Top 10 Summer Holiday Jobs in Singapore


When the summer holidays come around, students find time to pursue part-time roles or internships for relevant industry experience. How can we help you, then? By giving you a list of the top 10 summer holiday jobs that students like to take on in Singapore!

Having a part-time job on your resume helps prospective future employers to gauge your level of work experience. It also provides you with some extra income! 

As always, check the rule and regulations detailed on the MOM webpage to be sure that you are abiding by the law when working in Singapore. If ever in doubt, contact them either through an email or phone enquiry to ask your questions. If all’s looking good, let’s jump right in!

Here are some popular summer holiday work opportunities to explore during your holidays:

Retail is one of the most popular industries that’s constantly hiring. With the low barriers to entry and high demand, many students are keen on these roles. We’ve also discussed previously in another article the challenges and opportunities this industry carries. 

Roles of retail assistants, retail ambassadors and the like are always in demand. Even when many of us have chosen to go with online shopping, some individuals prefer visiting the brick and mortar stores. 

Such outlets can often use some extra hands on deck to help manage the crowds. What are you waiting for?

👉   Browse Retail Jobs on GrabJobs

Some of the popular summer holiday jobs that students like to take on during their vacation also include F&B roles: Baristas, Waiters, Waitresses, etc. 

These roles are similar to most retail roles in terms of their emphasis on customer service. In every job position, be it marketing, sales or tech, employees are encouraged to adopt a customer-centric mentality. 

Putting ourselves in the shoes of a consumer to understand their wants and needs is critical for a business. These industries will definitely equip you with the basics of adopting a customer-centric mentality which will be helpful in your future roles.

👉   Browse Food & Beverage Jobs on GrabJobs

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If you have a passion for teaching, consider taking up a job in the education industry as a private tutor! This is one of the most lucrative part-time jobs around, especially in Singapore. 

It’s where parents are willing to spend a lot of money on their children’s education. Choose any topic you’re best at, from Languages to Mathematics, as well as the education level, and you’re good to go!

If you’re planning to start out, do consider charging below market rate until you’ve gotten enough tutoring experience or testimonials to charge the market rate and above.

👉   Browse Tutor Jobs on GrabJobs

Were you a Physical Fitness Instructor (PTI) during your army days? Or are you a certified yoga instructor? Don’t waste these skills; teach others how to work out efficiently and effectively by taking on a Fitness Trainer role. 

Do note that these roles require a niche set of skills and relevant certification for you to enter the industry, though. Unless you’re privately training your friends/family members and start by charging them for it! 😉

With so many of us tied to office desks for the bulk of our days, plenty of us are also looking for ways to get moving. Someone who can teach the rest of us how to do it right will indeed be much appreciated!

👉   Browse Fitness Trainer Jobs on GrabJobs

No summer holiday jobs list will ever be complete without including this role in it. 

Enjoy talking to people on the phone? Well, this may just be the job for you! Telemarketing extends to more than just sales & customer service. Some positions require candidates to search for potential leads and contact them accordingly. 

Oftentimes, you are the first contact point for companies. As such, depending on your conversation, it may affect your company’s reputation positively or negatively. That’s quite an important role you’ll be playing then. 

Responsibility, politeness and time management skills are necessary to excel in this job position. And that’s a lot of transferrable skills to be picked up!

👉   Browse Telemarketer Jobs on GrabJobs

This is an oldie but a goodie. The job of sales promoters are always in demand. With IT shows, conventions and the likes being popular in Singapore, many employers need the assistance of sales promoters. 

The key advantages of taking on this type of work includes the short-term, high-pay nature of these work roles. This feature tends to attract numerous students who just need a little boost in income or pocket money. 

Individuals may need to work for long hours, but usually only for a few days. However, they can also reel in much higher rates for their short stint as a sales promoter too! 

Some positions at specific events even allow sales promoters to gain commissions should they manage to lock in certain deals. This means extra income too!

👉   Browse Sales Promoter Jobs on GrabJobs

Besides delivery drivers, many students do part-time work as Grab or GoJek drivers during the school term as well. 

This particular summer holiday job will require you to be at least 18 years old. That’s the minimum legal age required in order for you to acquire a driving license in Singapore. 

If you do have a driving license, especially a Class 3 or Class 4 license, you could make some extra money during the holidays too! Simply, by working as a delivery driver for a number of delivery apps and services.

This is one particular industry that has seen a huge increase in manpower over the recent years in Singapore. With the rise of popular food delivery apps like Grab and Foodpanda, students have started to take on the summer holiday job as a delivery rider with these firms. 

👉   Browse Driver Jobs on GrabJobs

Customer Service roles have an ongoing supply of positions all year round. With its lower entry requirements, it attracts a lot of students as well as fresh grads. 

There are different types of Customer Service roles from back office calls to front desk personnel. Depending on the industry, the responsibilities demanded differs as well. 

However, regardless of the industry, Customer Service personnel are always in need.

👉   Browse Customer Service Jobs on GrabJobs

Admin Assistants handle a myriad of tasks from meeting bookings, minute taking, inventory & pantry stocks, data-entry and other routine tasks. 

Admin positions extend from departmental backgrounds, all the way to personal assistants for management level employees. The summer holiday jobs as administrative assistants can prove useful for you in the future too!

If you’re able to multi-task and you’re organised, this may be the perfect role for you to demonstrate your transferrable skills within a position. Including this in your resume when you set out to job hunt can be helpful too. 

👉   Browse Admin Jobs on GrabJobs

You’ll be surprised at the number of brands that don’t have a website in 2019! 

Design enthusiasts who are proficient enough to have created their own blog can thus take advantage of this fact and help new start-ups or SMEs to craft a straightforward website using a template. 

This tends to be project-based, but it also provides you with a portfolio of work for future employers! A job opportunity that allows you to showcase your artistic/design skills while also building up your portfolio? Yes please!

Proficiency through the demonstration of your work with specific tools, such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, can also be eye-catching factors for your potential employers in the future!

👉   Browse Web Designer Jobs on GrabJobs

Now that you have some ideas as to which summer holiday jobs you can take on, we hope you’ll be able to lock in a great position soon!

If you’d like to explore the above-mentioned and other similar job opportunities, visit GrabJobs here to take a look at some of the available roles now!

Valentin Berard

COO at GrabJobs. Valentin leads strategic and operational activities regionally. Background in Business Development and Recruitment. Passionate about social innovation, he constantly strives to find solutions to real-world problems through harnessing smart technology. Read more: