Are you looking for work during lockdown and in the run up to Christmas?
You could be a key worker working on the front line, in supermarkets, delivering takeaways and packing orders in warehouses.
In North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, many people have been furloughed or made redundant, with self-employed businesses forced to close for a second time this year. This has left a number of people out of work and looking for employment during a second UK national lockdown.
StokeonTrentLive have scoured Fish4Jobs and collated a list of jobs you could apply for today, some with little experience needed.
Could you see yourself supervising a store or delivering takeaways? Have a look at these nine job descriptions and apply today.
Aldi are on the hunt for a store assistant to check off deliveries and ensure shelves are always stocked.
The customer focused role pays up to £10.41 per hour and is a permanent, full-time contract.
Aldi said: “At Aldi, you’ll never find yourself bored and twiddling your thumbs on the till as a Store Assistant. In fact, time will fly by.
“You’ll do everything from checking off deliveries to dealing with enquiries or ensuring that the shelves are fully stocked with well-presented products. And, of course, you’ll provide excellent customer service at all times by attending to customer needs in a prompt and friendly way.
“It’s a really fast-paced environment, and everyone understands exactly what needs to happen to make their store a success – and gets on with doing it. There’s a real family feel here, and we all pitch in as part of a close-knit team.”
The deadline for this application is November 13, and applicants can apply here.
Warehouse order picker
Premier Placement Services are offering warehouse work in Stoke-on-Trent throughout the festive season.
Workers could earn over £10 per hour picking, labelling and packing goods ready for dispatch.
The job includes shift work of mornings, noons or nights, and full training will be provided by the company.
The application closes on November 6. To find out more, click here.
Home Bargains are searching for a lead store team member who is reliable and enjoys retail.
The job, paying £9.60 per hour, is hoping to find someone to ‘create a welcoming atmosphere for customers’ and provide ‘outstanding customer service’.
The job description states the criteria to apply as follows:
Proactive, flexible and adaptable
Tenacious, hardworking and reliable
Ability to lead and motivate others with some experience of leading a team
Deal effectively with customer issues
Able to demonstrate good commercial awareness
Possess a creative approach to merchandising
An inquisitive mind with a good eye for detail
A confident communicator with excellent organisational and problem solving skills and a real ‘can do’ attitude
Experience of cash handling
Experience of working in a retail environment is essential, preferably within a high volume, fast paced business
For more information, click here before the November 26 deadline.
Home Bargains are also looking for a store team member to assist customers with product queries and ‘prompt service with a smile’.
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Home Bargains said: “Store Team Members at Home Bargains cover a range of store duties including customer service, stock replenishment, cash handling and helping to maintain excellent store standards.
“Candidates will be hardworking, enjoy working in a retail store and have experience of cash handling and processing deliveries.
“Successful candidates are provided with on-the-job training and gain essential transferable retail skills.
“If you are honest and reliable and take pride in what you do then we would love to hear from you!”
To apply for this job, click here.
This job will see employees work with DHL at Nisa Stoke for up to £9.86 an hour.
The description of the role reads: “This is a seven day operating site with weekend work required. There are excellent canteen and break room facilities with fresh hot cooked food available.
“It’s a clean and safe working environment with ample onsite parking, and fully pain induction and training.”
Deadline for applications is November 26. Click here for more information.
Parcel courier Yodel are recruiting drivers in the ST7 area of Staffordshire.
In the self-employed role, drivers will deliver parcels in their own vehicle, and be paid per parcel delivered.
Yodel suggests that on working six days a week, some shifts may be as short as three hours long, depending on parcel volume, which could be between 30 and 120 a day.
The company said: “As a self-employed courier, you’ll deliver promises, as well as parcels. You’ll use your friendliness, warmth and attention to detail to deliver every item safely with a smile.
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“Although being a self-employed courier means handling things like your own taxes and using your own mobile device to scan your parcels, you won’t be on your own. We’ll point you in the direction of experts who can help.”
Recruits need to be organised and confident, insured drivers, who are ‘committed and enthusiastic.’
This role closes for applications on November 11. For more information, click here.
Sainsbury’s are recruiting for warehouse operatives via Staffline.
The shift work will see employees work days, noons and nights, with a shift allowance on top of a wage up to £9.65 per hour.
The ad reads: “Become a Key Worker and benefit from full-time regular ongoing work, opportunities for overtime, career progression and various performance bonuses.
“You will be required to work five or six days out of seven days across the week, including weekends.
For more information, click here.
Got a bike or a scooter? Then you can be a food delivery driver for Deliveroo.
The flexible role offers payment per delivery, as well as free insurance.
The job role reads: “Join the Deliveroo rider community, make great earnings and be your own boss!
“Deliveroo wants to be the definitive food company – the app you go to any time you are hungry. We are transforming the way people think about food.
“We are providing people with limitless access to different cuisines and restaurants, turning cooking from a chore to a choice, and giving people the freedom to eat what they want, when they want, where they want it. In order to succeed in this mission we need your help.”
The role is located in Newcastle and closes on November 30. Click here for more information.
Fancy being a postie? Royal Mail are recruiting for a delivery driver to cover Ashbourne, Belper, Rugeley and Uttoxeter.
The job will offer you the chance to play a huge part in Christmas by delivering presents and post through the festive period.
Royal Mail said: “Royal Mail are now looking for Christmas Delivery Drivers to distribute parcels, spreading the joy over the celebratory season, especially to those who may not be able to see family and friends this year.
“This is your opportunity to have a real impact, in the heart of your community, while working for one of the UK’s most well-loved brands.”
The applicant could earn up to £13.54 per hour, and will be provided with full PPE and training.
The job description added: “You will be responsible for delivering parcels quickly and efficiently, by driving and/or walking on a dedicated route, whilst maintaining our high integrity standards and demonstrating friendly customer service.
“Other duties may also include sorting of mail/parcels within the delivery office.”
The role – which closes for applications on November 17 – is working up to six shifts per week, between the hours of 11am and 7pm.
For more information, click here.