What Effect is Brexit Having on Temp Jobs and How Long It Takes to Get Them?

Posted on Monday, December 16, 2019 by The Career GuideNo comments

Although the political climate in the UK is more stable now the general election is over—we’re still not sure what effects Brexit will have on the job market. As a result, it’s understandable that you may be concerned about applying for jobs, whether you’re a UK-based or international worker. Today, we’ll address your concerns and talk temping in London.

Throw away your preconceived ideas

At the moment, we know that Brexit uncertainty has impacted recruitment—and in times of political uncertainty, recruiters often turn their attention to temping. While they may be concerned about hiring on a permanent basis, they need to keep going and maintain their productivity until things are more stable. This means it’s a great time for temporary jobs in London and throughout the UK.

This is reassuring for all the Aussies, Kiwis, and other nationalities looking to temp in London. There are plenty of vacancies in worthwhile roles, be it office support jobs, personal assistants, or something a little different. It’s also great news for UK workers who are looking to further their career or move on. You can find out more about why temping in London is good for your career here.

How long does it take to find temporary jobs in London?

Looking at our latest data, it takes the majority of candidates less than two weeks to find a temp office support job in London. Many of our candidates are actually placed in less than one week.

We also have a secret weapon up our sleeve called Wait4Work. This is your fastest route to finding a temporary position in the office support and PA sector in London. Available temps come to our Wait4Work lounge every day between 8 and 11 am, and employers call us with requests for temps who are available right there and then—on the day. You’re in the heart of London ready to go, and you’ll have our resources on hand, for example, to help you with applications.

What do our temps think?

Dan, an Aussie temp, says: “I was worried about Brexit and working opportunities, but I haven’t been unemployed since I arrived nearly 14 months ago thanks to temp work.”

Rose, a career temp, told us: “It’s actually never been better for great career opportunities! I’ve got more choice now than I had 4-5 years ago, and the positions that were reserved for permanent staff only are now being advertised for temps.”

Jack, a finance temp, added: “I agree, but I do think it depends on the sector a bit. For example, there are loads of positions available in the finance sector. It’s also a lot about office support role—those are the temps that seem to be in demand.”

How to find temp jobs

The good news is that you can stop worrying about the availability of temp work in London and how long it will take to find temporary jobs—and instead crack on with looking. To find temp jobs, you need to be savvy in knowing where to look and ensuring that you have the right skills for the role. To find out more about our temporary job vacancies in London or to book in for Wait4Work, call us on 020 7870 7177. We’ll get you temping in what feels like no time at all!


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