Branch manager at Blue Arrow, Anne Lapham, said: "We are approaching our busiest period. We are kicking off our summer recruitment campaign a month early to ensure we get the quality and quantity of students we need."

A combination of summer sporting events and the mass exodus of holidaymakers will open up a number of opportunities in the seasonal labour market for students.

Mrs Lapham continued: "While the assignments can be challenging, the hours are flexible so work can be fitted around the more social side of the summer recess."