Temporary Recruitment Agency

Are you ready for your next challenge but not sure what that looks like? Thinking about changing industries or maybe even role? A temp role is for you!

Temporary Recruitment Agency

Are you ready for your next challenge but not sure what that looks like? Thinking about changing industries or maybe even role? A temp role is for you!

ABOUT TEMPORARY ROLES

Want to try temporary or contract work?

Temp and contract work offer a fantastic alternative or even a gateway into permanent positions. At EST10, a lot of our temporary roles (nearly 50%!) are converted to permanent job opportunities. This is because we ‘get it right’. Cultural matching, even for temporary roles, is important to us! We always encourage anyone seeking permanent work to consider temporary work at the same time! It opens a world of opportunities. We have a range of temp assignments on offer at any given time, including short-term, longer contract and temporary roles. Temporary work gives you great exposure to a variety of industries, roles, and skills! If you are unsure what you are looking for and would like to try different industries, EST10 works with some of Sydney and Melbourne’s best organisations and firms!

ABOUT TEMPORARY & CONTRACT ROLES

What is temporary work?

Temporary work is exactly that, short-term assignments that are not permanent. The length of the temporary assignments varies and will depend upon the needs of the business. It could be a business running a marketing campaign and they need 3 great creative temps for 5 weeks. Maybe it’s just for 1 day (think reception cover for the day because a receptionist called in sick), or two weeks for annual leave cover or even up to 1 year for a maternity leave role. The needs and requirements change all the time! You will be paid an hourly rate by EST10. Oh, and did we mention, you will be paid weekly! It just gets better!

 

What is contract work?

 

Contract work is very similar to temporary work. The main difference being, the work will be based on a specific need and duration, a little like a project. Contract work tends to be longer-term and for a set length of time. Sometimes, contract work can also be for maternity leave cover. The other main difference is our clients will pay you directly. You can either be paid an hourly rate or a salary. We find a lot of our contractors revert to permanent positions after their contract ends. Contract work is well worth considering as it also opens up opportunities and increases your skill set! A win-win all around!

Temporary Work Process
1

Apply for a role

You can check out our current job ads on our jobs page. When you find a role that you like (and that you have the appropriate experience for), apply straight away. Temporary roles move very quickly, and we wouldn’t want you to miss out! Sometimes, they are filled within an hour!

Given that we receive hundreds of resumes each day, we are unable to get back to every applicant. If you don’t hear from us, don’t be disheartened. While you may not have been suitable for the role you applied for, you may be suitable for another. Applications for each role are directed straight to the consultant responsible for the role, so feel free to apply for other positions in the hope that another consultant may be able to help.

2

Phone interview with an EST10 consultant

If your application is successful, one of our wonderful EST10 consultants will be in touch to discuss your resume in more detail. If we can help you with your job search, we will invite you to come into our office or meet with us via a video interview.

3

Complete our skills testing

Before you meet with a consultant, you will need to complete some testing. For administration roles, we have our Word, PowerPoint, Excel and typing tests. A consultant will send you a link for these tests when arranging a time for your interview. The tests can be completed on any computer, provided that you are connected to the Internet and regardless of which Microsoft Office package you have installed on your computer. The skills testing is crucial as we are unable to place any candidates in temporary assignments without the testing completed. It is part of our quality promise to our clients as well as assisting you in being placed in the right role for your skill set!

4

Meet with an EST10 consultant

This is one of the most important stages in your job search, so treat it as such! You will meet or video interview with at least one consultant. The consultant will use our unique 7 attributes for employability interview model to gain an understanding of what makes you unique. This means you should come prepared to discuss your work history and past performance, as well as your goals moving forward.

At the end of the interview, the consultant(s) will advise if you are suitable for any of our current roles. If we don’t have anything for you at the moment, we will contact you as soon as a potential role becomes available. If you haven’t yet heard from us, give us a call! We love proactive candidates.

5

Saying yes to a role

When a client calls us with temporary work, we know which candidate is the perfect fit. If that is you, we will give you a call right away. Please save our number and answer our calls promptly. We will brief you on the details of the role. If it sounds perfect to you – say yes! But, if you are unsure, that is also totally fine- you can say no! We will happily call you for another role. What is not ok is if you say yes, we book you in and then you change your mind. It makes us look bad in our client’s eyes.

6

Assignment details

If you say yes to a temporary job, we will let the client know and send you through the assignment details, i.e. address, who you are reporting to, start times and pay rate.

7

We’re not finished with you yet!

We will keep in touch with you to see how you are going throughout your placement. We will check in weekly, but please don’t hesitate to give us a call at any time. We love to hear from our temps and are always available for a quick catch-up or to help answer any questions that may arise.

You can check out our current job ads on our jobs page. When you find a role that you like (and that you have the appropriate experience for), apply straight away. Temporary roles move very quickly, and we wouldn’t want you to miss out! Sometimes, they are filled within an hour!

Given that we receive hundreds of resumes each day, we are unable to get back to every applicant. If you don’t hear from us, don’t be disheartened. While you may not have been suitable for the role you applied for, you may be suitable for another. Applications for each role are directed straight to the consultant responsible for the role, so feel free to apply for other positions in the hope that another consultant may be able to help.

If your application is successful, one of our wonderful EST10 consultants will be in touch to discuss your resume in more detail. If we can help you with your job search, we will invite you to come into our office or meet with us via a video interview.

Before you meet with a consultant, you will need to complete some testing. For administration roles, we have our Word, PowerPoint, Excel and typing tests. A consultant will send you a link for these tests when arranging a time for your interview. The tests can be completed on any computer, provided that you are connected to the Internet and regardless of which Microsoft Office package you have installed on your computer. The skills testing is crucial as we are unable to place any candidates in temporary assignments without the testing completed. It is part of our quality promise to our clients as well as assisting you in being placed in the right role for your skill set!

This is one of the most important stages in your job search, so treat it as such! You will meet or video interview with at least one consultant. The consultant will use our unique 7 attributes for employability interview model to gain an understanding of what makes you unique. This means you should come prepared to discuss your work history and past performance, as well as your goals moving forward.

At the end of the interview, the consultant(s) will advise if you are suitable for any of our current roles. If we don’t have anything for you at the moment, we will contact you as soon as a potential role becomes available. If you haven’t yet heard from us, give us a call! We love proactive candidates.

When a client calls us with temporary work, we know which candidate is the perfect fit. If that is you, we will give you a call right away. Please save our number and answer our calls promptly. We will brief you on the details of the role. If it sounds perfect to you – say yes! But, if you are unsure, that is also totally fine- you can say no! We will happily call you for another role. What is not ok is if you say yes, we book you in and then you change your mind. It makes us look bad in our client’s eyes.

If you say yes to a temporary job, we will let the client know and send you through the assignment details, i.e. address, who you are reporting to, start times and pay rate.

We will keep in touch with you to see how you are going throughout your placement. We will check in weekly, but please don’t hesitate to give us a call at any time. We love to hear from our temps and are always available for a quick catch-up or to help answer any questions that may arise.

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Guidelines for being an EST10 temp or contractor

  • If you commit to an assignment, you must be fully committed for the entire duration of the role.
  • If you are running late or are unwell, please call us immediately. Remember, we’re your cheer squad. Whatever the reason for your absence, we will make sure you stay in our client’s good books. If you are unable to speak to your consultant directly, leave a message with any one of our team members so we can keep our client in the loop ASAP.
  • If you have any queries about how things are progressing in your temp role or the possibility of permanent employment, please approach us first rather than going straight to the client. It is our job to look after your best interests, so please allow us to do so!
  • Most importantly, keep smiling and keep communicating! A lot of EST10 temps end up in their dream permanent role, so you never know where a temp opportunity may lead you.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I’m an international candidate. What visa do I need to work in Australia?

Most international temps are on working holiday visas. Please visit Working Holiday Visa for further details.

How do I register with EST10?

Check our latest temporary and contract opportunities. If your application is successful, an EST10 consultant will be in touch to discuss your resume in more detail. We will then invite you to an interview with a consultant.

If you’re currently based in the UK as an Australian and looking to return home or looking for the best opportunities in the Sydney market, please feel free to email our London-based Talent Acquisition Manager via jobsinoz@est10.com.au directly. Please note, though, you will need the relevant visa to work in Australia.

What is the 7 attributes for employability interview model?

The interview model is built from our very own book Employable. The 7 attributes of employability, as outlined in the book are used to get to know you better. The attributes draw out your strengths, development areas, hidden talents, desires, aspirations, motivations and what makes you unique; helping us to find you the perfect role!

What do I need to wear for interviews and assignments?

We always recommend that you are corporately presented – that means business smart, i.e., a suit if you like, or pants or a business skirt and stockings, closed-toed heels, blazer and or tie. Candidates relocating from overseas should travel with at least one corporate outfit, so you are ready to interview and work as soon as you arrive. Jeans, sneakers, sandals, t-shirts are best left for casual wear!

What payment details do I need to arrange?

When you first start as a temp, you will need to complete a tax declaration form and provide us with your bank account and superannuation details.

When do I get paid?

All temps are paid on a weekly basis. In order to make sure you get paid on time; timesheets must be emailed to timesheets@est10.com.au by no later than 5pm on Friday. If you submit your timesheet after this deadline, you may risk delaying your pay until the following week.

Before submitting your timesheet, please double check that you have added up your hours correctly and that your boss has signed your completed timesheet.

I’m seeking a permanent role. Is temporary and contract work something I should consider?

Absolutely! 47% of our temp placements are offered permanent employment upon completion of their temp assignment, so if you do a great job, who knows where your temp assignment may lead!

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