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Top ten seasonal jobs

Published: Thursday 24th November 2016

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.

2. Supermarkets

Supermarkets are looking to ramp up their workforce and certainly among top seasonal jobs for many.

3. Warehouse jobs

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.

Man warehouse worker with a tablet.

4. Delivery Driver jobs among top seasonal jobs

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.

7. Hotels

Guest takes room key card at check-in desk of hotel, close up

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.

10. Santa jobs

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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