It may still feel like it’s a while away but Christmas will roll around sooner than you think, with only a matter of weeks to go.
While the festivities are sure to be a little different this year thanks to the various lockdown restrictions in place, the tradition of gift giving is sure to remain.
If you’re keen to earn a few extra pennies to help fund your festive spending, several companies are already advertising for temporary Christmas staff.
From supermarkets to sorting through the Christmas post, here are some of the temporary seasonal jobs already up for grabs.
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Tesco is recruiting more than 11,000 temporary staff across the UK to help out at the busiest time of the year.
The roles are available in Tesco Superstores and Extra stores around the country and involve picking out products ready for online deliveries and store replenishment, helping to support existing store colleagues.
A variety of flexible contracts are available and Tesco encourages successful applicants to apply for any permanent roles once the season period comes to an end.
If you are interested in applying, you can do so online at tesco-careers.com/christmas.
Morrisons is recruiting for Christmas temps up and down the UK, with roles including:
Store Customer AssistantsStore Pickers and PackersManufacturing OperativesDistribution Warehouse Operatives
If you’re interested in applying, you can find more information online.
Marks & Spencer
Marks & Spencer recruit temporary Customer Assistants from September through to the New Year, to help out when stores are busier than usual.
As well as seasonal roles, the supermarket also has various temporary jobs available throughout the year.
To find roles that are available now near you, visit careers.marksandspencer.com.
The Royal Mail is calling for thousands of temporary mail sorters across the UK to join its ranks over the Christmas period to ensure letters and parcels arrive in time for the big day.
The job involves unloading mail and parcels from vans, and sorting them in the warehouse to ensure they arrive at their destination safely. No previous experience is needed for the role, but you must be comfortable working in shifts.
When you apply, you will be able to select the shift patterns that best suit you, with earlies, lates, nights and weekend shifts available at most centres.
For more information on the roles available, visit jobs.royalmailgroup.com.
Boots calls for full-time, part-time and weekend Christmas Customer Advisors in the run up to Christmas every year, to help out in stores across the country.
Some positions are already available, but if these aren’t suitable for you you can register for Christmas job alerts so you’ll be the first to hear when vacancies go live.
To see what’s available now, visit boots.jobs/retail/christmas.
Various Customer Sales Assistants are wanted at Matalan stores around the UK, with the company looking for people who can work flexibly, including at weekends and in the evenings and during the busy Christmas period.
The role involves delivering an excellent customer experience and the ability to work well as part of a team.
If you are interested in applying, visit the website to see what roles are available near you.
Seasonal sales assistants are wanted to help out over the Christmas period, helping to keep shelves stocked and deliver friendly and helpful service to all customers.
A passion for books, stationery, and arts and crafts is desirable, so you can share your enthusiasm about products with shoppers.
Roles are currently available at various locations across the country and you can apply online.
Christmas roles at John Lewis for 2020 started to be advertised from the end of August and early September, with roles ranging from stock replenishment, to customer support and assistants in store.
To keep up to date with seasonal jobs that are available, you can register for alerts online.