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Recruit for temporary and part-time roles

Let us take the strain of recruitment away by providing you with quality candidates and managing all the necessary pre-employment admin, so you can get on with growing your business.

ARU Temps is an on-campus recruitment service, with access to over 30,000 students and graduates. Recently renamed and relaunched (previously the Employment Bureau) we’re a professional team of recruitment advisers, recruiting on your behalf to find who you need, when you need them.

Effective and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend.
Scott Dixon
Director of Grad Finale yearbooks

Why us?

Unlike other agencies, we’re not commission driven. We work to offer you high-quality candidates and strive to simplify your recruitment process. Our rates are competitive, and we only charge once your candidate has started work.

We provide the complete recruitment service: advertising vacancies, screening candidates and arranging interviews at your location or on one of our campuses.

Are you struggling to fill multiple roles, or rushing with a short notice vacancy? We can help. our candidates are ready and eager to step up, we can even manage rotas.

We’ve recently placed candidates in a range of roles including hospitality, stewarding, ambassadors, contact centres, tutoring, international relocation, admin and accommodation assistants.

Maybe a temp to perm set up would suit your needs? Hiring a student is cost effective, and lets you see the student in the workplace before you offer them a permanent contract at no additional fee from us (after the qualifying period). By hiring a student you’ll get ahead of other potential employers who might be waiting until the student is available for full time work.

We can handle all your pre-employment checks including Right to Work (checking your candidate has the legal right to work in the UK), payroll, related items such as pensions and all other admin which comes with hiring new staff.

If you don't need an end to end recruitment service but want to make sure that our students and graduates see your job advert, contact us for the latest advertising packages on offer.

ARU Internship Scheme

After years of successful internship programmes, we're pleased to announce the ARU Internship Scheme 2024.

This initiative is part-funded by ARU giving you the opportunity to get a fresh perspective on the work you do, with innovative views and ideas for specific projects, while offering students real-world work experience and a chance to earn while they learn.

Highlights of the scheme include:

  • access to our talented undergraduate students
  • an extra pair of hands to assist with projects and grow your business
  • build your pipeline of graduate talent
  • improve student employability skills to minimise future skills gaps
  • minimal effort, risk and commitment for your business
  • a fully managed recruitment service at 50% of the cost including proactive promotion of vacancies, CV shortlisting, arranging interviews, pre-employment checks, processing payroll and related recruitment support.

“The recruitment process was seamless and excellently managed by ARU Temps. We were provided with a range of candidates to choose from and are so glad that the team suggested we interview our intern as they are amazing. Even though our intern has been working remotely they have made a concerted effort to get to know the rest of the team and their vibrant and upbeat personality always shines through at team meetings. They have delivered so much more than we expected and have been a joy to work with, so much so that we have extended their time with us. I would highly recommend ARU Intern programme to other businesses.”
Simone Robinson
First Ascent, 2023

Key information

Spring 2024

  • 12-week term
  • Part-time hours (20 hours per week)
  • First six weeks fully funded by ARU
  • £12 per hour pay rate
  • ARU undergraduate student candidates
  • Open to all business sectors
  • Interns start from March 2024
  • Submit Spring Internship Form (below) by: 9 February 2024

Summer 2024

  • 12-week term
  • Full-time hours (37 hours per week)
  • First six weeks fully funded by ARU
  • £12 per hour pay rate
  • ARU undergraduate student candidates
  • Open to all business sectors
  • Interns start from May 2024
  • Submit Summer Internship Form (below) by: 22 March 2024

Example projects

  • Digital marketing strategy utilising key social media channels and website
  • IT infrastructure support
  • Big data research and analysis
  • Compliance
  • HR
  • Sustainability and nature recovery


ARU will fund the first six weeks of a 12-week internship term with you, the client covering the cost of the remaining term.

To give you a sense of the cost, a full-time (37 hours per week), 12-week internship would cost approximately £3,969 + VAT*.

*Charges includes NI contributions, holiday allowance, payroll-related items and a small admin fee. Please note that Agency Worker Regulations apply if the temp is in post beyond 12 weeks. At this point they will need to be paid the same rate and annual leave as a comparable role within the company, and therefore the charge may increase.

ARU funding must cease strictly on Friday 26 July 2024.

What next?

Please complete the relevant Internship Form and return to [email protected].

Spring Internship Form

Summer Internship Form

Please note that the internship funding is limited so projects will be selected on a first come, first served basis while also recognising the relevance to priority courses.

Contact us

Get in touch if you'd like to hear more about working with ARU Temps.

Call: 01223 698456
Email: [email protected]
Visit: temps.aru.ac.uk

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