Student Job Shop

The Union understand the importance of gaining valuable experience while pursuing your studies. That's why we've curated a comprehensive platform where you can explore a diverse range of opportunities to kickstart your professional careers – The Job Shop is here to facilitate this.  

Whether you're seeking internships to gain hands-on experience in your field, volunteering opportunities to give back to the community, local student-friendly jobs to support your studies, or graduate schemes to launch your career, the Job Shop has got you covered.  


You'll find verified listings from reputable employers who value the unique talents and contributions of student applicants. 

With clear descriptions of roles, pay rates, and requirements, you can make informed decisions about which opportunities align best with your goals and schedule. 

Don't miss out on valuable opportunities to gain real-world experience, make meaningful connections, and launch your career with confidence. Explore the Job Shop today and take the first step towards building on your experiences and knowledge.  

If you are a company or organisation and would like to share job listing suitable for students, please email SU@SOAS.AC.UK with the subject line Job Shop.  


Careers Advice Services:  

The Careers Advice services at SOAS offer a range of services to support students in their career development: 

  1. Application Advice (15 mins): You can receive guidance on their CVs or job applications from dedicated Application Advisors during specific hours. It's recommended for SOAS students to explore the 'Apply & Succeed - Fast track your CV' pathway via CareersZONE first. Appointments can be booked on the day either by phone, SID, or in person, and they can be either in person or virtual. 

  1. Guidance (15 mins): These sessions help students in deciding their career direction after leaving SOAS or further developing their career ideas with the help of a career's practitioner. Available daily during term-time, bookings can be made by contacting the Careers Advice services and appointments can be either in person or virtual. 

  1. Practice Interview (45 mins): You can schedule practice interviews to receive feedback and tips on their interview performance. Appointments should be booked at least two working days in advance, and you must have a job interview lined up. Bookings are made through the Careers Advice services, and appointments can be in person or virtual. 

  1. Careers Discussion (45 mins): A longer discussion session, typically referred from a guidance session, aims to provide more comprehensive support for career development. Students are sent a link to book appointments via CareersZONE and are required to complete a confidential Careers Discussion form. Appointments can be in person or virtual. 

Students are encouraged to limit booking no more than three appointments of the same type per term to ensure fair access to services. The Careers Advice services are open to feedback and aim to support students' career development learning effectively. 


Useful Links:  

Don't forget to also make use of these platform that have endless Opportunities!  


Jobs within the SU:  

The Students Union recruit's student staff for our outlets which include the following:  

The advert for roles within the SU will open in July.  


Jobs around campus (local roles):  

Coming soon.... 




Internships are a great way to get hands on experience in an industry or sector you might be looking to launch your career in.  

Virtual Internship - SOAS is working with Practera, a non-profit organisation, and is offering 2-week virtual industry consulting experience - you'll work in a team of SOAS consultants for a real company/ organisation and help solve a problem they are facing.  

The students that completed this last year found it hugely valuable in terms of developing their CV and employability skills.  

The opportunity is open to all year 2 and 3 SOAS undergraduate students and is entirely virtual, so you do not need to be in the UK to complete the project, just be available for 2 weeks in either June or July.   

The deadline to apply is this Friday (26 April) and there are some final few spots available. If you have questions, come and find us at the bottom of the central staircase in the main building. 

PRACTERA Applications Form!  

Events Intern (6 Month FTC) ( 

2024 Level 7 Graduate Entry Solicitor Apprenticeship Programme - Job Details ( 


Graduate Schemes:  

The GradJobEngine - TikTok (Finance, Tech and Law roles) has some fantastic up to date jobs. Grad schemes on this page are mostly around Finance, Tech and  


The GradGirlMarketing – TikTok uploads up to date marketing roles from grad schemes, to internships etc. This page has also created a community with likeminded individua's who share tips etc within the marketing industry.   


Volunteering opportunities: 

Volunteering is a great way to get hands on experience with a charity or a cause that aligns with you and/or the industry you might be looking to go into. We will post any direct listings of volunteering roles that are emailed to the SU inbox at SU@SOAS.AC.UK.  

Note: All volunteering roles will be checked before posting to ensure that students are volunteering for charities/causes recognised by the Charity Commission.  

Get Volunteering – is a great online platform that can find you volunteering opportunities near you.  




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