Student employee contracts is a flexible form of employment on a part-time basis to benefit the student as well as the employer. The agreement means that students at a theoretical university program can get a part time employment at maximum 15 hours a week in their own professional field. For the students, it means an opportunity to gain work experience parallel with studies and the employer gets motivated employees with the right skills. Employers will also get the opportunity to show themselves as an attractive employer.
Many students who work alongside their studies, are mostly working with low-skill tasks in other areas. This means that competence are not being used and in it also drives other jobseekers away. It has also been found that the students who works extra in their own field, have the energy to work more hours per week before the studies are negatively affected.