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Why summer jobs are a great option for students

Why summer jobs are a great option for students

You’re approaching the end of the summer term and you’re wondering, “what now?”. Searching for summer job vacancies may be just the thing you need! Not only will you be able to boost your bank balance, but you’ll be gaining real-world work experience, building connections in an industry you’re interested in, all whilst getting to know a whole new group of people.

Boost your bank balance

Temp or Temp-to-perm summer jobs are a great way of making use of your free time and earning some extra money towards living expenses or tuition at the same time. Many companies offer successful candidates additional benefits such as transport and canteen services and along with regular work and great pay, so there really is everything to gain by finding a summer temp job! If you’re leaving education, temporary jobs can often become permanent for the right candidate, and so your career (and
finances) will be off to a flying start.

Develop new skills

Summer jobs are not only ideal for boosting your CV, but they can help you to learn lifeskills that only real-world work experience can provide. Transferrable skills such as communication, organisation and time-management look great to future employers, and the fact that they’ve been applied in a work-based setting will really help you stand out from the crowd. Many temporary summer roles require little to no prior experience, so don’t be put off by the fact that you’re new to the world of work. Our Candidate Advice page offers some valuable advice for building your CV, as well as a host of interview tips.

Find your interests

If you’re not sure which direction you’d like your career to take, temporary jobs are agreat way to sample a variety of roles in a range of industries or sectors, whether it be commercial, industrial or technical. Exploring different career interests on a temporary basis will really help you to gain a better understanding of what you’d like to do in the future. Temp summer jobs are also a great way to get your foot in the door, and can often lead to further job opportunities and career progression. If you’re interested in a particular industry or sector but you’re not sure where to start, why not get in touch with Quest today to see how we can help you!

How to find a summer job

Registering with Quest is a great place to start! You can browse a wide range of temporary or term-to-perm summer job vacancies on our Job Search and our team of experts will be able to guide you through the application process. We offer a wide range of vacancies
that involve admin, warehouse work, customer service and reception roles for industry leaders such as Amazon, Smyths Toys, Pioneer Foods, John Lewis and Greencore. Temp jobs often offer flexible shift patterns, so there's bound to be a role that suits you. If you’re not sure what kind of vacancy you’re looking for, Quest can also help you to consider your options and find a perfect match in a location near you. With a wide range of vacancies across the UK, from Lincolnshire, Staffordshire and the West Midlands, to Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Hertfordshire, we’re confident we can help you find your perfect job for Summer 2023. Why not register with Quest today.

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