Basically I am not taking a gap year, but hoping to do a little travelling august before starting uni in october. The problem is, as I am doing 4 subjects I am unable to get a job at the moment, and do not have any savings of any sort at all.
What I'd like to do is get a temp job - work 9-5 in an office or something for just over a month or so, but most of the agencies I've spoken to say they contract you to a minimum of 3 months.
Does anyone know of any good agencies/any ideas of making this happen?
I have catering and retail experience as well as office experience from doing internships with magazine companies - I am also a very able typer etc!
Any help would be very valuable, or any other suggestions for raising money that won't interfere with my studies!
If you're not traveling until August, would it not be more practical to get a part-time job spread over many months? You needn't do more than one shift a week, but overall would probably be able to save a similar amount, if not more.
Otherwise, have you tried agencies such as Office Angels or Reed?
For temp agencies go to Google and do a search of temp agencies in your area, I don't live in a massive town and I had 13 come up for me. Contact all of them and get on their books, say you are looking for temp work just to cover a month. I have never heard of temp agencies doing a minimum 3 month contract before, I've done lots of 1 week/2 week jobs through temp agencies. Pays pretty good and you should get it weekly.
Alot of charities I've helped in the past usually take on volunteers, and if 1 particularly sticks with them and is reliable they end up giving them a casual contract..
Some local newspapers' websites will list temp agencies... they will also likely list temporary position they are advertising on behalf of those agencies. I know at least 10 of my local agencies offer positions of a week or so, to cover holidays and things. You could try searching for 'recruitment agency' on yell.com, which will bring up less unhelpful stuff than google would.