Where you can get a Christmas job this year – Royal Mail, Tesco and more

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If you are in need of some extra cash ahead of Christmas, or want to start January off with an extra little nest egg, taking on a seasonal job can be ideal.

High street shops and websites are starting to actively recruit for seasonal staff.

Here's a list of the companies that are currently looking for staff:

Boots

The high street chemist and beauty emporium has Christmas jobs starting from October 25.

It is looking for people to work part-time, full-time and at weekends as Christmas Customer Advisors, with shifts between the hours of 6am and midnight.

Sometimes Christmas staff end up staying on in their roles in to the new year – and handily, Boots pays wages weekly, one week in arrears.

Marks and Spencer

M&S' Christmas jobs are available from September through to the New Year, and both full and part-time temporary jobs are available working across a variety of different shift patterns.

As well as a competitive rate of pay, you’ll get 20 per cent discount on all in-store and online M&S purchases – perfect if you usually treat yourself to a few special bits for Christmas.

Excitingly, its website says: "There’s no limit on the amount of goods you can buy with the discount – and we’ll even extend it to a partner or family member who lives permanently with you!"

Morrisons

The supermarket chain is looking for people to work at its manufacturing and distribution sites and stores.

Its Christmas roles include Store Customer Assistants, Store Pickers and Packers, Manufacturing Operatives and Distribution Warehouse Operatives.

There are roles across the UK.

Tesco

With stores across the UK, the chances are that the one near you will be recruiting for 'festive colleagues'.

Tesco's website says: "Local, convenient with a variety of flexible contracts available, becoming a Tesco festive colleague gives you the opportunity to balance your job and your lifestyle."

B&M

If you fancy working at B&M over Christmas, then its website says to drop a copy of your CV into a local store, or ask for an application form.

There are more details on the website.

Royal Mail

It's not just Father Christmas and his elves delivering presents every December, Royal Mail lends a hand, too!

It has thousands of vacancies opening up for the coming months, with jobs in mail centres, delivery offices and sorting offices in need of filling, and they pay the National Living Wage of £8.72 an hour.

People who have worked for Royal Mail during its busiest time of year have commented that it's a great atmosphere, and the company stresses it is a happy multi-cultural environment.

Its website states: "For us, being proactive and detail-focused is more important than whether you have previous experience or not. As long as you are comfortable standing for long periods of time and able to meet the fast-paced, physical nature of our centres, you’re good to go.

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"If you have experience in warehouse or sorting work, then you are definitely on our good list! If being part of a culturally inclusive company and keeping busy sounds like you, come and join us."

Amazon

The online shopping giant is recruiting for 'Fulfillment Associates' across the UK right now.

The starting rate is £9.70 an hour, with higher rates for nightshifts, and up to £21.60 an hour for overtime (depending on location).

An extra incentive is that you can earn a bonus of £500-£750 subject to start date, location, attendance and shift worked.

Its website explains that this is made up of £50 paid weekly subject to attendance, plus a £250 bonus if you work up to 24 December 2020.

  • Amazon
  • Royal Mail
  • Tesco
  • Christmas

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