Five Top Temporary Jobs To Consider This Summer

Posted 5 years ago •

Do you want to earn some extra cash for your summer time spending? You’re in luck… this time of year brings with it a flurry of summer 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 summer? Read on to discover what type of job would suit you best.




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 summer. The role is a great chance to be part of a diverse team and to gain some valuable experience.


Logistics and transport

Summer is an extremely important time in logistics. Behind the scenes, drivers are scaling the country, making sure deliveries are made on time so that the summer sales 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, the summer holidays is also a time to shop ‘til you drop. The influx of shoppers through retailers’ doors as customers hunt for last minutes bargains to go on holiday and cram into shopping centres to capitalise on back-to-school necessities, causing staff numbers to rise. Businesses such as Sainsbury's, Boots and Asda employ more temporary staff over the summer holidays to help over the busy six weeks while children are not at school. And who knows, you could be kept on into the autumn and beyond if you make a good impression!



Warehouse workers are widely needed from the end of July through to the start of September. 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  



the sunshine and warm weather (when it eventually arrives) turns the UK summer into a 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 to cope with demand as universities close their doors for the summer break. Most pubs and restaurants will try to accommodate more customers as families and friends flock to sit out in the sun with a cold drink and will happily employ more temporary staff to tackle the increase of customers. 


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

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