Night Jobs Overview A night job is any job that's worked during the night hours laid out by the UK government, which ...
Night Jobs Overview
A night job is any job that's worked during the night hours laid out by the UK government, which are 11 pm to 6 am. This can distinguish them from evening jobs, which occupy a more informal period, typically after 5 pm, which can include night hours. Night work can occur in almost any industry, from retail to hospitality and beyond. Even job types where light is often necessary, such as construction, can include night jobs.
Night Jobs Education Requirements
There are few to no particular education requirements unique to night work. Many employers do require reasonably good night vision or physical fitness. It is worth noting that per the UK government, workers younger than 18 cannot work most of a night shift from midnight to 4 am, and cannot work most other night hours except in certain industries (agriculture, culture, hospital work, hotel work, retail and newspaper delivery). As such, it is most sensible to seek out a night job at age 18 or older.
Night Jobs Market
The market for night jobs is quite favourable. In any given industry, night vacancies often exist in greater quantity than for day jobs. Because night work is not inherently popular with most people, many night jobs are either incentivized, or simply available in a job market, such as luxury brand jobs, where vacancies are not often available.
Night Jobs Salary Information
Night shifts are not required to pay out more than day shifts, per UK law, although all of the normal protections such as minimum wage exist for night shifts as well. However, a typical night job will pay at least competitively with an equivalent day position, and will often pay more. This is particularly true of jobs where the work can be more hazardous at night, such as agriculture, or where demand can often increase more at night than during the day, such as in nursing jobs or catering jobs.