Give your skills a boost!

Five Skills Gained From Seasonal Work by Imogen McGowan Seasonal work is a great way to gain experience whilst earning but, not only that, it’s a fantastic opportunity to add marketable and core skills to your CV. When looking for employment it’s essential to be able to provide examples to verify your skills, and seasonal

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Seasonal work is so this year – and next!

In the first of a series of guest blogs, Frank Hutton discusses the benefits of ….. A seasonal job? You must be kidding! by Frank Hutton  No, definitely not. It seems that, increasingly, people are turning to seasonal work. In the last two decades, the numbers of people working in industries like Tourism, Leisure, Commerce

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In the (super)market for a summer job?

Karim, who is studying at university in the UK, has added to his skills (and his wallet!) by taking on seasonal work during his student holidays: ‘Seasonal work is a great idea as I worked for a large supermarket as promotional staff during the university holiday. ‘It was so useful as I learned different skills

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Tourism industry – who does it employ?

The tourism industry has a long history of providing temporary seasonal employment and, according to an article from the Office for National Statistics (Tourism employment summaries: Characteristics of tourism industries, 2014), there are more young, aged between 16 and 24, working in tourism than other industries. The chart below shows the distribution of ages of

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Eden’s summer success

Seasonal jobs can often be the first step into the world of work and, as Eden from South Devon discovered, her holiday job helped develop essential skills for her future studies and career path. ‘During the summer I worked as a waitress in a very busy local pub/restaurant. As a direct result of this part-time

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Sail off into a seasonal job!

A holiday job can take you to countries across the globe, as Ben found out: ‘I was a sailing instructor on the Cayman Islands and, as well as the fabulous location, I found that I came away with lots of new skills. it gave me experience of working both as an individual, as well as

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