Five top temporary seasonal jobs to consider this Christmas | Pertemps

Do you want to earn some extra cash for your New Year spending? You’re in luck… this time of year brings with it a flurry of seasonal jobs.

The best thing about temporary work is the good pay rates, chance to gain experience, flexible hours and varied positions. From warehouse jobs to roles in retail, there’s something for everyone.

Liking the sound of temporary work this Christmas? Read on to discover what type of job would suit you best.


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Customer Service

If you are new to the job market or you have recently graduated, then a customer service role could be ideal for you to gain some experience on your CV. Call centre and customer service advisors are in demand during the Christmas rush. The role is a great chance to be part of a diverse team and to gain some valuable experience.


Logistics and transport

Christmas is an extremely important time in logistics. Behind the scenes, drivers are scaling the country, making sure deliveries are made on time so Christmas can run smoothly for everyone else. Delivery companies like Yodel take on over 5,000 extra people during peak times and Royal Mail hire 20,000 temporary workers to deal with the high demands. At Pertemps, we work with companies like Royal Mail to find the right people for their roles. 



For many people, Christmas is a time to shop ‘til you drop. The influx of shoppers through retailers’ doors and big events like Black Friday means staff numbers must rise. Supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s need around 15,000 extra employees leading up to Christmas, while Boots and Asda employ a further 7,000 people to handle the rush. And who knows, you could be kept on into the New Year and beyond if you make a good impression!



Warehouse workers are widely needed for the peak Christmas season. If you haven’t done it before, working in a warehouse often involves working in a team to deliver an efficient service in a timely manner. Stock taking, working heavy machinery and loading and unloading lorries are common tasks taken out in a warehouse. The pay is good and shift work is usually available. Sound like a role for you? See our warehouse jobs here.   



Christmas is party season. Work parties, family dinners and going out on the town with friends; it’s no wonder that the hospitality industry sees a big boost in jobs over the festive period to cope with demand. Most pubs and restaurants are open over Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day too, with many places offering time and a half or double pay rates for these days. Also, tips are likely to be more generous as customers get in the Christmas spirit!


Are you looking for a Christmas job? Visit our find a job page and turn your frown upside down today!