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Summer seasonal jobs - Wales and UK

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:

Catering jobs

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:

Other catering outlets include:

General catering job sites:

Childcare jobs

  • 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

You will usually need to have a CSCS Health and Safety Card to work on construction sites. To find out where you may be able to get help with this contact us or contact your local Job Centre.

Council seasonal jobs

Councils have a range of seasonal jobs that might include grass cutting, parks and grounds maintenance, playschemes, life guard and more:


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:

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:

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:

General leisure jobs:

Teaching English as a second language

Think about teaching English as a foreign language over the summer:

Theme parks

Take a look at the jobs at theme parks:

Recruitment agencies

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.

Safer job searching

Watch out for job scams when you search for jobs on websites. More people are being targeted by online job scams. Find out more about how to avoid the job scams at Safer Jobs.

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