Frequently Asked Questions. (FAQ)
What kind of students are in our database?
We have a large database with a diverse range of students. All our students are currently studying in the UAE, or have graduated in the last 12 months. All students in our database also have in common that they have a valid UAE visa. In general, we have two types of students registered with StudentJobs.ae. The first group consists of university students: Bachelor and Master students enrolled in a broad range of studies from all universities in the United Arab Emirates, eligible to work. We also have late-stage high-school students in our database. This only includes students over the age of 15 as this is the minimum age to work in the UAE.
The students in our database speak a great variety of languages, have a broad range of skills and are all interested to gain work experience.
JOBS. Why do companies hire students for part-time and temporary roles?
JOBS. Can you also provide students for internships?
What services does studentJobs.ae provide exactly?
JOBS. How long does it take to find the right student?
JOBS. How does StudentJobs.ae make the shortlist?
Based on the requirements you set in the job ad, we send the job to relevant students in our database matching these criteria. We ask them to apply by informing us of their motivation and availability. Once we have received their feedback, we compile a shortlist of best matching students for you.
JOBS. Can I meet the students before I select one for the job?
JOBS. What permit/documentation is required to hire the student?
The most important document to employ a student is a No Objection Certificate from the student’s sponsor, which the student will arrange with our support once you have selected the student.
Further requirements depend on the legal set-up of your company (Government/Private/Freezone) and we advise you to check with the relevant authorities. We have some basic knowledge of what is required, but as you know, rules in the UAE can change often. Private DED-registered companies have the possibility to apply for a part-time work permit, for which only a few basic company documents are required and the costs are around AED 600.
JOBS. Is a contract between the company and the student a must?
JOBS. How much compensation does a student expect?
The compensation is something we can advise you on when constructing the job ad. The expected compensation strongly depends on the requested tasks and further requirements. In the end, the compensation is something the employer and student must agree on. In general, we advise to pay a high-school student around AED 20/hr and a university student salary from around AED 35/hr. These numbers only give some direction, and are definitely not set in stone.
In case of volunteering opportunities, a personalized certificate mentioning the number of hours is a requirement. Any other compensation, such as transportation, food/drinks and outfits are recommended.
JOBS. How much does StudentJobs.ae charge?
We only charge our clients a matching fee when we have made a successful match between employer and student. For internships and part-time jobs, the invoice is only payable after 30 days. If the work arrangement between employer and student does not work out during this month, the employer can request a new shortlist or decide not to pay the matching fee to studentJobs.ae. For the Select service we charge AED 750 per selected candidate. Our Recruit service costs AED 2,000 per selected candidate.
In case of volunteers, a large number of required candidates or a short-term assignment, we offer custom pricing. Please, reach out to us on info@studentJobs.ae to discuss your specific requirements!
JOBS. What kind of jobs can students do?
Students are well-educated, fast-learning individuals, mostly without a lot of experience. Therefore, some jobs are easier fulfilled by students than others. But with the right guidance a student can learn to perform very well in a lot of roles.
During the year, most students are interested in part-time jobs (10-20 hours per week) and weekend jobs. During and after the summer a lot of students are available for full-time for 3 to 6 months internships. Our younger students are also interested in volunteering opportunities throughout the year.
Some examples of great student jobs:
- (online) research
- Admin tasks/data entry
- Basic accounting/bookkeeping
- Events jobs, such as marshalling, ticket sales and customer service
- Marketing/social media support
- Customer service
- Business development & sales
- Creative roles, such as graphic design and videography
- Customer-facing and kitchen support in hospitality
Is the studentJOBS.ae jobs-portal available for students?
Yes! We have launched our jobs-portal in april 2019 for students to make it easier for them to register, manage/change their profiles and to apply for jobs. We are working hard to develop the portal further with a lot more features in the future! If you registered before april 2019 you can setup your account by recovering your password here: login.studentjobs.ae/#/recoverpassword.
Where can I sign up for studentJOBS.ae?
Who can sign up?
All students in the UAE! All students from the age of 15 years until one year after graduation can sign up! The only other requirement is that you have a valid UAE visa sponsored by your family or university.
How does the process work?
How will the company choose the student?
If we shortlist you based on your profile and application information, we will pass on the details to the employer. The company will review the shortlisted candidates and follow up for the further process. In case they like your profile, the employer will reach out for further selection. Further selection can be based on a phone interview, face-to-face interview, an assignment or any other mode of selection.
When will I have a Job?
How can I increase my chances to get a job?
If you are really keen to get a certain job then you need to really think about what motivates you to apply for the job. Think about why you would be the best person for that role. When applying for the opportunity you can then make sure you write down this great motivation so that you will stand out from others who also apply!
I forgot my password, what to do!
No worries, please go to the following link: login.studentjobs.ae/#/recoverpassword and fill in your registered email address with us. You will receive an email on the given email address. You need to click on the link provided in the email and set up your new password. Then, you’re good to go and log in again!
I cannot login, my account is blocked, what to do!
No worries, please send an email to email@example.com from the registered email and a few words with the problem, so that we can find out why your account is blocked. We will come back to you as soon as we can.
Why should I get a Job?
What are the timings of the Job?
We specify the working hours in the job ads. You can check your own schedule if these timings work for you. Of course, you don’t want to work on days or hours that you need to go to class or work on projects. That is why we check your availability for a job.
Which documents are needed?
This depends on the Company status (Government/Private/Freezone) and location of your employer. What you will always need is the No Objection Certificate (NOC). The NOC is a letter from your visa sponsor that states that you are allowed to work. We can provide you with a letter template which you can print and have signed by your sponsor, once we have found you a job.
Are there any costs for me?
Getting an account on StudentJobs.ae is totally free! And getting a job also doesn’t cost you anything! You will actually get paid for the part-time/full-time jobs and internships, as we strive that the student gets compensated for all these jobs.
What kind of Jobs does studentJOBS.ae offer?
We have a lot of students in our database from different universities and studies. To match this diversity, we also offer a lot of different jobs in a wide range of industries and fields. StudentJobs.ae has part-time and full-time jobs, temporary jobs, part-time and full-time internships and volunteering work for students. Some examples of the jobs we have are admin support, receptionist, events, promotion, sales, and jobs in hospitality such as hosting and waiting. We also offer jobs where you really need to use the skills you are learning in your studies, such as web developer, graphic designer, process engineer, interior design and many others.
How much will I get paid?
We strive that the student always gets compensated. Most of the volunteering work however is unpaid, but there will be some form of a small compensation such as lunch, t-shirts, caps or a prize to be won. In this case, a certificate will always be provided.
Can I become a student ambassador for studentJobs.ae?
Unfortunately we don’t have an ambassador program in place at the moment. We are working hard to set this up. Our aim is to start this program in September 2019. If you are interested in being one of our ambassadors, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and specify in this email that you would really like to become a student ambassador and why. We will contact you by the time we will start this program.
How will studentJOBS.ae handle my personal information?
How can I unsubscribe from studentJOBS.ae?
How do I write a good Motivation for my Application?
What does studentJOBS.ae do for students?
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