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The advantages of temping in healthcare

Working in a temporary healthcare role could be perfect for you and your career. Many healthcare professionals opt to make a career from temporary work. It’s also the ideal solution for people who are either between healthcare jobs, travelling, or simply wanting short-term projects. Consider the advantages:

Competitive rates of pay

The market for temporary medical, nursing, allied health and scientific professionals is highly competitive. As a result, experienced flexible individuals with initiative who are available to start work on short notice will always be in demand.
Your Hays Healthcare recruitment consultant will work to secure the best possible rate of pay for every healthcare role you undertake and our daily payroll system will ensure that you are paid accurately and on time.

Holiday pay

As a Hays Healthcare temp, your holiday pay will equate to 24 days pro rata if you work full-time hours. Anyone who works as a limited company will not be eligible to claim holiday pay, as it’s already included in your pay rate. It is your responsibility to ensure that you book holidays on days that are acceptable to the client. 
Because we know that many people choose temporary healthcare jobs for the flexibility, we will pay your holiday pay weekly instead of in arrears. This means that you can take your holiday whenever you choose and make the most of your time between assignments. Please be sure to advise your recruitment consultant well in advance if you wish to take holiday time during an assignment. 

Referral bonus

Why not refer a friend or colleague to Hays Healthcare and earn some extra money? We’ll pay you £250 for any doctor jobs, GP jobs, specialist nurse jobs, theatre practitioner jobs or allied health professional jobs that will fill as a result of your referral. Click here for full terms and conditions.

Access to the UK’s top employers

 As the largest and most successful specialist recruitment consultancy in the UK, Hays has links with a wealth of top employers. As a result we can offer you an unrivalled choice of healthcare jobs, covering all grades and specialties within acute trusts, PCTs, HM Prison Service, local authorities, nursing homes, private healthcare and the industrial / commercial sectors throughout the UK. 

Free CPD training

 All Hays Healthcare workers are expected to maintain their mandatory training including CPR, Manual Handling, COSHH, RIDDOR and Health and Safety. We’ll give you access to a range of free courses across the country to enable you to enhance your clinical practice and to produce clear documented evidence of Continued Professional Development. 

Permanent healthcare jobs 

If you’re looking for a permanent healthcare job then it’s important to keep your skills sharp in a temporary role, even if not directly relevant to the type of permanent position you are after. Experience shows that working in temporary healthcare jobs makes you more attractive to prospective employers so you have a significantly higher chance of being asked to attend interviews compared to those biding their time outside the working environment. 

Talk to our recruitment consultants about the wide range of permanent medical jobs, nursing jobs, allied health jobs and dentist jobs that we have available.

Further information 

Ring us to find out more about the benefits we offer and to discuss the wide range of UK healthcare job opportunities that are available to you through Hays Healthcare. 


Allied health & scientific jobs: 0845 082 0002

Doctor jobs: 0845 082 0004

Theatre staff & nursing jobs: 0845 082 0005

GP jobs: 0845 082 0006