Top companies hiring for Christmas 2023

Searching for something special this Christmas? Unwrap the top seasonal jobs…

Ok, so we know it’s probably a tad too early to put up the tree, or belt out Mariah Carey in the office. But it’s definitely not too early to bag yourself a great seasonal job.

In fact, some of the UK’s top companies are hiring right now for seasonal staff to cover the Christmas period. And who knows, you might even find a role that’s not just for Christmas.

Here are just five of the companies you could be working for this festive season… 


The Works

If you love arts and crafts more than Neil Buchanan*, The Works could be the perfect place to find a job you’ll love this Christmas. 

From toys and games to stationery and art supplies – the retailer stocks more seasonal supplies than Santa’s grotto. And The Works is on the lookout for sales staff to join its teams this festive season.

Apply now to beat the Christmas rush…


Roles in demand:

Three reasons to work for The Works include:

  • 25% discount on all their products (perfect for stocking up on stocking fillers)
  • Access to a comprehensive training programme, so you can feel confident starting your new role
  • It’s an official partner of Cancer Research UK 

Location: Throughout the UK. 

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One company that’s sure to be busy this festive season is Amazon. Founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos, the world’s largest online retailer is expanding its operations in the UK – and is looking to add to the thousands of employees who already help make up the Amazon team.

Working in warehouses bigger than the North Pole itself (probably), you’ll be on the front lines helping to stack, sort and deliver Christmas gifts up and down the country. 

So what are you waiting for? Join Amazon’s team today.


Roles in demand:

Benefits of working for Amazon include:

  • Amazon offer free courses and training to help you further your career. And there’s plenty of progression opportunities – most of the senior leadership team at Amazon began their careers as entry level staff at the company
  • A flexible return to work programme called ‘Ramp Back’ for parents returning to work after parental leave
  • 10% off purchases on Amazon’s own brand items

Location: Throughout the UK. 

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It wouldn’t be the festive season without Aldi’s ‘Home Alone inspired’ mascot, Kevin the Carrot. A veggie nod to the 1990’s classic, he’s become a true Christmas icon representing the UK’s affordable supermarket brand.

But aside from talking carrots, the retail giant is looking for more than just festive spirit this holiday season. Aldi is also on the lookout for top talent to cover the Christmas rush – with a range of roles in store and behind the scenes..

Want to work for one of the UK’s largest supermarket? Just want to get first dibs on its coveted ‘middle aisle ahead of your Christmas shopping? Find out more about a job with Aldi today.


Roles in demand:

Three reasons to work for Aldi include:

  • Aldi has won multiple employer awards including, The Hold Grocer Employer of the Year and The Times Graduate Employer of Choice
  • It’s dedicated to lowering its carbon footprint, boosting its energy efficiency and recycling its waste
  • It offers a range of discounts and savings for its employees

Location: Throughout the UK.

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Ernest Jones

Ernest Jones has grown rapidly over the last 70 years, going from a single shop operating in London’s Oxford Street to boasting over 100 jewellery stores throughout the UK. 

And, let’s face it, if you’re buying something special for your significant other, nothing makes Christmas sparkle more than some brand new bling (not you, Alan Rickman in Love Actually**). So it’s no surprise that there’s no shortage of seasonal roles available at Ernest Jones.

 There’s a wide range of retail roles available in stores around the country – both temporary, and permanent. All you need to do is find the right fit, and apply. 

It’s officially your time to shine…


Roles in demand:

Three reasons to work for Ernest Jones include:

  • Staff discount and a yearly enhanced rate for your work anniversary
  • It’s an equal opportunity employer having achieved Disability Confident Committed status Level One 
  • Over the Christmas period, you’ll have the opportunity to volunteer for extra shifts – and earn even more before the big day

Location: Throughout the UK. 

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National Trust

Looking after heritage spots throughout the UK, National Trust is a charity and membership organisation dedicated to the conservation of our most beautiful and scenic sites.

Working for National Trust is perfect if you’re into the great outdoors and love to learn about history and explore outstanding natural beauty. As Europe’s largest conservation organisation, it  receives over 22 million visitors a year to its protected coastlines, heritage sites and land.

And with the festive season fast approaching, its venues are also recruiting for Christmas helpers. You can even apply to be Father Christmas himself, or work in his grotto. A gig that even Buddy the Elf couldn’t turn down. So if you’d like to spread Christmas cheer for all to hear this holiday season, consider starting your career at National Trust.


Roles in demand:

Benefits of working for National Trust include:

  • Five paid volunteer days per year
  • 20% discount in National Trust shops and cafes
  • Free entry to National Trust places for you, a guest and your children (under 18), so you can enjoy some seasonal family days out too

Location: Throughout the UK. 

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*If you haven’t heard of him, Google it. You’re welcome, internet…

**Yes, we’re still not over it.