Looking for a cracker of a Christmas job? See who’s hiring this season…
Does the mere mention of Christmas fill you with joy? Then finding a Christmas temp job could be the perfect way for you to spend the holiday season. Not to mention being a great way to earn some extra money while gaining valuable transferable skills you can take with you to your next job.
We’ve already covered some great reasons to work over Christmas, but if you’re not sure what Christmas jobs are available, here are some of the top companies hiring for Christmas 2021:
What Amazon is: Founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994, Amazon is an American technology company that employs around 1.3 million people worldwide.
What Amazon does: The world’s largest online retailer, Amazon sells directly to consumers and acts as a marketplace for other sellers. Amazon also offers digital streaming through its Amazon Prime Video and artificial intelligence with Alexa.
Why you should work for Amazon: Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year for Amazon. In the UK it’s looking to hire 20,000 temps to cover the Christmas season.
What Hermes is: The largest delivery service company in the UK offering seven-day delivery.
What Hermes does: Delivering parcels to customers across the UK and internationally, Hermes is the delivery partner for some of the biggest retail names, such as ASOS and Next. It also partners with local convenience stores, known as Parcel Shops, where customers can send and receive parcels.
What roles are on offer: Self Employed Courier
Why you should work for Hermes: Unsurprisingly, there are quite a lot of parcels to deliver over Christmas. You don’t need any experience to work as a Hermes delivery driver, but you do need a driving licence. You’ll have the option of working in an area you know, and you’ll be able to plan your working hours to fit around your other commitments.
What Pandora is: A designer, manufacturer and seller of contemporary jewellery.
What Pandora does: Established in 1982, Pandora is a Danish jewellery brand that designs modern jewellery, including rings, earrings, necklaces, pendants and charms, which are sold in over 100 countries.
Why you should work for Pandora: You’re surrounded by beautiful jewellery all day and you get to work with a wide variety of people. What’s not to like? And yes, generous staff discounts are available.
What Smyths Toys is: A multinational retail chain that sells children’s toys and entertainment products.
What Smyths Toys does: With over 200 stores across Europe, Smyths Toys sells toys and products for babies, children and teenagers, including bikes, construction toys, online games and much more.
Why you should work for Smyths Toys: You’ll get to help make hundreds of children happy. There’s also a good salary on offer, a staff discount on toys, and even a Christmas bonus – depending on how long you’ve been with the company.
What The Works is: Founded in 1981, The Works is a leading UK retailer of books, gifts, arts, crafts and stationery.
What The Works does: Through its network of 500 plus stores and its retail website, The Works Sells a range of childrens, teenages and adult books. It also stocks a range of arts and crafts, puzzles and games and stationery.
Why you should work for The Works: With the Christmas rush coming up, you’ll be working in a fast-paced (but fun) environment. You’ll also get to work with a range of different people, and the great staff discount will help you get all your Christmas shopping done for less.
What H Samuels is: One of the UK’s leading jewellery retailers.
What H Samuels does: From its 300 shops and online store, H Samuels has a range of quality jewellery at reasonable prices. Its product range includes rings, earrings, necklaces, watches and gifts. It also offers a repair and replacement battery service for watches.
Why you should work for H Samuels: Jewellery is one of the most gifted items at Christmas, so there’ll be plenty of shifts available. H Samuel offers excellent training, particularly in customer service, and a Christmas role could help get your foot in the door and lead to something more permanent.
What Fortnum and Mason is: An upmarket department store located in Piccadilly, London.
What Fortnum and Mason does: One of the oldest department stores in the world, Fortnum and Mason was established in 1707. The lavish store is famous for selling specialty food and tea. Its best selling product is its wicker hampers filled with delicious goodies – Fortnum and Mason sells around 140,000 of these each year.
Why you should work for Fortnum and Mason: You’ll get to work in a store packed with history, which is synonymous with spreading Christmas cheer. You’ll get to meet a wide variety of people from all over the world, and you get a sizable staff discount.
What National Trust is: Founded in 1895, National Trust is a charity and membership organisation for heritage conservation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
What National Trust does: Looks after nature, beauty spots and historic homes and monuments so that people can enjoy visiting them and learn about their history. Funds for conservation are mainly raised through membership fees and donations.
Why you should work for National Trust: If you’re a history buff or love the great outdoors, a job with the National Trust is for you. You’ll get to spend time in these fascinating areas, often getting to visit parts that aren’t accessible by the public.
What Aldi is: One of the UK’s largest supermarkets.
What Aldi does: Sells great quality products at affordable prices in stores that are conveniently located. You’ll find everything from fruit and veg and seasonal delights, through to homeware (and much more besides, in its infamous ‘middle aisle’).
Why you should work for Aldi: A winner of numerous employment awards, including ‘Graduate Employer of Choice’, Aldi is a fast growing company with plenty of opportunities for career advancement. Not to mention a reputation for paying its staff what they deserve.
What Card Factory is: Founded in 1997, the Card Factory is now one of the UK’s biggest retailers of cards and gifts.
What Card Factory does: With an e-commerce site and 1,000 stores across the UK and Ireland, Card Factory sells quality cards, gifts and gift wrapping at affordable prices for all occasions.
Why you should work for Card Factory: You’ll get to help people celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions – as well as Christmas. A generous staff discount is available too, so you can stock up on Christmas cards and stocking fillers.
Wanting a job that’s more ‘ho, ho, ho’ than ‘no, no, no’? Then search all available Christmas jobs now.