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Student Ambassadors & JobShop

What is the difference between a Jobshop role and a Student Ambassador?

The main difference is that when you successfully become a Student Ambassador you receive a zero-hour contract to work for the university. You then get informed of all the different opportunities, and you can decide which shifts you would like to work according to your skills, interests and availability. A Jobshop role will have a particular job title and you will be contracted to work that position for a set number of hours each week for the duration of your contract.

You are allowed to work both as a Student Ambassador and within a Jobshop role, but the total joint hours must not exceed 20 per week.

What work can Student Ambassadors do?

At Greenwich we employ over 400 ambassadors to support our staff across the university. The opportunities involve working with a variety of age groups both on and off campus. These include:

  • Mentoring in schools
  • Careers fairs and exhibitions
  • University Open Days, campus tours and taster days
  • Awards Ceremonies
  • Student Connect
  • STAART, supporting disabled students
  • Care leaver support
  • Office-based administrative roles
  • Supporting university marketing campaigns.

Student Ambassadors are our most powerful brand advocates. They are our role models and use their personal experiences to support and advise prospective students on university life.

How many hours can I work?

Most students can work up to 20 hours per week. This may vary depending upon your availability, the number of shifts available, and how proactive you are in seeking work.

Work is available throughout the year, including evenings, weekends and during holiday periods.

The scheme is flexible, so you can apply for roles you are interested in based on your academic timetable.

What are the benefits?

Becoming a Student Ambassador is a great opportunity that will enhance your appeal to future employers. The benefits include:

  • Experience that prepares you for the workplace, including the recruitment process.
  • Flexibility: enjoy flexible part-time employment while you study.
  • Skills: develop your skills such as communication and teamwork.
  • Training: you'll gain specialist training as a Student Ambassador.
  • Contacts: make new friends and expand your professional network.
  • References: gain valuable references for future job applications.
  • Careers support from our Employability and Careers Service, which cares about your career development as much as you do.

How can I improve my chances of selection?

We receive a lot of applications each year, so it's worth taking the time to write a strong application statement to help you stand out.

Before applying, you must watch the 'Pre-Application Introductory Video' by self-enrolling on our 'How to become a Student Ambassador' Moodle page.

This will help you understand what we expect of you and how the recruitment process works. We also provide tips for your application.

For further support with your application or for enquiries about the role, please contact us at

What work can a Jobshop student-staff do?

There are over 300 different roles within the Jobshop team including Digital Captioning and Accessibility Assistants, IT Service Desk Analysts, Student Demonstrators and School Administrators. Each require a specific set of skills which you are likely to have from your course and provides you with the opportunity to further develop such skills within a professional business environment.

How many hours can I work?

When the position is advertised, it will clearly state how many hours you will be contracted to work each week and for how long. The hours can be from 1-20 per week and the contracts are usually issued on a termly basis. If successful, you will then work this position for this set number of hours until your contract ends. You may have more than one contract to work different Jobshop roles as long as the total hours per week do not exceed 20.

What are the benefits?

  • Experience that benefits you for the workplace
  • Ability to develop and enhance skills relevant to your course and career aspirations
  • Become part of a team within the university
  • Guaranteed weekly hours with a fixed term contract

How do I apply?

Job Shop:  Current Vacancies

Student Ambassador: Our main recruitment cycle has ended for the 23-24 academic year. However, we will be doing smaller recruitment drives throughout the year, so keep an eye out for advertising and updates to this webpage.

You do not need any previous experience to apply to become a Student Ambassador. You will go through a full recruitment process during a compulsory workshop prior to applying and successful applicants will be provided with full training.

Greenwich Target Connect

The Student Ambassador Scheme is a great way to gain paid flexible work experience to gain invaluable employability skills. Plus, through various professional development opportunities, you will learn how to truly stand out to employees in order to get that dream graduate job.

- Natalie Turner, JobShop Manager

My favourite part about being a Student Ambassador is that it gives me the opportunity to meet and interact with people from different walks of life and to be able to work together to create an inspiring and supportive community.

- Eucheria Anyaogu, MSc Construction Project Management