Finding seasonal work

Decorated Christmas tree at Christmas market
Thinking about seasonal work? Here are some things to consider

At busy times of the year like Christmas, businesses often take on extra staff to help. 

Although it’s only for a short time, doing some seasonal work can be a great way to boost your CV, become more independent, and earn money. 

Crucial: For children and young people there are restrictions on how and when you can work, and what kinds of work you do, to keep you safe and to make sure work does not get in the way of study. Learn more about job seeking safety

Places to find seasonal work

You will often find lots of seasonal jobs in retail, like shops, cafes, and restaurants. 

If you are interested in finding a seasonal job, good places to look include:

  • Local noticeboards
  • Shop/ cafe windows
  • Online - try searching for 'Christmas' or 'Seasonal' jobs

Instant Expert: The National Careers Service have shared their tips on finding seasonal jobs.

Out of learning or training?

All young people need to stay in learning until age 18. If you're out of learning, there are things that you can do, and places to access support. 

If you're thinking about doing an apprenticeship, but struggling to find work, getting a seasonal job can be a great way to boost your CV, experience the workplace, and get a reference.

Take Action: Learn more about applying for jobs and writing a CV

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