The Employment Shop

Explore opportunities for personal and professional growth - job vacancies, work placements, volunteering and events

The Activate Careers Employment Shop offers students opportunities for personal and professional growth, including: job vacancies, volunteering opportunities and events across all our college locations and nationwide.

Contact the careers team via our enquiry form to book your free appointment to receive support with:

  • CV writing 
  • Job searching
  • Covering letter 
  • Interview skills
  • Labour market information

Visit The Employment Shop

We also offer opportunities to connect with employers and engage with working professionals.

We do this through your study programme and also our popular careers and job fairs, which run twice a year across all campuses. The job fairs give our students opportunities to explore and discuss different roles with professionals across a broad range of career areas.

You can also join us as part of Student Crew, working on campus to support the college in administration, admissions, estates, etc. You'll get paid, increase your employability and gain some invaluable experience, with roles fitting around your study programme.

The National Minimum Wage

The National Minimum Wage increases every year. The most recent increase was on 1 April 2017. Current rates are as follows:

  • Apprentices, £3.70
  • Under 18s, £4.20
  • 18-20s, £5.90
  • 21-24s, £7.38
  • Over 25s, £7.83