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9 summer jobs in the UK that could help you boost your pocket money over summer

Take up a flexible summer job in the UK and get ready to fill your pockets. Wait, what? You say that most of your summer outfits don’t come with pockets. Well, alright then. The money will go straight into your bank account anyway. We promise this summer will not only go down as the hottest but also as the most profitable one – in your personal history, of course. Let us give you some ideas on what you can do to learn new skills, build a CV/resume and earn cash without any fear of getting fired. After all, getting an app job means you are your own boss. The only way you could lose your job is to willingly quit it! But who wants that if the job is fun, flexible and brings you enough money to pay for hobbies. Jump on the UK’s summer job wave now!

Fasten your seat belt and learn about 9 popular summer jobs in the UK!

  1. For the adventurers

  2. For the pet lovers

  3. For the sportists

  4. For the talented hospitality workers

  5. For the queens and kings of tidiness

  6. For the makers of things

  7. For the food lovers

  8. For the fans of mysteries

  9. For the collectors of things

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Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash. Have a productive summer in the UK, find the best summer jobs and start earning!

1. For the adventurers

Are you a people’s person and an insider of your city? Definitely go for a local guiding job. U2GUIDE and Triple are both a good option. U2GUIDE is a platform to join if you want to contribute to local NGOs on top of making money. As a local guide, you will have the opportunity to show the secrets of your city to travellers from around the world and shape the way they perceive it. And since tourism in the UK is on the rise, you will have many job opportunities.

Look through all the local guiding jobs in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds and choose the one that suits you.

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2. For the pet lovers

If you prefer cute dogs over people, opt for pet sitting. Try with Rover or Pawshake. Especially now, when people are taking their summer holiday, there will be a high demand for reliable people taking care of dogs. And, seriously, it is one of the most relaxing and fun summer jobs you can do. Just think of all the fluffiness and the love you will receive from your pet buddies. One of the best summer jobs in the UK indeed!

Whether you live in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool or Leeds, browse your pet sitting options on our website.

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3. For the sportists

Is your asset a means of transportation? Consider a delivery driver job. After all, all people need to eat and all people need to get things delivered. Spot on! You can choose to drive with Deliveroo, Uber Eats, TaskRabbit, and have a super flexible schedule, so you don’t miss out on the summer fun you can have with your friends.

Check out all the delivery driver jobs available in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, and Glasgow.

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Photo by Jonny Kennaugh on Unsplash. Ride your bike, burn calories, and earn the money you deserve. Delivery drivers jobs are popular summer jobs in the UK.

4. For the talented hospitality workers

Did we mention that tourism is on the rise this year in the UK? Yes, we did! And this is one of the reasons that make taking up a job in the hospitality sector even more appealing. Work as a waiter, bartender, host or kitchen porter with Rota or choose waiter, barista, bartending or even warehouse operator and courier shifts with Syft. You can be as flexible as you want and earn valuable experience in this sector.

Take a look at Rota in London, Manchester, Leeds, and Glasgow, and learn more about Syft in Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Leeds.

5. For the queens and kings of tidiness

T-shirts, trousers, socks, plates and glasses piled up waiting to be cleaned… This happens in many households as many of us don’t like spending the weekend cleaning up the mess. Some would rather pay someone to do the cleaning instead of them. Especially during summer. If you feel, you could handle the mop and get rid of some dust in an efficient and effective way, try to become a cleaner with TaskRabbit. You may visit both homes and offices, but if you do your job properly, a long-term job could be a possibility for you. Choose your clients, hours and rates and have a lovely day – always.

6. For the fixers of things

There is no such thing as it’s not possible to fix it for you. Your friends call you when they need some help. Others (so strangers) could do the same. Imagine how frustrated they could become if their summer holiday is ruined by their broken dishwasher, washing machine, AC, or water pipe. Earn an income as a handyman. Don’t let your talent be wasted.

Sign up for tasks in Liverpool, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Cardiff, Brighton, and some other cities.

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7. For the food lovers

The most-used words in your vocabulary are chop, stir, slice, batter, simmer, heat, bake, cook, prepare, etc. What if you could supplement your income as a home chef. Tourists coming to London and other cities in the UK could show up at your doorstep, sit down in your dining room and taste your delicious meals. Home cooking is not only a fun and flexible summer job but also a great way to make new friends. Host guests in London, Manchester, Birmingham, and Leeds.

8. For the fans of mysteries

Oh, summertime… This is what you want, isn’t? We get it. However, we’d like to propose something mysterious. Imagine a job where your task would be to visit different shops and stores, take some photos of and/or buy some things. Mystery shopping is legit. Some companies have been hiring mystery shoppers for years to improve their service. Have some fun with your friends on the beach or at the pool, and earn some pounds right after. The money made could cover your expenses the next time you and your friends meet up. The summer might never get so hot in the UK, but mystery shopping is surely one of the hottest summer jobs in the UK.

9. For the collectors of things

We saved this for the very end. Why? Because some people would rather hide under a blanket than getting rid of some unused items. The memories… Yet you could find some hours during your summer holiday to write a list of things you don’t need. Then you could sell them online.

Look for platforms in Oxford, Edinburgh, Cardiff and other cities in the UK that create opportunities for you to make money off your never used dresses, books, devices, etc. Spice up your summer holiday with extra pounds transferred to your bank account!

Apply for the UK’s most popular summer jobs NOW!


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Paulina Bajorowicz joined Appjobs in November 2018 and she is now the Content Marketing Specialist. She manages Appjobs blog and social media channels, coordinates outreach activities and cooperates with journalists and content creators around the gig economy.