Temp of the Year 2021

12  worthy Temp of the Month Nominees but only 1 can win Octopus Temp of the Year.

2021 proved to be another challenging year in the job market, with businesses and workers facing new challenges through a second lockdown, COVID restrictions, Brexit and economic uncertainty. Through it all, our temp workers have risen to the challenge to keep businesses trading in changing markets. In 2021 we had 12 incredible people who thoroughly deserved their special recognition of Temp of the Month.

Here are our 12 Temp of the Month winners for 2021.

Temp of the Year 2021

Of course, there can only be one winner for our Temp of the Year 2021 and on a cold, dark night The Jobsmobile travelled to their place of work to surprise our winner.

We have great pleasure in announcing that our Temp of the Year 2021 is Houssem.

Houssem has quite literally gone the extra miles to be a stand out temp worker. Quite remarkably he rode his bike for 2 hours to get to work. Now that’s dedication! No wonder he has been snapped up and offered a permanent role!

See the photos and watch the video to see the moment we surprised Houssem at the beginning of his shift.

Here’s the night in pictures.




Could you be the next Temp of the Month?

We are extremely proud of our temporary workers, all of whom we expect to be hardworking and reliable. Each month we invite our clients and staff in the office to nominate any temp who has gone above and beyond or exceeded their expectations in some way. Out of these, we choose one winner, giving them £20 worth of vouchers to recognise their contribution and say thank you!

We publish our winners in the office, on social media and here.

Click on ‘Temp of the Month’ in the blogs to see more.


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Erin Belmont

About the author

I look after the marketing for Octopus – from the social media and website you see online to the events we put on throughout the year.

I love being in the middle of things, soaking up the lively dynamic atmosphere. The team at Octopus really care about our job searchers and clients and do everything they can to understand everyone’s needs and make intelligent and productive job matches. Their drive and fun loving spirit inspire me every day!