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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  • Kirsty – February 2011

    Kirsty has worked for a couple of our clients – both of whom have given us extremely positive feedback! She is a fantastic candidate and one that stays in touch even if she is not able to make work. Kirsty has evidenced that having to use public transport is not a barrier to work! Well Done Kirsty – your communication skills, willingness to work and all-round positive attitude deserves to be acknowledged. Enjoy spending the vouchers!

  • Brian – January 2011

    Brian has worked for a couple of our clients – one of whom has taken him on permanently! As this is part-time, Brian has sought extra hours and still regularly temps for us today! He is an exceptional candidate who has never let us down. Our client described Brian as ‘Efficient, Friendly, Helpful, Enthusiastic, and Reliable’ and commented that she couldn’t think of anything negative! Well Done Brian – your enthusiasm and hard working attitude should be applauded. Enjoy spending the vouchers!