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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  • Marcus – February 2018

    Marcus has been a very dedicated temporary worker for Octopus over the past 6 months. He always has such a positive attitude towards work. Thank you!

  • Beth – January 2018

    Beth is our first Temp of the Month for 2018!! We would like to thank Beth for all of her hardworking over the past of months. Happy to undertaken a wide range of assignments, with a positive attitude.

  • Mihal and Claudiu – December 2017

    Mihal and Claudiu are both our very well deserving Temps of Month for December. They have been super hardworking and reliable since registering with Octopus. Thank you so much!

  • Yvette – November 2017

    Yvette has been on a temporary assignment for Octopus since the beginning on this year. She has proved to be a very hardworking candidate. Thank you!

  • Angel – October 2017

    Angel is a very well deserved temp of the month. He has undertaken a number of different assignments, always with such a positive attitude. Thank you!

  • Josh – September 2017

    Josh is a fantastic temporary worker, very hardworking and reliable. Willing to take on any assignment. Thank you so much!

  • Sean – August 2017

    Sean has a mature attitude to every assignment he carries out. Always has a smile on his face! Thank you.

  • Ollie – July 2017

    Ollie is such a hardworking and dedicated individual. He carries out every assignment to the best of his ability. A fantastic temp!

  • Maggie – June 2017

    Maggie is an absolute delight she always has such a positive attitude and a smile on her face! Thank you so much for all of your hard work.