Careers and Employability Centre

Summer and vacation work

Find out where you can look for vacation jobs in the UK and overseas

Seasonal work could include:

  • Summer youth camps (UK, Europe, USA and Canada etc)
  • Language school support roles
  • Lifeguarding 
  • Customer service
  • Social care or child care

Local vacation work

  • EF - recruits for Activity Leaders in Brighton and London
  • Brighton Pier - customer service roles at the iconic landmark 
  • Brighton and Hove City Council - advertises casual roles in customer service, lifeguarding
  • SEF - summer cleaning roles on campus  
  • i360 - customer service roles
  • Royal Mail - recruits for Christmas casuals 
General job sites

UK and overseas vacation work

Overseas working holidays

For a fee, various companies can arrange a visa and working holiday for you in countries across the world. Work is likely to be in customer service roles or summer camps. 

  • BUNAC - work abroad and internship programmes for anyone aged 18-35. Includes Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, China, South Africa and more
  • CCUSA - summer camps and work experience in the USA, plus options in Canada, Russia, Africa, Latin America and Asia
  • IST Plus - working holidays in Australia, New Zealand or Singapore and teaching in China or Thailand
  • Global Choices - working holiday, volunteering and au pair opportunities. Countries covered include USA, Spain, New Zealand, Canada, Brazil, China, Australia and Argentina

International students 

Most international students will be able to work full-time during vacations, however there are some restrictions that may apply to you. Check your eligibilty and the term dates before you start work so you don't exceed the hours stipulated by your visa.