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Learn more about becoming a Toptasker and connecting with nearby individuals and businesses.

How it works | For Students.

About our process.

Post a task


Select a student


Complete the task






For more information, please download our Student Guidelines available here.

Things to remember.

■ Only apply for tasks you feel confident carrying out. Remember to double check start-time, date and location before applying.

■ You can choose to submit a Cover Letter with your application. Cover Letters act as a one-way messaging feature that enables you to pitch to Employers for each individual task.

■ Please remember to withdraw your application if you are no longer available for a task. This is very important. 

■ Once booked, use the chat feature to stay in touch with your Employer.

■ Press the 'Complete' button after the task has been carried out to ensure your Employer confirms its completion.

■ Payments are processed every Monday. It can take up to 48 hours for the funds to appear in your bank account.

Student Eligibility.

■ To have your student application considered, you must be a current UK university student and above the age of 18.

■ If you are not studying at a UK university, you cannot register on Toptask. Students studying at academies/colleges are eligible if their institution is either affiliated with a university or their degree is backed up by a university. 

■ If you are a registered student on Toptask, you may remain on the platform up to one year after your graduation date.

■ If you are on an international student visa (Tier 4 visa holder), you cannot carry out freelance or self-employed work with Toptask, unless you are a doctorate student. Toptask is a marketplace that classifies you as self-employed under the law. For more information about this please refer to the following Home Office document.  

Application Process.

  1. Download the Toptask app from either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
  2. Start registering as a 'Student'. Remember to provide a clear profile picture and your valid student ID card.
  3. Select your skills and write a short personal statement highlighting your past experience and academic credentials.
  4. After registration, all eligible students can expect to receive an SMS within 48 hours inviting them to select a slot for their initial brief phone interview. If you have not received this SMS within this timeframe, please email our support team at
  5. Please note that that when selecting an hour slot, your brief interview can take place at any point during that one-hour slot. By selecting a slot you are confirming your availability during that hour. If your availability changes, remember to log back in to the poll and select a different vacancy. 
  6. After your interview, your profile will be submitted for approval by the Toptask Registration Team. If you are successful, you will receive a confirmation email and be invited for an in-person interview with a member of the team to discuss the platform and receive your Toptask ID card.
  7. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide feedback to all candidates; therefore if you have not heard from us within one week please assume that your application has not been successful.

Frequently asked questions

Find out more in our here.

Read our full FAQs here.

How do I get hired for a task?

Once you have applied for a task, the employer will choose which student to hire. If you have been selected, you must reconfirm the task offer.

How will I get paid?

Funds for your completed tasks will be processed every Monday via bank transfer. This could take up to 48 hours to arrive in your account.

How much do I get paid for each task?

You are paid £10/hr if you are booked for a Category A task. You will be paid £14/hr if you are booked for a Category B task. Alternatively, Employers may enter a fixed rate for the total amount of the task.

How can I help my chances of being hired?

We strongly encourage you to fill in your personal statements with your past work experience and/or academic credentials, as well as to submit a suitable Cover Letter with each task application. 

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