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Unitemps celebrates its 20th anniversary in enhancing student employability

Unitemps, our temporary employment service, is celebrating its twentieth year providing opportunities for students to gain valuable skills while they study.

Unitemps began operations in 1997 and has grown to 19 offices, with the local network spanning across Leamington, Birmingham, Warwick and Coventry.

The organisation is currently employing 2,147 students here at Warwick and, over the last twelve months alone, have paid £30million in wages and placed a total of 19,990 students into flexible, temporary work that fits in around their studies. The team are celebrating expansion in the last year and increased opportunities for candidates by opening the first franchises at Griffith University, on the Gold Coast of Australia and La Trobe University, in Melbourne, Australia.

These join 13 other franchises across the UK, widening our student’s options by allowing them to find temporary work at a range of locations and universities.

Temps frequently tell the team how they have benefitted from their experiences. Rachel Durrant is a student here at Warwick and has been able to get experience of teaching through tutoring roles. She says:

Temping let me try out different types of work, but also different levels of the same work; when I temped at the school it was helping a group of students whereas privately I taught one-on-one and I got to see which I liked better.”

Unitemps has saved the University over £2 million in VAT and over £4.5 million when compared to the average cost of external recruitment agencies. These savings have contributed to the growth of the university, and has enabled the University to invest in teaching, research and new buildings. Simultaneously, Warwick students are able to prepare for life after graduation and equip themselves with the skills and experience needed for their chosen career path.

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Get to know how Unitemps started out
Delve into their 20 year history