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Christmas is fast approaching, and many of the UK’s leading companies will be hiring seasonal staff to cover an influx of temporary driving jobs and warehouse jobs. If you are in between jobs, and looking to earn an income to spoil your loved ones over Christmas, then this should be music to your ears!
In this blog, we outline top five reasons why you should choose temporary driving jobs and warehouse jobs over the festive season, and how they will not only benefit your pocket in the short-term, but also your long-term career prospects.
Although job security has long held top spot in the list of reasons to choose employment with any particular company, working in temporary driving jobs or warehouse jobs can be highly beneficial to you in terms of learning new skills, networking and improving your work to life balance.
Read our five reasons why you should choose temporary driving jobs and warehouse jobs over the festive season:
Many large companies (from supermarkets, to restaurant groups and courier businesses) offer better rates of pay than minimum wage, and some of them offer considerably more. Through working in seasonal driving jobs or warehouse jobs, you can end up earning a nice amount of extra money in a relatively short amount of time.
Furthermore, you may also be given the option of overtime and bonuses. If you’re able to work on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day then there may also be time and a half or double time pay incentives.
The best part about most Christmas driving jobs or warehouse jobs is they usually offer shift work, so you can fit them around the demands of your life. With increased flexibility to juggle your personal commitments whilst earning an income, you will ultimately benefit from an improved work to life balance.
Many of the UK’s leading restaurant groups, retailers and supply chain companies are currently looking for seasonal staff to fill a wide range of temporary driving jobs and warehouse jobs. You can really benefit from having a big brand mentioned on your CV, even if you have only worked for the employer on a temporary basis. Many hiring managers are impressed by individuals who have thrived within a successful and competitive business, so documenting this experience could massively benefit your career in the long-term.
Whether it’s for references or meeting like-minded people who may be able to help you in your career development further down the line, working in different temporary driving jobs or warehouse jobs can really expand your professional network.
Temporary driving jobs and warehouse jobs present great opportunities to get your foot in the door and make a good impression, which can then turn into a permanent career after the holidays. Some employers opt to keep the best temporary workers on the team once the holidays are over, so if you do your best, you could have permanent employment once the Christmas rush has passed.
But even if for some reason you don’t go on to secure permanent employment in the company, you can still score a great reference provided you have performed well in your job and have built a good relationship with your employer. When the hustle and bustle of the holidays is over, ask your manager if he or she would be a reference for you when it comes time to search for permanent driving jobs or warehouse jobs.
Our Driving and Logistics Recruitment Team is currently looking for people to work in a wide range of Christmas driving jobs and warehouse jobs across some of the UK’s leading companies! Whether you’re a HGV Driver, Production Manager, Transport Supervisor, Warehouse Manager or a Driver Trainer, our expert consultants will assist you with specialised guidance in securing your next role! To find out more about our vacancies, simply click the buttons below.