Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year and we’re not the only ones who feel it, many businesses do too! Think about the rise in the number of deliveries that need sorting and posting, the rate that chocolates and other treats fly off the supermarket shelves and the venues that are jam packed with Christmas parties. All this extra demand means that many businesses need to recruit additional staff and this has numerous benefits for those people looking for work, some of which you may not have thought of! Earn yourself some extra money Perhaps the most obvious advantage of getting a Christmas job is the opportunity to earn extra money at one of the most expensive times of the year! Lots of companies need additional staff around Christmas meaning they’ll offer attractive hourly rates, scope for overtime and perhaps even some staff discounts and rewards on top! You can feel less guilty Christmas shopping knowing that you’re bringing in some extra cash this season. Experience Getting a temporary job over Christmas is a great way to fill any gaps of unemployment on your CV and demonstrates that you are motivated and driven. While it may not be your first choice of career, temping is a way to build on your skills set and try out different types of work until a job in your field becomes available. Learning new skills not only enhances your CV but gives you more experience to draw from at interviews, increasing your chances of being employed in future roles. You may even discover you have some hidden talents! Long term prospects Christmas temping is a prime chance to get your foot in the door. Some of the biggest brands take on additional staff to meet increased demand and by making a great impression it is more likely you will be considered for any permanent roles within the company. The internal contacts you make while you are there can be extremely valuable to you in the future so be sure to think ahead and leave a positive impression. So, if you want to keep busy, enhance your CV and earn yourself some extra money before indulging in the extravagance of Christmas, contact Centric today to find out about our opportunities! Call: 0845 872 0108 or visit our website
Every year, as a business, Centric aligns themselves to a chosen charity and aims to raise as much money as possible as a collective team. This year was no different and with Breast Cancer Care Cymru being our focus, our employees have been committed to the challenge. Having held collection buckets at large events and taken on obstacle courses in a bid to raise money, the next challenge was a bit of a step up. Two brave members of the Centric team, Scott Lanyon (Regional Sales Manager) and Steve Matthews (Commercial Director), took on the Saundersfoot Triathlon! This was completely out of both Steve and Scott’s comfort zones with neither of them owning wetsuits, road bikes or ever swam in the sea before! They both committed to gruelling training sessions in all weather conditions, think torrential rain and that intense heatwave we had. There were also a number of close encounters with jelly fish in their swimming training! On the day of the triathlon there were some unexpected challenges; one being the weather, the other being a puncture on Scott’s bike. No matter how tough it got, knowing they were raising money for an amazing charity kept them focussed until the end. Steve commented: “It’s so important to give something back and we couldn’t have picked a more worthy cause. Cancer is a horrible disease that has touched far too many lives and any small step to erasing it completely from this planet is a step worth taking in my eyes. We only wish we could do more.” The whole of the Centric team are incredibly proud of Steve and Scott not only for their amazing comiittment but that they raised over £600 for Breast Cancer Care Cymru. Scott has since told us that not only has he kept up the swimming, he will definitely compete in another triathlon in 2019 – watch this space! You can follow our fundraising efforts and donate to this incredible cause here.
Centric have appointed an additional Senior Consultant at our branch in Aberdare following a hugely positive response since opening the branch in July. Gabrielle Davies joins Centric Recruitment with 4 years of experience predominantly within HGV1 logistics recruitment. She is highly driven and has experience in managing high volume accounts. Her appointment will support the team in further growing our business in the area offering a localised, personalised service to clients and candidates. Branch manager Huw Morris commented: "Gabrielle is a great addition to the team with her wealth of knowledge within the logistics sector. We look forward to working with her." Gabrielle will be based at Centric’s Aberdare branch where our driving division continues to go from strength to strength. Contact the Centric team in Aberdare for all your recruitment needs. T: 01685 706080 E: Aberdare@centricrecruitment.co.uk