Can you hear those Christmas tunes? Feel the air getting crisper? It may seem like we only just said a reluctant goodbye to summer, but it’s time to get your festive jumper on because Santa Claus is coming to town. And to make all those presents, he’s going to need a little help. So, if you are looking for season work either full-time, part-time or flexible shifts look no further. Here are 9 companies hiring seasonal workers now.
Details: The company was founded in the 18th century and has now grown to 178 locations across the UK, Ireland and Denmark.
What Employees Say: “Good as a part time job while studying among other things, and is a solid fast-paced environment and usually never end up just doing menial tasks.” – Current Employee
Details: Founded in 1982 by Mike Ashley Sports, Sports Direct is controlled by its founder and deputy chairman. It is an affordable sporting goods retailer that sells clothing, footwear and athletic accessories from a range of leading sporting brands. They have 450 stores in the UK, half a dozen in Europe and also have an online store.
What Employees Say: “Work is never always the same allowing for a wide variety of experiences.” – Former Employee
3. John Lewis
Details: Having been trading since 1864 John Lewis has grown to become one of the largest omnichannel retailers in the UK. With an ethos of “never knowingly undersold,” John Lewis works hard to provide the best possible products from the most sustainable sources whilst incorporating ethics and values into everything they do.
What Employees Say: “Excellent ethos. Good work-life balance. Very supportive in both personal and career progression. Varied roles/areas of work. Excellent range of benefits.” – Current Employee
Details: Superdrug is dedicated to providing affordable health and beauty products to the high street. With over 800 stores and over 11,000 colleagues – they aim to bring innovation as well as the latest trends to the market.
What Employees Say: “The other members of staff are lovely and everyone gets along like an extended family, it’s perfect for students and individuals looking to go retail experience.” – Former Employee
5. Royal Mail
Details: Connecting over 29 million addresses, the Royal Mail offers a number of exciting job opportunities and values each and every member of the team. Handling the changing nature of the delivery system with more packages and less letters, Royal Mail is a forward-thinking delivery company with an ethical responsibility.
What Employees Say: “Competitive salary, excellent on the job training and high-class support given through your career.” – Current Employee
Details: Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence and long term thinking. To achieve this they aim to offer every product possible online, making life easier and more convenient for people across the world.
What Employees Say: “There are a lot of interesting problems to tackle and solve for. The ability to move internally is good, so personal development is easy. Amazon stock price has done well over the years so it’s nice to see that benefit employees directly.” – Current Employee
Details: The biggest store in the UK, Harrods attracts over 15 million visitors every year and is ranked in the top 3 tourist attractions in London. With a fantastic sales and support team, they cater to over 20 industries and employ a phenomenal team who are well guided and receive a number of benefits.
What Employees Say: “Staff discount, uniform allowance, decent salary and good commissions, international colleagues, good canteen, very good training courses.” – Former Employee
Details: Argos is one of the leading retailers with over 750 locations throughout the UK. Selling more than 35,000 products through its catalogue and online stories
What Employees Say: “As it’s a large organisation, there are plenty of opportunities to move around the business to gain valuable experience and Argos give a huge amount of support for this.” – Current Employee
9. Card Factory
Details: Having launched in 1977 and with over 700 stores they have become one of the fastest growing card retailers in the UK. Selling everything event related you could ever want including: cards, presents, gift bags, paper, bows and ribbons – it is the perfect store for Christmas.
What Employees Say: “Stores kept in the loop regarding changes, feedback taken seriously and acted on where possible, new till system been rolled out, new recruitment system looks good, lots of plans for the future.” – Current Employee