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Work experience ideas for Christmas lovers

If you’re one of those people who wishes it could be Christmas all the time (I can’t say I understand, but you do you!), you’d probably be thrilled if there was a way you could incorporate Christmas into your career. While you probably won’t be unwrapping presents and hanging lights non-stop, there are lots of jobs out there that let you embody the Christmas spirit. And there’s no better way to see if a job might be right for you than work experience. So in the spirit of the holidays, we have some work experience ideas for Christmas lovers – see if there are any that jingle your bells.

Try your hand at event planning

There’s no doubt that Christmas is definitely one of the biggest events of the year, from family get togethers to end-of-year work parties. Because it’s such a busy time, event planners often need extra hands to help out around Christmas, so see if there are any opportunities for you to get involved and spread the Christmas cheer.

Get snapping as a photographer

It’s probably impossible to visit a shopping centre in December without seeing kids cheerily (or sometimes begrudgingly) having their photo taken with the one and only Santa Claus. If you’ve always fancied a creative career, this could be a clever way to combine your two greatest passions, either as a volunteer or a casual employee.

Sell the perfect gift in retail

Whether you get in early or leave it to the last minute, shops are always bustling in the lead up to Christmas with people looking for gifts, decorations, food, and more. Lots of different retailers, from fashion to homewares, look for extra staff to meet demand over the holidays. You’ll get to build valuable communication, teamwork, and presentation skills (all while listening to non-stop carols on the store radio).

Hone your design skills

This is the time of year where people are looking for everything Christmas, from cards and wrapping paper to social media banners and tree ornaments. If you have a knack for colour and style, you might like to have a go at creating your own designs – and if you’re feeling really crafty, you might even like to make and sell your designs at local markets.

Sing your heart out

Considering a career in entertainment? If you have an impressive set of pipes, there are heaps of opportunities for you to show off your talents during the Christmas season, whether it’s performing in local events, singing carols door-to-door, or making a name for yourself on TikTok. You never know where a bit of good publicity could lead you.

Find out more

Hopefully these work experience ideas have inspired the Christmas lovers out there. But even if you’re not so keen on the season, we have heaps of other work experience ideas and tips on our website for all kinds of interests – check it out here.

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