Christmas Day is 15 weeks today and retailers across Peterborough have plenty of temporary vacancies to cover the festive period.
The run-up to Christmas is the busiest time of year for many shops, many of which take on extra staff as the number of customers spikes.
Here are just some of the jobs that are currently available for those looking for temporary work in the run up to the festive period:
Christmas Casual: Royal Mail - Peterborough Mail Centre
The Christmas period is naturally a very busy time of year for Royal Mail.
To help them handle the increased volumes of mail they require casual workers to sort the post in Mail Centres, with start dates from mid-November through to mid-December.
As a Mail Centre postwoman or postman, you will need to be flexible and adaptable, changing from one role to another to move the work quickly along the processing chain.
Pay rates range from £8.13 to £10.13 an hour.
Customer Service Advisors: Argos, Queensgate Centre
At Argos, the run up to Christmas is a busy time and they are now recruiting for Customer Service Advisors to make the magic happen in store.
The retailer is looking for people who love to help customers, care about delivering a superior shopping experience every time, feel confident using today’s technology and eager to share their know how with others.
The pay is £8 an hour - more here
Christmas Temps: The Body Shop, Peterborough
The beauty product retailer is looking for people who: have bags of enthusiasm and confidence to interact with new people either in store or on the ‘theatre line’; support the store in achieving its targets through giving a great customer experience and service; have strong interpersonal skills to build rapport and have empathy with customers and have fun with store teams; ability to communicate and listen effectively.
Seasonal Sales Assistant: The Works, Peterborough
As a seasonal sales assistant, you will deliver outstanding customer service, being friendly and helpful to all customers… whilst keeping the shelves stocked with our amazing products! You’ll have a passion for Books, Stationery, Arts & Crafts, and be able to share your enthusiasm for the products with our Customers.
Staff receive a 20% discount in store.
Christmas Sales Assistant - GAME, Peterborough
GAME is on the lookout for a Sales Assistant to join its busy store and become a GAME Hero. As part of the team, you'll be delivering an epic high standard of excellent customer service at all times, building relationships with the store's local gaming community to ensure loyalty and return custom, giving expert gaming knowledge to customers and matching products to their needs, attaching products to maximise transactional value, keeping up to date with the latest gaming news and using this knowledge to make the sale , working with the other Heros within the business to deliver an energetic and welcoming in store atmosphere.
Temporary Sales Assistants - Lush, Queensgate
Lush Peterborough is looking for new team members. Candidates will be customer focused with a motivated, positive attitude. They will be organised and observant, ready to connect with a variety of customers!
Flexibility with your working hours is essential. From November Lush is open 8:30am-8:30pm and Saturdays 8:30am-7.30pm. Will require 4 days availability including evenings & weekends.