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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  • Jakub – May 2012

    Jakub does not know the meaning of the word NO! Every time we call him with an offer of work he says YES – even at VERY short notice. When we ask how he is he says good, waiting for you to call. Jakub has proved to be hard working, flexible in fact a good all rounder, nothing is too much trouble – Thank you Jakub it’s great to have you in the team!

  • James – April 2012

    Hardworking and so very Unassuming James could probably be listed as one of the most unassuming candidates on our books, but underneath this very quiet exterior lies a determined, reliable and hardworking young man. We have tested our theory by offering James the most diverse of roles over the past few months from washing up, repackaging cuts of meat and envelope stuffing! All these far removed from his training in the hospitality trade. Aside of being an excellent temp, James has been generous enough to offer lifts to others without their own transport to enable them to get to an assignment. Thank you James, we wish you every success in your new role in the retail trade.

  • A clean sweep – all round – March 2012

    Our Temp of the Month for March would be the first to admit that he came to his registration last year a tad sceptical of our ability to find him suitable employment. Within 24 hours we had placed him on his first assignment, he is now well into his second placement. On his return from his assignment, he has been known to regale us with e.mails containing the most amusingly detailed catalogue of events, something the team always look forward to reading. To quote from his original registration documentation, when prompted to inform us of his ideal role he wrote, Working in a production environment from where I can go home feeling I’ve done a good days work! We are confident he will agree, Job well done.

  • Dianne – February 2012

    Dianne – A great temp with an even greater sense of humour! Dianne came through our door with the biggest smile, great attitude and a wealth of experience as an administrator. Within days we were able to place her with a Multi National company, and the feedback from our client is always positive and complimentary. We are delighted to have been able to help Dianne make the relocation back to her Somerset home complete by offering her employment, in return we gained a fantastic candidate. Thank you Dianne, whenever we communicate, it is always full of fun and laughter

  • Derek – January 2012

    Derek – Dedicated, Determined and Down Right Charming Although Derek’s CV depicts 36 years of experience as an aircraft engineer, during registration he made it clear that he would consider any type of work, temporary or permanent. We were able to test Derek’s determination and placed him with a client in the food industry, a role completely outside of anything he would have ever experienced in his career. Testimony to Derek’s attitude, flexibility and reliability, we were delighted to inform him recently that our client wished to make him a permanent member of their team. Thank you Derek, you really did mean it when you said – offer me any type of assignment so that I can earn a wage!

  • Paul – December 2011

    Paul Cleavin – A man of many talents! Paul registered with us earlier in the year after relocating from London, he immediately accepted assignments that had little or no connection to his skills set, but he was willing to give anything a go. Alongside of getting himself to assignments, he has often provided lifts for other temps to allow them to work as well. He has done this without hesitation, ensuring they arrive and return home safely. Thank you Paul, we are more than grateful!

  • Iwona – November 2011

    Iwona Jasinowska – Our Somerset Star! Iwona has been assigned to the same Client since March 2011. When a call arrives in our office to supply them temporary staff, one of the first temps they request is always Iwona. Iwona never fails to accept work, sometimes at very short notice. Our Client reports she is a diligent, accurate and speedy worker who has become a valued member of their team. Please enjoy your vouchers, they are more than deserved!

  • Paul – October 2011

    Paul Morris – Lighting up the world! Paul’s initial assignment for us was during last Winter whilst we were all battling with snow and ice, he worked in adverse conditions to help our Clients fulfil their order book. Paul then accepted an assignment for a local lighting company, he has since returned twice to this Client who has provided excellent feedback on his attendance, timekeeping and quality of work. Thank you Paul for being such a hardworking and reliable candidate.

  • Guy – September 2011

    Guy – What a fantasic temp! Guy has under taken various assignments for us over the years whilst attending university, he has always proven to always be reliable, flexible and trustworthy, all qualities we look for in our temporary workers, but what really made him stand out to us was the fact he came back from university to complete a last minute temporary assignment we had come in. Thank you for all your hard work Guy, it is much appreciated.