Summer Jobs Help Guide

Summer staff couple

Ideas for the summer thin on the ground, wondering what you are getting into? There are hundreds of summer jobs in the UK, Europe and elsewhere in the world suitable for just about anyone. It's just a matter of finding the right company for you. It doesn't matter if you are a student, career breaker or just fancy your chances of a better summer abroad. This section of Season Workers is dedicated to providing you with an insight into the world of working summer seasons. You can choose to get work before you set off, or just go and try your luck in the resort. You don't even have to follow the traditional route of securing work with a British / European operator before you go. If you can afford it you might want to spend the season qualifying in an outdoor sport. Some people have even set their own ventures up out in resort to fund their season, the options are pretty endless!

Types of jobs for the summer

Not the reserve of Club reps (although there are plenty of repping jobs like that) this section includes summer work to suit anyones aspirations. There are tour operators, hotels and holiday centres recruiting people to look after their clients in the summer all over the world. You might prefer a job in the outdoors or in a small hotel or restaurant, there are often unusual jobs advertised on Season Workers such as in sales and for estate agents who want to work abroad.

Where to look for jobs

The language barrier and legal difficulties can make finding work on the spot in some European resorts very difficult. Of course, you should be able to find what you want right here on Season Workers. However, there are a multitude of alternative options open to you. Go direct to tour operator and organisation websites, use Google to help you find recruitment websites, national and local newspapers can help and specialist magazines like the Caterer list jobs abroad and in the UK as they arise. What certainly will help is customer service experience, a language or a specialist qualification in childcare, catering or hospitality.

Summer jobs interviews and training courses

Imagine how many people are interviewed to work a season for your chosen company. Plenty, so how are you going to stand out from the rest? Here are some top tips on what you should do to prepare for your interview. This guide was edited by the head of recruitment for a summer operator who take on over 500 summer seasonal staff each year, that's a lot of interviewing experience so we suggest you read this carefully.

Stages of the season

Most of the time the early season is tough. Resorts and centres need to be prepared to accept clients and deliver what they expect to get in return for their hard earned cash. This can quite often mean that specialist staff have to get involved in toilet cleaning and menial set up duties. The mid season can be tough if not handled correctly and then the end is upon you before you know it. Again, Season Workers should have something to help you at every stage but if we are missing something please`let us know.