What is temporary work?
Temporary work (or "temping") is a flexible way to work that does not involve a long term contract.
Why consider temporary work?
Temporary work gives you a variety of opportunities to enhance your career prospects, improve your skillset or to earn additional income. There are many ways you can use temporary work to your advantage.
Your work, your choice
One of the great aspects of temporary work is that you, the worker, remain largely in control of how and when you work. There is no long term contract, giving you the freedom to make changes to suit you whenever you feel necessary. This is perfect if you have other commitments such as childcare or other work. You choose where you work and when you work!
Gain experience & develop new skills
If you are new to the world of work or wanting to start a career in a new field, temping can give you immediate access to opportunities. The flexibility of temporary work gives employers and employees greater freedom to experiment. Many temporary workers work across many industries and job types, developing many transferrable skills and learning how different businesses operate.
The wide range of experience you acquire whilst temping can make you more employable. Many temp positions lead straight into a permanent opportunity for the right person!
Find out which work, works for you!
What do you want to do when you're older? For a lot of people this is not an easy question to answer.
If, like many, you are not sure which work suits you, then temping can offer a way to trial different roles and different industries. If you do not get a long with the temp job you are in, then you can change easily - not notice periods and no long term contracts means you are in control.