Getting a summer job is a fantastic way to beat the boredom and earn some extra cash. It also benefits you in the long run as it can boost your CV with more skills and experience that will catch the eye of future employers.
A range of summer jobs include:
Summer Retail Temps
Supermarkets and retail companies are usually on the lookout for help. Companies usually require hard working, energetic people to take on many key roles such as customer services, checkout work and working on the shop floor. Supermarkets and retailers offer flexible hours which is perfect for students and they also offer a competitive salary.
Many students choose to become seasonal temps as it doesn't interfere with their studies and university students can also go back home and find a temporary job there.
Jobs at summer festivals are understandably popular; especially as the festivals themselves are a destination for many students anyway. Jobs of this nature are usually unpaid however entry to the festivals is free and some festivals will even pay assistants who have to deal with money, stewarding and general festival duties. If you are not in need of some extra cash then it's definitely a fun way of working and at the end of it you would have had a good experience and you may even get to meet some celebrities.
Theme Park work
This kind of seasonal work is available from late spring until early autumn. Theme park workers are always in demand every year and a job like this can be a very exciting and memorable experience. Jobs available at theme parks include game attendants, gift shop workers and food and drink staff. Depending on which theme park you work at, the salary will be more than minimum wage and some also give you a free access pass to other theme parks they associate themselves with.