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.


Some on campus work is administered by the JobsOC team in the Careers Service.

There are two types of JobsOC work available

Basic JobsOC Registration:

Some on campus roles are advertised and organised by a university department, but administered by the JobsOC Team. 

Your manager will tell you if you need to register with JobsOC when you are offered work. Students with a basic JobsOC registration are not automatically added to the JobsOC Student Temps pool – you need to apply separately for this role.

JobsOC Student Temps: 

The Careers Service recruits a pool of students each year to undertake a range of short-term jobs on campus, from admin and catering, to cleaning and events support. Students must apply to become a JobsOC Student Temp. 


Most roles from are paid at £7.70 per hour, plus £0.93p per hour holiday pay (£8.63/hour in total). The minimum rate for workers aged 25 and over is £8.21 per hour plus £0.99 per hour holiday pay (£9.20/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. Payment is made monthly in arrears and is paid directly into your bank account on the last working day of each month.

International students (Tier 4 visa only): There are special conditions which apply to international students with a Tier 4 visa who are working on campus. You will need to report your planned working hours to the JobsOC team each week. Tier 4 students can undertake several work assignments through JobsOC at one time.


JobsOC Student Temps

The Careers Service recruits a pool of students each year to undertake a range of short-term jobs on campus, 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!

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

Contact us

To find out more see our recruitment page, visit the Careers Service or email us at

JobsOC Student Temps: 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 currently closed. It will reopen in the Autumn for the 2019/20 academic year.

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

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.


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 must attend an induction session. These take place on prearranged dates and are not flexible. When you are invited for interview, we will provisionally book you in for an induction 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.

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.