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What is the best job to work in the summer?

Posting date: 24/06/2024

Although the recent British weather might be suggesting otherwise, summer is right around the corner! 

Now is a great time to start thinking about any summer gigs you might fancy when it comes to boosting your transferable and soft skills and adding some extra cash to your pocket. 

When you start your search for summer jobs, you might be wondering what’s right for you and what the best jobs to do are. 

It can be a bit overwhelming, we get it, but worry not! Parkdean is here to answer all of your questions.

Is it good to have a summer job?

Whether you’re a student, retiree, teacher, or professional looking to fill an employment gap, summer jobs have a lot of pros (especially if they’re at Parkdean!). 

Looking to boost your skills and make that CV dazzle? A summer job is a great place to start. Looking to earn some extra cash? A summer job can help you do just that. You get the idea!

The real question is what are the best summer jobs? From bartending and kitchen work to lifeguarding and working in retail, there’s a lot you can look into depending on your background and interests. 

We’ve dived deeper into bartending, kitchen work, lifeguarding, and working in retail at our holiday park paradises so you’re all clued up for your next move.

Is working as a bartender worth it?

Are you a people person who enjoys bringing a smile to the faces of those you help? Then boy have we got the answer for you. Bartending of course!

Sharpen your people skills by chatting with all sorts of folks from all walks of life while boosting your time management, teamwork, and attention to detail skills.

Soak up the sun of summer while adding some funds to your wallet in a dazzling location. Mix drinks while shaking up your skills and stirring up some fun with a cracking team full of Parkdean spirit. 

Is working in a kitchen for you?

If you fancy some hands-on experience while picking up some valuable life skills, look no further than a summer job in the kitchen.

In the energetic kitchen environment, you’ll become a superstar in multitasking, communication, food prep, and time management. 

You’ll also get to show off your awesome organisation skills on the daily, making it a perfect place for anyone to level up their game!

Did we mention too that there are clear career pathways in our kitchens? If you’re enjoying your summer kitchen gig and you don’t want it to end, we’ve got a Kitchen Academy to prep you for the next steps in your career.

Is it cool to be a lifeguard?

We’ll cut to the chase - being a lifeguard is actually pretty cool. You get to focus on your fitness, practice first aid skills, and help others. 

If you’ve got buckets of charisma, positive energy, and love to create amazing memories for others, then lifeguarding might be the perfect summer job for you. When it comes to what it takes to be a lifeguard, we’re looking out for you. 

We offer people passionate about starting their lifeguarding career the chance to gain a National Pool Lifeguarding Qualification (NPLQ) completely free of charge.

What a great way to spend your summer: helping others, focusing on your physical fitness, developing your first aid and swimming techniques, and gaining a free qualification!

Have you considered working in retail?

Working in retail in your summer offers you plenty of opportunities.

If you care about polishing up your CV then a retail job might be just the right fit for you. 

What skills do you gain from working in retail we hear you ask? Well, you’ll gain valuable experience in customer service, teamwork, problem-solving, and communication. 

There’s a lot of advancement in retail too and you could even find yourself becoming a supervisor!

So, if you want to amp up your people skills, supercharge your task management, and earn a few extra pounds while doing so, a summer retail role at Parkdean could be the way forward.

We are on the lookout for enthusiastic people to join our teams this summer! 

Well, there you have it - the answer to what are some of the best summer jobs. 

Whether it’s in retail, the bar, the kitchen, or by the pool, there’s always something for everyone no matter their passions or skills when it comes to jobs at Parkdean. 

Summer's heating up, and so are our job opportunities! Explore our roles today and find your next opportunity just in time for the summer.

Jodie Smith our consultant managing the role
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