Student Work and Jobs
Welcome to Rent-a-Student South Africa. We help registered (part vetted) students secure paid part-time and casual work throughout term time and during the holiday periods. We have the largest database of reliable, tech savvy, quality students in the country, and we provide the latest student jobs, part-time jobs, temporary jobs, seasonal work & internships.
Rent-a-Student is a not for profit organisation and has partnership agreements with Google Non-Profits, Microsoft BizSpark, Sage Foundation and Salesforce. We receive no government or other funding and cover overheads by deducting a fee from employer payments. Please note that many of the jobs we facilitate are for charity based organisations like gift of the givers, hospice, RSPCA etc . We do not charge fees for these jobs, hence for private companies our fees can vary. We also provide our own free services to students such as CV writing, references, web sites, coaching etc.. We are totally transparent and only ever cover expenses – this is what NON-Profit means! Our fees can be found HERE. Management Accounts are available upon request.
We secure the best deals for students and great rates for employers. Most of our jobs are a few hours x a few days, but we can provide longer term workers if required. Our community is now 80,000+ strong, with over 50,000 followers and we frequently offer 1000+ placements per month. Employers, please note that we are here to help students gain work experience as well as to provide for those in need of additional funds for study and even for family commitments. Our social media reach is huge (millions)!!
As Rent-a-Student, we promote a wide range of jobs opportunities and work experience placements encompassing many categories from Administration to Waitess / Waiter Jobs and everything in between. There are currently over 220 job categories! We specialise in placing student with accounting firms, SMEs, start-ups and any companies requiring short term “extra hands” or social media (bloggers, web designers). Flyer work is very frequently undertaken as is transcription work for MBA students. In addition we support retail organisations and run many taste testing exercises for promotional companies.
In 2016 we provided over 2,000 students with work from home transcription services work. Find out more about the job categories we offer or use the search facility. You can also follow us on Twitter or subscribe to receive student work assignments via this website.
You may need to work in order to meet educational and living expenses or you feel the experience could be a valuable part of your education. The skills you obtain from working complement your academic performance and communicate to future employers your ability to succeed in a professional setting.
Studies have shown that students who take part time jobs do just as well or better academically than non-working students and grades improve as students work more hours per week (up to 20). In addition, working students are more likely to complete a degree program than non-workers.
Benefits to working in a student job
- Acquire valuable work experience for your résumé.
- Reduce necessity for student loans.
- Opportunity for networking with professionals.
- Opportunity to sample different career choices.
- Valuable and practical career-related experiences.
- Exposure to the world of work.
- Opportunity to enhance fundamental work skills.
- Develop a sense of community and involvement with other students.
Please take some time to read about Student Job Safety!
Rent-a-Student does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, age or veteran status.