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In order to be considered for any suitable vacancies you will need to register with our Agency. Registration is completed by means of an informal interview conducted at our offices in Newport. The normal duration is approximately 30 minutes and allows us to get to know you, your work history, specifications and any transferable skills you may have, to assist us in placing you.
Prior to registration we ask you to provide:
- an up to date CV (emailed prior to interview, you can do this via email or by using the ‘Send us your CV’ page on this website),
Once received we will assess whether we think we can assist you and if so invite you to book an appointment to register.
Upon registration we ask you to provide:
- contact details for two referees (at least one previous employer, if you are unable to provide two employment referees we can take a character referee for the second reference but unfortunately cannot accept relatives),
- your National Insurance number
- photo ID (valid passport is preferred, alternatively if you cannot supply this, you will need to provide a driver’s licence plus a birth certificate).
- In addition to the above please bring with you any certificates or licences that are relevant to the work you are looking for.
If you are a student please contact our office and request a Student Registration form.
Registrations are conducted by appointment. Alternatively students can request a Student Registration form.
Registration is free. We do not charge candidates for finding employment.
Once registered, your details will be kept on our database and we will inform you of any vacancies which match the specifications you have given us, whether you are looking for permanent or temporary, full or part-time work.
Our role as an Agency is to take the stress and hassle out of seeking suitable employment.
Through our friendly and personal approach we have formed lasting relationships with companies located on both the Island and mainland, meaning we know exactly what they are looking for, therefore, we can give you a better understanding of how they work.
All information regarding our clients which is passed on to you must be treated as confidential.
Information you have given us is treated as confidential in accordance to the Data Protection Act 1998. No information will be given out to third parties without your prior consent except where required to by law.
In addition to our recruitment services CVs can be created and compiled by our office for a one off charge of £25 inc VAT for creation and 10 printed copies, payable in advance (by cash or cheque). 50% of proceeds go to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.
Temporary assignments can vary greatly in timescale; we cover sickness, holidays, maternity leave, seasonal work and specific projects. Some companies favour taking a member of staff on a temporary basis before offering a permanent position.
Our Client will contact us with their requirements, sometimes at very short notice, which is why we ask you to be as flexible as possible. We then search our database to find the most suitable candidate(s).
We then contact you to confirm your availability and give you as much information about the assignment as possible including; the temporary position, address of the company, the industry they are in, your contact at the company, the assignment dates, hours and the rate you will be paid per hour. We always pay above the minimum wage and strive to increase the salaries awarded on the Island. Where an assignment is ongoing we may only be able to give an estimation of the duration rather than exact end date but will keep you updated throughout the assignment, as soon as we receive any updates.
You are not obliged to accept any temporary bookings and assignment dates and times may be subject to changes by the company.
All details of temporary contracts are confirmed to you in writing, though if booked at short notice these may reach you after the assignment has commenced, in this instance we will forward the basic details to you by email.
In all temporary cases (other than contracts where you are employed directly by a company), the agency is responsible for the payment of wages, for which you will be required to fill in a time sheet with the hours you have worked to the nearest 15 minutes. This is your responsibility to complete and must be signed off at the end of each week, or end of assignment, by yourself and by your line manager/contact and returned to our office by Monday morning following the week worked.
At Registration you would have been given two copies of our ‘Terms of Engagement for Temporary Workers’ to sign. You are required to complete the bank details form on the copy which you retained for your personal records and return to our office with you first timesheet.
We will require a P45 when you start your first assignment. If you do not have a current P45 you will be required to fill in a HMRC Starter Checklist form to ensure you are coded for tax correctly.
Wages are paid directly into your account via BACS on Friday each week, for the previous week’s work.
You will receive your payslip via email on a Wednesday each week.
Holiday pay is accrued whilst you are working on temporary assignments and is calculated on a weekly basis based on the average pay rate and number of standard hours worked. Temporary Workers are currently eligible for 28 days holiday per annum, pro rata.
When a permanent vacancy is received we search our register to find suitable candidates for the position. We do this by using the specifications the company has given us, including the experience and qualifications required. We will contact those candidates who possess the relevant skills and experience to see if they are interested in being put forward for the position.
To perform this task accurately it is important that we have received relevant and correct information from you at the time of registration. Should you undertake any courses or gain any qualifications after registration, it is important to keep us updated, as it could be to your advantage.
We will then disclose any information given to us by the company with regards to the position e.g. job descriptions/ person specifications, salary and benefit details and any information regarding the company e.g. website addresses.
Should you wish to be considered for the position we will then submit your details to the client and inform them about you from the information ascertained at registration.
We make suitable interview arrangements for those chosen by the client and give you an indication of the interview process and whether any testing will be involved.
Upon attending an arranged interview please make sure you are appropriately dressed e.g. smart dress attire worn for office related interview.
After the interview we will try to gain as much feedback as possible.
To assist us in looking for a permanent placement for you, it is helpful to know the salary required and if currently employed, the notice period required.
If you have just registered for permanent positions and your situation changes and you become available for temporary work also, please contact us so we can amend your details and consider you for any suitable temporary assignments.
For further information on our services or to make an appointment to register your details with WP Recruitment & HR Ltd please contact our office on 01983 822615.