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Recruiter says flexible jobs are not being taken.

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Recruitment company Acorn have said they are concerned that people are missing out by overlooking the benefits of temporary work. The agency has seen a significant increase in the number of job opportunities for production workers throughout the South West from its 12 South West branches in Truro, Plymouth, Newton Abbot, Exeter, Tiverton, Barnstaple, Bideford, Yeovil, Bridgwater, Bournemouth, Chippenham and Bristol. The company says it has hundreds of production roles available throughout Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, and Wiltshire, which offer people immediate work with flexible shift patterns, competitive hourly rates, and potential long-term career routes.   

Noel Hoare, divisional manager for the South West, Acorn said: “People can be reluctant to consider temporary production roles, however, the nature of the work means that it can be a reliable solution for people in very different situations, such as students just finishing university, people who have been out of work for a little while on maternity or travelling, or simply anyone tired of their nine-to-five and looking for a job with shifts to fit around other commitments.

“The working hours offer rare flexibility, with different shift patterns covering weekends and evenings as well as weekdays and nights,” he adds. “This provides a great solution for those juggling childcare or other family commitments, as well as graduates looking to earn extra cash during the holidays.”

Acorn has found that many of their agency workers recommend temporary production roles to their friends and family, which can help save on travel costs, as well as enabling them to enjoy working with people they know.

Noel continued: “There is also a misconception that ‘temporary’ means ‘insecure’, however so many production roles managed by Acorn often have great long-term opportunities and career progression resulting in excellent earning potential.  

“With little existing experience required, and training provided on the job, these roles provide a great opportunity to learn new skills. People therefore get to work with leading international companies and truly make a difference to the products they make, so we urge anyone looking for work to get in touch, as we have so many roles available with good reputable companies,” he said.



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