Are you a parent fitting work around childcare commitments? Are you wanting a little extra work to compliment your existing income? Do you simply like the freedom that flexible hours give you? Whatever your situation, if you are looking for a more flexible working arrangement temporary work can be the answer. Temporary assignments can range from a few hours to several months and at Select, we register hundreds of temporary assignments every week across a wide range of industry sectors.
As a temporary worker, you will be employed under a Contract for Services allowing you all the benefits associated with being a temporary worker, together with the protection of worker legislation included in the Working Time Regulations and the Agency Workers Directive.
How Temporary Assignments Work
Once a suitable assignment has been found for you, your consultant will provide you with all the information you require. Additionally, they will confirm the following information in writing to you:
- The reason for the assignment – this could be to cover a vacancy, cover holiday, complete a project or it could be to assist at peak workload times.
- Where you’ll be working – your recruitment consultant will tell you exactly where you will be working, how to get there and to whom and where you need to report.
- What the job involves – we always get as much detail as we can from the employer so that there are no surprises, and your consultant will have visited the company in order to give you real insight into how they work.
- What hours you’ll be working – your consultant will have agreed the hours required directly with the company and will confirm these with you. If your line manager asks you to change these hours please DO NOT AGREE, but notify your consultant who will speak on your behalf.
- Pay rate – we will have agreed your pay rate with the company, including any overtime rates if applicable.
- Job title
- Start date
As a temporary worker you should also be aware of a few things, including:
- Standards at work
- Pay and benefits
- Working Time Regulations (WTR)
- Agency Workers Regulations (AWR)
Remember: your Select consultant is always there to answer any questions for you. Get in touch.
“Caroline and her team took the time to listen to and fully understand our requirements. They demonstrated their understanding by presenting us with a short list of candidates all of whom could have filled the post. Thoroughly recommended for their fantastic service, thank you.”
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“I have worked with and for ‘Select Appointments’ since Aug 1st 2017. I have nothing but absolute praise for the care and attention I have received whilst working under their ‘umbrella’. The interaction and provision of work, remuneration and holiday entitlement is in my opinion second to none, I would certainly recommend the agency to anyone with full and utmost confidence.”
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Looked After Very Well
“Select were pro-active in finding me temporary work and, as a result of one of their short-term assignments, I was called back by the same company for five weeks and then offered a six-month contract by that company. I was looked after very well by Select, administratively and in finding me work, and I am most grateful for their efforts on my behalf.”
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“I am very thankful for what Select have done for me. At first, I was getting no interviews and literally no hope for any jobs. I applied to Select for an advertised job, which was in my area of expertise and my Consultant thought I was highly suitable for this job and he gave me a chance, so he put me forward. He sorted out all the interviews, communicated well with me and never left me out of sync. I cannot thank him enough for the high standard of customer service and perseverance to get me the job that I am in now!”
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