Employers usually recruit for seasonal summer jobs from March right into the summer.
- Keep on checking the websites as you never know when new vacancies will be advertised.
- Some summer seasonal jobs are only advertised for a short time so visit sites regularly.
Websites to get you started in finding that summer seasonal job
Airports within commuting distance of some parts of Wales:
Hotels, restaurants, pubs, parks, and cafes often recruit extra staff during the summer.
- The larger companies advertise vacancies on their own websites, and many employers use catering and general websites.
- Companies may often recruit in their windows, so keep a look out when you are passing by.
- Approaching local restaurants and pubs and handing in your CV is also a good way to find work.
A few of the major restaurants to get you started:
- Frankie and Bennys
- Toby Carvery
- Pizza Hut
- Whitbread (Beefeater, Brewer's Fayre, Table Table)
Other catering outlets include:
General catering job sites:
- Local councils and other organisations often run Summer Playschemes. Visit the Council websites near you to find out about your area.
- Sometimes there are jobs available as a Nanny or Au Pair over the summer.
A couple of agencies to get you started:
Take a look at the well-known cinemas but don't forget there are small independent cinemas out there too:
Construction, labouring and landscaping
- Look for construction, labouring and landscaping jobs on online job sites like Indeed, Reed and Find a job.
- Construction companies also use Recruitment Agencies to advertise seasonal work
Council seasonal jobs
Councils have a range of seasonal jobs that might include grass cutting, parks and grounds maintenance, playschemes, life guard and more:
- People Exchange Cymru (Public sector opportunities across Wales)
Job sites to find festival work:
Historic and arts organisations
Get started with the following websites:
Holiday parks and resorts
Below are some of the holiday parks and resorts across the UK:
- Bourne Leisure (includes: Butlins, Haven and Warner Leisure)
- Center Parcs
- Darwin Escapes
For more holiday parks visit the British Holiday and Home Parks Association job site
- Hotels recruit through general job sites like Indeed, Reed and Universal Jobmatch.
- Approaching hotels and asking about vacancies is also a good way to find work.
- Some hotels also recruit on their own websites.
Listed are some hotels in Wales as a starting point:
- St David's Hotel, Cardiff
- Celtic Manor, Newport
- Vale Resort, Vale of Glamorgan
- The Quay Hotel and Spa, Conwy
- Premier Inn
Hotel job sites:
Find hotels near you by searching hotel listings. You can then contact the hotels or find vacancies on their websites. Examples of listings include:
National parks and gardens
If you like outdoor jobs take a look at these:
- Some shops get busier in the summertime. Examples of stores that might get busier and need summer staff could include DIY stores, garden centres, tourist based shops and builders merchants.
- Look for vacancies on online job sites, or approach local stores near you to find out more.
Examples of stores include:
Sports, activity and summer camp jobs
Here's a range of websites to find active summer jobs:
- Cardiff Cruises
- YHA (Youth Hostel Association)
- Welsh Rugby Union
- Kings Recruit
- Snowdon Mountain Railway
- Super Stars
- Zip World
General leisure jobs:
Teaching English as a second language
Think about teaching English as a foreign language over the summer:
Take a look at the jobs at theme parks:
Recruitment agencies advertise a wide range of seasonal jobs including fruit-picking, labouring, bar staff and much more.
Contact recruitment agencies in your area or use the Recruitment Employment Confederation (REC) to find a recruitment agency near you.
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