Temping with Atwood Tate can open up a world of opportunities and can put you on the road to employment as soon as tomorrow!
We thought we’d share some of our temps’ experiences and demonstrate the variety of roles available…
A Day In The Life Of . . . A Temporary Office Manager
What was your role and how long was the assignment for?
I was assigned to a trade book publisher as a Temporary Office Manager for 4 weeks.
Were you interviewed for the role?
Yes, briefly on the morning that I started in the role. They needed someone to fill the role quickly, at short-notice, so I started working there within two days of being told about the role.
What were your key duties?
As Office Manager, I was in charge of the Post-Room, which involved distributing incoming post, and ordering couriers and franking outgoing mail. It was also my duty to monitor and report any facilities issues within the office, and also to monitor and order office supplies. I also managed the logistics of author book signings in the office. Other duties included processing invoices, general administrative duties, and various ad-hoc duties as they arose.
Tell us about the culture?
The office was a friendly and welcoming environment to work in. As the office was open plan, the different departments were all very approachable, and there was a great sense of a team effort, supporting each other, across the entire office.
What did you like best?
What I liked best about this role was that it was a busy and changing role, where there were new challenges and opportunities each day. I also enjoyed the opportunity to interact and work with all of the departments in the office.
What did you learn?
I learnt a lot about how a trade book publisher works, and how each individual department plays a vital role in bringing a new book title to fruition. I also learnt a great deal about the logistics side of publishing, from sending out new releases for promotional purposes, how to order a courier to transport a large window display. Finally, I learnt the importance of ensuring a happy office, such as getting light bulbs changed quickly, ensuring the air conditioning works and keeping coffee supplies well stocked!
How did you find your experience with Atwood Tate?
I had a great experience with Atwood Tate, being kept informed at all stages of taking on the assignment as to what was going on, and being briefed along the way as to what the role would involve and what was expected of me. They were always available to contact by phone and email whenever needed to.
How did Atwood Tate approach you for the role? Were you registered on Atwood Tate’s database or was it via a job board?
I had registered for Temping opportunities with Atwood Tate, and they contacted me asking if it would be possible for me to start in the role immediately.
Interested in temporary opportunities? Please contact Atwood Tate’s temps team administrator, Michael Lawlor, at firstname.lastname@example.org