Working in Portsmouth

Our four properties in Portsmouth are in fantastic locations, just a few minutes’ walk at most from a whole host of amenities, including excellent transport links and local shops, making it easy to commute in, pop out for lunch or do a spot of shopping. More than that, our friendly, close-knit teams and great on-site facilities, means Unite Students is a great place to work in Portsmouth.

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All of our properties are located within easy reach of the city centre so you're never far from excellent transport links, cafes, restaurants and shops.


All the properties are within a few minutes walk of Portsmouth and Southsea train station. Greetham Street, Margaret Rule Hall and Chaucer House are all right next door.

The properties are well serviced by major bus links at the Portsmouth Civic office bus stop.


Bike stores are located at all of our properties.


All of our Portsmouth properties are clustered together in the city centre. Within close walking distance is the Cascades Shopping Centre with over 50 retailers, a Tesco superstore and a host of other city centre amenities.

Victoria Park is close by and is a nice spot for lunch on a sunny day.


“I was looking for a fun, sociable job and – eureka! – I found it!”

Our people Andrew Aquilina Service and Sales Advisor

Andrew Aquilina was looking for something a little more fun and a little more sociable than his job as a nightclub manager – luckily for us, he found Unite Students. And hasn’t looked back.

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Andrew Aquilina Service and Sales Advisor

Before I started working as a Sales and Service Advisor for Unite Students, I was a nightclub manager. I was looking for a more fun, sociable job and – eureka! – I found it! I was a little apprehensive about working with students at first, but meeting new people every year and helping people is very satisfying.

While the rewards are great, they aren’t the reason I love my job – that’s down to the working environment. It’s busy and varied, which makes it interesting, and doing it with a team who are all on the same page is awesome! The company clearly cares about its employees and is always recognising a job well done, which I love.

If you have the opportunity to join Unite Students, whether it’s a team at head office or in one of the student properties, take it. You won’t be disappointed!

“Not everyone can say they enjoy their job, but I do and it’s a perfect fit for my skillset.”

Our people Brady Lee Vassallo Maintenance Engineer

As part of a five-man maintenance team, Brady loves working with students and enjoys the fast paced and varied nature of his role.

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Brady Lee Vassallo Maintenance Engineer

I joined Unite Students in June 2016 having worked in conjunction with Unite Students staff when I held a position at the University of Portsmouth halls of residence. After seeing how Unite Students functioned first hand, I knew it was the place for me. I can honestly say It’s met all my expectations and I’m really happy in my role. Not everyone can say they enjoy their job, but I do and it’s a perfect fit for my skillset.

I’m currently a Maintenance Engineer specialising in plumbing and it’s fair to say that some days are fast paced – and no day is the same as the next, so anything can happen! Having said that, we always deal with everything that comes in in a calm and professional manner and we’re always met with gratitude and thanks for the effort that we put in.

The culture and the attitude of the staff are second to none, and I believe the management style is great. Overall, this is a very rewarding, satisfying job that continually lets me use my skills and personality to enhance the student experience.

“I never know what each night will bring and that is what’s so exciting about the job.”

Our people Kieran Fleet Service and Safety Assistant

Kieran Fleet believes that joining Unite Students as made him a happier person. Why? Because of relaxed, friendly atmosphere and the caring nature of the management team.

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Kieran Fleet Service and Safety Assistant

I’m a Service and Safety Assistant and I look after the security of our premises and the safety of our students. Along with general customer service, I work a lot on the service and sales level and currently champion the fire safety of our city. I originally worked for Unite Students through a third party contractor and while I did this I researched further into the company and am very happy I applied.

The working environment of the company is like nothing I’ve seen before. The management are outstanding and really care for their staff. I really enjoy the job that I do. I always try to go above and beyond expectation targets in order to provide a better service to our customers and to raise out safety and security standards.

Along with the relaxed atmosphere, I love working in the company because everyone is so friendly. Everyone helps everyone and it feels very much like a big family. I was apprehensive about working with students at first, but I love how much interaction I have with them and when they tell me how happy they are with where they live.

Working with Unite Students has made me a happier person – I actually enjoy coming into work and starting my shift. I never know what each night will bring and that is what’s so exciting about the job.

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