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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  • Tom – July 2011

    Tom – Who says youngsters don’t want to work? No matter where Tom works he is a hit – as a student he has completed 5 assignments for us and is booked up for the next few weeks – he goes from one assignment to another – working any hours needed including Saturdays, our clients are almost fighting over him! Tom we can’t thank you enough – we all say in the office ‘we need another Tom’  – make sure you keep in touch once you return to Uni and let us know when you are back in the area.

  • Trudy – June 2011

    Trudy – How have we managed without you! At a drop of a hat Trudy will juggle the balls with her hectic home life to ensure she never lets us down. Trudy you are a great temp, nothing it too much trouble for you – you are hardworking, reliable with a great sense of humour – thanks we really appreciate all your efforts – make sure YOU spend the vouchers on YOU

  • Myleen – May 2011

    Myleen – Service with a smile Myleen has been temping for us since January, and what a joy it’s been to have her out representing us. Our client has nothing but praise for her and her flexible can do attitude. Well done and thank you for all your hard work.

  • Alison – April 2011

    Alison – What a star! Since registering Alison has undertaken various assignments and proved to be hardworking, loyal and flexible. The feedback we have received has been excellent, she is such a credit to our team. We hope you enjoy your vouchers.

  • Graham – March 2011

    Graham has worked consistently well for a year now – this has recently been rewarded with our client offering him a permanent contract. Graham is the sort of person who has always been willing to help out in other areas of the company and has often worked over-time, including Saturday’s when asked. His time keeping skills and communication with both ourselves and our client has been brilliant. Well Done Graham – you deserve this recognition and we wish you well in your now permanent job. You have been a real credit to Octopus Personnel and we hope you enjoy spending the vouchers!

  • 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!