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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  • 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!

  • Nigel – November 2015

    Nigel has always been so reliable. A really nice guy, always willing to help out and do his best. Thank you Nigel!

  • Martin – October 2015

    Martin has been a real trooper – always reliable, willing to give any role a try with lots of enthusiasm. Thanks Martin!

  • Annie – September 2015

    Annie – Such a lovely happy temp and helped us out at extremely short notice! Thank you Annie

  • Maddy – August 2015

    We have received excellent feedback from the client who now want to take her on permanently. Thank you for all of your hard work!

  • Craig – July 2015

    Craig always brightens our day and is a very helpful young man who is always happy to help out when he can. Thank you so much for all of your hard work this Summer.

  • Abi – June 2015

    A very valuable temp! Abi is very professional and we knew we could send her to our clients and there would always be positive feedback about her!