Part-Time & Temporary Work Guide
Part-Time & Temporary Work Guide July
In this pack you will find information about job hunting as well as contact details for
companies that employ part-time and temporary staff. The lists of companies are a
snap shot and there are companies that have opportunities that have not been listed.
Whatever type of work you are looking for; there are some points to consider before
starting your job hunt:
The largest employers of students looking for part-time work are supermarkets.
For example, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.
These are followed by chain shops, such as Marks & Spencer and Boots.
Almost all retailers now have an online application process but it is still worth
calling into stores with your CV.
Try to start your job search in the morning, companies will be more receptive.
Avoid going into a shop and asking for a job during their busiest time, 12 – 3pm.
Always have copies of your CV when job hunting.
You can find advice on completing your CV at
Sports shops are very popular and competition is fierce.
Be aware that many shops expect a high level of customer service and you will
need to know about their company and products.
Apart from shops, consider fast food restaurants, sports/ theatre venues, sports
centers, cleaning, etc.
If there are no vacancies, ask if they can keep your CV on file for future jobs.
Don’t be disheartened if you haven’t heard back from a company. Try to follow up
your applications by giving them a call to find out whether you have been
successful or not.
Increase your chances of securing an interview by increasing the amount of
applications you make. 2 – 5 applications per week aren’t enough. Try to apply
for as many vacancies as you can.
If you don’t have any success, consider voluntary work half a day per week with
Oxfam, Scope etc – this will give you useful retail training and work experience.
If you get an interview, be well prepared – you can find advice at
You will be competing with people with similar skills and experience.
General Job Websites
Visit https://secure.argoscareers.com to find your local store.
Call into the local store to collect an application form.
Visit www.bhs.co.uk and click on ‘Careers’ (bottom of page) to search and apply
Visit www.debenhams-jobs.com and hit the ‘Apply’ button.
Visit the Recruitment Centre with your CV. This is situated opposite the store at
the Crown Court building in Basil Street.
Visit www.harrods.com and click on ‘About Us’ then ‘Careers’ (at the bottom of
Visit http://careers.harveynichols.com and click on ‘Current Vacancies’.
Homebase (Argos Retail Group)
Download an application form from
Visit www.homebase.co.uk and ‘Store Locator’ (near the top of page) to find your
local stores and post the completed form or personally take in your application.
House of Fraser
Visit www.houseoffraser.co.uk Click on ‘Careers’ (near the bottom of the page,
under ‘About Us’).
Visit www.ikea.co.uk and click on ‘jobs available’ (near the bottom of the page) to
search for vacancies.
John Lewis Partnership (including Peter Jones)
Visit www.johnlewis.com and click on ‘JLP Jobs’ (near the bottom of the screen)
for vacancies and for instructions on how to apply.
Visit www.liberty.co.uk/fcp/content/careers/content and apply online.
Marks & Spencer
Visit www.marksanspencer.co.uk and click on ‘Jobs’ (near the bottom of the
For Customer Assistant jobs go direct to
Visit www.selfridges.co.uk and click on ‘Careers’ (bottom of page).
Visit www.allsaints.com/careers to find vacancies and apply.
Visit www.aldoshoes.com/us/stores to find your nearest store (select ‘United
Kingdom’ and ‘Greater London’ under ‘International Stores’).
Apply direct at your nearest store.
Visit www.blueinc.co.uk/careers/ to find vacancies and apply.
Cecil Gee Menswear
Visit your local store with your CV and ask for an application form.
Send your CV to email@example.com
See www.tessuti.co.uk/careers for more information.
Visit www.clarks.co.uk and click on ‘Store Locator’ to find your local store and
apply directly to the store manager and ask for an application form.
Visit www.gapcareers.co.uk and click on our vacancies and apply for the online
Alternatively click on Store Locator (near the top of the screen) at www.gap.com
and visit the store directly with your CV to enquire about vacancies.
Visit www.arcadiagroup.co.uk/careers/current-vacancies to view current
vacancies and apply.
Alternatively click on Store Locator (near the bottom of the screen) at
www.dorothyperkins.com and visit the store directly with your CV to enquire
about vacancies and complete an application form.
Visit www.frenchconnection.co.uk and in the left hand corner at the bottom of the
page click on ‘more’ then click on ‘careers’ to view current vacancies.
Hennes & Mauritz (H&M)
Visit http://career.hm.com/content/hmcareer/en_gb.html and click on ‘AVAILABLE
JOBS’ to search for jobs or visit individual stores to apply for position.
Visit www.janenorman.co.uk click on ‘stores’ to view your local stores.
Send your CV and covering letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sales Advisor positions are generally advertised locally in the store windows –
hand your CV direct to a store manager.
Jigsaw and Jigsaw Junior
Visit the store directly with your CV.
Visit the website www.jigsaw-online.com.
Contact HR on 0207 368 8680.
Send your CV and covering letter to: email@example.com
Visit www.kookai.co.uk for further information.
Visit your local store with your CV to apply for vacancies.
Visit www.missselfridge.co.uk and click on ‘All About Us’/ ‘Current Vacancies’ to
view information on vacancies and information on how to apply.
Click on ‘Store Locator’ and find your local store and apply with your CV and
covering letter in store.
Approach the store directly to enquire about vacancies.
Visit www.monsoon.co.uk Click on ’find a store’ to locate your local store.
Visit the stores website www.monsoon.co.uk and click on ‘Jobs at Monsoon’
(near the bottom of page) for more information on careers and download an
To find stores in your area visit www.newlook.com/storeLocator/store_landing.jsp
Call into stores to find out about vacancies and pick up an application form.
Visit www.careers.next.co.uk/retail/retailvacancies.aspx and apply online.
Visit www.office.co.uk and click on careers. Look up location of store and call in
to check for vacancies.
Email CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.primark.co.uk click on ‘Recruitment’ then ‘Careers’ at the bottom of the
Visit www.sockshop.co.uk and click on employment to search for vacancies and
complete and application form.
Visit www.tierack.co.uk and click on recruitment to search for vacancies or to
make a speculative application.
Topshop & Topman
Apply directly to individual stores.
Visit the stores website www.tkmaxx.co.uk to locate stores and for general
Have stores in Oxford Street, Covent Garden and Kensington High Street.
Visit http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/uk/help/careers.jsp to find vacancies and
Cafes & Coffee Shops
Visit the Recruitment Centre at 83/84 Long Acre, London WC2E 9NG between
10am – 3pm Tuesday to Thursday.
Visit the café’s website www.caffenero.co.uk for more information.
Visit www.coffeerepublic.co.uk and click on ‘Jobs’. View the position you are
interested in and click on ‘Click Here’ to download an application form and take it
into a store.
Click on ‘Locations’ to find your local store.
Visit individual stores to speak to the manager about vacancies.
Visit www.inretail.co.uk and click on ‘See all advertisers’/’Costa’ to view
Visit the café’s website www.costa.co.uk to locate stores in your area and for
Prêt A Manger
Visit www.pret.com and click on ‘Jobs’ to view current vacancies and follow the
instructions to apply.
Complete the ‘Team Members Application (‘Jobs’/’Working in a Pret Shop’) and
email to email@example.com.
Visit the Recruitment Centre Platform 2, Victoria Station.
Pret A Manger ‘Bring Back the Saturday Job’ is aimed at offering part-time
(weekend) work to 16-18 years who are still at school or 6th Form. The positions
are currently only in Central London and for further info students should go to
Visit individual stores to speak to the manager about local vacancies and
complete an application form.
Send a CV and covering letter to: Amar Mehta, Human Resources, Starbucks
Coffee, Freepost LON10642, London SW6 4YY
Alternatively, visit www.inretail.co.uk and click on ‘See all advertisers’/’Starbucks’
to view advertised jobs.
Visit the café’s website www.starbucks.co.uk to locate stores in your area and for
Fast Food & Event Catering
Vacancies such as chefs, food service assistants, bar staff, kitchen porters and
waiting staff at events across London.
Visit www.baxterstorey.com and click on Vacancies (near the top of the page).
Visit www.burgerking.co.uk to locate stores in your area and for more information.
Visit the store directly and speak to the Store Manager regarding vacancies and
Use the store locator at http://www.dominos.co.uk/store/locator.aspx to find your
Visit the restaurants individually to enquire about employment opportunities.
Visit www.greggsfamily.co.uk for further details.
If you are applying for positions in North or West London apply online.
For other parts of London download the form and use the store locator to find
your nearest KFC and take the completed form in.
Complete an online questionnaire (takes about 30 minutes).
If successful you will be invited for an interview.
Alternatively use the ‘Restaurant Locator’ to find the restaurants where you would
be willing to work and then visit the restaurants individually to enquire about
Visit the restaurants individually with your CV and speak to the manager about
Visit http://www.pizzaexpressyourself.com/ for more information.
Contact stores individually to enquire about possible vacancies.
Visit the store’s website http://www.careersatpizzahut.co.uk/ to locate stores and
for general information.
Visit www.subway.co.uk/business/careers/corporate_opportunities.aspx and click
on ’Make a store application’ to complete an application form for specific stores.
JD Sports/First Sport
Email your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org enquiring about Sales
Approach the store directly to enquire about positions vacant.
Visit the website on www.jdsports.co.uk click on ‘Company info’ then ‘Careers at
JD’ for more information.
Approach the store directly to enquire about possible vacancies.
Visit the stores website www.asda.co.uk to locate stores in your area and for
Visit www.aldi.co.uk and click on ‘careers’. Click on the position you are
Click on ‘Where to find us’ to locate your local store.
Visit your local store and ask the store for an application form.
Submit a covering letter & CV to your local store.
Visit www.iceland.co.uk then click ‘careers’ at the bottom of the website. Click on
‘Current Vacancies’ and search for jobs in your area.
View the store’s website www.iceland.co.uk for your information.
Alternatively, visit www.inretail.co.uk and click on ‘Iceland’ to view advertised
jobs. Part time and full time positions available.
Visit their website http://careers.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/xchg/lidl_uk/hs.xsl/4034.htm.
Go to the bottom of the page and download and complete an Application Form
and take it into your nearest store.
Visit www.sainsburys.co.uk then click on ‘Recruitment’.
Use the store finder to locate local stores and contact them to find out about
Approach the store directly to enquire about vacancies.
Visit www.waitrose.co.uk and click on ‘Jobs’/’Job opportunities’ to view positions
vacant in your area.
The Co-operative Group
Visit www.co-op.co.uk and click on ‘Careers’ to search and apply for jobs.
Whole Foods Market
Opened in High Street Kensington in 2008 and is now the largest food retailer in
To find out more about the store and apply online go to
Mobile Phone Shops
The Carphone Warehouse
Visit www.carphonewarehouse.com and click on ‘careers’ to search for positions
vacant and to register your details and CV.
Call recruitment hotline 0800 032 1002.
Visit www.o2.co.uk and click on ‘Careers’ (bottom of page) to view current
The Orange Shop
Visit www.orange.co.uk and click on jobs to search for vacancies.
Email your CV and cover letter enquiring about vacancies in your area to
Phones 4 U
Visit www.phones4ujobs.co.uk/recruitmentweb/default.aspx click on ‘Job Search’.
Select Search our Retail vacancies and apply online.
Visit www.tmobile.co.uk and click on careers to search for vacancies and apply
Visit www.vodafone.co.uk and click on ‘careers’ to search for vacancies or to
register your details and CV.
The Disney Store
Take CV into the store in non peak periods.
Visit the store’s website www.boots.jobs and click on Job Search.
Find your local store at www.cardfactory.eu.com/storelocator and call in with CV.
Early Learning Centre
Visit www.elc.co.uk Click on ‘About us’/’Careers’ for information about vacancies
Contact local stores for current vacancies and application form.
Send CV with covering letter to: HR Department, Early Learning Centre, South
Marston Park’ Swindon SN3 4TJ.
The Body Shop
Visit www.thebodyshop.co.uk and click on ‘About us’/’Careers’ to search for
Visit www.retailjobs.game.co.uk and follow the link to find your nearest store and
call in with CV.
Visit www.hamleys.co.uk and click on ‘Hamley’s Careers’ near the bottom of the
Visit www.jurlique.co.uk for company information.
Email HR@jurlique.co.uk to apply for Part Time Vacancies & information.
Visit www.mothercare.co.uk and click on jobs (near the bottom of the page).
PC World, Curry’s and Dixons
Use the store locator at www.poundland.co.uk/store-finder to find your local
Visit the stores individually to enquire about employment opportunities.
Visit www.robertdyas.co.uk and click on ‘Careers’.
Signet (H Samuel & Ernest Jones Jewelers)
Visit www.hsamuel.co.uk or www.ernestjones.co.uk and click on ‘Careers’ (near
the bottom of page).
Click on ‘Careers’ (under ‘About Us’ at the bottom of the page).
The Perfume Shop
Go to www.theperfumeshop.com and click on 258 Shops UK & Ireland to find
branches in your area.
Warren James Jewelers
Find your local stores at www.warrenjames.co.uk/branch-locator.
Either apply in writing to Warren James Jewelers, 7 Merseyway, Stockport, SK1
1PN or call into local store with your CV.
Approach the store directly to enquire about possible vacancies.
Pick up an application form from store or download from www.applicationform.org/retailer/wh-smith/.
Visit the store’s website www.whsmith.co.uk to locate stores in your area and
for general information.
Visit www.whsmithcareers.co.uk for current vacancies, but store assistant
vacancies will not always be listed.
World Duty Free
Operate out of airports with opportunities to join full or part-time shifts, including
weekends and nights.
Visit www.worlddutyfree.com and click on ‘Careers’ (top of page).
EDF Energy London Eye
Visit www.londoneye.co.uk then click on ‘Careers’ (in the bottom right hand
Chessington World of Adventures
Go to www.chessingtonjobs.com.
Crest of London (souvenir sellers)
Visit www.crestoflondon.co.uk and click on ‘Jobs’
Visit www.londonaquarium.co.uk and click on ‘Working with Us’ (top of page).
Go to http://sciencemuseum.org.uk/.
Click on ‘About Us’ then ‘Jobs’.
Go to www.thorpepark.com.
Click on ‘jobs’ (bottom of page) then ‘Job Search & Apply’
The Big Bus Company (open top bus and walking tours of London)
Click ‘Recruitment’ at the bottom of the page.
The London Dungeon
Go to www.dungeons-jobs.com.
Arsenal Football Club
For steward jobs email email@example.com for an application form.
For other jobs in catering and hospitality and both The Emirates and Wembley
stadiums go to https://careers.delawarenorth.co.uk.
Chelsea Football Club
Go to www.chelseafc.com/vacancies for current vacancies.
Fulham Football Club
Go to www.fulhamfc.com/recruitment for current vacancies.
Go to www.cineworld.co.uk.
Click on ‘Careers’ (near the bottom of the page), then click on ‘Find Jobs’.
There is a very good guide to their online selection process in the FAQs section.
Visit www.odeon.co.uk or visit your local cinema and get an application form from
the box office (Odeon say forms are kept on file for when vacancies do arise).
You are most likely to be searching for team Member vacancies.
Visit www.myvue.com click on ‘Careers at Vue’ then ‘Current Vacancies’.
Guest assistant is the only part time position and jobs are for 18+ only.
Can register for future vacancies by clicking on ‘Online Application’.
Visit www.royalmail.com and click on ‘Jobs’ (near the bottom of the page).
Vacancies such as cleaners and housekeepers at events in London.
Visit www.spotless.com and click on ‘Jobs and Careers’ (near the top of the
Event stewards – NVQ2 Spectator Safety certificate needed.
Apply at www.sword-security.co.uk/jobs.html.