8 Summer jobs to fund your summer fun

By Andrea Tamba · Jun 14, 2022

A summer job gives you all the perks of full-time employment, minus the commitment part of the deal. It's the best way to fund your summer fun -and it will certainly give you that preparation that most uni students lack when joining the job market after graduation.

Take a gander at just some of the roles waiting for you.

Festival crew

Festival season is right upon us , and you can secure your free tickets by working as part of the crew. Festaff is one of many platforms with a variety of roles -from wristbanding to ticket-scanning to catering and stewarding. For the opportunity to finally get that once in a lifetime backstage experience at your favourite festivals.

Baker's assistant

Fancy living out your quaint, European aesthetic summer dream, sans the pricey trip to France?  Look no further than a bakery job at Oree Boulangeries

Learn the ways of french patisserie making within this bilingual establishment; a perfect summer job for someone who is curious to learn the hows of their favourite pastries. 

You don’t even need to know french..


As the middleman between the kitchen staff and the guests, runners make or break a restaurant’s operation. This is because they are responsible for matching the food order to its owner. Experience the full extent of this role at Big Mamma! The most authentic Italian restaurant in London.

Kitchen Porter

The fact that you still burn rice after a dozen cooking attempts won’t affect your prospects as a kitchen porter this summer. 

Here you will be a valued member of bustling Michelin Star Kitchen Social Eating House by assisting in maintaining exceptional cleanliness and hygiene within the establishment. 

Apply now on gigl!


By The Bridge café has the makings of the most charming, instagrammable cafe. ​​Romanticise your life to your heart's content while working as a Barista, where you will be making and serving the teas and coffees that keep Shoreditch going.

Sandwich Artist

This summer role is perfect for the subway sandwich connoisseur with an eye for what is visually presentable when it comes to food. 

Gaining some work experience at Subway is incredibly valuable and could ensure you secure a job at numerous locations, should you wish to relocate in the future. 
What do you put in your sub?

Nail Tech

A fresh mani-pedi can ignite confidence in the most shy amongst us.

As the meticulous, artsy nail tech, you will be at the forefront of this transformative experience. At Nail Box, nail technicians offer nail treatment and general grooming for clients. 

Gaining this experience during your summer break will allow you to build a portfolio, which can be particularly useful if you plan on freelancing in the future.

Nanny/ Babysitter

A position as a Nanny is highly rewarding but requires the most dependable and trustworthy individual. If you have a natural affinity with children, and are nurturing and patient, then consider this role.

The daily duties of a nanny differ in accordance with the age of the children you’ll be looking after, and can include doing the school run. 

A ‘live-in’ nanny is an option suitable for most, as the nanny will reside within the family home to better carry out their duties. In some instances nannies are even invited to join family vacations.

A perfect role if you’re up for relocating.
You can seek out Nanny positions on NannyJobs, Kensington Nannies and Tinies.

The majority of these roles (and a ton more) are open to apply on the gigl app.

Don’t walk, run to gigl and apply in only 60 seconds!