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.

  • Kevin – April 2015

    Kevin is such a reliable and friendly temp! Always a pleasure to deal with. He constantly has a smile on his face. Thanks for all your hard work, it is greatly appreciated by all of us!

  • Mia – March 2015

    Mia is always a delight to deal with; a very hardworking temp! Thank you for all your hard work whilst temping with us. Good luck on your travels!

  • Michael – February 2015

    Michael is always reliable and we have always had super feedback from our clients. He has a can do attitude and is always willing to give anything a go! Thank you for your hard work!

  • Clive – January 2015

    Clive is a ray of sunshine! He has always been available at short notice, he’s very reliable and we have received outstanding feedback about him from several very pleased clients. Thank you for all of your continuous hard work and for being such a star!

  • The Trevors – December 2014

    Our favourite couple of 2014! Dee and Thomas have both carried out several varied assignments for us and have always been extremely hardworking and reliable no matter what. We always receive outstanding feedback from our clients about both of them. Thank you both for all you do and for representing Octopus to such a high standard!

  • Oliver – October 2014

    Oliver has been a great temp since the day he registered. Oliver has proved himself to be a reliable and hard working temp always willing to go that extra mile to help out and to do a great job. The feedback from the client he has been working with over the past couple of months has been outstanding and his hard work has even paid off to gaining him a permanent position, congratulations Oliver! Many thanks for all of your hard work over the last few months and all the best in you permanent position.

  • Liam – September 2014

    Liam registered with us back in March this year – since then he has proved himself to be a very hard working and reliable temp. We are very grateful for the effort that Liam has put into his assignments. Thanks Liam!

  • Lauren – August 2014

    Lauren has been a star all summer. She has worked at almost all of our catering events, from burger vans to high end waiting events. Lauren not only always arrives in plenty of time, immaculately turned out but we have also received outstanding reports of how hardworking she always is. Thank you so much for all of your hard work Lauren and we will no doubt have plenty more assignments for you in the future!

  • Nikolay – July 2014

    Nikolay registered with us last year, he has been a delight. Always able to work at last minute and will put all his efforts into the job. He has worked various temporary assignments for us since registering. Very hardworking temp with a positive attitude. Well deserved, thank you Nikolay!!