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If you love playing with cars then spending your days being paid to drive one doesn’t sound like a bad deal. Events require drivers for general set-up as well as more specialised cherry-picker or forklift operating. If you’re really lucky, you may even be assigned the job of driving musicians at festivals around, which means rubbing shoulders with your idols and VIP treatment for all. Get in.

QUALIFICATIONS: A clean drivers license is of course a must here. If you have a foreign license you can use it on a small car only, and you have to have held it for at least a year. You also can only drive on that license for up to 12 months after you first entered the UK. To operate cherry pickers or forklifts you will need a special license. Each machine has its own regulatory body through which you can get training.

PAY AND HOURS: You will generally work shifts with these types of jobs, which will be long but can be spread out. Drivers make about £10 per hour. If you’re operating machinery you will make more.


Being on the burlier side is a plus for this job, but it’s not necessarily a rule. To man the door at big events or work security at festivals, you’ll need some specialist experience. Stewarding, which involves directing queues, is usually more low-key and doesn’t require special training. recruits specifically for festivals. is a good place to look for security jobs.

QUALIFICATIONS: Each security company has different requirements for their recruits, but to work bigger events you will likely need an NVQ Level 2 in spectator safety. runs courses every month in London. Most recruitment companies also run training courses. Qualifications for stewarding will depend on how big the event is.

PAY AND HOURS: Work can go on long into the night, but if you’re working big events you most likely won’t have to wake up early in the morning. Security employees make £8-12 an hour.

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