Temporary Staff make up a growing percentage of the local workforce and often add real value to our clients in busy or challenging times. Many of us at some point in our careers will have secured a temporary work placement - sometimes this can be during a break in our education, for others following redundancy or a career break and prior to deciding or committing to a permanent role and for others it is just a great opportunity to gain work experience. We have some fantastic stories at Park where securing a temporary position has literally changed career opportunities.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Your CV
- Registration Card & ITIS Rate
- Bank details
- Proof of address (utility bill or bank statement within the last 3 months)
- Education / Professional qualifications and certificates
So, if you’re struggling to find a permanent job or don’t want to tie yourself down to one role for a long period of time, temping could be the answer, here a few benefits:
You're in control
One of the biggest benefits of temporary jobs is flexibility. YOU are in control of your career and it’s far easier to take career breaks and fit your job around your life. Although not having a fixed job may be scary at first, it’s easy to become addicted to the freedom of doing temporary work when you want.
Learn new skills
Different companies use different systems to get the job done, even if they’re doing the same work. By spending time temping across various roles you can learn new skills and see how different companies operate, making you far more employable and really enriching your CV.
Take time out for yourself
Temp work allows you to take more time out for yourself. Happiness in a job has never been more important to us and a temp job can help you to gain perspective.
One way ticket
If you have just returned from travelling or if you have your big trip planned you may be short of cash so temping is a great stop gap before finding the right permanent position or embarking on further adventures.
Is this for me?
Are you a graduate or school leaver undecided which career path to take? A temporary job can answer some important questions before you take the plunge.
When you join the Park temp team your contract is with Park who is your employer, not the client where you are on assignment. We are here to support and give you guidance along the way, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call Megan on 01534 871666.
Holiday entitlement for temps is equivalent to two weeks per annum as required by legislation. Holidays are subject to pre-planning and can be taken by arrangement with you and your supervisor. Holiday pay will be paid for as it is earned on the basis of an additional 4% pay for each hour worked of your standard working week, for example £10.00 = £10.40 per hour. You will not receive any further payment at the time you take your holiday.
Note: Social Security contribution and income tax deduction should be calculated on total gross pay, so as to include the element of holiday pay.
In order to receive payment, it is your responsibility to ensure your signed timesheet is either emailed to Park at firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped into the Park office at 29 Hill Street no later than 10am each Monday.
You must ensure that hours worked are noted on your timesheet and totalled correctly, that any alterations made have been initialled by your supervisor and that your supervisor signs the timesheet where indicated. A delay in payment may occur if your timesheet is not completed properly.
If you are unable to attend work due to illness you must call the Park office on 01534 871666 by 8:45am on the day when you are going to be absent. If your illness extends beyond a single day you must notify Park each day that you are going to be out of the office. You will not be paid for any days that you are absent from the office.