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Temp as a Solution
Why work Temp with SureSkills

For over 30 years, we have supplied temporary workers to some of Irelands leading public and private sector organisations. Our dedication and availability to our temps allows us to act quickly and always be on hand to assist as needed.

Why use SureSkills for your Temps

Our temporary staff have experience in both short & long term jobs across many different sectors in Ireland and abroad. We can provide excellent references from previous clients / employers for all our temps.

Experienced Temp Team

Our temporary recruiters are led by Kevin Connolly and are supported by a dedicated team to process timesheets, wages and tax ensuring a hassle free placement for both temps and clients. 

Temp Jobs FAQ

There are some great reasons why you should consider applying for a temp job

What is temping?

Temping is a type of employment where a person works for a company for a limited period of time, usually to cover a temporary staff shortage or to complete a specific project.

What kind of work can I expect to do as a temp?

The work you do as a temp can vary greatly depending on the industry, company, and job role. You may be doing administrative tasks, customer service, data entry, or other specialized work. SureSkills has deep sectoral experience in administrative temping.

Do I need to have any specific qualifications or experience to temp?

Qualifications and experience requirements can vary depending on the job, but many temp positions do not require extensive experience or qualifications.

Will I gain valuable skills?

Temp jobs are a great way to gain experience in a particular field, especially if you are just starting out in your career. It can also help you develop new skills that could be useful in your future job search.

Is there flexibility?

Temp jobs offer flexibility in terms of work schedule and duration. You can choose to work part-time or full-time, and the duration of the job can range from a few weeks to several months.

Networking opportunities?

Temp jobs give you the chance to work with a variety of people in different companies and industries, which can help you expand your professional network and potentially lead to future job opportunities.

Will it give me a chance to explore different industries?

Temp jobs allow you to try out different industries and job roles, which can help you decide on a career path or find a job that is a better fit for you. It can also gives you the opportunity to experience Irish culture and way of life while earning money - while studying or traveling in Ireland.

Will it give me experience?

Overall, applying for a temp job in Ireland can be a great way to gain work experience, earn money, and broaden your professional network.

How long does a temp job usually last?

Temporary jobs may last anywhere from a few weeks to a year, but this can vary depending on the needs of the business. Companies may advertise the temporary work as either “short-term” or “long-term”, which will help candidates to understand the length of contract.

Is temping a good way to get a permanent job?

While temping does not guarantee a permanent job, it can be a good way to get your foot in the door and gain experience in a particular field. Many temp positions can lead to permanent job offers if you prove yourself to be a valuable asset to the company.

How do I find a good temp job?

Temp jobs can be found through temp agencies, job boards, and recruitment websites. You can also contact companies directly to inquire about temporary job opportunities. SureSkills always has a number of temp positions open with excellent employers that need reliable and able temps. Make sure to check our website or our LinkedIn page for the latest openings.

How can I pick a good temp contracting company?

Choosing a good temp contracting like SureSkills company can be a crucial step in finding a temporary job that suits your needs and preferences. Here are some factors to consider when selecting a temp contracting company: 

  1. Reputation: Look for a company with a good reputation in the industry. Read online reviews from past employees to see how they rate the company and their experiences with them. 
  2. Range of job opportunities: Choose a company that offers a wide range of job opportunities in different industries and job roles. This will increase your chances of finding a job that matches your skills and preferences. 
  3. Length of job assignments: Consider the length of job assignments the company typically offers. Some temp jobs may last only a few days or weeks, while others can be several months long. Choose a company that offers job assignments that align with your preferences and needs. 
  4. Benefits and perks: Look for a company that offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, vacation pay, and retirement plans. Some temp contracting companies may also offer training and career development opportunities. 
  5. Support and communication: Choose a company that provides good support and communication throughout the temping process. This includes regular check-ins, feedback, and assistance with any issues or concerns that arise during your job assignment. 
  6. Pay rates: Consider the pay rates offered by the temp contracting company, and compare them to other companies in the industry. Look for a company that offers competitive pay rates for the type of job assignments they offer. 

By considering these factors and doing your research, you can select a good temp contracting company that meets your needs and helps you find temporary job opportunities that are right for you.

What kind of benefits do temps receive?

The benefit levels vary from role to role and from sector to sector. Temp workers may sometimes be eligible for of the traditional fulltime benefits, however, benefits can vary depending on the daily/weekly rate, the role, the term of the contract and the specific job.

What are the downsides to temping?

While temping can have its advantages, there are also some downsides to consider: 

  1. Lack of job security: As a temp, you are not guaranteed a long-term job or a permanent position with the company you are working for. Once the job is finished or the contract ends, you may need to start looking for another job. 
  2. Limited benefits: While some temp jobs offer benefits such as holiday pay and sick leave, many do not offer the same benefits as permanent employees. You may also have limited access to health insurance, retirement plans, and other perks. 
  3. Uncertainty: Temping can be unpredictable, and you may not always know how long a job will last or when your next job will be. This can make it difficult to plan for the future or make long-term commitments. 
  4. Lack of stability: Temp jobs can be challenging as they often require you to adjust to new work environments, teams, and projects on a regular basis. This can be stressful for some people who prefer more stability in their work lives. 
  5. Pay may be lower: Temp jobs may offer lower pay rates than permanent positions, especially for entry-level positions. 
  6. Limited opportunities for career advancement: While temping can be a good way to gain experience and learn new skills, it may not always offer the same opportunities for career advancement as a permanent position would. 

It's important to carefully consider both the advantages and disadvantages of temping before deciding whether it's the right choice for you.

Temp Role Breakdown
General Administration - example
Correspondence drafting - Handling phone calls, emails etc. - Handling/managing post - Diary management - Arranging meetings - Attending/minuting meetings - Customer Service - Booking travel - Managing couriers - Filing, reporting - Presentation drafting - General office upkeep
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Site/Engineering Administration - example
Role holds responsibility for providing specialist admin support within an Engineering/Construction organisation – can be synonymous with: Project Admin - Document Control - Drawing Control/printing/supplying to clients - Client/Stakeholder Engagement/Management - Costing/Cost control/management– dependent on role/organisation
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Finance/Accounts/Payroll Administration - example
Role holds responsibility for providing specialist admin support to a Finance and/or Accounts Function within a business: Accounts Payable (AP) - Accounts Receivable (AR) - Bookkeeping - Invoicing - PO drafting - Specific project support - Payroll - General Admin duties
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Project Administration - example
Role holds responsibility for working alongside Project Manager(s) providing key support across a singular or number of projects: Project date/timeline tracking - Document control (organisation / project dependant) - Project reporting/presentation preparation - Handover preparation - Tender preparation/support - General Admin duties (listed above)
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HR Administration - example
Role provides Admin support to the HR Team within an organisations. Generally reports to the HR Manager and or HR Generalist. Responsible for: General Administration (listed above) - Contract issuing to candidates - Timesheet management - Payroll – org dependant - Query Management
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Executive Assistant - example
Role provides high-level Administrative support to a member/members of the Senior Management Team (SMT) of an organisation. Similar to General Administration role but at a higher level within the organisation. Generally responsible for: Report writing - Filing/Correspondence drafting/management - Diary Management - Booking Travel - Point of Contact before a stakeholder gets to speak with SMT - Arranging/Attending meetings - Minuting meetings
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Receptionist - example
Solely responsible for working a Reception desk. It is typically the first point of contact for all customers/stakeholders looking to contact a business. Generally responsible for: Meeting and greeting visitors to site - Managing post/couriers - Arranging couriers - Taking messages and passing them on - Booking appointments - Ad-hoc admin support for internal teams - General admin duties
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