Specialist Work

Rent a Student have access to numerous projects that require undergraduates.

The majority of projects are mundane tasks such as proof reading, transcriptions, article writing, research, data entry, flyers, kiddies parties, events etc. These typically pay R30-R80 per hour but never less than R200 per task (even if only 1 hour).

For specialist work, many projects pay very well (R60-R200 per hour) but they tend to involve expertise or specialization in a particular topic or field. For example Mobile phone application development, photography, website design and development, graphic design, law, translations, tutoring, adobe photoshop etc

If you have specialist skills, then please use this form with a message stating your area of skill and we will forward you potential work opportunities as they arise.

Please note that you may have to deal directly with the employer for some of the work, especially where detailed instructions are required e.g. graphic design work. Please also note that sometimes the work is only available via a tender process so we cannot guarantee you will be selected.

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77 Responses to “Specialist Work”

  1. Comment made by precious on Nov 9th 2013 at 7:59 pm: Reply

    rent a student is one of the best i’m 100% behind it……it surely does make a difference to one’s life

    • Comment made by ja1nsa on Nov 10th 2013 at 8:01 am: Reply

      Thanks Precious, appreciate your comment!

  2. Comment made by Boniswa on Nov 15th 2013 at 2:38 pm: Reply

    im looking 4 any type of job im doing HR @ PE college this is my first year

    • Comment made by ja1nsa on Nov 15th 2013 at 7:37 pm: Reply

      All jobs are posted her on http://www.rent-a-student.co.za – please keep looking, we are adding as many as we can find! The more you look, the more employers see what we do, the more jobs! Also follow us on twitter if you can #sarentastudent … Good Luck!

  3. Comment made by WilliamFuby on Feb 4th 2014 at 4:04 am: Reply

    Howdy! I simply wish to give an enormous thumbs up for the nice information you will have here on this post. I shall be coming again to your blog for more soon.

    • Comment made by John on Feb 12th 2014 at 8:00 am: Reply

      Pleasure, just trying to do our bit for the youth, government doesn’t seem to be doing much and with the grant situation these jobs are invaluable. SPREAD THE WORD!

      • Comment made by Cathy on Feb 20th 2014 at 6:14 am: Reply

        Don’t blame the government, it’s not their job to provide jobs (or any other free services eg. housing, water, electricity, social grants etc.) People in SA need to ditch the something for nothing attitude and make their own way.

        • Comment made by John on Feb 22nd 2014 at 8:33 am: Reply

          Heh Cathy, not sure what you response is in reply too? What I can say is Rent-a-Student is finding work for students, but you think we can get a grant or any assistance from Government? I tried, nothing. If we got some assistance we could help many more students. If you comment is about grants for students, then the Government SHOULD be helping!

  4. Comment made by Nokwazi Ndimande on Mar 3rd 2014 at 8:12 pm: Reply

    Im a 3rd year student looking for inservice training, im inrolling at Mangosuthu university of technology doing Public Management

    • Comment made by John on Mar 16th 2014 at 8:08 am: Reply

      All jobs posted here! Good Luck

  5. Comment made by bongiwe mabena on Apr 1st 2014 at 6:17 am: Reply

    i have n4-n6 electrical im looking for a practical training

    • Comment made by John on Apr 1st 2014 at 7:44 am: Reply

      Where are you based? Contact me via email with CV and I will see what I can do. I have another Electrician who I already help. john@rent-a-student.co.za

  6. Comment made by zennym on Apr 1st 2014 at 2:04 pm: Reply

    Just recently found out about Rent a Student on Facebook, hopefully I will find what I’m looking for I’m currently doing my second year in Finance, Economics and Accounting.

    • Comment made by John on Apr 2nd 2014 at 5:49 pm: Reply

      Good you heard about us. Keep checking the website and Facebook… all jobs are on those locations. We are not for profit i.e. working for free, so we cannot help students 1 at a time. Hope you understand. John.

  7. Comment made by Vhutshilo on Apr 15th 2014 at 6:13 am: Reply

    Hello, I’m a an IT(MCPD) undergraduate who has completed coarses in various languages.I specialize in web design and maintinance and would love to enhance my skills further.

  8. Comment made by ShadleyParker on May 11th 2014 at 8:58 am: Reply

    I am currently a final year B.com I.S student who has a passion for technology and strategic formulation. I have interests in pursuing fields such as Enterprise Architecture, IT Auditor, Network manager or Business Analysts. Any Internships? been monitoring for openings for a while now but nothing

    • Comment made by John on May 14th 2014 at 6:51 am: Reply

      I will keep an eye open. Internet search best for internships.

  9. Comment made by MissTibi on Jul 11th 2014 at 12:51 pm: Reply

    I have been trying to update my details but I can’t upload my cv because none of the formats e.g. .docx, .rtf, .pdf, etc are allowed. What formats are allowed?

    • Comment made by John on Jul 12th 2014 at 9:07 am: Reply

      Not sure the exact ones allowed, but I have plenty of resumes uploaded. Please try another format. I am sure word docs and pdfs are ok??

  10. Comment made by Makhensi on Aug 13th 2014 at 7:16 am: Reply

    I am currently doing my first year in Bsc Informatics(this is my second qualification) and i am in need of a full time job in order to pay my fees. Anything from PA-Office administration. I have 2 years general working experience, mainly in Hr, admin, and electrical engineering. Right now i’m just looking for a job that will help me with paying for my studies.

    • Comment made by John on Aug 15th 2014 at 5:37 pm: Reply

      Hi, we only do casual / part-time jobs. Maybe in a year we will expand and do full time. For now, please check back on this site daily for part-time work. J.

  11. Comment made by Nothukela on Sep 15th 2014 at 3:21 pm: Reply

    My name is Nothukela Gwabeni i am from the Eastern Cape. I am a job seeker with an educational qualification in Business Management

    • Comment made by John on Sep 15th 2014 at 4:50 pm: Reply

      hi, as per other students, please feel free to apply for any position we post. Unfortunately we are still a young company and work not for profit, so we cannot help students 1 by 1 … we are now posting 200 jobs per week though! Thanks for the comment. J.

  12. Comment made by benigna on Oct 16th 2014 at 11:18 am: Reply

    Hi m Benigna a jewellery design and manufacturing graduate from pretoria .looking for a weekend job, it could be repairs,design by hand or even starting a piece from scratch. I am also willing to learn CAD. Thank you.

    • Comment made by John on Oct 16th 2014 at 6:17 pm: Reply

      Please apply for any job you see and like here. We have 40,000 students and hundreds of jobs but we operate not for profit, so cannot help students one by one … however, I may know of an opportunity for jewellery … pls email me next week .. john@rent-a-student.co.za

  13. Comment made by Georgia Smith on Oct 21st 2014 at 6:28 pm: Reply

    Are jobs only available for varsity students? If not what is the youngest age applicable for most of these job opportunities? Just came across this site, quite interested. Big thumbs up for what you are doing for the youth of this beautiful country!

    • Comment made by John on Oct 25th 2014 at 8:52 am: Reply

      Thanks Georgia

      The site is for all Youth. 17 is the youngest. Clearly we are mostly helping Students, but youth but also apply. The employers do not insist on students, but we check CV’s and place the most appropriate.

  14. Comment made by maps on Oct 24th 2014 at 5:34 pm: Reply

    Thank you so much for a good work and feedback from my fellows am a first year student chef and with experience I am looking for part time job around germiston and johannesburg.thank you

    • Comment made by John on Oct 25th 2014 at 8:53 am: Reply

      We get the odd junior chef position, keep watching for any. I will try remember you next time I see one. J

  15. Comment made by LuqmaanHassim on Nov 12th 2014 at 12:20 am: Reply

    Hi I’m looking for a job in GIS/Land Surveying to gain experience and perhaps a small salary to finance some of my next years studies however nothing has been posted as yet, any suggestions? Regards, L Hassim.

  16. Comment made by Mohammed on Nov 13th 2014 at 7:03 pm: Reply


    Can people with jobs apply for weekend part time jobs also?

  17. Comment made by ntombibee on Dec 19th 2014 at 8:20 pm: Reply

    Hi i just completed my 2nd year in Bcom information management and im looking for a job to help enhance my skills.. web design(html, java,php etc) or database implementation are my first preference (Oracle).. i am available immediately. Please help. Thank you!

    • Comment made by John on Dec 22nd 2014 at 12:56 pm: Reply

      Hi, we cater for part-time positions for students, with the odd fulltime requirement. However, I am interested in your skills, so please email me your CV. john@rent-a-student.co.za

  18. Comment made by wakili on Feb 18th 2015 at 7:15 pm: Reply

    Hi! Im a sport management graduate,completed Public relations,sport marketing,media and communications,sport management and sport and physical & recreational studies as modules.
    Currently looking for an employment oppertunity in the marketing sector.

  19. Comment made by victoria kgaugelo on Apr 4th 2015 at 7:42 am: Reply

    im stil busy with my N3 n im looking for part time job in civil engineering plz

  20. Comment made by Emmanuel on Apr 11th 2015 at 8:54 pm: Reply

    Hello I am third year student studying B com Economics and Econometrics. I am currently looking for a job in the relevant fields of finance or banking. I will appreciate if more jobs related to this field are posted especially if one wants to work during the School holidays.

    • Comment made by John on Nov 23rd 2015 at 10:44 am: Reply

      We have an opportunity which I will post this afternoon for someone in your area. If you are still looking please apply.


  21. Comment made by joy on Apr 14th 2015 at 7:32 pm: Reply

    hi i have n3-n5 mechanical engineering,i need practical experiance.plz anytng that u have can do

  22. Comment made by koniza on Apr 15th 2015 at 12:38 pm: Reply

    hi i have done n1-n3 mechanical engineering and im looking for part time job

  23. Comment made by Tebogo on Apr 16th 2015 at 9:24 am: Reply

    Hi I am a 2nd year student in IT (system development )I am currently looking for a part time job. I have created programmes using java,c#,c++,vb.i can link a database to programs I create using vb or c#,I also study Web design n networking . Would appreciate if you had something related to something I’m currently doing.

  24. Comment made by geisha on Jan 29th 2016 at 9:14 pm: Reply

    Have to say, I love the layout of your Website, it only gets better whenever I Log on :). Its user friendly and so simple.

  25. Comment made by DeborahLouise on May 4th 2016 at 2:57 am: Reply

    Dear John and other Rent-a-Student staff

    This is a great initiative; one I’m sure is changing many lives for the better.

    Thank you!

  26. Comment made by Jan Visagie on May 6th 2016 at 7:45 am: Reply

    Hi, I need somebody who understands on line marketing to do part time work
    We are based in Boksburg.

  27. Comment made by Michell on Oct 17th 2016 at 8:14 am: Reply

    Im first year student enrolled at DSSA doing higher certificate in Art & Design inspiring to become graphic designer. Im looking for December temporary jobs any job that relate to my career as graphic designer i will appreciate it.

    i can take good photos and do ushering at weddings, i have art skills and Im very positive female.

  28. Comment made by Mpho on May 3rd 2017 at 10:48 pm: Reply

    Hi there
    I am a third-year student studying a degree in psychology at SACAP and would love a part-time job in any field, or in the field of psychology. I am a female and love interacting with people

  29. Comment made by Taffie on Jun 8th 2017 at 9:37 pm: Reply

    Am a degree in graphic design student and open to design work. Just send me a mail on tafabero@gmail.com I do posters, wedding invites, billboards, illustrations, social media adverts, website design and the list is endless

    • Comment made by rentastudent on Jun 10th 2017 at 1:18 pm: Reply

      Taffie – Where are you located? We have a full time position in Durban that has been outstanding for months! Great opportunity. I will post now. Please apply if relevent.

      • Comment made by Ashleigh Rigby on Jun 29th 2017 at 10:22 pm: Reply

        Hi There

        I currently live in durban studying dietetics. I work part time, however have a passion for photography and design work. If there are any opportunities in Durban, please let me know!I love creative projects, and have a passion for people and human connection.

        I am an above average typist, so data capturing is also an option that I would be interested in. If you have any online / from home jobs at the moment, I would love to get involved. I have just had a foot operation so off my feet for a couple of weeks and need to keep my mind stimulated!

        Kind Regards

  30. Comment made by Talha on Aug 17th 2017 at 2:34 pm: Reply

    I can do photography. I can write informations and settle them lines , paragraphs etc
    I can give you ideas for auto mobiles.
    I can do paint job.

    • Comment made by rentastudent on Aug 29th 2017 at 3:26 pm: Reply

      Please email me with details of photography work, location and equipment as we get photography requests from time to time. admin@rent-a-student.co.za

  31. Comment made by mattheuws jacobs on Aug 21st 2017 at 7:25 am: Reply

    Hi I am a facilitator at a community centre for 3 years
    I can do data capturing
    Strong admin

  32. Comment made by AMTHWESI on Aug 31st 2017 at 6:04 am: Reply

    Hi Rent a student team

    Want to applaud you for great service I applied for a piece job on Monday and got a response on Tuesday, thank you so much. Am a graduate in BSc Environmental Studies since 2012. have been involved in NGOs ,tutoring and voluntary work doing administrative duties. Please assist when you have something for me. My email is amthwesi@gmail.com in Cape Town

    Kind regards

    • Comment made by rentastudent on Aug 31st 2017 at 4:56 pm: Reply

      Thanks for the update, but you must apply for any vacancies as they arise. We do not yet have capacity to help students 1 by 1.. wish we did and we will in future!

  33. Comment made by Slie on Sep 15th 2017 at 11:46 am: Reply

    Hi I am a graduate who is looking for a part time job , I am good in doing research, writing, typing and data capturing to name a few. Kindly contact me should there be something. Thank you

    • Comment made by rentastudent on Sep 18th 2017 at 10:41 am: Reply

      You must apply (like all students) via the website. There is a blogging one that may suit?

  34. Comment made by Nicole on Oct 3rd 2017 at 11:05 am: Reply

    Hi, I am looking for a part time job. I completed my BA degree in psychology and criminology in 2015 and did my honours in psychology in 2016. This year I have done both the personal growth and counselling courses at Life line and I am currently volunteering there.I reside in Pretoria.

    Looking forward to hearing from you guys.


  35. Comment made by yaseen engar on Oct 4th 2017 at 1:14 pm: Reply

    hello i am a highschool pupil who is looking for a holiday job.i have worked over a period of time on tables related to mental and physical performance .this is sufficient to the varios projects allocated in swatch and marking .i work honestly and diligently.maintaining a positive attitude.my skill highlights are problem solving ,functions relaited to stock control,data capturing,swatch and marking as well as working well with customers and staff .accomplishments [working as an entrepreneur ,various products including the frimax branded stock .i had sold games for ps3 and x box .can work well with computers and data response .i am though situated in the durban region .please do get back to me and assist

  36. Comment made by Fortuate on Oct 21st 2017 at 1:12 pm: Reply

    AM a thirthy year student doing electromechanician.looking for part time job. I also have n4 legal secretary

  37. Comment made by Saley_m147 on Nov 28th 2017 at 5:07 pm: Reply

    So once applying for a job u just wait for confirmation via email? Btw whats in it for the website itself. Anyway just want to say thanks this is a lifesaver.

  38. Comment made by Moses on Dec 6th 2017 at 6:22 pm: Reply

    Hi i am a first year student from TUT,i am currently doing Land Survey under the university. We did practicals on cross&long section, horizontal curves, btter&profile, traverse!!
    I am currently looking for part time job during holidays, to farther practice more on the field.

    • Comment made by rentastudent on Jan 9th 2018 at 10:54 am: Reply

      Please apply with CV and photograph to any positions you wish to.

  39. Comment made by Holiness Murefu on Dec 10th 2017 at 4:32 pm: Reply

    I kindly seek a job as i am a hardworking man who poses a DIP Education.
    Thank you very much.

  40. Comment made by Andiswa Duleni on Dec 19th 2017 at 1:48 pm: Reply

    Hey guys, been looking for a similar job opportunities like this thanks for this site. But incase there’s other jobs please feel free to email me (the administrator). i am busy searching even now.

    • Comment made by rentastudent on Jan 9th 2018 at 10:53 am: Reply

      Please apply with CV and photograph to any positions you wish to.

  41. Comment made by Sikelea Nkohla on Jan 3rd 2018 at 2:55 pm: Reply

    I am a BSc Computer Science and Information Systems Graduate currently working, with one year work experience in the It industry. i am looking to up my skills and earn some extra money while doing so. i am looking for part time work.I have a laptop and internet access.

    • Comment made by rentastudent on Jan 9th 2018 at 10:52 am: Reply

      Just posted an MS Access position. Apply if interested.

  42. Comment made by URSULA on Jan 6th 2018 at 1:39 pm: Reply


    • Comment made by rentastudent on Jan 9th 2018 at 10:51 am: Reply

      Please apply with CV and photograph to any positions you wish to.

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