The chances are you have a very good reason why you prefer to pursue temporary/contract assignments. At Barbara Houghton Associates, we make it our job to ensure you get the best opportunities your interests, skills and experience merit. You know you do not deliver second-class work temping or contracting, so we'll make sure you'll never feel second-class on our books. Our dedicated team will therefore give you the level of service you expect and more, including:

  • Opportunities with some of the City's most prestigious banking and finance companies, whether they're short, medium or long-term assignments, as well as contract placements.
  • A comprehensive brief before you begin your placement, followed up with an information pack complete with details about the dress-code, company culture, travel details and what's expected of you.
  • The levels of pay your skills and experience merit.
  • On-the-job feedback.
  • That all important "sense of belonging", which we work hard to build for you.
  • Complete support, advice and regular contact - before, during, after and between your placements.

What we'll need from you

  • An up-to-date CV (unless we've already got it, of course).
  • Your National Insurance number if you have one.
  • Some ID (passport or photo driving license) verifying your eligibility to work.
  • (The original) work permits/visas if relevant.
  • References - make sure they cover your last three jobs, your last five years of work experience, or written reference letters on work you've gleaned abroad.
  • Your bank/building society account details - so that we can pay you on time!
  • We are unable to consider applications from people who are not eligible to work in the UK. If you are unsure about your eligibility to work in the UK, please refer to www.ukvisas.gov.uk

What we're looking for

  • A passion for excellence.
  • Drive and enthusiasm.
  • Demonstrable insight into the world of banking and/or finance.
  • Team-playing skills.
  • Communication skills.
  • Self-assurance.
  • The kind of flexibility the best individuals need to excel.

What you should know about Barbara Houghton Temporaries

Dedicated to providing temporary placements and personnel!
We have a dedicated Temporaries Desk, with consultants dedicated to serving banking and finance temporary candidates and clients looking to find the best available. Temporary candidates and businesses looking clearly have different needs to those on the permanent side of recruitment, so we've a special, highly experienced team of consultants ready to meet the specific needs of anyone who calls Barbara Houghton Temporaries; candidates and clients alike. This means that whoever you are, you'll get a considered and informed response from someone who knows how to handle all your concerns and satisfy each of your demands.

Temporary Placements
We are on the preferred supplier list of many of London's leading banking and finance houses, so we're looking forward to seeing if we can help you open doors into some of the capital's most dynamic companies.

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