Frequently asked questions for work seekers.

Contacting or registering with an agency can be a daunting process, however all the team at 22 Personnel will do their best to make your experience a happy one. Have a look at the information below, or ring the team if you have a specific question or query.

Does it cost me anything to register for work with 22 Personnel?

No, it is unlawful for any agency or employment business to charge an applicant a fee for providing work finding services.

How do I decide which agency to contact?

It is a good idea to ensure you use an agency, which are a member of the REC (The Recruitment & Employment Confederation – the association for the recruitment and staffing industry in the UK). REC members sign up to a code of practice requiring them to deal with you ethically and responsibly. You can find a directory of REC members on the REC website (see links). 22 Personnel are a member of the REC and the team is REC trained.

Will I need a CV to register with 22 Personnel?

No you don’t need a CV to register, however a CV is always helpful in terms of the job hunting process. A CV is more important if you are looking to secure a permanent position, and if you do need to create one then have a look at the CV Factsheet for some tips and hints.

What’s the difference between temporary and permanent work?

Temporary work - This means that you are not employed on a permanent basis by anyone.

It offers a certain amount of flexibility and the assignments can last from a couple of days to six months. It often means that you don’t need to attend an interview and the benefits are good. If you not able to commit yourself long term or you are in between permanent jobs then temping could be for you. Temping gives you the chance to try different work experiences whilst earning a good rate of pay and getting holiday pay. If you decide to register with 22 Personnel as a temporary you will be given a contract setting out the terms of engagement with the employment business. Before you start work on an assignment you will be given information about the position including:

  • The company name
  • Start date
  • Duration of the job
  • Type of work
  • Location/Address
  • Hours
  • Health & Safety Information
  • Hourly rate

Permanent Work - If you are already in a position, and you’re looking to secure a new job then you need to contact the Permanent Division at 22 Personnel. Your Permanent Consultant will conduct a thorough interview to establish your skills and requirements. At 22 Personnel they won’t just wait for your perfect job to come-in, they will be pro-active and contact their client base in order to discuss your next career move (confidentiality is always protected). Finding a job can be time-consuming and by contacting 22 Personnel you can take the hassle out of job hunting by discussing your career options with the experts.

Am I guaranteed work if I register?

Unfortunately, no agency is able to guarantee work, however at 22 Personnel they will do their best to give you realistic advice and timeframes. At 22 Personnel they work hard to assist you in finding work, but there are situations when they unable to match an applicants needs with their clients requirements.

How do I go about registering with 22 Personnel?

Just pick up the phone on 01702 471147 and speak to a Consultant. They will ask about your employment history and gain an understanding as to what type of work you are looking for. If they believe they can help you, the Consultant will arrange an appointment for you to register.

What do I need to bring along with me when I register for temporary work?

  • A document/s which confirms your permission to work in the UK. (Your Consultant will discuss this with when your appointment is confirmed. If you have any queries please refer to the Home Office or REC link on our website).
  • ID – Driving Licence/Passport/ID Card/National Insurance Document/Utility Bill (Under the Conduct Regulations we are obliged to confirm the identity of all work seekers)
  • National Insurance Card/Number
  • Proof of address
  • Bank Details
  • P45 (if applicable)
  • CV (if possible)
  • Please remember that the registration process may take up to an hour and so you should bear this in mind when parking and planning your day.

What do I need to bring along with me when registering for permanent work?

  • A document/s which confirms your permission to work in the UK. (Your Consultant will discuss this with when your appointment is confirmed. If you have any queries please refer to the Home Office or REC link on our website).
  • ID – Driving Licence/Passport/ID Card/National Insurance Document/Utility Bill (Under the Conduct Regulations we are obliged to confirm the identity of all work seekers)
  • A current CV
  • Take the time to consider your priorities and focus on what’s important to you in your next role.


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