Seasonal Jobs in United Kingdom
Search jobs and recruiters throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. If you are applying from overseas our website features working holiday jobs in the United Kingdom from the top rated international recruiters.
Seasonal, Summer, Winter Jobs & Work Experience in the UK
Find seasonal vacancies, work experience & internships and short term & temporary jobs in the UK for EU citizens & foreigners.
A Guide to Working in the United Kingdom
Have you ever dreamed of working in the United Kingdom? Or do you already live here? Why not start research jobs and applying to work in the UK, if you have nothing holding you back, what are you waiting for?
Experience all the UK has to offer, and do more than be just a tourist by staying for a longer period and working. There are lots of jobs you can apply for in the UK with seasonal and year round positions. You could find work in London which is one of the worlds best cities. There are flexible and short term temporary jobs available in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, options include working in a shop, restaurant, bar, cafe, factory, farm, agriculture, factory and production jobs. Our websites also features care work jobs, backpacker jobs, work and travel exchange jobs and more.
Where you go really depends on what lifestyle appeals to you. For example in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland the lifestyle can be a lot more relaxed and enjoyable than England due to lower populations and less tourists. Northern Ireland is an underrated destination and also now a relatively safe place to visit and the country if every much looking forward to a brighter future leaving all the past troubles behind. In the UK most jobs can be found in cities like London, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham but there are lots of destinations you could choose outside of the cities. London is the most expensive place to live and work so if you are on a budget avoid. Generally the best weather is to be found the South coast of the country.
The UK has the world’s 6th largest economy by GDP nominal and the 7th largest by purchasing power and there are lots of full time, part time and seasonal jobs available during summer and all year round. You will be sure to find a position to match your interests. Search jobs in the UK today.
Top Reasons to Work in the UK
- Experience life in one of the most advanced countries in the world
- Choose from so many different industires
- Lots of local and international companies based here
- Competative wages
- Make new contacts
- Live in a new country
- Gain experience
- See old historical world famous buildings and landmarks
Popular Places to Seek Employment
You can find seasonal employment throughout the UK, popular places to work include:
- Bury St Edmunds
- Felsted (nr Braintree)
London & Surrounding Area
- Chalfont St Giles
- St Albans
- Oakham, Rutland
- Blandford Forum (Dorset)
- Crowthorne (nr Bracknell)
- Isle of Wight
- Petersfield, Hants.
- Shaftesbury, Dorset
- Haywards Heath
- Hurstpierpoint (nr Brighton)
- Tunbridge Wells
- Isles of Scilly
- St Andrews
Who Can Apply
On our website you can find:
- Jobs in the UK for UK and EU citizens
- Jobs in UK for Australians and New Zealanders
- Jobs in the UK for South Africans
- Jobs in the UK for US and Canadian citizens
- If you are applying from other countries you will need to check visa eligibility
Working Holidays in the United Kingdom
If you are from overseas and interested in experiencing living and working in the UK then a working holiday is recommended. One World 365 features work and travel programs for Australian, Canadian, South African, American and New Zealand citizens - this is your chance to secure employment in Great Britain before leaving your country.
We list companies who offer job packages for New Zealanders, Australians and United States citizens, they provide pre-arranged jobs throughout the UK? For these programs they guarantee a job offer or you get your money back. You will still receive full support and you will have access to up to date job and accommodation listings and access to computers, internet, fax machines and printers. Let one of these companies take the stress out of living in the UK and apply today – positions are limited.
Summer Jobs in England & the UK
Looking for a summer employment in the United Kingdom? There are lots of positions available throughout the country. Popular jobs include working as sports and activity instructors or leading tour groups. During summer in the UK you could apply to work at a summer camp or activity centre, apply early in the year as positions can get filled very quickly. There are lots of varied roles available like being an activity supervisor at a kids group center were you will be teaching a wide range of activities; abseiling, kayaking, quad-biking, archery, raft building, tennis, arts & crafts, dance & drama, campfires and more.
Recommended recruiters include PGL and Kids Klub. Experience is not necessary since you will be trained upon arrival. As an activity supervisor you will receive a salary plus discounted accommodation and food. Some companies also offer apprenticeships, NVQs, training and qualifications to help you with a future career. These jobs are usually a lot of fun, most people who apply are aged 18-25 and come from all over the world. Some companies also offer temporary josb for 15 and 16 years olds. Once your contract is finished you can live, work and play anywhere in the UK for the remainder of your stay.
Types of Jobs in the UK
You can find work in most industries including:
- Media - radio, tv, film
- International Relations
- Summer jobs
- Au-Pair jobs
- Care jobs
Winter Jobs in the UK
Did you know there are ski resorts in Scotland? If you have a passion for skiing you might want to consider applying to work a winter ski season in the United Kingdom. You could work as a ski / snowboard instructor, in a shop, chalet, restaurant, cafe or as a general assistant. Most resorts and ski fields are located in the far North of the country.
Christmas & Festival Temporary Jobs
Around the Christmas period lots of companies in the UK hire thousands of staff for this busy festive seasonal period. Shops, outlets, supermarkets and distribution centres are extremely busy for this time and need extra bodies on the ground to help. Competition is usually high but this is a great way to earn some extra money.
Salary for Working in the UK
The UK has high wages compared to other countries in Europe but it really depends on what job you are looking to apply for. The minimum wage which is enforced stands at around £6 per hour but if you are going to work cash in hand this can vary. If you are arriving from Australia you might find wages lower than you would back home.
Visa & Requirements
All EU citizens can enter the UK and freely seek employment anywhere in the country. In recent years the UK government has got strickter with outside EU countries and you will need to check to see if you can work here, and for how long. Working illegally here is not recommended and you will be deported if caught.
Jobs in the UK for Foreigners & Non-EU Citizens
Are you interested to find job vacancies in the UK but not sure if you are eligible as you are not from a country in the EU? We get lots of enquires from people from all around the world including countries like India and South Africa who are keen to secure employment in the UK but as you might have realised this isn't that simple.
There are several way how you can find jobs in the UK as a non-EU citizen. Some companies offer jobs in the UK for Indian, South African and other nationalities but to get hired you will need to be eligible for a work visa or have a company offer you a position.
Our best advice is to contact the recruiters listed on our website who will be able to help you secure work legally in the country.
Internships & Work Experience in the United Kingdom
The UK is one of the best countries in the world to intern, there are world class cities and companies located here - perfect if you are looking to boost your career and gain as much experience as possible.
There are a range of paid internships available in the United Kingdom, these placements are highly competative so make sure you put together a strong applciation. Popular internships available to apply for include media, IT, business, telecommunications, fashion, art and architecture. Internships can be found throughout the country, we recommend large cities like London
Placements are open to UK citizens and international participants from countries like America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. There are paid internships and also un-paid positions available to join during summer and all year round for students, graduates and anyone seeking work experience for a future career.
Summer Internships in the UK
Summer intern placements are very popular, apply well in advance to secure a spot. Both UK and overseas students usually apply for these positions which generally run during May, June, July and August.
Top Reasons to Intern in the UK
- Gain experience for a future career
- You'll get lots of time to explore and see new places on cultural programs experiencing a new culture
- Learn a new language and improve your CV / resume
- Live abroad and meet new people - both personal and professional
- Learn new skills
- Get ahead on the career ladder
Types of Internships Available
You could find internship placements from a few weeks to over a year in areas like:
- Finance & Accounting
- Art & Design
- Fashion Internships
- Marketing & Sales
- Travel & Tourism
- Advertising & PR
- Computer & IT
- Law Internships
- Hotel, Hospitality & Catering
- Translation & Creative Industries
Eligibility & Requirements
UK & EU Citizens
You can search our internships and apply today.
Internships in the UK for People from Outside of the EU
If you are applying to intern in the United Kingdom from outside of an EU country you will need to apply for a tier 5 intern visa. You can find out more information on the UKBA website. We have internship programs where they will help you arrange your visa.
Interships in the UK for Americans
On One World 365 you can find companies offering intern programs for US citizens, to be eligible you usually need to be:
- Aged 18 or over
- Hold a valid US passport or Green Card
- Currently be resident in the USA
- Currently be a full-time degree level student, or a graduate intending to begin the internship no more than 12 months beyond the end of study
- Hold an acceptable internship offer in the UK for up to 6 months
- Have sufficient support funds
Top Tips for Passing an Internship Interview in the United Kingdom
If you are applying to intern from within the UK, or from outside you will usually need to have an interview for an internship program. It is vital you make a good impression as competition for places can be highly competative even if it is an unpaid position. If you currently reside overseas most interviews will be held over Skype and you will need to prepare to stand a good chance of getting a placement.
Here are some recommendations for passing an internship interview:
- Make sure you get the right time and date (e.g. from outside the UK check the time zone)
- Dress smartly - first impressions are everything
- If you are being interviewed over Skype make sure your surrounds are quiet and professional
- Research the positions and company thorougly before
- Keep calm and think before you speak
- Relax, ask questions and be friendly
How to Apply
Whether you live in the UK, or outside, you have the option to either apply independently, or go through an agency. If you are going to do everything solo you will need to be able to fund flights, accommodation and everything yourself. A lot of internship programs are unpaid or you might be required to pay a fee to participate on some programs. There are a lot of scholarships available to overseas students and participants - this is perfect if you are worried you lack the funds to progress your career.
Prices for US citizens can range from around US$700 - $10,000 depending on the placement. The price usually includes the placement, accommodation, airport pickups, insurance, in-country support and excursions. You can search our featured internships in the United Kingdom above and apply today. You might also like to view all of our intern abroad programs or if you need any help arranging an internship in the UK please get in touch.
UK Internship Reviews
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“I arrived at the Sheraton hotel and there are no words to describe how amazing this place is and how well they treat me. I hope my work here makes up for the good treatment I get!” - Alexander Smarsch, Oxford Brookes University participant with Placement Year International
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