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The hunt for temporary jobs in the UK can be discouraging at times, especially if you’re having to crawl through endless pages of search results to find opportunities that are right for you.  

The good news is that you don’t need to do this any longer!  

redwigwam has connections with companies all across the UK who are looking to fill temporary roles across a wide range of sectors. We’re here to help you find the right temporary job that suits your available working hours and your skillset. Whether you’re looking for full time or part time employment, we can find the temporary job that suits you.  

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What is a temporary job position? 

A temporary job position is an employment arrangement between both employer and employee, where both parties agree that the position will be filled for a predetermined period of time. 

Employers will typically aim to fill a temporary job position when a permanent member of staff is off work due to illness or maternity/paternity leave. In the latter cases, the organisation usually knows exactly how long they’ll need a temporary replacement for, so they are able to draw up a contract based on that. In other cases, they may need to hire a temporary worker to meet seasonal demands. 

 

What are the best temporary jobs? 

The best temporary jobs can give you much needed work and money right when you need it. Temporary jobs can be perfect for people who prefer not to be tied down to one profession and like to have the option to switch up their day-to-day routines. They’re also ideal for people with other time commitments and who might not be able to fit easily into a 9-5 job.  

Some of the best temporary jobs include:  

Administrative or Secretarial Roles 

Admin and secretary roles are amongst the most common in the temping industry. These office-based positions can be widely varied depending on the organisation and can include sorting paperwork, office management responsibilities, scheduling events and data input. You’ll need a good level of communication skills and computer literacy but won’t need any formal qualifications. Employers typically prize previous experience when hiring admin temps. 

Hospitality jobs 

Temporary hospitality jobs are very popular amongst our redwigwam community. Work can be varied, but includes bar work, waiting-on jobs and working as kiosk staff. Hospitality work makes a great temporary job because shifts easily fit around your lifestyle, and you can pick up work as and when you need it. You don’t usually need formal qualifications and it’s a great option for gaining experience in the workplace.  

Retail roles 

Shops and retail businesses often need temporary cover during busy times of the year such as Christmas. Large high-street shops are also prone to quick turnover of staff, meaning that they can often be caught short. Employers will put a precedence on your personality above prior experience. Retail temps should have plenty of confidence, patience and the ability to quickly pick up knowledge of product lines and store layouts.  

Warehouse operative 

There are warehouses all around the country who are always looking for temporary workers to help out. At a basic level, you’ll need to have good physical strength along with a reliable work ethic in order to get the job done. You won’t need any qualifications to get started, but you will need to be able to adhere to health and safety regulations, as well as fit into a team quickly and seamlessly. Shifts will include nights and weekends, which many people prefer.  

 

What do temp jobs pay? 

The salary for temp jobs varies depending on the role and the location. For example, you can expect to get paid more for your temporary jobs if you live in London compared to Manchester, due to the higher cost of living. 

Finding a temporary job with redwigwam means you will always be paid at least the national minimum wage, and in some cases much more. Our jobs are usually paid by the hour.  

 

How do I find a temporary job? 

Searching for a temporary job can be an exercise in frustration, especially if you’re also trying to juggle your other work commitments at the same time. redwigwam offers a solution to these headaches. Our flexible working job platform is aimed at making temporary job searches as easy as possible.     

 

Is redwigwam for me? 

Our job platform is perfect for anyone looking for temporary work in their area. We connect a full spectrum of jobseekers with temporary job opportunities that are tailored to their specifications. We can match your skills, experience and availability with temporary jobs that can help you achieve the work-life equilibrium that you’ve been searching for.  

 

Are temporary jobs part time or full time?  

Temporary jobs will offer a variety of hours and schedules, depending on the roles that they need to cover. In some cases, you may be able to find a temporary job that gives you full time employment for a stretch of time, however it’s more likely that you’ll pick-up part-time work temp work instead.  

Redwigwam works with companies across the UK looking to fill temporary job positions. Register for free and you’ll be able to benefit from these connections, getting fast-track access to the part time and full-time job opportunities that we find daily.  

 

FAQs 

How can I get a temporary job quickly? 

The benefit of temporary jobs is that employers are often in need of filling positions as soon as possible. With redwigwam, there is often no need for an interview, so once you have registered with us and completed your right-to-work checks, you’ll be good to go.  

The best way to improve your chances of getting a temporary job quickly is by having all your paperwork and credentials in order ahead of time.  

Make sure your CV is up to date, know what your salary requirements are and find a job platform or agency that can help connect you with the right employers.  

 

Why is temporary employment popular with employers? 

Temporary employment is popular with employers because it offers them an efficient, flexible approach to recruitment, which can help plug a gap when a permanent member of staff must take time off for one reason or another.  

It’s also ideal for retail businesses who need to respond to seasonal rises in demand and quick staff turnover.  

 

What rights do temporary workers have? 

Despite not being permanently employed. temporary workers in the UK still have employee rights. These include: 

  • being paid the minimum wage 
  • being given payslips 
  • not having unlawful deductions made from your wages 
  • not being discriminated against 
  • not being discriminated against due to working part time 
  • having paid holidays 
  • being accompanied at a grievance or disciplinary hearing 
  • being able to work in a safe workplace 
  • being able to take certain claims to an employment tribunal

 

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