Student Ambassador and Mentor Scheme
Applications are now closed for 2022/23.
The Student Recruitment and Outreach (SRO) team at Aston University helps prospective students, parents, teachers, and careers advisers find out information about Aston University and higher education. We organise many different events throughout the year and employ student ambassadors to ensure these events run smoothly.
As a Student Ambassador, you will be working with young people, usually between the ages of 14 and 19. Your aim will be to inspire and encourage prospective students to consider higher education and Aston University in particular.
The role is varied and you can take part in a range of different activities as part of the scheme.
Some Student Ambassadors may also visit schools to give presentations and help run workshops. Others may attend higher education exhibitions and careers fairs as a representative of Aston University. Some ambassadors will also develop further skills as mentors, working with school students to raise their attainment and build aspirations for the future.
As an ambassador, you are able to choose the type of work that you wish to take part in, at a time that is convenient for you.
Full training will be given.
If you have any queries that are not answered on this page, please email the Ambassadors team.
There are plenty of opportunities to develop different skills and the scheme is well recognised by many employers.
You will receive full training prior to working as a Student Ambassador. If you are successful and have worked a number of shifts for us, you will receive a certificate at the end of the academic year stating that you have taken part in the scheme.
The current rate of pay is £11.11 per hour.
Student Ambassadors have the opportunity to assist in a number of activities, including but not limited to:
How much do I get paid?
Student ambassadors receive £11.11 per hour (inclusive of holiday pay).
How many hours do I have to work?
Work opportunities are available throughout the year.
The number of hours that you work and the type of work that you do is flexible. Jobs are advertised in advance so you can plan your time effectively. You will be on a zero-hour contract so there is no obligation for you to work shifts, however, we ask that you are available to work at least once over a 3-month period.
The Admissions, Recruitment, and Outreach department comprises four front-facing dynamic teams whose responsibilities are to meet recruitment and conversion targets as well as wider government set targets. The department has strong links with key external stakeholders, as well as fruitful relationships with all departments across the University. The team has a high-performance culture and would welcome applications from forward-thinking, innovative, and driven applicants who demonstrate a strong commitment to Aston University’s ethos and values.
The Student Recruitment and Outreach (SRO) team organises and delivers a wide range of events to encourage prospective students between the ages of 14-19 to progress to higher education. As a Student Ambassador, you will support the SRO team in delivering on- and off-campus recruitment and conversion activities.
This role is a development opportunity that will allow current students to develop a range of transferable skills. We would like to encourage all first-year undergraduate students who are passionate about developing themselves to apply regardless of previous experience.
In addition to the main responsibilities listed, you may also have the opportunity to complete further training and development to allow you to undergo additional work opportunities. These will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, and can include, but aren’t limited to:
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All applicants to the Student Ambassador and Mentor Scheme must be current students at Aston University.
The application process usually consists of an online written application form followed by an assessment centre if you are shortlisted. If successful, you will be able to start work as a Student Ambassador pending the completion of mandatory training and the successful outcome of a Right to Work (RTW) check.
Applications are now closed for 2022/23.
According to the UK Border Agency legislation, Aston University is required to record information about its employees and check certain original documents (this is known as a Right to Work check). We must check the documents of all students who will be working for us before they start work.
We will need to see your original (i.e. not a photocopy) proof of ID documents regardless of your nationality.
Please note that all documentation must be in-date. Some key points to consider:
A valid, in-date passport is an acceptable form of identification.
If you do not have a valid passport you can bring in your National Insurance card and full-length Birth Certificate (the full-length UK Birth Certificate will have at least one parent's name on it). Please note that shorter-length Birth Certificates cannot be accepted.
A UK Driver’s Licence is not an acceptable form of identification.
A valid, in-date passport or National Identity Card is an acceptable form of identification.
Croatian nationals should provide a valid purple registration certificate or contact HR for further information (HR_helpdesk@aston.ac.uk)
We will need to see your in-date passport and your current visa/work permit.
The University has the right to refuse employment if you are unable to provide satisfactory documentation. Further information can be found on the UK Border Agency website
For further clarification on the University’s employment and immigration requirements, please contact Human Resources.
Email: Ambassadors team
Tel: 0121 204 4771