Thinking of Temping?
Smart move. It’s a great way of getting a lot of experience quickly. Or if you’re looking for a permanent hire, it’s a great way of getting your foot in the door.
Myth: Job security is low
Fact: Temps are always in demand – if a contract ends with one employer, you’ll quickly find yourself in a new role. Often, people who hire you as a temp will keep you on once your contract ends.
Myth: You can be kept on a fixed term contract for years
Fact: If an employer hires you with fixed term contracts, after 4 years of employment they must legally offer you a permanent contract.
Myth: Your CV looks insubstantial
Fact: The CVs of temporary workers are some of the best. You gain a broader range of skills within a shorter space of time. All because you’re getting to perform more roles, at more companies, within more sectors.
Temping is a great way of building your CV and getting a lot of experience within a short space of time.
- Enhance your CV
- Get a broader skill set
- Experience working in different company types
- Try out different sectors
- Get a foot in the door (for a permanent job)
- Become more employable
- You still have employee rights!
It’s important to remember that as a temporary worker, you still have rights. You’re entitled to statutory sick pay, holiday pay and regular pay. You’re also entitled to the same working conditions as permanent staff.
Rather have a permanent role?
Temping is a great way to get your foot in the door. A lot of employers who hire temps actually want a permanent employee, they just want to test the waters with a temp first.
Don’t be surprised if you are offered a permanent contract after temping.
Here’s a testimonial from just one of our temps:
“Here’s my last timesheet for you, because as you know I’m now a permanent worker!
I would like to say a huge thank you for all your help and support in finding me prospective new jobs. It really was greatly appreciated.
I wish you and the team all the very best for the future, and once again THANK YOU!”
Interested? Submit your CV here