Christmas is fast approaching, and for job seekers that means a wealth of seasonal job opportunities. Here are our top 10 roles and job sectors that are going to be looking for jobs this Christmas.
1. Retail – 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. Likewise, supermarkets are looking to ramp up their workforce. Waitrose alone took on 5,000 extra workers for Christmas 2014.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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 – 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. 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. 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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