Careers Service


Jobs on Campus: JobsOC

Newcastle University offers students the opportunity to work on campus for internal departments. Some of this on campus work is managed by the JobsOC team in the Careers Service.

JobsOC Student Temps

The Careers Service recruits a pool of students each year to undertake a range of short-term jobs across the University, from clerical work and catering assistance, to cleaning and events support.

For JobsOC Student Temps, working hours vary from just a few hours each week, to up to 20 hours per week in term time, and up to 37 hours per week during vacations. Most jobs are on weekdays during the daytime.

Work is offered on a casual basis and regular hours are not guaranteed each week. You can stay in the JobsOC Students Temp pool throughout your studies and for a short period following graduation.

Available work assignments are sent by email to students in the JobsOC pool, telling you what the role involves, the hours required and skills needed. You can choose assignments that fit with your interests and availability. The amount of work you are offered will vary depending on the type(s) of work you are looking for, the amount of free time you have during the week and how quickly you respond to job notifications.

Types of jobs

The JobsOC Temps pool offers a wide range of roles, including catering, admin work, event support and much more!

The Typical Work Assignments (PDF: 97KB) document details the types of roles available. 

For more information on the range of roles available, and to read about what other JobsOC students have been up to, visit our Be Workplace Ready blog.

Benefits of taking part

  • Flexible work to fit around your studies
  • Gain experience in a variety of different work areas
  • Develop graduate skills including communication, teamwork and planning and organising
  • Use your work with JobsOC to work towards the ncl+ award

Pay Levels

Most roles are paid at £9.00 per hour, plus £1.09p per hour holiday pay (£10.09/hour in total). Some roles are paid at a higher rate, depending on the skills required.

To be paid, you need to claim online for work undertaken via the My working hours app. Payment is made monthly in arrears and is paid directly into your bank account on the last working day of each month.

For further information about the app and to see how it works, please visit the Student Services page: Working on campus.

To apply

To find out the application process for JobsOC, see How to apply.

If you have any questions, please visit the Careers Service or email us at

How to Apply

All current, registered Newcastle University students are eligible to apply. International students must ensure that they are eligible to work in the UK during their studies.

The Careers Service recruits JobsOC students two to three times each year. Interested students should apply online during recruitment periods. Applications are reviewed after the closing date, and shortlisted candidates are invited for interview. Candidates who are successful at interview stage must also attend an induction session.

How to apply

JobsOC recruitment is now closed and will reopen in Semester 2.

Online application form

Before submitting your application:

  • read the job advert carefully and provide information about how you meet all essential and desirable criteria
  • provide specific examples to support your application, explaining how you have demonstrated these skills
  • check your spelling and grammar carefully
  • keep a copy of your form for future reference

You will be contacted within three weeks of the closing date regarding the outcome of your application.


Interviews for JobsOC will take place between 7 - 15 November 2019.

If shortlisted, you will be contacted by email or telephone to arrange an interview.

The interview will take approximately 30 minutes and you will be interviewed by two members of staff. Questions will be about the key skills required for the role and about your previous experience.

The interview process may also include an online clerical test, which is an assessment of your IT and clerical skills. If you are successful at interview and would like to be considered for administration roles, you will be invited to complete a clerical test. 


If successful, you will have the option of attending a Welcome/Induction Event - these are not mandatory and you will automatically receive an induction email with all the info you need. When you are invited for interview, if you indicate that you'd like to attend, then we will provisionally book you in for one of the welcome sessions.

At the session, we will explain how JobsOC works and it will be a chance for you to meet the JobsOC team and other newly recruited JobsOC temps.

Alternatively, you can email us with any queries whenever needed, or pop into the Careers Service and chat to us.

Application and interview advice

Take a look at our guidance about completing application forms and preparing for interviews. You can even try our Interview Simulator to practise and improve your interview skills.

For feedback on your application form and help with interview techniques, call in to the Careers Service. You can also attend one of our workshops for help with all aspects of applying for jobs.