If you’ve just returned from University or are finishing school soon for the long summer and considering a part time job to keep you occupied and top up your bank account. But what jobs are perfect for the summer, to ensure you still have time for lie ins, catch up with friends and perhaps get some school work done (maybe)? Well, here are six jobs, perfect for students to take on over the summer:
- Pub and bar work
If you’re over the age of 18, then you could land yourself a job behind a bar or in a pub pulling pints and exchanging some friendly banter with the locals. Pub jobs are plentiful but fill up quick in the summer months, so you’ll need to get in early when it comes to passing out your CV to that pub up the road from where you live.
Working in a bar or pub has its benefits, if the establishment serves food you’ll more than likely have your dinner paid for, you can share a drink with people as you work and there might even be the opportunity to host fun nights such as pub quizzes and host bands.
- Retail jobs
Working in retail usually offers good pay and easy to manage hours, with minimal evening and late night work, which means you have plenty of free time to yourself. Look for a retailer who is looking for part time employees, so you can work one day at the weekend and perhaps some shorter shifts throughout the week.
Working on the high street also means potential discount in store for you and family, so you could go back to Uni or school with a snazzy new wardrobe on top of your spare cash.
- Barista work
Barista work is a fine art, but big chains are always happy to take on new employees and train them up in the ‘ways of the coffee machine’ – although they probably won’t have you making things like this. Hand your CV in at popular coffee shops in town and you could find yourself taking orders on a busy Saturday – the good thing about barista work is that the time goes fast because you have so much to do!
- Waiter or waitress job
Waiting tables is a great job for students, it’s usually evening work so you have the whole day to yourself and is easy to pick up. You have to be prepared to be on your feet for a good few hours and have a great memory when taking people’s orders if the restaurant is busy.
If you’re particularly good at a certain subject you could offer out tutoring services to other students and get paid for it. Post advertisements in places you think parents and pupils will look and wait for the calls to roll in around exam time – this is a great option if you’re a university student who has returned home earlier than the school year finishes. If you don’t want to teach kids your own age, aim your marketing at students revising for GCSEs or A Levels.
- Factory work
Many factories take on extra staff during the summer, but beware these shifts can be hard for those who don’t like getting up in the morning. Look around your local area for factories that are hiring or consider approaching Royal Mail, they always need extra people in the sorting offices!