Enjoyable role for someone who enjoys studying
Support Worker (Current Employee) – Birmingham – 25 October 2016
Working at Unitemps has been enjoyable as I am someone who enjoys being in a University environment, being amidst the buzz of students and learning new things in lectures. It has been a very rewarding experience for me supporting disabled students in getting their degrees. Most of the time you work alone, or with the student you are supporting. I find that the hardest part of the job is the inconsistency of work. You may be booked in for a full week of work but then if a student falls ill, or lectures get cancelled you lose out on work and pay. It is not very stable. I think it is perfect for someone looking for part-time work or current students, but as a full-time job trying to earn a living it is very stressful. In addition, as it is an agency you don't get paid over the holidays so it can be stressful to go weeks or months without pay especially during the summer holidays. Although you accumulate holiday pay over the academic year, it is not enough to get you by when you are out of work.
Flexible hours, you pick the hours you want to work
Unstable, work is never guaranteed