there’s lots of opportunities for you to get a part-time job. Click here to find out more about part-time jobs on campus.

Need additional support or guidance?

  • If you would like to attend one of our fairs, but need additional support then please get in touch with the Disabilities & Dyslexia Service in advance, or speak to a member of Careers staff on the day
  • If you can’t find what you’re looking for or simply want a chat about your career journey, why not book a one-to-one appointment with a Careers Consultant online or at the Careers & Employability Service in the Davison building?

I'm an International student, can I get a part-time job?

  • If you're an international student, please check to see if you have proof of right to work in the UK and/or the terms of your student visa. To find out more, please visit the UKCISA website. (See the video presentation abelow)
  • I'm an employer, how can I exhibit at the Part-time Jobs Fair?
  • If you are an employer looking to offer paid, part-time work for our students, please email All requests will be considered and we aim to get back to you as soon as possible.


Who's attending the Fair?

 These are the employers who are attending the January 2020 Fair. More to be confirmed.... 


Part-time work available

Discover more

Thorpe Park Resort

Roles across the Entertainment Park

Compass Group - Jockey Club

Various Catering roles: Bar and Waiting Staff, Baristas, Cashiers, Team Leaders, Supervisors, Managers

Host Staffing

Hospitality and Events


Waiting, Bar and Kitchen Roles

 SCL (Education through Sport)

Sport Coaching, Childcare, Holiday Camp Activity Leaders

1711 by Ascot - Sodexo

Retail and Hospitality

Sodexo Justice

Prison Custody Officer, Healthcare (Nurse, Assistant, Admin) Operational Support Officer

Profiles Personnel Catering and Events

Legoland Windsor Resort

Food and Beverage, Rides and Attractions, Retail and more

Camp America

Seasonal Overseas Work

Polar Events

Bartenders at Events

Bright Horizons


Royal Berkshire Hotel / Pennyhill Park Hotel

Royal Berkshire: Waiter, Waitress, Room Attendant

Pennyhill Park: Waiter, Waitress, Room Attendant, Spa Valet

Headline UK

Nursery Nurse, Holiday Play Worker, Nursery Assistant, Teaching Assistant

 Clockwork Recruitment

Mainly Office Work


Sports Coaching and Childcare

Army Reserve

Communications Operator, Clerk, Officer

Search Army Jobs



De Vere Beaumont Estate


Oxford International Education Group

Tourism, Education, Coaching, Entertainments

Smaller Earth UK

Travel, Leisure, Hospitality, Coaching, Teaching

The Bushcraft Company

Seasonal Summer Camp Work

Arc Hospitality Recruitment

Waiting, Bar Work, Festival Work, Retail, Hawking, Betting, Seasonal Work

Royal Holloway Opportunities

Students’ Union, Volunteering, Recruitment, Campus Life, Catering and Conferencing



A look back to the Part-time Jobs Fair - Autumn 2019

The Autumn term Part-time Jobs Fair took place on Wednesday 2 October 2019 with over 1,100 students attending. The next Fair is taking place on Wednesday 22 January 2020. 

Part time Jobs Fair 2019

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Danielle Noyland graduation 2

Economics graduate Danielle Noyland now works as Associate Procurement Specialist with KBR. Discover how her part-time job here on campus helped prepare her for her dream graduate role.