5 jobs for the young and part time workers

5 jobs for the young and part time workers

5 jobs for the young and part time workers

5 jobs available to young people and those looking to work part-time while living in the UK has changed during the pandemic of COVID-19. The list now includes those working from home on a computer, as a delivery driver, ride-sharing business, teaching online and on-demand skilled labour services.

The right vocation for you would be determined by several factors including the time you have available, what hours you can work, available transportation, experience and skills you might possess.

For those between the ages of 18 and 24 the government has set up a Startup loan program and is available to UK residents who possess a business plan. The government provides support and training along with a share of the £82.5 million in funds set aside for this program. The average loan from the program so far is £2,500. The terms for the loan includes is a payback schedule that can be up to 5 years.

Working at home on a computer

Working at home on a computer can be in many forms from writing for websites, posting a blog and being a virtual assistant.

  • Benefits include freedom to set your own hours and no commuting time except for the virtual assistant where the hours are set by your employer.
  • Disadvantages include generally low pay, no benefits from any company and the solicitation of work might be difficult at first.

Delivery driver

The delivery driver is an in-demand occupation during the current lockdowns most in the UK are experiencing. This does require ownership of a reliable economical vehicle and a smartphone with an internet connection so access to apps is possible to receive instructions. The delivery of prepared meals, groceries, parcels and other essential goods are the areas of highest demand.

  • Benefits include no boss looking over your shoulder, tips included by many customers, freedom to set your own hours and the freedom of the open road.
  • Disadvantages include most working hours are during meals times which includes times of heavy traffic, no benefits from any company, the pay is low and the requirement to operate a motorized vehicle, vehicle and courier insurance must be obtained.

Ride-sharing business

The ride-sharing business sector is still operating, but is considered high risk during the pandemic. The vehicle used must be set up to isolate the driver from the passengers.

  • Benefits include no boss looking over your shoulder, freedom to set your own hours, tips included by many customers and the freedom of the open road.
  • Disadvantages include working with the public, low pay, no benefits from any company and hours can be sporadic and unreliable along with and the requirement to operate a motorized vehicle, vehicle and courier insurance must be obtained.

Teaching online

Teaching online has progressed into being part of the new normal during the pandemic. Teaching regular academic classes does require a teaching degree, but this is also open to most college educated people who are fluent in the English language void of an accent to teach English as a second language to people outside of the UK.

  • Benefits include working from home and setting your own hours.
  • Disadvantages include working with the public including large numbers of children, low pay, no benefits from any company, off hours when teaching students in a location far from the UK as in Asia. At this time the teaching of Chinese nationals is the highest demand. The standard time zone in China is +8 GMT.

On-demand skilled labour services

The on-demand skilled labour services is also a growing sector for those looking to create a revenue stream. For those with experience in bookkeeping for business purposes, organizing schedules for the delivery of items and like tasks that can be done from a computer in a remote location.

  • Benefits include freedom to set your own hours for some and no commuting time.
  • Disadvantages include the solicitation of work can be difficult at first, deadlines can be short and no benefits from any company.

These popular 5 jobs you can do part-time and by young people can provide a person with extra income and make use of your skills without hindering your lifestyle or studies. There are a few of the above listed business opportunities that can even be converted to full time when necessary.

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