Britain’s weirdest jobs

  • Emma Finamore
  • Last updated 25 Sep 2018

Fancy something out of the ordinary? Got a strong stomach? Look no further. 


Whatever you’re up to this autumn – off to university, starting GCSEs or A-levels, beginning an apprenticeship or traineeship – you’ll probably need some career inspiration at some point, or just a bit of a laugh…

Earlier this month CV-Library published a list of Britain’s most bizarre vacancies, with the funniest job titles. Here’s our pick of them:

Strolling Elf (Watford, £6.50/hour)

Fancy living in winter wonderland? Seeking a joyous individual to roam grottos far and near, you'll invite children to see Santa Claus and be spreading Christmas cheer.

Trainee Banana Ripener (Kent, £20,000/year)

Looking for an individual with an interest in fruit. You will be working in the ripening rooms to ensure the bananas are of the appropriate quality to meet customer expectations.

Roadkill Cleaner (Farnham, £7.00/year)

Street cleansing operative required. Must have a positive attitude to a physically demanding role. Must be flexible to work in all weather conditions.

Bull Head Catcher (York, £230/week)

Require an individual to support slaughtermen. Must be physically fit to assist with moving heavy loads and have a strong stomach. Experience preferable.

Empty office-sitter (London, £8.00/hour)

Want to work in an office where you have all the freedom? Looking for a responsible and dedicated person to look after empty office building. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Cricket Mascot (Warrington, £7.00/hour)

Seeking an outgoing and self-motivated individual to become Lizzie the Lizard, the mascot for a local cricket team. You must be physically fit as you will be required to wear a substantial lizard suit and stand for lengthy periods of time. Fly catching skills not necessary.


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