Christmas jobs 2020: earn extra cash working for Tesco, Royal Mail and Amazon


IF you want to make some extra cash ahead of Christmas, there’s plenty of companies hiring seasonal workers.

From delivery driving and warehouse work to sitting at the checkout counter there’s plenty of opportunities to earn a little extra in the run up to the festive period.

LLANTRISANT, WALES - DECEMBER 16: Mail workers processes mail at the Royal Mail Christmas sorting office in Llantrisant on December 16, 2016 in Llantrisant, Wales. Hundreds of temporary workers are...

Amazon is looking for 20,000 seasonal workers to cope with the demands of Christmas

Here’s our of the companies that are already hiring as well as the type of work available, how much they pay and how to apply.


Amazon has started recruitment for more than 20,000 seasonal workers ahead of this Christmas.

There’s roles available now across the country for either full time or part time workers.

Pay starts at a minimum of £10.50 per hour in the London area and £9.50 per hour in other parts of the UK for all full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal roles.

Night shift workers often earn more with most roles we could see offering between £11.21 and £12.76 per hour.

If you really want to rake in the cash, you might be able to pick up overtime worth up to £21.60 per hour.

There’s loads of bonuses available, subject to start date, location, attendance and shift worked.

This is made up of £50 paid weekly subject to attendance and a £250 bonus if you work up to December 24 2020.

You can view the jobs and locations available and apply here.


Argos are looking for seasonal workers and even offer a 10% discount for employees in Argos and Sainsbury’s.

Job roles available include customer service advisors, stock assistants and delivery drivers.

Delivery drivers typically earn £9 per hour and an extra £1 an hour while driving.

Contracts are 12-15 hours per week with overtime opportunities until December 31 2020.

Customer services advisors typically earn £9 per hour and work 15 hours per week.

Stock assistants also earn £9 per hour, but lots of the roles are based in the evenings, part-time at 20 hours per week working between 5.00pm and 1.30am.

You can apply for all the jobs here.


Asda usually hires seasonal workers, but they’re not yet live on the recruitment website.

However, there are several part time roles currently available, however it looks like these are year round rather than just for Christmas.

You can see the jobs that are currently being advertised and keep an eye out for Christmas postings here.

John Lewis and Waitrose are both hiring seasonal workers

John Lewis and Waitrose

John Lewis has several roles available for seasonal workers including retail sales assistants, stock assistants, catering assistants, food hall assistants and supermarket assistants.

There’s loads of information on the website, including what they expect from each of the roles and more details about the recruitment process.

Jobs started going live at the end of August, but, there’s still some positions available, so it is well worth a check. Some deadlines are at the end of this month so you might want to move quickly.

The typical salary varies between £8.87 and £13.23 per hour depending on which role you apply for and where you are based.


Lidl doesn’t have any seasonal jobs up on its website yet, but there are plenty of part-time roles available.

The discounter pays at least £9.30 per hour outside of London, with wages starting from £10.75 inside London.

Part time roles include cleaners, customer assistants and warehouse operatives. There’s currently 143 vacancies for part-time workers.

Here’s where you can find all of the part-time jobs currently on offer.


Morrisons has started recruiting for temporary roles in the run up to Christmas.

There’s lots of opportunities in the warehouses, manufacturing sites and across the many stores nationwide.

You can search Morrisons job site here – but unfortunately it doesn’t let you sort by temporary work, so you’ll have to dig through to find a opening that’s suitable.

Morrisons doesn’t share hourly rates on its jobs site, but describes them as competitive.


M&S offers temporary roles all year round, but opportunities really ramp up in the run up to Christmas.

It doesn’t publish it’s rates of pay, but it describes wages as “competitive” and you’ll also get a 20% discount on all in-store and online M&S purchases.

There’s no limit on the amount of goods you can buy with the discount – and you can even extend it to a partner or family member who lives permanently with you.

You can hunt for jobs on the M&S seasonal worker site here.


File photo dated 16/12/15 of employees at Royal Mail's Glasgow Mail Centre wearing Santa hats, as Royal Mail launched a drive to recruit around 20,000 temporary workers during the busy Christmas pe...

The Royal Mail is recruiting a whopping 33,000 workers

Royal Mail

The Royal Mail has just launched a campaign looking for 33,000 workers over the festive period.

Primarily it is looking for staff to help sort the Christmas post and the increasing amount of online shopping parcels.

Positions are available from late October through until early January 2021.

Additional workers are also required for Royal Mail’s dedicated COVID-19
testing kit collection team.

Other sorting and driving roles are on offer in Royal Mail logistics and at
the Heathrow international hub. There are also temporary positions in data

Parcelforce Worldwide is also looking for drivers and indoor workers as the whole organisation gears up to deliver parcels this Christmas.

Pay varies by region, but all of the job specs clearly state an hourly rate. Most we saw started at £9.50 per hour, but there were a few locations paying a lower rate of £8.72 per hour.

You can apply for roles through the dedicated website here.

Image ©Licensed to Parsons Media. Tesco is hiring 11,000 workers this Christmas


Tesco is already recruiting festive workers with a wide range of roles available. In total, the supermarket plans to hire 11,000 temporary colleagues.

These UK-wide roles, in Tesco’s Superstores and Extra stores, include picking for online deliveries and store replenishment, supporting existing store colleagues.

To apply for a festive colleague job in store, you’ll need to register and create a profile. 

The online application form includes some questions and a test – you’ll also need to submit right to work documents.

If you’re successful you’ll be invited into an interview where you can find out more about the role.

Tesco doesn’t publish its hourly wages on the site, or the specific hours you’ll work.

You can browse all the seasonal roles available here.


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