If you're looking for a fun, rewarding and engaging part-time job that fits around your Higher Education studies, the Student Ambassador programme can give you the opportunity to enhance your CV, gain new skills and build your confidence while having fun and getting paid.
Why become a Student Ambassador?
Student Ambassadors get paid to be involved with a variety of College and community events, giving you the chance to practice new skills such as public speaking, organisation, signposting and social skills. You'll have access to free training courses to build up your CV and your confidence, while working with a dynamic and enthusiastic team. Our Student Ambassadors are Higher Education students only.
Money, Money, Money!
Of course, one of the biggest benefits of becoming an Ambassador is that you get paid! If you're under 25, the current hourly rate is £8.79, inclusive of holiday pay. If you're over 25, the current hourly rate is £9.37, inclusive of holiday pay. Hours can vary from fixed to flexible depending on requirement.
What kind of activities can I get involved in?
As an Ambassador, you'll support a lot of different events and activities, including:
- One-to-one mentoring with new students
- Small and large group presentations
- Open day tours, guidance and registration
- Subject-specific activities relevant to your course
- Big events throughout the year such as graduation and freshers'
You'll be working with various age groups, enabling you to gain experience working with children and young people in secondary, tertiary and higher education. You'll also meet local people and professionals from different backgrounds, allowing you to practice networking and gain valuable contacts.
How are jobs and events allocated?
When opportunities and events arise, you will be emailed by one of the team to register your interest in working for that particular event. Staff will be selected on a first come, first served basis so be sure to keep an eye on your emails.
How can I get involved?
- Come and chat to us at your Freshers' Fair in Fal in September
- Speak to an existing Student Ambassador
- Pick up an Application Form
- Keep an eye out for information emails and posters around Fal
- Attend an information session and interview
If you have any questions about the role or would like to get involved, you can email us at TPSA@truro-penwith.ac.uk.
What is the interview process like?
Interviews will be run as group information sessions. This will begin with an informal presentation about the role, what is expected of you and what you can expect from the position. You will then be invited to a single interview where we will ask you about your current experience and what you think you can bring to the role.
Don't panic! The process is very relaxed. All we're looking for is a friendly face to represent our University Centre, someone who can act as a representative for the College.
Next Steps South West
The Student Ambassador programme is organised by Next Steps South West, a collaborative partnership between fourteen partner universities and colleges in the South West, who provide assistance to young people making decisions about their future.
If you choose to move onto another south west university in the Next Steps South West partnership, your ambassador role can be transferred with you, so you'll have a part-time job waiting for you when you move.
Interested? Get in touch to apply!