It’s not always considered ideal to be in a temporary position, but there are many benefits to temping that you don’t get from a permanent role. It all, of course, comes down to your personal needs, but listed below are five benefits to temporary work.


Possibly one of the best and most important benefits of temporary employment is the flexibility it allows you to have. Temporary employment gives YOU the freedom to work when YOU want, take breaks when YOU want. In the beginning, it may seem daunting that it is not a permanent role however, the freedom and flexibility that temp jobs bring can become much more satisfying than a fixed hour working week.


You will find that a lot of the skills you have used in other jobs will transfer over into different industries. This allows you to get a chance at doing different types of work and a lot of companies offer full training to new applicants. From here, you will gain new skills to add to your CV which will help you get further work in the future.


That follows on nicely to our next point. Often, employers looking for temporary workers want people with experience that they can rely on to do the job. The more reliable you are thought to be and the more experience you gain, the more roles that will become open to you.


It is important to remember as a temporary worker you are still entitled to sick pay and holidays. This means you are protected if you have a sudden illness and you’re still able to have a life outside of work.

You also receive the same working conditions as any permanent employee.


Temp working allows you to get a foot in the door at a company and make a good impression. If the opportunity opens up, and it is what you are looking for, this could lead to a permanent position.

At Proactive Recruitment, we have many temporary and temporary to permanent positions. Have a look at our current vacancies to see if we can help you in your job search.