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The Top 8 Weird And Wonderful Student Jobs

Getting a student job doesn’t just have to mean working evenings at a dingy pub – over the years Joblink have had numerous weird and wonderful vacancies. We take a look at some of the more unusual student jobs.

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1. Threat Analyst

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Far more James Bond than most uni jobs, this role at Healix International had students identifying possible security threats to international business travellers. At £9.30 an hour it provided the perfect opportunity to upgrade those Jagerbombs to Martinis – shaken, not stirred, please.

2. Poker Dealer

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This glitzy role provided students with the opportunity to try their hand at being a casino dealer - and you didn’t even have to travel to Vegas to do it. In 2014 Grosvenor Casino were expanding their casino in Leeds Westgate and sought out students to help them run it.

3. Santa’s Elf

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Christmas seems a world away now, but this cute Christmassy vacancy involved helping kids visit Santa’s grotto – a festive way to earn some extra cash.

4. Roller Skating Hen Party Hosts

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If you’re a whizz on wheels (or just enjoy watching people skate around trying not to crash into each other) Sk8 Leeds offered a fantastic vacancy running "Hen A Mania" – a rollerskating event for Hen Parties.

5. Mystery Shopper

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They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but if you’re willing to be a Mystery Shopper, there could be. Service Scan Evaluations Ltd are currently looking for students to evaluate cafes, restaurants, gyms and more in the Leeds area and will pay you to do it. So don your best Mystery Shopper disguise and get reviewing.

6. Children’s Science presenter

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Ever wanted to get paid to make sweets and slime? As a Children’s Science Presenter you could be doing just that. Grab your test tube and labcoat and get applying!

7. Film Extras

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Get paid to be in the movies - your road to fame starts here.

8. Games Master/Mistress

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So it may not be to Hunger Game proportions but you will get to be the master/ mistress of the Locked In Leeds games. If being the ruler of other's destiny and a passion for puzzles is your bag - apply here.

Want a job like these?

These are just 8 of the weird and wonderful things you could be PAID to do. If you're looking for part-time work while you study, come along to the Joblink Job Fair on Thursday 6 October 10am-4pm outside LUU in a marquee.

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