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5 benefits of Christmas temp jobs

It’s that time of year! Businesses across a range of sectors are gearing up to the busy festive period, including taking on additional staff.

From meeting new people to trying out new roles and earning some extra cash over the Christmas holidays, there are plenty of perks that come with temp jobs, especially over the festive season.

Here are 5 of the best benefits to securing a seasonal job with Nu Staff Recruitment.

1.Pay and Benefits

The festive period is an expensive time so one of the best perks of a seasonal job is that it allows you to earn some extra cash just when it matters the most! Many businesses will extend their range of benefits to their temp workers so if you’re working in a retail role you may get discount or early access to sales which can make your money go even further. Hospitality roles can also be a great earner with tips and sometimes discount on food. As a temporary worker you’ll also be entitled to sick pay and holiday allowance.

2.  Gain valuable skills

Whether you are looking for new skills to add to your CV or want to explore different roles, seasonal jobs are a great way to get work experience and broaden your transferable skills which will help with securing permanent roles in the future. Whether you’re a student looking for temporary work, someone who is looking to top up their income or you’ve been made redundant a seasonal job can bring new experiences and new opportunities.

3. Meet new people

The workplace is a great opportunity to widen your network and by taking on a seasonal job you can build your contacts from both a professional and social perspective. You never know when these contacts may prove to be valuable so be sure to make a good impression on everyone you meet. The person you are speaking to may be able to unlock the next step in your career path!

4. Enhanced career opportunities

A temporary contract gives you a foot in the door and may lead to something more permanent. Use the opportunity to showcase your skills, learn as much as possible and connect with key people. whether the company is hiring immediately in the New Year or further down the line, making a good impression now will put you in a strong position should a job come up. If you’re clever, you could apply for a seasonal job with a brand that you’ve always wanted to work for and with the right attitude and a bit of luck, be able to work your way up into a role you’ve dreamed of!

5.  Flexibility

Many seasonal roles will offer the flexibility to choose your own working hours which means if you have other commitments, you can work around them but if you’re willing to put the work in, then there will also be plenty of opportunity for overtime. The option for flexible working is perfect for working parents, students who are working around their studies or if you simply have other commitments you need to fit into your schedule.

We are currently recruiting for a range of temporary roles across Chepstow, Gloucestershire, South Wales and beyond so, if you’re looking to widen your skills, broaden your experiences and earn some extra money for the Christmas period, we can help!

Contact us today to discuss your requirements with our friendly team