These are the Christmas jobs in and around Portsmouth you can apply for NOW

Christmas may still be 15 weeks away, but retailers across the Portsmouth area are preparing for the festive season early with a wealth of temporary vacancies up for grabs.

Wednesday, 12th September 2018, 4:39 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th September 2018, 5:38 pm
There are a number of temporary vacancies currently available in Portsmouth

The Christmas run-up is always a busy time of year, particularly for retailers, and with many companies on the hunt for more staff to meet customer demand, it’s a great opportunity to pocket some extra cash.

Here are just some of the jobs that are currently available for those looking for temporary work heading into the festive period.

Christmas Team: Debenhams

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There are a number of temporary vacancies currently available in Portsmouth

The high street retailer is on the hunt for temporary seasonal staff to help out during the busy Christmas season, with positions starting soon and lasting until the end of December.

Applicants need to be customer-focused and able to work efficiently in a busy environment.

Pay ranges from £6.64 (under 21) to £7.83 per hour, and extra hours can be offered to those with availability across the seven days. Weekend working will be required.

Perks include 25% discount in store and online, as well 50% off cinema tickets and more.

Customer Services Christmas Workers: Royal Mail

Royal Mail are seeking a helping hand from temporary workers to assist with handling customer enquiries in the run-up to Christmas.

Strong communication skills are required for the role, to ensure an excellent level of service, along with a good knowledge of Royal Mail products and services.

The salary is £8.80 per hour, with the fixed term contract starting on 5 November until 22 December.

Xmas Temps: The Body Shop

The Body Shop are calling for temporary customer-focused staff to join their team in Fareham, helping to boost Christmas sales and deliver a memorable shopping experience.

The temporary positions involve supporting with replenishment of stock, unpacking deliveries and demonstrating products.

Enthusiasm and confidence to interact with customers is a must, along with a passion for the beauty and retail industry.

Christmas Customer Service Workers: Argos

Assisting with picking up items from the stockroom and serving on the tills or collection counter, these temporary positions at Argos promise to keep you busy during the Christmas shopping rush.

A range of part-time opportunities are available, with various working patterns and contracted hours.

Workers will be paid £8.00 per hour (£6.78 if under 21) giving you some extra cash for the festive season, and there may be opportunity to stay on with the company after the holidays.

Christmas Sales Assistant: GAME

The high street video games retailer is recruiting for a Christmas sales assistant to help out in the Fareham store this festive season, delivering excellent customer service and maximising product sales.

A passion for gaming is a must, along with confidence to interact and engage with customers on the sales floor.

The part-time position includes a competitive salary, staff discounts on the latest games and tech, and a generous benefits package.