Advertising for Students

Hey, did you know we get hundreds of posts and emails a day! Plus our visibility on the internet is huge – the figures speak for themselves:

From Monday 14 October, if you want to be exposed to this audience / community of ours, I will start to post your ideas. Your’re an entrepreneur right? It just means you get access to the same audience as we have come to benefit from. Almost all our Work Placements and Students are with us due to “Work of Month” let’s spread that even further. With some FREE exposure if you have go a Gig on the go or have an instagram page or Facebook ad, anything!! books to sell, got a team of 4 – we can help with kids parties, we are always asked for this in the run up to holidays. Send your idea with a URL link to admin and we compose a daily or weekly post.

As a special for 1 January, we will partner with the best idea we see and dedicate R2,500 of advertising spend to promote a campaign with google ads. Plus 2 x R500 to the 2 runners up.

Congratulation for the team who drove in to the festival and racing and SMASHed .. IT! Yes, Anouchka and here team went to town and completed numerous tasks at the event from 22nd to 25 August and even beyond with a “Take Down” special to finish.

Just a huge thanks from Me and the client!

Getting ready for hosting and running the kids zone

Mandela Day – 2019

Posted by | July 18, 2019 | Uncategorized

Jacqui Ashcroft Coaching

Confidence and Mindset Coaching for Student and Future Entrepreneurs who feel stuck in a rut, want to take action but not sure where to start. Let’s make 2019 your best year yet!

What Is Mindset & Confidence Coaching?

Mindset and Confidence coaching reconnects you to who you truly are. Allowing you to be unapologetically, authentically you. It’s a thought-provoking and creative process where you are encouraged to maximise your personal and professional potential, becoming the best version of yourself. Successful people set goals and strive to achieve them. Confidence coaching combined with mindset work helps you set goals and achieve them making you feel more confident and able to stretch for bigger, more juicy goals. Boosting your confidence helps you become the person you want to be leaving you with a feeling of fulfilment, happiness and confidence to face life on your terms. It all starts with YOU!

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100 years!

Our favorite quotes:

“Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated and passionate about what they do”

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living”

“Action without vision is only passing time, vision without action is merely day dreaming, but vision with action can change the world”

“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world”

“It always seems impossible until it’s done”

Why not share your favorite quote from Madiba with us! Win R100 for the most popular quote – random draw – winner to be shown later!

Good employees

Run a business? Require casual or part time workers? Look no further, we have young, energetic, willing to learn, reliable and motivated students. Instantly available (36 hours notice please).

Welcome to Rent-a-Student

Rent-a-Student have over 80,000 registered students who will perform virtually any job. Rates start at R70 per hour or R350 per 1/2 day job or R500 per day job). Why not contact us with your requirements. Or complete an on-line request via the form ON THIS PAGE

Not only will you get the top students (all students are undergrads or distance learners), you will also get RELIABLE, hard working, friendly and tech savvy students. You are also doing your bit, as we are, for the youth of SA.

Rent-a-Student is an Not For Profit and we were finalists in the Sage / 702 Small Business Awards 2014-2015. We are helping students gain real work experience and assisting them with education expenses. You may even find your next CEO or sales director without paying recruitment fees! Yes, if you take a student and they work out, we won’t charge a fee if you take them full time now or in the future.

Whether you need events staff, promoters, flyer handout staff, teachers, au pair, drivers, sales people, leads generators or any other job role, you will not be disappointed (ZERO complaints in over 20,000 jobs and 5 years)!

Contact us today via our website or register as a job lister and post your own job.


Rent-a-Student jobs


You get a job with us, GREAT! we place +/- 500 students a month and pretty much without exception, the employers are delighted, the students are very happy and the job goes well …. or does it?

Here is a list of no-no’s – please please never do the below or you maybe fired on the spot and worse you will not work with us again!

1. Don’t arrive
2. Don’t notify us you cannot make it with AT LEAST 24 hours notice.

The 2 above are the most serious. You will not be given another chance with us. Basically, if you fail to arrive or try the “grandma died”, “taxi caught fire”, “fell down stair”, “sister is ill” routines – we heard it before! ALL of them. Unless the Sun fails to raise, you will be cheating other students from getting the work (the work you plain do not give a **** about), you will be letting yourself down, the client down, us down .. to try and replace you is a major major hassle!!! So, no excuses on the above!

3. Arrive late

Another serious issue. Employers HATE unreliable students. Please make a plan. Do not apply if you cannot make it in time!! Check the location of work and plan ahead. It is expected, you are smart, that is why we pay you top dollar!

4. Dress inappropriately

Just try not too! ripped jeans and cleavage are a bug bear for employers (and they should be)! follow the job description and any dress code contained therein.

5. NEVER ask the employer for money. This means pay, transport money, cell phone money, food, drinks, money for any reason!

You are working for, and representing RAS, we have contracted with the employer and they have probably already paid us. They will not be happy to here that you want money.

jobs at rent-a-student

Hi Students

First up, we have 50,000+ registered students. That is a bit of a twin edged sword for you guys. The more students, the more jobs we get, but then, the less chance you have of getting a job. I am guessing at 50,000+ students and 500 job spots per month, we are just about neutral now.

So, how to improve your chances of getting a job with us…

1. Always attach a CV
2. Try and add a photograph to your CV, it’s easy!
3. If you cannot add a photo, attach one seperately
4. Attachments need to be in standard formats e.g. word, pdf for CV’s and word or jpeg for photographs
5. READ the job description especially the location. If the job says Johannesburg and you are in Cape Town, you have no chance
6. Keep checking back or follow us on Facebook / Twitter. Jobs go VERY quickly!
7. If you see URGENT in the job title, it means tomorrow, day after or larger jobs that we have not filled
8. If you get a job, NEVER be late. No excuses
9. If any instructions are given for the job, read them! the employer has gone to the trouble to write them, please at least read them
10. Persist, sometimes we see students applying for many jobs, and we may push you up the list!


Studying at UNISA, Damelin, other distance learning institutions?

We are always looking for students that have “a considerable amount of spare time”. Historically, we have always offered student short term work placements, many just a few hours (micro jobs). Increasingly however, employers are coming to us for students that can commit for to up to 1 year. Perhaps it is the onset of the “Gig Economy“, perhaps it is our labour laws? Maybe more companies are looking for short term workers that are reliable? Whichever, we have demand for students that can commit to 3 months – 1 year. Recent work has included a Museum Audit, Marketing Interns, Call Centre Operators and Sales / Promotions teams.

If you are studying or indeed have a lot of spare time, please register with us and complete the form below so that we can call on you when needed.

Distance Learners

Complete to be part of our distance learners database (more chance of getting a placement)


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part time paid work experience at rent-a-student

I know we have written a few articles on this topic, but here are some useful tips from our friends over at Careers Portal

Biggest thing from our side is NEVER pay to work! There are very few paid work from home jobs, most of them will ask you to pay for a pack or do work online. 95% are scams. What’s the phrase … you don’t get anything for nothing!

Anyway, the great news is here at Rent-a-Student we are still getting transcription work (some posted yesterday), we have many bloggers, content writers as well as graphic designers and website gurus!! Check out the latest jobs for some of these! and Remember to like us with all you friends on – the more likes, the more jobs!

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