Temporary Candidates

Temp teamBain and Gray is not your ordinary Recruitment Agency. We focus on getting to know you as an individual, where you want to go with your career and try our hardest to make this happen. By registering with us you will also have access to our portfolio of clients who require temporary support on a regular basis.


Working as a temp is a brilliant way of exploring different jobs and industries as part of your employment experience. We've written a blog about the pros and cons of temping which you can read here. Whatever reason you decide to temp, from earning extra money during university holidays to exploring a variety of industries, we can help you find a role. 

We always want you to enjoy what you’re doing so you get all the benefits of the temping experience, so we’ll only ever place you on assignments that are right for you based on your experience, skills and availability. We also try wherever possible to put you back with companies you have been with before, so you have consistency and continuity with your temp work opportunities.  When you’re on assignment with us, we are your employer; which means you’ll be well looked after. We are responsible for paying you, dealing with legislative requirements, and keeping in touch with you and the company you’re working for to make sure you’re both happy and content. If you have any questions about how temping works, you can read our FAQs for Temps blog

We have pride in finding you the best job opportunities with some of the leading organisations and best employers in and around London so please do not hesitate to get in touch if you are looking for any type of support positions including working as an EA, Secretary, PA, Reception or Office Manager job.

We have some fantastic companies and employers we work with on the temporary side, they are wide ranging and varied, which means there is plenty of choice for all our temps.  Sectors we cover are; Financial Services, Management Consultancy, Executive Search, New Technology, Private Households, Retail and Entertainment, Hospitality, Education, Government, Start ups, Entrepreneurs, High Net Worth Individuals, Boutique Finance Houses, Education and Health.

Bookings vary from one day, to one week, to 3 months and up to 1 year.  Sometimes it is holiday or sickness cover, sometimes a one off project, or it may be a long term booking, contract or ultimately a route into working permanently for a company, if that is what you want.


A good temp will be someone who has a flexible, can-do attitude, who is willing to turn their hand to anything, and who enjoys variety.  You must be confident with your skills and quick to learn.  We will never put you in a booking where you are out of your depth, but the more skills you have and the more confident you are, the more temp bookings we can consider you for.  Some of our best temp candidates remain in work continuously and get asked back to the same companies over and over again because they are remembered for their work ethic and commitment as well as quality of work and ability to learn quickly.

Temping does not suit everyone, but if you are looking to earn money with flexibility to fit around other commitments, it is a fantastic solution.  Temping is also a great way to keep busy and out working while you search for your ideal permanent job.  Working in a temporary capacity can often open doors for permanent jobs too, so it is definitely worth considering as part of your job search process.


If you want to temp with Bain and Gray, please submit your CV via our website or you can email it directly to info@bainandgray.com for the attention of the temp team, or simply call us on 020 7036 2030.  We get a huge number of CVs through to us, and we cannot always respond to everyone, however, we are very happy to talk to anyone who is keen to discuss their search and temp requirements further. 


Testimonials from some of our candidates

Bain and Gray have been amazing. I was really nervous after I left my job and Alice was great at finding me suitable temp work. She made the whole experience really easy and would check in regularly to see how I was doing. She also set up a WhatsApp group where she would share new temping/permanent job opportunities which worked so well. I would recommend them to anyone!

Sara Ayerman

I also want to say a big thank you for finding me a role that I could make my own, and in such a lovely office. I am excited to start my contract at Montagu, but it has been a really pleasant experience working through Bain and Gray: far and away the most approachable, supportive and positive agency I've had contact with.

Rebecca Danicic 


My experience with Bain and Gray has been fantastic, especially with Alice as my consultant. I have felt supported and well looked after on my course to finding a new job. Alice has made looking for a job, which is normally a stressful experience, easier and full of opportunities. The communication is always efficient and helpful. I am extremely grateful to Alice and Bain and Gray.

Kimberley Potton