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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  • Jess – August 2016

    Thank you so much for all your hard work over the Summer. Always available at last minute and willing to try new challenges. Enjoy university!

  • Meredith – July 2016

    Delivered excellent work at a fast pace – pleasure to work with and is very friendly and polite!

  • Rachel – June 2016

    Happy to do any assignment thrown her way with a positive attitude – very hardworking and we always receive great feedback from clients with regards to her work!

  • Fergus – May 2016

    Gone out of his way to make sure he is always at work on time, no matter how far away it is! Thank you for being so committed!

  • Annelise – April 2016

    Such a reliable and happy temp, always willing to go the extra mile to help. Thanks so much for the hard work.

  • David – March 2016

    David is such an incredibly enthusiastic temp with a great work ethic. He is always happy and has brilliant time keeping. A complete breath of fresh air!

  • Charlotte – February 2016

    Charlotte is more than happy to help out with the scanning here at our office when needed, which is always greatly appreciated. A very punctual and hardworking temp too. We got a shot of her in action!

  • John – January 2016

    John is such a hardworking and happy temp. Always willing to help us out at last minute and put his all into every assignment.

  • Babak – December 2015

    Babak has been a bright star (excuse the pun for December)! An ideal temp – he has undertaken many assignments for us and has proven to be a great asset for our client and is now starting a permanent position with them in the New Year. Congratulations!