Christmas is fast approaching, and for job seekers, that means a wealth of seasonal jobs. Here are our top 10 roles and job sectors that are going to be looking for jobs this Christmas.
1. Retail among top seasonal jobs
Despite reports of its demise, the high street is still alive & kicking (did you know that almost £1 million will be spent a minute on Christmas Eve, according to Visa), and jobs at this time are many: sales assistants, retail assistant, retail salesperson to name but a few.
Supermarkets are looking to ramp up their workforce and certainly among top seasonal jobs for many.
We’re also seeing a big surge in warehouse jobs (pickers, packers, fork lift truck drivers, warehouse operatives) – Amazon for example are said to have 1500 warehouse job opportunities.
And from the warehouse to your home – delivery driver jobs are much in demand – van drivers, multi-drop delivery drivers, LGV drivers, While the High Street bustles & hustles at this time of year, there’s no doubt online shopping – and the demand for delivery driver jobs – will break new records this Christmas. Delivery driver jobs are among top seasonal jobs for many.
5. Royal Mail
But let’s not forget the old favourite – job with the Royal Mail – delivering and sorting the estimated 1.7 billion Christmas cards that are sent each year in the UK.
6. Pub & Restaurant staff jobs
Chefs, chef de parties, waiters & waitresses, bar staff – all much in demand during the festive season.
Christmas isn’t always about gathering around the fireplace at home, many people love to get away from it. And that means job opportunities for a range of hotel-related jobs.
8. Festival staff
Seasonal events abound, and there are some massive Christmas markets & fairs around the county (Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Oxford, Nottingham, Chester, to name just a few).
9. General temp work
Given that so many people take an extended break over Christmas and New Year, there’s always the option of general temp work – Reception, Administrative or Office Support for example – over the festive season.
And finally, Santa jobs – Santa lookalikes are always needed, since the man himself is rather busy at this time of the year.
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