Temp jobs London

Whether you are looking to temp until you find your next permanent position, looking for a long-term temp assignment or even looking to earn some extra money during university holidays or establishing yourself in a chosen career such as acting or yoga, or running your own business, we've got you covered.

Working as a temp is a brilliant way of exploring different job opportunities, positions and industries. It’s also great for making your work life fit around your personal life. In an ever-changing job market, temping is a great way to work flexibly.

We always want you to enjoy what you’re doing, 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 who are hiring, where you have worked before, so you have consistency and continuity with your temp work.

When you’re on assignment with us, we are your employer; which means you’ll be well looked employment. We are responsible for the entire employment process, from paying you, to dealing with legislative requirements, benefits and keeping in touch with you and the company you’re working for to make sure you’re both happy.

How We Find The Right Temporary Role For You

We have pride in finding you the best job hiring opportunities with some of the leading organisations in and around London, whether it's 1 day, 1 week, 3 weeks or 3 months, we have a variety of bookings and temp jobs.

Whatever suits you for your next employment position, please do not hesitate to get in touch if you think temping is an option for you, whether as an EA, Secretary, PA, Receptionist, Office Manager, Office Assistant, Team Assistant, Team Co-ordinator, HR Assistant or Administrator.

Industry sectors we assist with temporary staffing include:

  • Private Equity
  • Hedge Funds
  • Marketing
  • Communications and PR
  • Technology
  • Property
  • Financial Services
  • Executive Search
  • Management Consultancy
  • Creative Agencies
  • Private Household

Temp FAQs

If you are looking to temp as your next step and have questions about getting into temping, have a read through of the FAQs below. For current temps with general questions, you can go to our dedicated candidate temp page.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Temping is a short-term period of work, where a candidate is employed through a recruitment agency, on their payroll and paid hourly for the work they provide.

Temping is a great way to gain practical experience in a wide range of fields.

If you are right at the start of your career there is no better way to gain experience! You will learn a variety of transferable skills – many of which are essential in almost every field. If you are in between roles, temping is a great way to keep busy, earning and is a strong talking point in interviews. And, with many temp roles leading to a permanent position, it could be the foot in the door you need!

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Are you an experienced candidate looking for a new challenge, or looking for a role in a different industry, or looking for your first role?

Working as a temp is a brilliant way to explore different industries and companies. Our temp roles span Reception, Team Assistant, Personal Assistant and Executive Assistant opportunities.

We have exciting roles coming through daily and are actively looking for candidates who are available immediately.

Our temporary roles will include but by no means be limited to:

  • Project support
  • Diary management
  • Inbox management
  • Email correspondence
  • Travel booking
  • Working across multiple time zones
  • Board support
  • Meeting preparation
  • Private support
  • Administration support
  • Database management
  • Reporting

Temping is a great way to keep busy whilst searching for your next permanent position and to gain experience within a new industry.

Yes. Absolutely! At Bain and Gray we work as a team and share candidates across both our Temporary and Permanent Divisions.

If you are temping and seeking a perm role, keep us updated on your interviews and what stage you are at, we can then manage this accordingly with the client. Clear and open communication is essential for us to best represent you and your search.

We ask our Temps for 1 weeks courtesy notice.

Before registering as a candidate we ask everyone to send through their CV via temps@bainandgray.com

On receipt of your CV, our Temp Team will assess your skills and experience and if we believe we are best placed to assist you and your search, we will contact you to arrange a candidate registration via a video call or in person at our offices.

Please note we receive a high volume of CVs on a daily basis so sadly we are not able to come back to all candidates.

The temp starter information we send to you is important as it relates to legislation to protect you in the workplace and helps you understand how Employment Business’s work as well as detailing your rights in the work place. It explains how you will be paid and ensures that you have a clear understanding of the type of work you have been assigned to do.

Please take time to read through the documents carefully and ask your consultant if you are not sure about anything.

No, there is no fee to temp with Bain and Gray.

As a Bain and Gray Candidate we aim to make sure you hear about the best temp jobs for you. This is coupled with our expertise and advice, as well as guiding you through every stage of your job search.

We will support you throughout the job search and offer our guidance and recruitment expertise on everything from:

  • Detailed information about the client, type of role, and duration of the temporary booking
  • Interview preparation and process
  • What to wear
  • Follow up after the interview and what comes next

We offer advice and market insight so you have all that you need to secure the role you want.

We can never guarantee how long the job hunting and interview process will take. This can be dependant on many factors: from the type of role you are looking for, to your experience, to the time of year!

Please feel free to call and update us with your working situation, particularly if your circumstances change or if you would like to send us your updated CV.

Our temp roles move very quickly, please make sure you regularly let us know your availability via phone and email. Communication with us is vital and can make a huge difference between getting a temporary assignment or not!

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