Seasonal, temporary & holiday jobs in Cardiff
Cardiff has a varied range of work opportunities, with seasonal employers varying from the historical Cardiff Castle to the more modern Wales Millennium Centre. In recent years tourism jobs in Cardiff have grown with recent accolades including Cardiff being listed as one of the top 10 destinations in the UK on the official British tourist boards website Visit Britain.
Tough to get but Cardiff is a good place to look for one off jobs at gigs and sporting events. Try the Cardiff International Arena, St David's Hall and the amazing Millennium Stadium. The city is often the only place in Wales chosen by major touring bands.
Cardiff hosts many festivals. The Big Weekend Festival for example attracts 200,000 visitors and is held annually in late July/August in the city centre. There are lots of temp jobs associated with Festivals (if not actually working for the organizers – these jobs are very tough to find due to the massive demand).
Cardiff has a strong nightlife, well established in the UK, let alone Wales, and offers many bar jobs, pub jobs and club jobs. Most clubs and bars are situated in the city centre, especially St. Mary's Street, and more recently Cardiff Bay has built up a strong night scene, with many modern bars & restaurants where you can fairly easily find catering temp work. The Brewery Quarter on St. Mary's Street is a recently developed venue for bars and restaurant with a central courtyard. Charles Street is also a popular part of the city if you are looking for work on foot.
Cardiff city centre has three main shopping arcades; St. David's Centre, Queen's Arcade and the Capitol Centre, all have seasonal work in retail. Other shopping centres where you might find work in retail are High Street Arcade, Castle Arcade, Wyndham Arcade, Royal Arcade and Morgan Arcade.
Wales, along with Scotland, Northern Ireland and England is part of the UK so British Work Permit rules apply.