Part-time jobs can be an excellent opportunity especially for people with no experience in the UAE or the youth seeking to explore the corporate world to gain experience and earn some extra income while pursuing their career goals.
In a recent article with Khaleej Times, Mayank Patel, VP Sales EEMENA & Country Head of Adecco, speaks about part-time jobs and its many benefits to candidates.
There are various part-time job opportunities in the UAE, based on your interests, skills, and experience.
- Retail Sales Associate
- Customer Service Representative
- Content Creator
- Food Delivery Driver
- Social Media Manager
- Digital Marketing Specialist
- Event Coordinator
- Brand Ambassador or Promoter
- Administrative Assistant
- Web Developer
- Graphic Designer
- IT Consultant
- Network Administrator
- Sales Associate
These are just some of the options available, and you can explore more based on your preferences.
How can people supplement their income from a part-time job?
Part-time jobs offer flexibility for candidates to balance their current jobs/ university studies, gain valuable work experience, and develop new skills while pursuing their career goals or other interests along with an extra source of income.
The income from a part-time job can vary based on the job position, experience, skills, and the number of hours you work. However, most part-time jobs in the UAE offer competitive hourly wages or salaries, which can help you earn a decent income.
It also helps employers to easily manage short term projects, seasonal demands with temporary and flexible workforce.
Following government guidelines is essential to be updated with the latest policies.
To earn a second income through a part-time job, candidate must always follow the government guidelines and obtain necessary permission from your existing employer or university. Candidates must be aware of and adhere to the labor laws and regulations in the UAE. This includes provisions related to minimum wage, working hours, annual leave, and other employment-related matters.
Earning second income through part-time jobs
The income earned through a part-time job or apprenticeship could vary depending on the candidate qualifications, skills, industry or the urgency of an employer to complete a project or an immediate requirement to cater to the seasonal customer demands. Ideally the income from a part-time job could begin from AED 4,000 to AED 10,000 depending on the role and complexity of the job. It is essential to refer to refer to the UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) or relevant government authorities for the most up-to-date information on minimum wage from a part-time role.
Total work hours in a part-time job
An ideal part-time job could have work hours anywhere between six to 30 hours per week. It depends on the type of industry and sectors in the country and their HR polices. It is again essential to always check with the MOHRE to gain the most up-to date information on minimum and maximum work hours.