Calling all freshers! For those who love to drink, there’s a perfect way to get some of your booze paid for and make extra money on top.
If you’re 18 or 19 and look pretty young for your age, you could get paid to buy alcohol by Serve Legal, a firm dedicated to checking whether staff in pubs and shops ask for ID when selling age-restricted items.
It’s a flexible job and you can take on as many or as few hours as you like, and you get to explore your local area at the same time. Could this be the dream student job?
Pubs, restaurants and off-licences risk huge penalties if they’re caught selling alcohol to underage customers, so businesses go to Serve Legal to have undercover ‘visitors’ come in and be served.
It’s like mystery shopping, only the main thing you’re looking out for is whether the person serving you is obeying the law and checking your ID.
You could be asked to buy any age-restricted product from supermarkets, bars, pubs and clubs across the UK and Ireland, and many jobs pay £20-50 (with bonuses if the visit is urgent).
Serve Legal has active social media accounts, posting up helpful videos and tips on Facebook and Twitter – so you can make the most of the role and earn as much as possible.
Serve Legal look for young people who are dedicated and reliable, so can be called on when needed and will actually carry out the work; detailed and focused, to pick up on any specifics they need to know about your experience; and self-motivated, to make the most of the opportunities they can offer.
If you reckon you have the right go-getting attitude, and are flexible enough to take on assignments around your studies, you could be earning money buying booze in no time.
- Serve Legal offers great pay rates and with around 9,000 visits carried out every month, there should be plenty of chances for you to earn.
- Work experience. Mystery visiting for Serve Legal is a great thing to put on your CV as you’ll be using and improving skills including communication, flexibility, being observant, and taking the initiative. Equally showing you held a job alongside your studies will often impress employers once you graduate.
- This kind of work easily fits in around your studies or other jobs, so whether you’re in sixth-form, at university or employed, you can still carry out assignments, when it suits you. There’s no need to take on more than you can handle.
- Recognition of achievement, and chances to progress. it’s always lovely to have your hard work appreciated and Serve Legal run a ‘Visitor of the Month’ and ‘Visitor of the Year’ prize, and give you the chance to impress the boss by tweeting your achievements. Their ‘Hall of Fame’ features the best mystery visitors, who impressed by taking on loads of assignments, having a fantastic eye for detail and demonstrating high levels of commitment. As with many young people’s part-time roles, you could rise within the ranks and potentially score a job – one of the Hall of Famers is now an Area Manager within the company.
It couldn’t be easier to join their team!
Just head to their registration page and create an account, and make sure you’ve got a recent clear photo of your lovely face, and scanned copies of your passport and photo ID.
You have to be 18 or 19 to join, but you can apply two months in advance of your 18th birthday, so you can start visiting pubs as soon as you’re a legal drinker! And once you’ve started working and are bringing back the lovely libations, get your friends and flatmates together for a night in bonding with drinking games…
It’s a flexible, interesting job with decent pay and you walk away with free alcohol – sound good? Apply ASAP to start earning.