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Why Temp?

Why Temp?
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Temporaries Controller

Working on a temporary basis may not seem appealing, but it might be your best career move!

Why would I temp? What’s in it for me? Isn’t temping bad for my career? Working on a temporary basis may not seem appealing, but it might be your best career move! Whether you’ve recently left school and looking to get your start in a career, or you’ve worked for a number of years and need something more stimulating, temping is a fantastic option and something you should consider. Here are the reasons why you need to temp now:

Develop new skills and experiences

If you’ve recently left school, finding a permanent role in your desired career path may seem impossible. Temping is an excellent way to gain the vital skills and experience that employers are looking for when hiring. It is increasingly the case that employers are looking more for experience than qualifications, which is making it difficult for school-leavers and graduates to secure the jobs they want. Temping allows you to get that first experience that will impress employers later on.

Flexibility

Going travelling in six months’ time? Starting a new job in two months’ time and need something in-between? Looking for a career change but not sure what? Temping is the solution to all of these! When you temp, you’re in control. Whether you’re looking for some work to tie you over between jobs or until you’re making your next journey in life, temping allows you to work with flexibility. If you’re not sure where you want to make your career change, temping allows you to gain experience by working in a variety of locations so you can ultimately settle on the right role for you.

Think temping is all work work work? Temporary workers are entitled to a minimum of 20 days (plus bank holidays) paid leave a year! Also, because you get paid by the hour when temping, any overtime you do will be paid for, unlike a permanent employee on a salary.

You’re in demand

As of June 2019, the unemployment rate has fallen to just 4.2%. With so many people in work there are simply less permanent roles available. Temps however are a vital part of almost every industry and are almost always in demand. With such a wide range of temp work available, people who can deliver exactly what an organisation needs without delay are highly sought after; whether you’re a developer who’s able to help build a website, or an admin assistant who can assist with an important project. The best part? Temp work is available in almost every field, so there’s no limit to what you can do.

Get your foot in the door

Temping is a fantastic way to network and get your foot in the door of your dream job! Working as a temp is a great way to prove yourself to the company. It is not uncommon for a temp to be offered a permanent role quickly after starting if you’re good at the job. In fact, many employers are now choosing to hire ‘temp-to-perm’, meaning everyone who starts a job there will begin as a temporary worker and become permanent after a probation period. This may seem daunting but is not something to be feared! Not only is it easier to get the job  but it also means you aren’t committed to stay in the job should you end up not enjoying it as much as you’d thought.

Why temp with us?

Did you know that 95% of vacancies that exist within the UK are filled through recruitment agencies, word of mouth or personal referral? With lucrative industry connections, we can help you get your foot in the door with some of the areas’ most prestigious companies and help you get the start in your dream career.

At Recruitment Solutions, we take the time to get to know you so we can match you to jobs your skills, qualifications and interests. We take a proactive stance to match you to the opportunities that best suit you and make contact with our network of clients to get you ahead of the crowd.

Temping isn’t always easy, but here at Recruitment Solutions we do everything to make sure you can reap all of the fantastic benefits of working on a temporary basis. We provide professional advice on how to present yourself to employers, prepare you for interviews and get you the best jobs! We care for the welfare of our temps; when you temp through us, you’re on our payroll. This means you can rely that you’ll be paid correctly and on-time week after week.

Whether you’re looking to get a start in your dream career, or looking to make a career change, temping is a fantastic option to make it happen!  Give us a call or send us your CV today!