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Job opportunities and how to apply

Find out more about the range of work experience we offer in ISG and how you can apply for jobs.

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What type of work can I do in ISG?

We offer a range of work experience opportunities for University of Edinburgh students, including:

  • Part-time jobs throughout the year.
  • Full-time jobs during vacation periods.
  • Internships (part-time and full-time opportunities, depending on time of year).
  • Short casual assignments.

Take a look at  job descriptions from our previous employment opportunities.

Am I eligible?

  • Any currently matriculated student at the University of Edinburgh can apply for student jobs in ISG.
  • Students of all degree levels are eligible (undergraduates, postgraduates and PhD students).
  • There are no restrictions on the number of ISG student jobs you apply for, or how many previous employment opportunities you have completed with us. However, please bear in mind that we like to offer work experience to as wide a range of students as possible.
  • We also welcome applications from students and graduates for our general employment opportunities (e.g. roles which are not designated for student employment only). You can view these through the University's 'vacancy portal'.

How many hours can I work?

We offer employment opportunities which are in line with the University's policy on student working hours:

  • 15 hours per week for full-time undergraduate students (increasing to 35 hours per week during vacation periods).
  • 15 hours per week for full-time, on-campus postgraduate taught students (this will depend on your course - speak to your course leader if you are unsure).
  • 9 hours per week on average across the academic year for full-time postgraduate research students.
  • The University does not have a formal limit on the number of hours it will employ part-time students. Working hours for part-time students will be addressed on a 'case by case' basis.

Further information on combining work and study

The average 9-hour limit for postgraduate research students

Working in the UK during studies (including Tier 4 students)

How can I apply for jobs?

  • We advertise our job opportunities through MyCareerHub.
  • Follow us on MyCareerHub to receive notifications of  new jobs we're advertising.
  • Most job applications require an up-to-date CV and cover letter. In some instances, you may also be asked to provide a portfolio of work or answer some additional application questions.
  • We welcome speculative applications from students, although we cannot guarentee we will have opportunities for speculative applicants. To submit a speculative application, please contact: IS.Student-Employment@ed.ac.uk.

Looking for help with your application?

Further information