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A List of the Top Paying Summer Jobs in the UK
Summer jobs have always been popular in the UK, especially among teens and undergrads who are looking at some extra cash. Many undergrads and even post-grad students look for summer jobs in the UK to get relevant experience. In fact, internship is one of the biggest sectors of summer jobs. And there are myriad internships in the offing. From working in media to management, financial institutions to law enforcement, internships are as varied as jobs can get.
While there is no dearth of summer jobs in the UK, not all such jobs pay well. Some jobs may be quite mundane or uninteresting and some jobs may pay pittance. Here is a list of top paying summer jobs in the UK. They are rated as against the nature of the work being done. Some of these jobs may appear to pay less but then the complexity of the job is also substantially nonexistent. Any job on this list that is difficult or requires some very niche technical expertise pays handsomely. Others pay justly.
- The service industry is one of the biggest recruiters during summer. It is the time when many service companies record staggeringly high footfall and they need more staff. This applies to almost all service industries, from restaurants to hotels, from theaters to event management companies. Thus, any job in the service sector will not only be easily available and gettable but it would also pay fairly. But then again, there are exceptions. Getting a job at a restaurant to wait tables can be very rewarding or less fulfilling. It depends on the type of restaurant one gets a job in. Upscale restaurants pay well and there is some lucrative bonus to earn in the form of tip. Restaurants at tourist hotspots will also pay well and tourists don’t shy away from generous tips. But working at ordinary cafes or lesser known restaurants may not be as rewarding.
- There is always a demand for expertise. That expertise may be in any niche. Students or anyone looking at summer jobs in the UK must consider what their expertise is. Sports instructor jobs for instance are very rewarding. The advantage is that other than the money to be made one also gets to play the sport one likes. From tennis to football, swimming to cricket, there are some amazing jobs as sports instructors. This is also applicable in the education sector. Parents have understood the significance of personal or private tutoring. Those who are really good at academics and have the knack for coaching or teaching can become private tutors and teach several kids through the summer. Parents don’t mind paying generously for good private tutors. From a surfing instruction to a lifeguard, there are many summer jobs in the UK for those who have the expertise.
- Then there are some unconventional but very interesting summer jobs in the UK. A tour guide for instance is an exciting job. The UK gets a generous influx of tourists during the summer months. This increases the number of people working in the tourism industry. From getting a job in a hotel to managing sightseeing tours, there are options galore. But these aren’t exactly unconventional. An unconventional summer job would be a Harry Potter tour guide at the Warner Bros Studio in London. Another unconventional but rewarding job would be that of a camp counselor. These jobs are also consequential as whoever signs up for them will gain valuable experience of dealing with people, being in charge of a whole process and would develop leadership and time management skills.
- Traditional summer jobs in the UK are also fairly rewarding. Lawn mowing, landscaping, festival coordination and even volunteering which is not financially rewarding but a great learning and satiating job are definitely worthwhile options.
- There are a few niches that people usually don’t think of when considering summer jobs in the UK. Did you know you could be a bath tester for hotels, waterslide testers for amusement parks and test anything from the beds to the food at renowned establishments? These are some of the most lucrative opportunities and they are also handsomely rewarding from the financial perspective. The only challenge is that one has to know a substantial bit about the industry or the specific niche. One cannot be a bath tester all of a sudden if one doesn’t know much about luxury baths or experimental bathing. Limited knowledge about Jacuzzis or whirlpool tubs will not be enough. One must have knowledge about various kinds of bubble baths, bath salts and the different kinds of bathing arrangements that different establishments may have. The same applies for waterslide testers or for any testing jobs. Prior experience or substantial knowledge will be necessary.