In order to meet the needs of local employers and also to ensure that Bath Spa University offers the best service to students, the Job Shop carries out a student survey each year. Headlines for this year include:-
74% of our students aim to work part time during term time
85% of our first year undergraduates look for a part time job in Bath or the local area using the Job Shop - many staying in the job they secure in their first year for the full three or four years whilst a student here.
Student feedback on using CareerHub, where we promote the jobs, "It is incredibly easy to browse through the jobs which match my preferences and skills"
94% of students read our email alerts which regularly promote jobs
We ask students to reflect on how their part time or vacation job has helped them to prepare for their future employment prospects - here are some of the comments:-
"Brilliantly, helped boost my skills and knowledge of working environments and will boost my CV well."
"Some of the jobs I have done have given me more opportunities to gain experiences that have a direct impact on my future career."
"It demonstrates you're employable and can balance work and study commitments."
The Job Shop advertised 2585 jobs in the last academic year - 64% of these jobs were degree-related