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Temping with RecruitAbility

Temping with RecruitAbility

Working as a temp can help you get an income quickly, get some great work experience and offers lots of variety. Today temps have the same employment rights as permanent staff – they receive paid holiday, sickness pay and pension contributions – yet they have much greater control over their working life. Our blog post “The Advantages of Temping” has some great information about the benefits of temporary working – click here to read. 

At RecruitAbility we always need good temps. We currently have some excellent roles in customer services available, along with others, and would love to hear from anyone considering temporary work.

When you start work as a RecruitAbility temp we make sure you feel like part of the team. We’ll provide you with all the information you need to understand your rights and responsibilities and get your temping career off to a great start. We’ve provided some information about temping with RecruitAbility below but if you would like to know more please get in touch on 01279 758855 or

Temporary workers are entitled to paid holiday and other benefits

As a temporary worker you are entitled to the following:

  • At least minimum wage – RecruitAbility offers competitive pay for temp workers
  • Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
  • Parental leave (unpaid), with conditions
  • After 12 weeks –  to receive the same basic pay and working conditions as permanent staff if doing comparable work

As part of the Working Time Regulations (1998), PAYE agency workers are entitled to paid annual leave as follows:

28 days or 5.6 weeks annual leave per year to include bank holidays

  • As a percentage of your pay the holiday entitlement is 12.07% (5.6 weeks’ holiday, divided by 46.4 weeks (being 52 weeks – 5.6 weeks)
  • You can find out more about your entitlements here.

How does RecruitAbility’s holiday year work?

RecruitAbility’s holiday year begins on your start date and renews on that anniversary and holiday pay works as follows:

  • Holiday pay accrues from the date of your first assignment with RecruitAbility until the anniversary of that date and you must claim holiday pay before the year runs out
  • Leave cannot be carried forward from one holiday year to the next
  • You can only claim holiday pay for days you have accrued
  • The only time you will paid in place of taking statutory leave ('payment in lieu') is at your request at the end of a booking OR after we issue you with your P45
  • You will receive any untaken accrued holiday pay when we issue your P45

Claiming holiday and holiday pay at RecruitAbility

When you join RecruitAbility as a temp we will explain all our procedures to you. Holiday and holiday pay can be claimed by contacting our Office Manager, Laura Hawkes, to make arrangements.