Employ skilled Macquarie students

Macquarie University Student Employment (MQSE) helps students become job ready by coaching them through the recruitment process.  We facilitate paid employment opportunities both on and off campus.

Paid employment while studying helps students to enhance their employability and develop a range of skills while easing the cost of university study. For employers, student candidates represent a flexible, skilled and scalable addition to your workforce.

Macquarie Student Employment allows employers targeted access to our talented students whilst allowing students access to a range of convenient and relevant paid employment opportunities.

Contact the MQSE team at studentemployment@bambischnell.com.

MQSE makes it easy for employers to connect with high calibre, pre-qualified student candidates. This free service offers employers the greatest access to our student workforce and a streamlined, efficient process.

There are so many reasons to employ a student. Not only are you making a valuable contribution to the future of Australia’s workforce, you are bringing the latest training, skills and methodologies into your workplace.

Employers tell us how impressed they are with our students’ problem solving and communication skills, collaboration and innovative ideas.

Whether you are looking to build a pipeline of future talent or need some assistance with a task or project, MQSE can guide you through the process. Contact us on:

T: +61 (2) 9850 7372
E: studentemployment@bambischnell.com

Services we provide include:

  • advising on job design and appropriate hourly rates
  • writing ads for your role and promoting it to our students
  • targeted recruitment of students with specialised skills
  • shortlisting student candidates.


MQSE has compiled a list of questions from employers, and answered them below.

Rates of pay will vary according to the role. Hourly rates offered must at least comply with the National Minimum standards. Roles requiring greater experience or a higher skill level are likely to pay a higher hourly rate.

Award and agreement free juniors get paid a percentage of the national minimum wage. The percentages are the same as the aged-based percentage scale in the Miscellaneous Award.

Further information can be obtained from the fairwork website.

The Fair Work Information Statement contains a summary of minimum employment standards in Australia. You will need to provide a copy to every new employee.

Most international student visas allow them to work 48 hours per fortnight and full time in university session breaks.

International student applicants will be able to provide you with the details of their visa. Find out more.

Macquarie Student Employment is a team of experienced recruiters, supported by a team of career consultants. We are a free service. We can advertise and promote roles, support student applications, shortlist candidates and provide unsuccessful candidates with constructive feedback.

Access to our talented student candidates is completely free to employers.