The best student employers rated by students.

Did you know that there are over 2.4 million students currently in higher education in the UK? 🧑‍🎓

Learn who they say are the best employers below.

We can exclusively reveal who you, our members have named as the best places to work whilst studying and those employers you should avoid.

Using our 240,000 employer reviews and rankings you've told us that Vue cinemas are the best employer if you are wanting to work around your studies.

In second place was shoe retailer Schuh and showing that cinemas are a good choice for students Odeon came third.

We recently shared our results on our TikTok channel with comments supporting the findings such as:


“odeon is such a good place to work”

Some shared their own work experiences:

Quandale Dingle

“Great content bro I’m 17 I work in B&Q it’s kinda hard if I’m being honest not the easiest to balance with college life”

A few TikTokers had a guess at the employers that would appear in the bottom 10 based on their experiences:


"deffo maccies"

Students named The Range and Card Factory as the places that students should avoid working calling out the short notice of shift and not being paid below the real living wage.

10 best student employers:

1. Vue Cinemas

2. Schuh

3. Odeon Cinemas


5. Waitrose & Partners

6. River Island

7. Wickes

8. JD Wetherspoon

9. Greggs

10. B&Q

Bottom 10 student employers:

1. The Range

2. Card Factory

3. B&M

4. WHSmith

5. Burger King

6. Farmfoods

7. Superdrug

8. Pret A Manger

9. JD Sports

10. Domino’s Pizza

*Reviews and ratings are accurate as of 16th February 2022.

** Based on employers with at least 30 reviews.

Published on 16 May 2022