Why Contract or Temp?

There are many rewards for candidates who enjoy the variety and flexibility of shorter-term and contract employment. We see temporary jobs as being invaluable to both you and the companies you could be working with.

​From a one-day urgent reception cover through to an on-going, long-term contract Marketing Manager hire, we take temporary work seriously and every assignment is given the same high level of importance and focus to ensure we get a good match between worker and company.

​This is the same attitude we look for from our contractors when we place them with our client companies.

​Park Street People work with temporary assignments through PAYE, umbrella payroll businesses and Limited Company Contractors.

What are the benefits of temporary and contract work?

  • Temping is a fantastic way of exploring different jobs and industries whilst gaining new skills and capabilities
  • pportunities which often cover urgent scenarios allow you to take time over your permanent job search
  • Temporary work can often allow for a better work / life balance than permanent employment. For example, taking a career break is far easier to manage
  • Temp-to-perm roles are a great way of assessing whether a role will be right for you long-term
  • A great way to get your foot in the door; companies value a strong work-ethic and showing that you've gone out of your way to be in work goes a long way to successfully obtaining the right permanent role
  • The shortest temporary assignments often extend into long-term roles; never underestimate the foresight of companies who can see the potential value in a temporary workers current skills plus future potential
  • Temping is a great avenue for graduates and students to obtain valuable commercial experience
  • Networking opportunities; meeting new people while working on different temporary assignments can open many career doors in the future
  • Working rights; with the introduction of the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) 2010, temporary workers have gained extended rights from both Day 1 and after Week 12 in a temporary job (see our AWR overview for more detail)
  • Within many industries, fixed-term contracting is very commonplace as a viable long-term career plan. Roles requiring niche skill-sets and those staff that have extensive experience can secure high-value contracts for consistent periods of time

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