A tribute to stadium shifts – Why they RULE!

Friday, January 11th, 2019
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Today’s the day we pay tribute to an unsung hero of the Catapult app; that faithful friend we call the Stadium Shift.

At Catapult, we work with a lot of stadium employers all across the UK, including London Stadium, Twickenham, Etihad Stadium in Manchester, Wembley and The O2 – to name just a few! And despite being huge venues (these guys can post 100s of shifts at a time!), the humble stadium shift often gets overlooked. We wanted to share our ode to these shift heroes and give you our top 5 reasons for why we think they rule. Here they are, in no particular order…

1. You get to work cool events

Let’s face it, stadiums are where the action is. At any time you could be working at top events like a Spice Girls concert, your team’s football match or if rugby’s your thing, The 6 Nations!

2. Working with friends

With so many Catapult staff on deck, you’re likely to run into some friends at your stadium shifts! Increase your chances of working alongside your pals by using the Workmates feature on the app.

3. Year-round shifts

While some employers experience quiet periods throughout the year (check out our blog post ‘After the Peak’ to learn why), stadiums tend to stay pretty consistent, which means you can rely on them all year-round.

4. Long shifts = more £££

Long shifts are great if you want to squeeze more earning hours into a day – and stadium shifts are often longer than your average Catapult job! Work two long shifts to make up the equivalent of 4 shifts elsewhere. That’s maths.

5. Work weekends

Admittedly, this might not be a drawcard for everyone BUT if you’re a student struggling to fit work around classes, or simply use Catapult as your side-hustle, then stadium shifts are P.E.R.F.E.C.T. That’s because a lot of the major stadium events happen on Saturdays and Sundays.


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