Student advice: Getting a Christmas temp job

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University has finished for the semester and your Christmas break has begun. If you’re looking for some extra cash to buy Christmas presents or to ease any worries in January, a Christmas temp job could be perfect.

Christmas is a busy time for companies and many of them are eager for an extra pair of hands. They know that students will be home for the festive period – making you the perfect candidate!

It’s not just extra cash that comes with a temporary job, it’s also a new set of skills and experience for your CV, which will appeal to future employers after university.

The benefits of a Christmas temp job

We’ve already touched on a couple of these, but some extra cash is a great benefit of a Christmas temp job. If you can’t work while you’re home for the holidays or feel worried about your finances, temping over Christmas will really help to ease some of this stress.

When you get a Christmas temp job through Glu Recruit, you’ll be directly employed through us. This means you will be entitled to all the statutory benefits of being an employee such as holiday pay and workplace pension contributions.

When it comes to how much you’ll be paid, this is dependent on the role, but you will be paid an hourly rate and will receive your pay every Friday.

Christmas temp jobs are also a great chance for you to network. The temp role you’re in may not be the area you want to work in in the future, however there may be other roles within that company that are more suited.

Establishing and growing connections with people who work there may help you out in the future. Your temporary employer may also have people in their network that they can put you in touch with!

What Christmas temp jobs are available?

We have a number of Christmas temp jobs available, across lots of industries. Below are some examples of roles we often fill:
• Administrator
• Data Entry
• Reception
• Call Centre
• Customer Service
• Finance
• IT
• Warehouse Operative
• Labourers
• Pickers/Packers
• Assemblers
• Drivers (Multi drop 3.5T, 7.5T)
• Supervisors/Team Leaders
• Labellers

Don’t worry if you don’t see something you fit into, you can give us a call on 0114 321 1873 and one of our consultants will be able to help you out.

How to find a Christmas temp job

When it comes to finding a Christmas temp job, there are a number of things you can do. We regularly update our website with new temp roles, so that’s always a good place to start.

If you can’t see a role on our website that you feel suits you, we’re always open to having a chat over the phone to see how we can help, so picking up the phone is great too!

What hours will you work?

This again is dependent on the role that you go for. Most companies have set hours in mind that you would be required to work, however temp jobs are usually a lot more flexible. If you get in touch with our team and let us know what hours you can work and they will try their best to accommodate.

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