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About Unitemps

Unitemps can help you find temporary, permanent and graduate roles as well as internship opportunities. We have 18 branches located at universities across the UK, from Edinburgh to London. Whether you are searching for the next step in your career, a student in need of part-time work that fits around your studies, or a recent graduate looking to – 

Getting started with Unitemps

To get started with finding a role through Unitemps, follow the steps below: 1. Head to unitemps.com and register with us 2. Upload your CV and skills 3. Go to 'Find a job' to search our current vacancies 4. Apply for the roles you are interested in by completing the application form and writing a cover letter.

What types of jobs can you apply for at Unitemps?

At Unitemps, we have a variety of vacancies on offer: 1. Permanent positions If you secure a permanent job with Unitemps, you will be hired to work in a specific role for an agreed number of hours. You will work on either a full-time or part-time basis and, whether you are a full- or part-time employee, candidates working on a permanent contract will be paid an annual salary and receive the statutory minimum level of paid holiday. 2. Temporary positions Temporary employment is where a candidate works in a job for a certain period of time depending on the needs of the business. Candidates that take on temporary roles could find that they work at an event over a couple of days, or that they work part-time in an office for up to six months. 3. Internships With the Unitemps Internship Programme, our candidates can take part in a three-month internship. This type of job is ideal for students and graduates who are looking to complement their degrees by showcasing that they have had valuable experience within a specific sector or company.

What our candidates have to say about finding work through Unitemps

"Unitemps helped me in starting my career in UK. Being an international student, doing masters and no idea on where to apply for a part time job was challenging. However, Unitemps made it so easy for me.  I was interviewed for three jobs via Unitemps and accepted for two jobs. I am currently working as a Director of Development for GMP Drivercare where I started working as part-time PHP Web Developer." - Director, transport. "The culture is very engaging and nurturing. It’s a friendly environment which allows you to grow and develop your skills. What do I like the most about it? The people! I felt very welcomed since day one and the support of all the people involved was incredible." - Team leader, COVID-19 test centre. "As somebody who worked in customer service and liaising with customers over the phone for 14 years, I have seen the good, the bad and the excellent. I am happy to write that Unitemps falls into the latter in my opinion. They have an excellent and professional manner over the phone. Nothing was too much trouble - they even offered to chase employers up when I hadn’t received any correspondence from them. They always called when they said that they would and the same with emails." - Unitemps Warwick candidate. "I have recently taken a Sales Manager position. I applied for the position through Unitemps. The next day I was contacted by a lovely lady called Andrea Skelly. Andrea took the time to go over the job role in its entirety, making sure the job was suited for my skill set. I was invited in for an interview and contacted shortly after to be offered the position. From start to finish the whole experience has been of the highest standard. Communication has been second to none and I really appreciate all the support given to me to help me on the way in my career. I would highly recommend Unitemps." - Sales Manager, sport and leisure. "Moving to London and finding work as an international student can be very difficult, especially with an ongoing pandemic and limit to working hours on a student visa. Although many students can pick up shifts at restaurants and pubs, it is very rare for students to find a job related to their area of study. I am an international student from the United States, pursuing a postgraduate degree in Media and Communications. Allowed to work only 20 hours a week on a student visa, I was nervous that I wouldn’t be able to find a job that will give me hands-on experience within the Communications field. With guidance and mentoring from Unitemps on the application and interview process, I was able to secure a Communications internship. I lead the communications strategy and write website stories, highlighting the work of the organisation and partners. I distributed my first newsletter in December 2021. Accustomed to technical writing from my previous roles, storytelling was not something I was familiar with. To improve my storytelling skills and deliver an empowering newsletter, the organisation connected me to receive guidance from a best-selling American writer and novelist. My colleagues motivate me every day and I truly feel I am part of a greater purpose. I am grateful to Unitemps for recruiting me to this wonderful opportunity." - Intern, communications. "Just a few words to reflect on my experiences working for Unitemps. I started my first role last year working as a marshal at an event. I found enroling with Unitemps very easy. I spoke with the Birmingham branch and did my right to work checks online via a video link - this was made possible by the the friendly staff at Unitemps. The jobs are easy to find on the portal. I apply and within a short time the branch will contact me to confirm the job and book me. The app is very good, I input my timesheets and these get approved by the office. I can see at a glance that I have been paid. The staff are very approachable, they will sort issues out very quickly and keep me up to speed if there are changes to be made to my schedule. I have nothing but praise for this company. They have given me some interesting roles that helped me gain new skills and make new friends. I have been a COVID-19 tester in schools, I have experience working in vaccination centres and I have supervised dogs at a race at a dog festival. Hats off to Andrea Skelly who has placed me in most of my jobs through Unitemps." - Unitemps temporary worker.

How to write a successful job application

Your application is the first impression an employer will have of you, so it’s important to make sure you get it right. We’ve compiled a list of things you’ll need to do to have the best chance at getting a job through Unitemps: 1. Update your CV and profile Make sure you include your name, email address and contact number. List your educational background with your most recent qualifications listed first. Detail your employment history or work experience with your most recent or current position listed first and any other qualifications or certificates that you have. 2. Tailor your cover letter to the position you are applying for Demonstrate how your skills and experience will be an advantage in the role and the benefits you would bring to the company. 3. Include references You will need to include two references as part of a job application for Unitemps. 4. Read everything through at least once Before submitting your application, check it through at least once for spelling, punctuation and grammar. 5. Make note of the positions you have applied for Keep a record of the job you have applied for and any important details, for example the job title, name of the company, the start date and rate of pay. Then, when you get a phone call from us, you know exactly what job you’re agreeing to attend an interview for. 6. Start preparing for the interview stage Take a look back at the job description, research the company and think about the kinds of interview questions you could be asked.

How to write a CV

Your CV is the first impression an employer will have of you. With our guidance, you will learn how to write a CV that grabs the attention of an interviewer and showcases why you would be the perfect fit for a company. What should my CV include? 1. Person details 2. A short personal statement (this should be a couple of sentences) 3. Employment history 4. Education 5. Any other qualifications 6. References How should I format my CV? 1. Put your name at the top 2. Use paragraphs and subheadings 3. List information in reverse chronological order (e.g., start with your most recent employment) 4. Space things out and use bullet points

How to write a cover letter

Writing a cover letter is an essential part of the job application process. Discover how to write a cover letter that will get your application noticed. Cover letter format and structure: 1. Your cover letter should be 1-2 pages in length 2. Address your cover letter to the person hiring. If you don't know their name, start with 'Dear hiring manager' 3. Talk about your reasons for applying 4. Showcase why you are the best person for the job 5. Demonstrate your knowledge of the company 6. Sign off. If you know the person, put 'Yours sincerely'. If you don't, put 'Yours faithfully' Make your cover letter stand out: 1. Ensure it is different to your CV While a CV provides a summary of your employment history, a cover letter provides an opportunity to highlight specific skills and experiences which are relevant to the role. 2. Tone, language and formatting Always use a positive, personable and professional tone to convey your enthusiasm and suitability for a role. Use clear and concise language throughout your letter; avoid jargon and vague statements. Avoid common cover letter mistakes: 1. Research the company A lack of research can make it difficult to form concise points in your letter and it may even be perceived as laziness. 2. Don't focus on what the company can do for you Demonstrate how you meet the needs of the employer and can solve the problem that the position has been created to address. 3. Read the application instructions careful Some employers will request information on specific skills in order to assess your suitability for a role.

Tips for a successful interview

While it’s an exciting opportunity, making it to the interview stage of a job application can bring with it a fresh bout of nerves. There are a few things you can do to become more relaxed and present yourself in a way that is confident, well-informed and enthusiastic. 1. Find out the interview format It’s likely that most of your job interview will follow a simple question and answer format, however this could be a competency-based interview or an informal chat, so it’s good to be aware of exactly what you can expect. 2. Plan your journey If your interview is going to be in person, then it’s a good idea to start looking into the journey you need to take to get there. 3. Check your tech Will your interview be taking place online? A few days before the interview takes places, test any tech you’re going to be using, for example speakers, camera and microphone. 4. Dress professionally Even if your job interview is taking place virtually, it’s still important to dress appropriately. If the person organising the interview hasn’t explained what the dress code is – just ask! 5. Do your research As well as demonstrating your skillset and how well you would fit within the company, a job interview is also a chance for you to communicate what you know about the business. 6. Ask questions We would recommend preparing at least five questions in advance, as there is a chance that some of these may be answered earlier in the interview. 7. Think about your body language Body language can be used to convey your enthusiasm for the role as well as keep your interviewers engaged and focused on what you’re saying. 8. Be friendly Being friendly is a great way to show that you have the type of personality that people would love to have on their team. 9. Take your time There is nothing stopping you from taking a few seconds to gather your thoughts before answering a question – especially if a tricky question has been thrown your way.