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Monday 16 December

Hiring a temp

Are you looking to fill a temporary position?

The Employment Bureau is our universityís on-site recruitment agency. We offer a friendly, professional service, helping students find temporary work whilst they are studying and a graduate job once they have finished. We have a wealth of skilled, talented, keen students seeking temporary work as well as experienced graduates and external candidates who can help you fill your temporary staffing needs often a short notice.

If you require temporary staff, please complete a Temp1 form and return to your local Employment Bureau, or email the completed form to

Bookers Guide

For more detailed guidance and information on our pay rates please access our Internal Bookers Guide.

Right to Work in the UK

For guidance and information regarding acceptable ID to prove that a candidate is eligible to work in the UK please see our Right to Work in the UK Guidance Notes.

Agency Worker Regulations

The Agency Workers Directive came into force on 1st October 2011. The main principle of the directive is to give equal treatment to someone who has been with a hirer for 12 continuous weeks in a given job. The agency worker will be entitled to at least the basic working and employment conditions such as pay and working time which are equal to the hirerís own employees. There are some entitlements from day one and further entitlements following a 12 week qualifying period.

Day 1 entitlements

From day 1 agency workers are entitled to the same access to facilities such as canteens, transport facilities, car parking and childcare as a comparable employee. Agency workers are also entitled to be informed about job vacancies.

From week 13 entitlements

After a 12-week qualifying period, an agency worker will be entitled to the same basic conditions of employment as if they had been directly employed by the hirer on day one of the assignment. This specifically relates to pay and annual leave. This means from week 13 the agency worker will be entitled to the same pay rate and annual leave as a comparator (someone engaged by the hirer performing the same or broadly similar work to the agency worker).

What does this mean for me?

As a hirer, the hourly rate which you will be charged is likely to be effected if the agency worker is engaged for more than 12 weeks and/or there is an equivalent role or comparator.
For further advice please contact your local Employment Bureau on extension 3606 (Chelmsford) or 2456 (Cambridge) or email

Equality and Diversity

Equality and Diversity Statement

Please note that all employment offered to students must be offered through HR Services or the Employment Bureau only.

Contact the Employment Bureau


Cambridge: 01223 698456
Chelmsford: 01245 683606

Cambridge: HEL073
Chelmsford: MAR Ground Floor