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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  • 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 – December 2018

    Octopus Personnel Temp of the Month Dec 2018

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

    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!

  • Karen – October 2018

    Karen has been a real success story.  When she first registered with Octopus, she had not worked for a very long time and was keen to secure something to get her back within the work place.  Shy and reserved, we knew we had to find just the right placement for Karen.

    After an initial setback, we found a client who could appreciate Karen’s skills and her confidence slowly grew.  Karen has now been offered a permanent position!  We are so proud to have been able to support Karen to achieve her goals.

    Congratulations Karen!!

  • Octopus Personnel Temp

    Billy – September 2018

    We would like to thank Billy for all of his hard work over the past couple of months. Whatever assignment we have asked him to do he has completed in a happy, positive manner. We have had amazing feedback from the clients he has worked for!
    Congratulations Billy!!

  • Jane – June 2018

    Jane is thought of very highly by her employers and has been an amazing temp for Octopus. She is hardworking, professional and friendly. Enjoy your bubbles!

  • Caitlin – May 2018

    Caitlin is a very reliable and hardworking temp. She will always explore new challenges and has a great positive attitude! Thank you so much.

  • John – April 2018

    This is the second time John has received Temp of the Month while he has been working for us over the past 2 years. He always has a positive attitude. Truly is a star temp!!

  • Pauline – March 2018

    Pauline is a very well deserving candidate for Temp of Month. Always has a smile on her face. Thanks for all your hard work!