Talent Bank

What is the Talent Bank?

The Talent Bank gives students on courses of at least 2 semesters duration the opportunity to apply for paid temporary and part-time vacancies across all campuses and various departments within the University of Westminster as well as with external local employers.

To find out more watch our short video about the Talent Bank.

Why register with the Talent Bank?

We recognise the increasing need among students to offset the expense of studying full-time by taking on temporary or part-time work, but we also know that taking on work during your course is not just about earning extra cash. It's a fantastic opportunity for you to develop transferable skills, gain valuable professional experience and subsequently increase your job prospects for after graduation.

We are looking for a number of students to register with us for flexible work over the coming months. There could be a department or external employer looking for someone like you right now! Casual, temporary, part-time, seasonal/holiday work - whatever you're seeking, we are interested in hearing from you.

What will I be paid?

Within the University of Westminster students can work maximum of 20 hours per week earning either £7.50 (National Minimum Wage), £9.75 (London Living Wage) or £12 an hour depending on the job. Students will be required to fill in a timesheet each month and will be paid on a monthly basis.

With external employers students can work part-time during term time and full-time during holidays. The pay rate will vary but will meet the National Minimum Wage.

How do I apply?

  1. To apply you need to complete this online application form and provide examples of how you meet the Talent Bank Student Specification. You will be asked to answer some competency based questions.
  2. If successful you will be sent a link to complete six short online proficiency tests (Microsoft Office, data input, typing and grammar tests)
  3. You will then be asked to come to an assessment day, where you will undertake an individual written task and a group presentation exercise.
  4. After successful completion of the assessment day, you will gain access to vacancies exclusively advertised to Talent Bank students.

Deadline to apply

Candidates notified

Assessment days

2017

9am on 12 June

21 June

29 June

9am on 31 July

17 August

23 August

9am on 9 October

26 October

1 November

9am on 6 November

23 November

29 November

Note: If you submit your application after the specified deadline, your application will be reviewed as part of the next intake and will be considered after the next deadline.

Commitment to embracing diversity and promoting equality

The University is committed to embracing diversity and promoting equality and has a positive approach to employing disabled people. If you have a disability that may affect your performance during any stage of the Talent Bank application process, then you can choose to inform us of this.

By disclosing this information, we may be able to adapt the process for you and take this into account when considering your application. Please email the Talent Bank team at [email protected]. Any information you disclose will be confidential and will not be passed on to Talent Bank employers or anyone outside of the Career Development Centre without your consent.

EU and EEA national students

Please read this information sheet if you are an EU or EEA national student working in the University of Westminster (PDF)

Higher Education Achievement Record

The Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) is a formal degree transcript that provides a full record of your university achievements, including both academic and extra-curricular learning and experience.
To be eligible for recognition you will need to be part of the Talent Bank scheme and

  • get at least one job through the Talent Bank
  • attend two Career Development Centre sessions or events (workshops, careers fairs, presentations with employers)
  • attend one 45 minute Guidance Appointment with a Careers Consultant

The HEAR is being issued to University of Westminster Undergraduate students (not including students on courses at partner institutions) who commenced their studies from September 2014 onwards.

Please note:

  • We are only able to register a limited number of students.
  • Vacancies across the University arise according to departmental need and the number can vary throughout the year.
  • The Talent Bank is available only to current University of Westminster students.
  • Once you join the Talent Bank, you will be required to apply for the positions you are interested in.

If you cannot find the information you’re looking for on our webpages or if you have any other questions, get in touch with us at [email protected] or on +44 (0) 203 506 6366.

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Talent Bank roles

Here are some examples of Talent Bank roles that may come up throughout the year.

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Talent Bank frequently asked questions

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