Top 6 easy to get jobs in London
Here we propose a top 6 easy to get jobs in London that can be done on a part-time but also if you’re lucky full-time basis. Some of them are particularly suited to a student lifestyle or to someone who already has mini jobs and is searching for extra income to be able to pay the heating bills in the winter. Have a look at our suggestions and, as usual, let us know if you have anything nice to add! You can use our own job board to find the latest jobs in London, or head to our job hunting section to find more niche job sites. Also sign up to our job alerts to receive the latest jobs of your field directly in your mailbox.
By the way one of the first things you should do when looking for a job is to make yourself visible by uploading your CV in one of the top job boards such as CV-Library, AdView or Indeed to start receiving job alerts and get headhunted.
1# | Stewards/Ushers/Front of house Assistant Jobs
London is THE capital of musicals and one of the most artistic/cultural cities in the whole world. It has a massive concentration of theatres, cultural centres, galleries, cinemas and concert halls! Most of these places frequently recruit staff (at least twice a year, but it can be more) and offer temporary contracts. They generally look for people who can guarantee flexibility in the working hours, meaning who are available to work in the evenings or during specific times of the year (e.g. summer or general holidays). And who is more flexible than a student?! That’s why this job can be a great student job. I’ve personally worked as a front of house assistant, during my studies, and I can guarantee that it’s a very relaxing and nice way to spend your evenings without stressing too much. Plus, if you’re lucky enough to be hired in a place like Southbank Centre or Barbican, you’ll see the best shows in town for free!!
What’s then a good strategy to get a job as usher? You can write down a list of all the Theatres and Cinemas in London, prepare a covering letter and your CV and distribute them literally everywhere! Being a major city, the competition here is fierce and there is no place for laziness, so you need to be active or even better proactive! That’s why another good thing to do – maybe even better than the previous one – is to visit the websites of all the theatres and cultural centres. In most of the cases, an online application is preferred and it can save you time and money.
2# | Deliveroo Rider
Ready to make money while working out? If you are looking for a flexible work in London then you should consider becoming a Deliveroo rider. You need 3 things to work with Deliveroo. You need to have the right to work in the UK, an Android mobile phone (4s/4.3 and above) or an iPhone, and a bicycle or scooter. That’s all! This opportunity is perfect for all of those people who want to work flexible hours. Deliveroo let you choose your own hours, and work as little or as much as you want. You can apply to become a Deliveroo rider below and read our blog post in case you want to know more.
3# | Catering Jobs
Working in a Pizzeria/Restaurant will have its ups and downs, and may not be your dream job (especially for those with higher qualifications) but you must think of it as another stepping-stone on your career path. Always look at the bigger picture, you will be able to pay your bills/rent, have some extra cash, and you can still look for your dream-job on the side whilst relieved from the pressure of money. Compared to the above-mentioned jobs, catering can be done on a more permanent basis, including long working hours on a daily basis, which is good if you need a more consistent amount of money per month. The pay is variable, but if you manage to be hired in a Michelin-starred restaurant, plenty of tips for sure will help you to make the living!
So, if you fancy to work in a bar, cafe, restaurant or hotel have a look through catering related job boards such as Caterer.com and if you want to find more job boards offering Catering and Bar Jobs check our Catering job category. Finally we have also written an article about ways to find a cafe job in London so have a look because it provides some really useful tips and advice.
4# | Unqualified Translators Jobs
Don’t underestimate your motherland! Being able to speak fluently in English definitely helps you in the difficult search for a job, but your mother tongue can make the difference. One possibility is indeed to find a job as a translator. There are translator jobs for those having reached a level of linguistic competence at least equivalent to a good Honours degree but there are also translator jobs for unqualified translators. You can find lots of translation jobs through Freelancer or Fiverr. You can also find several websites dedicated to Language Jobs through our Multilingual job section.
5# | Extras Jobs
No, it’s not a joke! Working occasionally as an extra in London can be a good and funny way to make some extra money! The paid is really good and you don’t even need to be fluent in English (unless you’re going for a big role next to Brad Pitt). This can also be a good way of network building in case you are an actor. If you’re interested check out the website of Universal Extras which generally works with big productions (the last year for example they recruited an incredible number of extras to play in Les Miserables). You can also have a look through 2020casting.com, Casting Collective and Ray Knight Casting.
6# | Promoter/Flyer-ing Jobs
Many clubs, bars or restaurants always recruit staff to give away some flyers for special events. You can ask around in your area or have a look at JobisJob, Gumtree or similar websites (see our Miscellaneous Job Section). This kind of position is generally advertised in the part-time section of the job related websites. It’s an easy way to make some extra money, without compromising too much of your availability. Maybe avoid doing it during the winter times…under the sun everything is seen under a better perspective, also a very simple job!
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