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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  • 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!

  • Anthony – May 2015

    Anthony is always reliable and on time! He is such a great temp, that this is his second temp of the month award! Thanks for your continued hard work!

  • 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!