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Employment Bureau - Information for Students

The Employment Bureau is a friendly professional recruitment agency based at both our Cambridge and Chelmsford campus.

We have a variety of temporary jobs within our University and the local area, including general administration, data entry, catering assistants, student ambassadors and more. This is valuable work experience to add to your CV as well as providing you with extra income. We also look for permanent graduate jobs for you once you’ve finished your studies.

How to Register

  • Sign up online
  • Visit your local Employment Bureau office (HEL073 for Cambridge, Marconi Ground floor for Chelmsford) with original ID that shows you're eligible to work in the UK i.e. passport and if applicable a student visa.

For more information regarding ID options please see our Right to Work guidance notes.

International Students

International Students can work for the Employment Bureau but there may be restrictions on your working hours as stated on your Visa.

For more information contact your local Employment Bureau.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you need to see ID when I register?

You need to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the UK - the most common form of acceptable ID for this purpose is a passport and if applicable a student visa. We’ll take a copy and give it straight back to you.

What happens next?

Once you have fully registered your account will be made active so you can apply for jobs. We'll email and advertise our jobs online at Regrettably we cannot guarantee work for you.

How do I get paid?

In order to be paid for work undertaken through the Employment Bureau you must have a UK bank account. Each time you work you are required to complete an online timesheet which will be found on your online account. Timesheets need to be submitted by 10.00am the following Monday so that the Hiring Manager from the department can authorise it. Any delay in submitting a timesheet may result in a delay in receiving payment. The Pay schedule can be found on your dashboard section of your online account. Payment is in arrears on the last working day of each month.

Will I pay tax and National Insurance (NI)?

Yes you may be liable to pay income tax and NI contributions. The standard tax free personal allowance for 2019/20 is £12,500 and is apportioned on a monthly basis. The personal allowance for national insurance is £719 per month. If you have overpaid tax you can take steps to reclaim at the end of the tax year (5 April).

For more information see:

Our Tax Office is: HM Inspector of Taxes, Northeast Metropolitan Area, 119 Grange Road Middlesbrough, TS1 2DT Ref: ARU Enterprises Ltd 120/E50543. Tel: 0300 200 3300

What if I don't have a National Insurance number?

You'll need to apply for an NI number by calling the Job Centre Plus on: 0800 141 2075. Make sure you have your passport number and visa details with you.

Will you provide a reference?

We would be happy to provide an employer reference for you if you have worked for us. We can only provide employment dates and job titles. Please direct the requests to

How do I request my holiday pay?

As an agency worker you are entitled to 5.6 week's paid holiday in each year (this includes public and statutory bank holidays). Your holiday pay accrues each time you work and you can request this anytime throughout the year.

To find out how much holiday pay you have accrued or to request this please contact your local Employment Bureau. At the end of the year and the end of each leave year (31 July) you will receive a payment of any holiday pay still owed to you.

What if I move house or change my phone number?

Please update your details on your online account and contact your local Employment Bureau to inform us of the changes.

How do I request my P45?

Please contact your local Employment Bureau and remember to let us know if you're no longer looking for work.

Equality and Diversity Statement

Please download and read our Equality and Diversity Statement.


We welcome any feedback including suggestions, improvements, compliments or comments. Please contact or call 01245 68 3618.

Student Testimonial

"Great service, very supportive in enhancing my personal attributes and offering a variety of opportunities. I have benefitted a lot from the Employment Bureau and would not have the graduate job I have now if I was not supported by them throughout my studies. Well worth engaging in the service and what Student Services has to offer."
Gemma Thomas, ARU Graduate, BA Business Management (2016)

Contact the Employment Bureau


Cambridge: 01223 698456
Chelmsford: 01245 683606

Cambridge: HEL073
Chelmsford: MAR Ground Floor

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