In general terms, a temporary worker is someone who is engaged by a company on a non-fixed term basis, with this generally being a zero hours contract. The temporary worker’s salary is usually calculated on an hourly or daily rate and is paid weekly based on the number of hours worked.
Some candidates use temporary roles as a stop gap whilst they find something permanent, whilst others now choose to work exclusively in temp roles and become a career temp moving from assignment to assignment.
As a temporary worker you will be employed directly by us, the recruitment agency rather than the employer, so you will be entitled to all the statutory benefits of being an employee such as holiday pay and workplace pension contributions.
Rates of pay are dependent on the specifics of the role, the level of experience required and the seniority of the position, and are paid on an hourly rate for the duration of the temporary assignment.
Keeping your options open:
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There are lots of benefits to temping regardless of whether its short or long term:
If you’re not 100% sure what you want to do temping is a great opportunity to buy yourself some time to consider your next career move. Most temporary contracts have a minimal notice period making it easier for you to move into another role.
Keep your CV up to date
Temping will minimise or remove any unexplained gaps in your CV.
The ability to work in a variety of industries
You may find a temporary role in an industry that you hadn’t considered, or perhaps you’d ruled out before. Temping gives you a chance to ‘try before you buy’.
Opportunities to network
Whilst you are temping you will make lots of new connections. This may be your manager or your colleagues during the time you are there. They may not have a permanent position at that time, but do a great job and they will know who you are and how to find you for when they are recruiting permanently!
A lot of temporary staff start in a role not suited to them on a permanent basis, but it gives you an opportunity to show the employer what you’re made of. Be early, conscientious, exceed expectations and hopefully they won’t want to let you go when the contract ends. You’re in a prime position for the next temporary or permanent role that becomes available as you’re now a known quantity to them.
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Very friendly and professional! Lisa was looking after me through all process! Excellent! Thanks you!
Team Leader – Temporary Division
I help job seekers find temporary and seasonal work with a wide range of employers throughout the UK, matching their skills and personalities to the role.
More about Karen!
- Hometown: Sheffield
- Favourite food: Italian (Penne Aribiatta)
- Favourite thing to do: Watching movies, going for walks, and going out for
- Favourite holiday destination: Cornwall
- Favourite film: The Holiday
- Favourite thing about our city: Restaurants
- Describe yourself in 3 words: Fabulous, Motivated and Kind
Temporary Recruitment Co-ordinator
Caitlyn joined Glu Recruit in 2020 as our apprentice Recruitment Administrator. She provides support across the whole business, and makes sure everyone is organised and ready to tackle the day ahead!
More about Caitlyn!
- Hometown: Sheffield
- Favourite food: Italian
- Favourite thing to do: Going out with friends
- Favourite holiday destination: Italy
- Favourite film: Pretty Women
- Favourite thing about our city: Pubs
- Describe yourself in 3 words: Positive, Organised, Approachable
Recruitment & Finance Administrator
Lucy joined Glu Recruit in 2021 as our Recruitment & Finance Administrator. She is the first voice you will hear when you call in to the office, and is the one who keeps everyone organised and on the straight and narrow!
More about Lucy:
- Hometown: Rotherham
- Favourite food: Chocolate
- Favourite thing to do: Seeing my wonderful family!
- Favourite holiday destination: Seaside
- Favourite film: Thelma and Louise / We Were Soldiers
- Favourite thing about our city: National Parks
- Describe yourself in 3 words: Honest, Trustworthy, Comedic