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Job seekers

You will find us to be good listeners, helpful, and impartial. When you register with us, we will need your assistance to help you and our friendly staff will guide you through the process.

We offer you two main services - both of them are free of charge to you:

Travail's Permanent Employment service, where we introduce you to potential Employers and secure interviews for you. Then there's our Temporary Work service, where we place you into a work assignment quickly, so that you continue to earn money, perhaps whilst attending interviews for permanent positions.

Our Permanent Employment service

We will listen closely to your job expectations, and explore with you what your experience and qualifications might allow you to consider doing in your next career move. We will suggest potential local Employers or specific jobs that we feel might be of interest to you. Only when you have agreed with our selection will we begin to market your details to local Employers.

Please note that we respect the need for confidentiality at all times, and will only reveal your identity to a potential Employer with your permission.

At all stages of the recruitment process, you will be kept fully informed. Before you attend any interviews, we will give you an in-depth brief about the Company and the job role, and we will give you some useful hints and tips on interview techniques, and likely questions that may come your way. You will also receive other useful information, such as H & S Risk Assessments (where applicable) in connection with the job.

Following interview(s), you will be given direct and open feedback on your performance. We will also ask you how you felt your interview went, and seek clarification for you on any questions you might still have. Very often the Employer will ask us to enquire with you if an intended offer of employment would be accepted, and when you could join their organisation.

When you are ready to accept an offer of employment, we will give your new employer your personal details so a formal written offer can be made. Once you have started your new job, we will check that you are happy and have received the level of service from us that we want all Applicants to experience.

Permanent Employment service: Summary

  • Assistance with your Application Form and/or C.V.
  • We search the job market so you don't have to
  • Full job specification and Company information
  • Access jobs not otherwise advertised
  • Advice on Interview technique and question-handling
  • Instant feedback on applications and interviews
  • Free refresher and cross-training on many software packages

Our Temporary Work service

Again, we listen closely to what you are able and willing to do to keep the money coming-in. We will discuss all appropriate Assignments with you. When you have chosen the Assignment that you would like to undertake, we will explain in depth the requirements of the work, and give you all essential information (including, where applicable, H & S advice). We will then explain where, when and to whom you should report for your work Assignment.

Ideally, you will be able to give us your P45 so that we can calculate the tax deducted on your earnings to your best advantage. Don't worry if you don't have one - we can advise you of the options to avoid Basic Rate Tax being applied to your pay (we're on your side!).

We will be paying you weekly, and ideally directly into your Bank or Building Society Account (funds are normally cleared via the BACS system by Friday). You'll need to give us your Bank details for this purpose.

During your work assignment, we will keep in touch with you to appraise you of other job opportunities, Temporary or Permanent, which we feel are appropriate and would be of interest to you. Some of our Temporary assignments lead to permanent job offers.

Temporary Work service: Summary

  • Choose when and where you work
  • Continue to earn whilst searching for Permanent Work
  • Earnings paid weekly direct into your Account
  • Tax coding problems solved
  • Accrue paid annual leave
  • Variety of both work and experience available
  • Exposure to Temp-to-Perm opportunities
  • We appraise you of suitable work opportunities as they arise
  • Free refresher and cross-training on many software packages

Read what some of the people we helped to find work, said about Travail

"I felt very confident after I had registered, that Travail would find work for me very quickly. (And they did!)"

"I was very happy to hear I could start work, and the job seemed like exactly the sort of thing I wanted!"

"I've been looking for over 10 years for a job of this calibre; YOU spot my CV on a web site, ask if I'd be interested in applying for a job with one of your top Clients, I agree, get an interview and get the job a week later... fantastic service."

"I went to Travail and told (the Consultant) what I did and didn't want to do - she just "got it"! When the latest job came up, she got in contact to tell me I would be perfect for it... Low and behold! I went to the first interview - loved it - went to the second, and got offered it same day!

"They truly care about their candidates, and can recognise people's strengths even when the person can't always recognise their own..."

"The registration process was simple and straightforward and everyone was really helpful and encouraging... it felt like I was their priority..."

" feels good to know that I'm helping the company (where I am working) get organised..."

"... a massive thank you and ... for all the 60 (year olds) and over looking for a good job with good pay - all is not lost, there ARE employers out there who want our life experience..."

"Without work, I would have felt useless, and I doubt I would have been able to fund my University education without it"

"Travail are the best in (town) and do what they say. Great experience."

"I was very impressed with how professional the staff were... always very helpful, and polite. Great company :)"

"I was nervous and anxious as I really wanted to find work. They were lovely and approachable, and I had a good chat... about the job I was going to be interviewed for and I was invited for interview (by the employer) the very next day - which was brilliant!"

"I absolutely love my job, and cant thank the Travail Consultant enough for giving me the opportunity"

"... Travail has good contacts with employers and as a result, has quite a lot of immediate temporary work. I've always been offered hours within a week of contacting them"

"I needed to get more hours to ensure we could pay the mortgage. I was not particularly surprised by how quickly you found work for me - you're good at finding work!"

"... by far the best Agency I've been with, they landed me an interview pretty much straight after I'd signed-up - and now I've been taken on permanently!"

"Travail encouraged me to work in different assignments, and always found me roles that suited my strengths and circumstances..."

"Travail are an excellent Agency to work for, providing me with a huge variety of positions throughout (the town) and surrounding areas"

"I didn't have an appointment but registered straight away and within a couple of days I had an interview and induction for a job and have been working since. Go to Travail if you are looking for work!"

"I have been a temporary worker for Travail for many years, and now have my dream permanent job, with their help. They really do stand out above the rest"

"You found my CV online and thought a role you had might suit me. I dropped by the office same day and the Consultant rushed back from lunch to meet me!"

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