Top 5 summer jobs to fill those long hazy months

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These days, 80% of students hold part-time jobs alongside their studies to help with the ever-increasing costs of living, and, with the summer finally upon us, a seasonal job can be a great opportunity to boost those CVs and build up connections that will help you find employment in the future.


So, with that in mind, here are five particularly great opportunities to help you make the most of your summer.


Coasting through the summer

If you’re on the lookout for some experience working face-to-face with the public, then you’ll struggle to find a more hands-on or enjoyable job than working at a theme park.  Attractions like Thorpe Park and Alton Towers are always in need of extra staff during the holiday season, and working in such places will mean you get to spend your summer outside, as well as gaining skills in team building and customer satisfaction.  There are a huge variety of jobs at places like these, and if you’re looking at a future career working with people, this is the kind of work that shows you can handle being responsible for others even in the most chaotic of situations! Not only that, but with the majority of UK theme parks owned by Merlin Entertainments, you’ll likely be gaining work experience at a company that owns over 20 major attractions across the country, which is a useful connection to have if you’re ever in need of a job again in the future.


The all-in-one holiday/job package

If you’re still yearning for a bit of childlike fun this summer, but feel like you ought to earn a few quid along the way, there’s nothing more perfect for you than a job at a summer camp.  Not only are these jobs available all over the world (meaning you might get that holiday after all), but, these days, there are also summer camps of all varieties, meaning you can find jobs at circus camps, music camps, archery camps and even photography camps!  This job is perfect if you’re looking at a future career in teaching or childcare, as you’ll learn skills that will look great on your CV and gain invaluable experience working with kids of all ages, from all backgrounds, and with all sorts of needs. By the time the summer ends, a quiet classroom of 25 kids will feel like a walk in the park!


Help yourself whilst helping others

For the altruistic amongst you, the perfect summer job doesn’t just earn you money, it also allows you to help others too.  So why not spend the summer as a Charity Fundraiser? These jobs vary from post to post – you can be working in charity shops, travelling abroad, or even walking from door-to-door – but they all allow you to give back along the way.  If that isn’t enough, they also pay pretty well. Again, this can vary depending on what your responsibilities are, but many of them pay well over the minimum wage. That said, you’re not in this for the money, are you? 😉


The early graduation present

If you’ve read the news recently, you’ll have heard how being a graduate these days isn’t quite what it used to be, and so when it comes down to it, having a bit of experience on your CV can turn out to be one of the most valuable assets to have when you first leave university.  So, for those of you planning ahead, the perfect summer job for you might simply be working in retail. It might not seem as exciting as manning rollercoasters or taking kids canoeing, but a retail job gives you experience that ticks off a whole host of skills for a future employer.  Customer satisfaction? Tick. Working with money? Tick. Taking stock and organisation? Tick. Working as part of a team? Tick. Working under a manager? Tick. I could go on, but you get the picture. It’s not a glamorous summer job, but it’s one that will be paying you back far longer than riding those tea cups ever will.


We believe in summer holidays, and a job you don’t have to give up when September ends

When all things are said and done, you’ve been working hard all year and could really do with a proper holiday, and in a perfect world you would be able to go on holiday and get a summer job.  Of course, in the real world, your manager isn’t going to be very pleased if you apply for a summer job only to then go on holiday halfway through, are they?  Thankfully for you, Take Note exists in its own little perfect world, a world that says everyone deserves a holiday! By becoming a transcriber, you can work when you want and where you want; no 9-to-5, no boss nagging your ear off, but flexible shifts of your choosing, working mornings so you can spend the afternoon at the beach or working evenings so you can enjoy that lie-in!  All the while, you’ll be honing skills you use and need at university, earning money you’ll use and definitely need at university, and getting yourself a job you don’t even have to give up come term time.  Why not fit in a couple of hours here and there around lectures to help avoid hitting your overdraft for a little bit longer?


So, if you’re looking for a job that understands you deserve a holiday too, look no further than the world of transcription and the perfect, flexible job that is working for Take Note.


Written by Transcriber Lydia

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