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    Was wondering if anyone knows how often do stores like Sainsburys, Waitrose, Asda, Boots, H&M, or any place similar open vacancies for part time in-store roles?
    Have looked up nearly all their websites for vacancies and there hasn't been anything for a while now. Was expecting supermarkets like Sainburys etc. to have a fairly large proportion of vacancies opening from time to time? Maybe I'm wrong.

    Thanks in advance.
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    I don't know how frequently but I'd say that there are, almost certainly, trends for when High Street shops offer part-time vacancies. The annual and education calendars are good to follow, for example:

    Nov/Dec - high street shops will be looking for part-time Christmas temps because of opening hours; March - you've got Easter holidays so shops might have staff go on holiday, thus might need cover; May-August - summer holidays/extended opening hours; September - particular in cities might shops be looking for part-time workers, due to an influx of university/college students, etc.

    I'd recommend cold calling stores, go in and just ask them if they a) have any part-time work available or b) if they expect anything soon... There's always the possibility of people going on holiday/leave, so you might just time it ok.

    Also, keep a regular look on some niche job boards. If it's part-time work you're after then retail (high street stores, restaurants) if your best bet.

    Good luck!
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    Have you checked Primark? At least in my area they do have part-time vacancies or at least had.
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    I know for definite that sainsburys and McDonald's will only do their applications and job searches online. You've just got to be lucky in when you're looking most of the time


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    I have a list of retail sites that I check every morning , Sainsburys never seem to have vacancies at my local stores
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    I'm not 100% but from my experience some supermarkets can be quite awkward to get into- my local Tesco is almost impossible to get a job in unless you know someone who already works there. So it isn't always a matter of all the jobs being advertised as they should.

    From my experience most places are now predominantly online so it's just generally a matter of checking each site regularly and applying to anything you see- frustrating as a lot of places won't get back to you but that's life. What I did was write out a list of possible places I wanted to work and advertised their jobs online (so this would be all the fast food places, supermarkets, clothes stores) any I could think of and checked them regularly. You can also sign up to some and they'll send you alerts when any jobs come up that match you criteria: pets at home, etc.

    Other than that keep your eye out when your out- some have advertisements on the actual shop- I got my current job after seeing a banner hanging on the store and applying online. Possibly use Gumtree/ Directgov/ other online job ads but take caution as some of these are dodgy. Check sites about your local area- my college and local newspaper sometimes advertise jobs.

    heyterryhenry posted a pretty good timeline of when it might be good to apply. Christmas is the golden time though- October/ November time shops employ a lot of temporary staff so at this point it's really worth applying to everywhere you can and take some CVs into different stores.
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    (Original post by ms20g12)
    Was wondering if anyone knows how often do stores like Sainsburys, Waitrose, Asda, Boots, H&M, or any place similar open vacancies for part time in-store roles?
    Have looked up nearly all their websites for vacancies and there hasn't been anything for a while now. Was expecting supermarkets like Sainburys etc. to have a fairly large proportion of vacancies opening from time to time? Maybe I'm wrong.

    Thanks in advance.
    Try mcdonalds.
    They take on staff quite regularly. They take on a lot of students as well.
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    (Original post by Emma:-))
    Try mcdonalds.
    They take on staff quite regularly. They take on a lot of students as well.
    Vodafone and Orange or any of the mobile phone stores, such as the CPW, Phones4u, love students, they pay relatively well with commission and incentives. I had an 8 hour contract at Vodafone.

    Santander.... do flexible contracts....1 hour paid a month minimum....for cashiers, "oncall contracts".
 
 
 
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