Would temporary work suit me?


Temping means you control your hours and how often you work! You fit work around your life rather than life around work. Temping often means you get a chance to access to a variety of duties which will develop vital skills and enhance you CV Temporary work gives you the opportunity to explore your career options and try out various different roles, a sort of try before you buy!

Temp work often means you have a foot in the door should a permanent position become available. Temporary employees enjoy the same basic working and employment conditions that they would receive if they were a permanent employee doing the same job, limited to pay and conditions. Temp jobs open up a world of opportunity, sometimes the least expected opportunity can lead to a life changing career change.

If you would like know more about Temporary Working and whether it’s right for you please call us on 01747 825568.

Temp of the Year 2018


The Octopus Personnel Temp of the Year 2018, John Prout, discusses his reaction to the award, his new permanent role with Hillbrush and his advice for other temps.  Read more here.


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  • Simon – September

    Simon has worked for Octopus for many years and always proves to be a reliable and fantastic worker.

    His kind and flexible approach to work has made him a great temp of ours and one we know we can always rely on.

    Congratulations Simon and thank you for all your hard work!

  • Kat – August

    A image of Kat August Temp of the Month Octopus Personnel

    Kat has been a wonderful, kind, hard-working, welcoming and dedicated temp who has thrown herself into becoming one of the team.

    Thank you for your great smile, amazing baking and love of life!

  • Richard – July 2019

    Richard - Octopus Personnel Temp of the Month July 2019

    Richard has a down to earth and hardworking approach.  He has received such fabulous feedback and is clearly highly thought of amongst his colleagues.

    Thank you for going over and above and being a great team player!

  • Owen – May 2019

    May Temp of the Month for Octopus Personnel

    Owen has been a fantastic temp for us!  He is reliable and hardworking and always brings such a smile to all our faces when he pops in the office. Owen has now been offered a permanent position  and we are so happy to have helped him on his journey.

    Congratulations Owen!!

  • Julie – April 2019

    Image of April Temp of the Month Octopus Personnel
    Julie continues to be an exceptional temp for Octopus Personnel. Reliable, self-directed and great fun, we can rely on Julie and we are thrilled to give her Temp of the Month.
    An asset to any business – well done Julie!
  • Kolyo – March 2019

    Octopus Personnel March Temp of the Month

    It was with great pleasure to present Kolyo with Temp of the Month.

    He is always happy, hardworking, reliable and friendly. Thank you Kolyo!! You are great!!

  • Sam – February 2019

    Feb Temp of the Month Octopus Personnel

    Sam is a fantastic temp, flexible, reliable with a wonderful personality.

    She lights up our office every time she brings her timesheet in and her colleagues think she is fabulous too!

  • Caroline – January 2019

    Caroline Temp of the Month January Octopus Personnel

    Caroline has been absolutely great.  She is so adaptable and is willing to turn her hand to most things.

    She has been a pleasure to deal with and takes on every assignment with 100% commitment.

    Thank you!

  • Tom Weeks Octopus Personnel's Temp of the Month

    Tom – December 2018


    Our well-deserved Christmas temp of the month goes to Tom Weeks.

    Reliable, honest and hardworking, he took a leap of faith this year and now his team wouldn’t be without him!

    Keep up the good work!