Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
Turn on thread page Beta
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by EDCE88)
    I'm listening... LMAO! Any chance you can give the name of the company u worked for?
    It's in Brunei (where I lived then): Sunlit
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by doubledot)
    It's in Brunei (where I lived then): Sunlit
    too far away..
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by EDCE88)
    too far away..
    Tell me about it. *sniff*
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I work as a bank HCA, paid £8-16/hr depending on what shifts. Completely flexible and I work when I want to.

    Nice!
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by balloon_parade)
    I work as a Science presenter for Mad Science which is £20p/h, it's a pretty cool job!

    What are your skills/interests OP?
    Interests are getting paid, I need money

    But seriously, sports/writing/films are probably my main skills and interests, but doubt there's much going in those fields. Another problem is fitting it around education, I'm at college, and under 18 for now, so bar work's out of the equation. I don't mind working hard, I'd just prefer it not to be in a retail environment.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Porn industry?
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    I work as a bank HCA, paid £8-16/hr depending on what shifts. Completely flexible and I work when I want to.

    Nice!
    What's a HCA? He said, lying in wait.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Mann18)
    What's a HCA? He said, lying in wait.
    Healthcare Assistant
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    Healthcare Assistant
    Damn.

    Guess I'm back to porn-star then.
    Online

    17
    ReputationRep:
    I work 2 days a week part-time as a database co-ordinator for £8.50 ph and my last few jobs have been part-time - uni ambassador about the same pay, admin and personnel assistant about the same pay...really you need to do work experience/summer internships to get experience at minimum wage or free and you can get much better jobs once you get the skills. Though working with databases you have to work up, Im lucky really to have already chanced upon experience in a previous role and get this one which is so good for my CV cos its a higher level and I might not have gotten it if I didnt have database/statistic/research modules from uni at a good level.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    I worked in catering in student halls. Uni's pay their staff really well for what they do, the hours were short (only 5-8 on weekdays, 11-2.30 on weekends) and I got free food. Worked out pretty well.
    • PS Helper
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    PS Helper
    I was a paintball marshal - sort of retail, but you don't spend much time at base, you're mainly out in the arenas.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    I work at a leisure centre, so I help at all the events that happen in the hall space, like concerts/dog shows/gymnastic competitions/karate/record fairs/tattoo conventions/funfairs/dance shows etc...
    its the best cause its something new almost every shift!
    I also run children's parties so I have to basically play games for hours on end, like laser quest and going on the climbing wall, or going on the bouncy castle.... I get paid a fiver for bouncing up and down on a castle
    I loveeeee my job!
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by midpikyrozziy)
    Interests are getting paid, I need money

    But seriously, sports/writing/films are probably my main skills and interests, but doubt there's much going in those fields. Another problem is fitting it around education, I'm at college, and under 18 for now, so bar work's out of the equation. I don't mind working hard, I'd just prefer it not to be in a retail environment.
    Just apply for everywhere you can that doesn't directly involve people? You can't really be too picky at the moment as you don't have much experience or relevant skills and the job market is tough anyway.

    Once you've had a few jobs and built up experience then you can start to be a bit more choosy. Everyone has had a rubbish first job, you're just going to have to suck it up!
    • Community Assistant
    Online

    19
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    (Original post by Peachz)
    Lifeguard? Gotta do a week long course, cost me £150 but I earnt that back in 3 shifts so its well worth it.
    This is worth a try. Ive heard of people in my area doing this too.
    Online

    17
    ReputationRep:
    Oh when I was at sixth form lots of people worked at a call centre - like for Comet - and were paid well say £7 per hour then £10 per hour for Sundays.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    Admin work. Not glamorous and hideously dull but at least you're paid at the end of the day.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Retrospect)
    Admin work. Not glamorous and hideously dull but at least you're paid at the end of the day.
    How do I find a job in admin? Nothing on the websites, so does that mean there's nothing going, or should I be looking somewhere else?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Jennie1987)
    Oh when I was at sixth form lots of people worked at a call centre - like for Comet - and were paid well say £7 per hour then £10 per hour for Sundays.
    Do you know if they advertised online or somewhere else?
    Online

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by midpikyrozziy)
    How do I find a job in admin? Nothing on the websites, so does that mean there's nothing going, or should I be looking somewhere else?
    Theres loads on websites but the thing is you need experience - i have 2 years plus and have had real trouble getting a job.

    And call centres advertise everywhere online as well as their websites, in the local newspaper, through recruitment agencies etc. Use the internet, its all right there but without experience in this job market these high paying jobs are unlikely to be within your reach.
 
 
 
Poll
“Yanny” or “Laurel”

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.