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    (Original post by Lil08)
    Hello,

    I have two months until I start university and I have absolutely nothing to do. I've applied for a few temporary jobs in retails already with no luck. Is it even possible to get temporary work for two months? I feel hopeless. Im an undergrad with little experience.
    I'd recommend applying for a bank staff job in care (if you can stomach it).

    There is a shortage of care staff around the UK, the pay is good, and you'll be able to go back and work whenever you can in the holidays from uni.

    This is what I have done, I work 5 minutes away from my house, and can pretty much choose the shifts that I do (which is whatever I can get my hands on, 7 x 12 hour shifts in 8 days!).
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    Temping agency?
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    (Original post by lamyers1)
    I'd recommend applying for a bank staff job in care (if you can stomach it).

    There is a shortage of care staff around the UK, the pay is good, and you'll be able to go back and work whenever you can in the holidays from uni.

    This is what I have done, I work 5 minutes away from my house, and can pretty much choose the shifts that I do (which is whatever I can get my hands on, 7 x 12 hour shifts in 8 days!).
    Sorry, is it possible for you to provide more information on this?
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    (Original post by lamyers1)
    I'd recommend applying for a bank staff job in care (if you can stomach it).

    There is a shortage of care staff around the UK, the pay is good, and you'll be able to go back and work whenever you can in the holidays from uni.

    This is what I have done, I work 5 minutes away from my house, and can pretty much choose the shifts that I do (which is whatever I can get my hands on, 7 x 12 hour shifts in 8 days!).
    they must require previous experience for those jobs
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    (Original post by Lil08)
    Sorry, is it possible for you to provide more information on this?
    I work as a care assistant in a local care home, and earn £6.86 an hour, with 12 hour shifts. This means that I can work full time doing 3 days one week and 4 the next.

    Being on bank staff means that you fill spaces where other people are unable to work or they have staff shortages. So if I say I am back for 2 weeks and can work whenever they want, they will fill in the shortages with me.

    My job involves assisting dementia residents with meal times, getting washed and dressed, pad changes if they are incontinent, changing beds, and pretty much anything else involved in their care that needs doing (no drug rounds though, you need extra training and qualifications for that).

    You can also be a care assistant doing the same things in hospitals, and care/assisted living homes where the residents don't have dementia, but may have other health problems (such as parkinsons) which mean that they need assistance with day-to-day care.
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    (Original post by Jack93o)
    they must require previous experience for those jobs
    A lot of NHS hospitals do, but I applied to a care home with zero previous experience, and got offered the job within a day of my application and interview.

    The shortages in staff means that often they need to hire and train you quickly, obviously with CRB checks being a-ok. (making sure you're not a threat to the residents/patients, as they are obviously very vulnerable).
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    (Original post by Jack93o)
    do you find those emails from the indeed website?

    what I've found is that most of the job openings want you to work for a few months minimum, but I can only work until mid sept before I go back to uni. They also want previous experience as well, brilliant :rolleyes:
    Yeah, I've found a few on there
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    Good news I found a job! And I also found out that places like JL are actually looking for people to do a month and a bit of work full time. Don't give up guys!
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    (Original post by zedaa)
    Good news I found a job! And I also found out that places like JL are actually looking for people to do a month and a bit of work full time. Don't give up guys!
    did you have previous experience?
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    (Original post by lamyers1)
    A lot of NHS hospitals do, but I applied to a care home with zero previous experience, and got offered the job within a day of my application and interview.

    The shortages in staff means that often they need to hire and train you quickly, obviously with CRB checks being a-ok. (making sure you're not a threat to the residents/patients, as they are obviously very vulnerable).
    how do you find these places that require no experience? did you just email/phone a list of local hospitals and care homes until you found one that didn't need experience??
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    (Original post by corax)
    Yeah, I've found a few on there
    you had any luck in finding a job?

    I'm thinking of going round places this weekend and asking them in person
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    (Original post by Jack93o)
    you had any luck in finding a job?

    I'm thinking of going round places this weekend and asking them in person
    Nope not yet

    Good luck! I did that last month, handed a few out but most people said they weren't hiring I think I might do some work experience in my mum's work to try and improve my CV.
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    (Original post by Jack93o)
    how do you find these places that require no experience? did you just email/phone a list of local hospitals and care homes until you found one that didn't need experience??
    I just went in with my CV to local care homes, the one which had jobs available offered me an interview on the spot.

    When I emailed my local hospital they said that I needed experience.

    It's worth popping in with your CV if you can, otherwise call them and ask if they have jobs available and don't require experience.
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    (Original post by Jack93o)
    did you have previous experience?
    Yeah
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    Can you apply to places like McDonalds and quit 2 months after? Or should I tell them that I'm planning on leaving 2 months after?
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    (Original post by Dilzo999)
    Can you apply to places like McDonalds and quit 2 months after? Or should I tell them that I'm planning on leaving 2 months after?
    My little sis works there and she said everyone (10+ employees who started mid july) are planning to leave for uni come september but they haven't let the manager know. So don't tell them
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    Anybody had any luck?


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    (Original post by corax)
    Anybody had any luck?


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    I've given up (for now) corax.
    I'll resume the job search after results day:/
    Most of these jobs are permanent positions :|


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    (Original post by zedaa)
    John lewis and boots lol yeah.. I guess I got a interview for the 7th August, but I was thinking that its too late.. ugh!
    Is your interview on the 7th for Boots?
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    (Original post by livealittle)
    I've given up (for now) corax.
    I'll resume the job search after results day:/
    Most of these jobs are permanent positions :|
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    Mm yeah, I think I'm going to try and find some temporary positions.
    I feel a bit disappointed with myself as I was determined to get a job when I finished college and save for Uni :/


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