Looking for a new part time job

Updated: 25th March 

Angus Growers: https://jobs.angusgrowers.co.uk/  are looking for over 2000 workers at fruit farms across Fife, Perthshire, Angus, Aberdeen. They need fruit pickers, people to work in the pack house and team leaders.  

BBC business article: The companies that need workers: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52040539

It’s also worth following Job Centre Plus on twitter – they’re putting vacancies out there all the time: https://twitter.com/jcpjobsplusmore  

Jennifer Steven summarises some options.

If you are looking for a part time job and want something you can start quickly there are still options available. Some organisations are in need of extra staffing at short notice because of the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Follow organisations on social media as well as checking their website as social media may be updated faster!

Many of the supermarket chains are looking for staff in a variety of functions. Check the careers pages of their websites or it’s also a good idea to check their social media as this may be updated more frequently. Try all the major chains – Aldi, Asda, Co-op, Farmfoods,Iceland, Lidl, Marks and Spencer, Morrisons, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Tesco,  Waitrose.

National Health Service
Check the recruitment site relevant for your location:
• NHS Scotland
• NHS England and Wales (search on COVID-19 for urgent vacancies)
• Health and Social Care Northern Ireland

Royal Mail
Postal services are still operating and have vacancies available. It could also be worth looking at the largest couriers such as DHL and Hermes.

Online retail is busy and Amazon have offices across the country. Keep a check on what’s available.

Pharmacies will also be under pressure to maintain levels of service and deliver so check Boots, Lloyds, Well, Gordon, Superdrug and other local pharmacies. Major supermarkets often house pharmacies too.

What else?

– Check on MyCareerHub for any vacancies that involve remote working
– Check on Student job for remote working and survey options
– Udrafter is a site that provides micro internships and is aiming to advertise vacancies supporting business in the  current crisis
– If you need financial support see this information from Edinburgh University’s Students’ Association on hardship funding and emergency loans

Additionally – Edinburgh City Council has suggestions on how you can help and volunteer during the crisis if that’s something that you can do safely and have time for.

(image by Harshahars on Pixabay)

(image by Harshahars on Pixabay)


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