Pop-up ice rinks, winter markets, pantos, Santa’s grottos, work Christmas parties…there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy yourself in December. But for some, especially people working in the retail, events and hospitality industries – this is their busiest time of year.
Some high street stores take up to 25 per cent of their yearly sales in December.
And for others in medicine, emergency services and care work, it’s a job that needs doing every day of the year.
So against the sound of ringing tills and clinking glasses, spare a thought for those people who are helping make your Christmas or who are providing essential services.
Here’s our pick of jobs which are likely to see a very busy December:
December is a very popular time for eating out, which means extra work for the restaurant trade.
Emergenices don’t stop for Christmas so the emergency services are on hand 365 days a year.
Supply chain assistant
Organising customer collections, co-ordinating deliveries and getting goods to stores is at its peak in the run up to Christmas.
As people travel to be with friends and family, it’s a busy time on the rail network.
With everyone wanting to look their best for parties and special events, December often means extra hours for those working in hair and beauty.