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Flexible jobs for students in Cardiff

25 June 2024

Making ends meet as a student can be challenging. Therefore, especially in the wake of the cost of living crisis, it is ever more valuable for students to have a job around their studies that is flexible enough to still enjoy the student lifestyle. While I’ve shared my personal job history in Cardiff, I’m returning with another list of proven ways students can earn cash flexibility, perfect for the student lifestyle and maximising the student budget.


Firstly, I began tutoring for MyTutor, an online tutoring platform where university students from top universities can tutor GCSE and A-level students 6 months ago. This is the perfect student job because, not only does it provide the opportunity to develop your own skills and experience, but it also helps you earn a remote and flexible wage around your studies. Also, the flexibility of tutoring online means that you can work from your university accommodation or at home – you just need a good wifi connection!

Dog Walking

Recently I decided that I wanted to start volunteering to walk dogs around Cardiff, but there were no open opportunities to do this. Yet, a friend recommended an app called Rover, where she gets paid to dog or cat sit or walk dogs around Cardiff – the dream job! For an animal lover who misses their pets at home, this is a great flexible way to earn cash without it feeling like it (unfortunately you can’t keep the pets though).

Student Ambassador

Photo by Christin Hume on Unsplash

I’ve been working as a digital student ambassador/ content writer at Cardiff University for 18 months and it has proven to be one of the best flexible jobs, which is also great for your CV. There are a variety of roles, from digital opportunities like answering questions on The Student Room, being active on the Unibuddy platform and creating content to in-person opportunities like open days. For opportunities like this, keep an eye on Jobshop where positions are posted.

Cardiff Student Union

Another great flexible option that can help you meet more people from the student community and earn money, without a weekly commitment of hours is working at the Student Union. Their Venues Assistant roles are ideal for students who want to pick up shifts over the semester but not have to worry during exam season (you also get a pretty good discount on food at the SU).  You can find updated opportunities on their careers page

Places to look:

On top of these opportunities, there are more out there. I recommend keeping an eye out the following ways:

  • Jobshop: Jobshop is the best place to look for student-specific jobs. With fair pay, easy onboarding and support all the way, its the best way to stay up to date with opportunities.
  • Indeed: Setting up a weekly alert with flexible jobs in Cardiff can do the looking for you. 
  • Pay attention to recommendations from friends: I found out about MyTutor through a friend who recommended tutoring after having a good experience.