Types of Work Available Over the Christmas Period

Working Over The Christmas Period


Why work a seasonal job?

Many of the candidates we support enjoy applying for Christmas jobs, as it’s a great opportunity to make some extra cash and also explore what it’s like working in different industries. Meanwhile, it’s a way of getting the hours in without committing to a long-term career, making it a very flexible and accommodating solution.

Seasonal jobs also mean that you’ll see what a business is like during its busiest time of year, as well as meet lots of people who could become lifelong friends. If you go above and beyond in your duties, your seasonal role could even result in your employer offering you a permanent position.


Make sure to apply now

Though the festive period is generally considered to be from 1st December to 5th January, Christmas roles are actually available right now. This is because many kinds of businesses require additional staff in the run-up to Christmas and time is of the essence. The longer you leave it, the lower your chances of finding a seasonal job over Christmas, as positions are being filled very quickly.


What kind of sectors need seasonal workers?

Prestige Recruitment always has a finger on the pulse of the employment sector and you can find a wide range of vacancies on our Jobs page. Sectors include construction and engineering, on-site management, business support, food manufacturing and processing, transport and warehousing, industrial and manufacturing, NHS and public sector, healthcare and agricultural.

Some of these sectors will have much higher demand than others, such as the current need for production operatives and delivery drivers, although you’ll also find openings for everything from electricians and engineers to customer service representatives and bartenders.


CVs and interviews

With seasonal jobs for the Christmas period already filling up, it’s crucial that you prepare for an interview and give yourself the best chance of landing the right kind of temporary role.

Have a read through these CV tips and common interview questions, as they’ll give you a clear idea of what’s expected from you when applying for a role. If you’re interested in the transport and warehousing sectors, here are some key skills to help you succeed.


How to prepare

With the Christmas period being an extremely fast-paced time of year, there are a few things to bear in mind when applying for a seasonal job. The people who perform best in these roles are the ones who demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Confident in picking up systems and ways of working
  • Time management and punctuality
  • Clear communication
  • Able to work to quotas and deadlines
  • A real team player
  • Follows all health and safety procedures
  • Attention to detail
  • Can cope under pressure
  • Enthusiastic and good to work with


Get in touch

Our recruitment specialists are here to match you with your ideal seasonal job. For tailored advice and support, please call your closest branch or get in touch through our contact form.


Posted: Mon 18 Oct 2021
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