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Top 15 Student Part-Time Jobs in Singapore [2022]

It’s always good to have some extra cash on hand, especially when you’re a student in Singapore. Find out what are some of the best-paying and flexible part-time jobs in Singapore suitable for students like you!

by Liam Hoo

Who doesn’t like a little bit of extra cash on hand? If you’re a student who’s looking to build up your savings, or simply want some extra money so you can enjoy life a little more, here are some of the best and high-paying jobs for students in Singapore. 

Part-Time Ambassadors

Whether you’re a brand, retail, service, or event ambassador, such roles are usually fun and have flexible schedules suitable to your needs as a student. Ambassadors are typically in charge of promoting brands or products at stores or pop-up events. The nature of the work allows you to get to talk to plenty of people and hone your social interaction skills. 

Job scope:

Typical Ambassador duties and responsibilities include:

  • Brand/product promotion 
  • Entertaining customer enquiries
  • Sales
  • Customer service 

Estimated salary per hour rate: Around $9-$30/h depending on the type of ambassador 

Experience required: Usually no prior experience required; training provided on the job.

Where to start applying: IndeedLinkedInJobStreetMyCareersFuture

F&B Service Crew

disposable cups with shakes

Working part-time at an ice cream, or bubble tea shop can be quite a fun way to pick up new skills while keeping yourself productively engaged during the holidays. F&B service crews are one of the most student-friendly part-time jobs in Singapore and such roles are usually available all-year long. 

Job scope:

Typical duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Waitressing 
  • Customer service 
  • Dishwashing
  • General cleaning 
  • Cashier duties
  • Food prep
  • Ad-hoc duties assigned by manager

Estimated salary per hour rate: Around $8-15/h

Experience required: Usually no prior experience required; training provided on the job.

Where to start applying: IndeedLinkedInJobStreetMyCareersFuture

Retail Assistant

If you enjoy a fuss-free job with opportunities to interact freely with customers, a retail assistant position may be just the thing for you.

Job scope:

Typical duties and responsibilities include:

  • Attending to customer queries
  • Basic housekeeping
  • Performing stock replenishment duties

Estimated salary per hour rate: Around $9-12/h

Experience required: Usually no prior experience required; training provided on the job.

Where to start applying: IndeedLinkedInJobStreetMyCareersFuture

Data Entry

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Data entry jobs are easy and require almost no training at all, especially for tech-savvy Gen Z kids. They can also offer work-from-home arrangements depending on the nature of the data being handled.

Job scope:

Typical duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Entering information into databases as collected upon forms or spreadsheets
  • Reviewing all data for errors and reporting unusual findings
  • Checking through datasets 
  • Scan and print required documents needed to collect information for data entry
  • Ensue compliance with PDPA 
  • File and organise relevant paperwork

Estimated salary per hour rate: $10-12/h

Experience required: Basic familiarity with Microsoft Office software and computer literate.

Where to start applying: IndeedLinkedInJobStreetMyCareersFuture

Parcel Packing

yellow and white plastic box lot

Parcel packing is another great and easy job to ease into hustling. This is also a popular option for students as they can often work alongside their friends.

Job scope:

Typical duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Perform daily inventory management duties including but not limited to receiving, sorting, put-away, picking, packing and release
  • Packing items
  • Preparing orders
  • Heavy lifting 
  • Other ad-hoc tasks as assigned

Estimated salary per hour rate: $10/h

Experience required: No prior experience required

Where to start applying: IndeedLinkedInJobStreetMyCareersFuture

Professional Caregiver

If you’re looking for a meaningful job that’s both flexible and well-paying, being a professional caregiver would be the perfect job for you. Being a Homage caregiver is not about having the right formal qualifications. What’s important is having the right heart and a dedicated attitude to help others with their daily living tasks and self-care needs. 

With flexible working hours and low commitment requirements, you can work around your school schedule with visits that are near your campus. Apart from earning a competitive income, you will also be making a visible impact on the lives of others.

Job scope:

Typical duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Companionship
  • Check-in visits
  • Showering and toileting
  • Transport / Medical escort
  • Medication reminders
  • Groceries and cooking
  • Exercises
  • Night care

Estimated salary per hour rate: Around $19/h (and incentives of up to $20/visit)

Experience required: No formal qualifications required. Simply bring with you the right attitude and mindset towards helping others!

Where to start applying: Click here to find out more and submit your application.

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Home Tutor

Tutoring younger kids can be a great way to keep your mind fresh while still earning your own keep on the side, especially for students.

Job scope:

Typical duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Liaising with parents
  • Teaching subject matter
  • Grading and assigning homework
  • Formulate teaching plan

Estimated salary per hour rate: 

  • $20-35/h for primary school
  • $35-45/h for secondary school
  • $45-70/h for junior college

Experience required: Undergraduate/top scorers in National Examinations usually preferred.

Where to start applying: StartTuitionSmileTutor

Admin Assistant

person using laptop on white wooden table

Admin assistant positions are great for learning more about office environments and don’t require any upfront specialised skills, making them perfect for students to consider as part-time jobs.

Job scope:

Typical duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Providing frontline customer service
  • Assisting in administrative duties including paperwork
  • Assisting in accounting duties, such as but not limited to invoicing, handling daily sales, and refunds;
  • Ensure proper documentation and filing;
  • Maintaining office operational needs and functions; restocking pantry
  • Perform any other ad hoc duties as assigned

Estimated salary per hour rate: $10-12/h

Experience required: Typically ‘O’ levels and above and proficiency in Microsoft Office software are required. 

Where to start applying: Indeed | LinkedIn | JobStreetMyCareersFuture

Interview Transcriber

person using laptop

Transcribing jobs simply require you to listen and write down what you hear. Easy enough for anyone really!

Job scope:

Typical duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Transcription
  • Proofreading 
  • Adherence to given style guidance

Estimated salary per hour rate: $15/h

Experience required: Typically no prior experience required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software required.

Where to start applying: IndeedLinkedInJobStreet

Translator

black headphones on laptop computer

Know a third language? Or maybe your bilingual proficiency is better than average? Then a part-time translator job may be a great opportunity for you.

Job scope:

Typical duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Translating documents, audio
  • Proofreading
  • Producing translated output in desired format

Estimated salary per hour rate: $10/h

Experience required: Proficiency in desired languages and familiarity with Microsoft Office software are required.

Where to start applying: IndeedLinkedInJobStreetMyCareersFuture

Part-Time Banquet Waiter

white handkerchief on table

Banquet waiting is another popular part-time job for students given the little experience required and the opportunity to work together with your friends. 

Job scope:

Typical duties and responsibilities include:

  • Serving food and drinks
  • Clearing tables
  • Attending to customer requests
  • Other ad-hoc duties as assigned

Estimated salary per hour rate: $10-15/h

Experience required: Typically no prior experience required.

Where to start applying: Indeed | LinkedIn

Clinic Assistant

pregnant women and her gynaecologist at a check up for gestational diabetes

Working as a part-time clinic assistant in your neighbourhood can also be a good experience to learn basic admin skills as a student.

Job scope:

Typical duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Front counter receptionist services including answering phone calls, registration
  • Preparing and dispensing of medications
  • Handling cash payments, e-payments and NETS terminals
  • Administrative duties
  • Ensure general cleanliness and hygiene in the clinic 
  • And any other duties assigned by the doctor

Estimated salary per hour rate: $9-15/h

Experience required: Computer literacy, conversational fluency in English and Mandarin. No prior experience is required as training on the job will be provided.

Where to start applying: IndeedLinkedInJobStreetMyCareersFuture

Telemarketer

black and brown headset near laptop computer

Telemarketing can be a very convenient part-time job for students as it can be done remotely and typically doesn’t require much experience or formal qualifications.

Job scope:

Typical duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Cold calling potential clients for various purposes

Estimated salary per hour rate: $10-15/h

Experience required: Conversational fluency in required languages.

Where to start applying: IndeedLinkedInJobStreetMyCareersFuture

Food Delivery

pizza on white ceramic plates

The rise of the food delivery sector has also meant that the demand for food delivery drivers and riders has increased exponentially. Becoming a delivery partner for companies like Grab, Foodpanda, or Deliveroo can be as simple as knowing how to drive or ride a bicycle, perfect for students looking for a little cash. There may be some onboarding costs if you wish to purchase related equipment from these companies but they should be recouped in time.

Job scope:

Typical duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Delivering food fast and efficiently

Estimated salary per hour rate: $15 on average or more depending on deliveries made

Experience required: Valid driving licences for delivery vehicles or bicycle riding skills are required.

Where to start applying: GrabFoodFoodPanda | Deliveroo

Flyer Distributor

Flyer distribution may be tedious, but it is a relatively easy and fuss-free job to earn a decent side income.

Job scope:

Typical duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Distributing flyers at set locations or to certain demographics

Estimated salary per hour rate: $10/h

Experience required: No prior experience required

Where to start applying: IndeedLinkedInJobStreetMyCareersFuture


If you are looking for a job with flexible hours, rewarding hourly rates, and a fast approval rate of 1-2 days, being a Homage Care Pro will be a great fit for you as a student.

Learn more about our careers as a Homage Caregiver or Nurse and apply to be a Care Pro with us today!

About the Writer
Liam Hoo
Liam is a history major who guzzles coffee a little too much for his own good. He enjoys sharing his curiosity about the world and eccentric quirks with others. In his spare time, he’s either daydreaming, writing, or daydreaming about writing.
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