There are some questions that come up frequently so to save you a little time these are listed, and answered, below. If you cannot find what you are looking for we are a telephone call or email away!

FAQ's
Do I need to register to find out about the jobs you have and if so how do I do this?

You can view the majority of our jobs at any time on the website, however you will need to register with us if you are interested in applying for a job. You can simply fill out our short online form, upload your CV and click ‘submit’ or give us a call on +44 (0)1534 707800. Once you have done this we will make an appointment for you to meet with one of the team who will help you through the whole process. There is no charge to candidates for using our services, regardless of whether you find employment through us.

Do I need a CV? Can you help me write one?

Yes. We need a CV so we have a precise and proper record of who you are and what you've done to date. This will be used to ensure we approach the right clients on your behalf. If you don't have a CV, or it needs updating, we'll work with you to do this. You can also be confident that your CV will not be sent to any client until we have fully discussed the employment opportunity with you, or without your prior permission. Everything we do is totally confidential and we comply fully with the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005.

Am I still employable without any office experience or qualifications?

Everyone has different skill sets, therefore we are keen to meet with everyone to find out what they want to do. Office skills can be taught and qualifications are not essential with every job.

Can you help me with interview techniques?

Yes, your consultant will work with you for each and every potential job and give you all the advice you need for any specific role, client (including their interview process), their industry, culture and expectations.

When will I hear from you?

We will start working for you within 24 hours of your visit to Excel, therefore will be back in touch within that time frame. After that, all we ask is that you call us frequently for updates. All of our consultants will be happy to call you at a time that is suitable for you. This can be before work, lunch times or early evening.

What is the 'five year rule'? Will I still be able to work in Jersey?

The '5 year rule', was brought in to control the number of people working in Jersey. Each company is granted a number of licences to employ people with less than 5 years residency. This means that each vacancy is taken on 'merit' and the company decides whether they would want to utilise one of their licences or not. If you have been in the island less than five years this ruling makes it slightly more difficult to get a job but certainly not impossible. Many companies have licenses available, and we would be happy to advise you as to the availability for the roles you are interested in.

If I want to temp, how does that work?

You will need to register with us and meet with one of our consultants who will work with you to find the right job. As an Excel temp you become an employee of Excel Recruitment and we will go through a full induction programme with you. Part of this induction process includes undertaking our pre-employment screening process.

How does a temp get paid?

On receipt of an authorised timesheet, you will be paid weekly by electronic transfer direct into your bank account on the Monday following the week you have worked.

You can DOWNLOAD your Timesheet by clicking this link

As a temp working for you do I get paid holidays?

Yes, you are entitled by law to 10 days paid leave per annum, proportionate to the actual time worked during the course of the year. Holiday pay will be paid for as it is earned on the basis of an additional 4% pay for each hour worked. This is often referred to as “rolled-up holiday pay” and is itemised separately on your payslip. You will not receive any further payment at the time you take your holiday.

Do I get paid for a Bank holiday if I am temping for you?

You will be entitled to receive payment for a Bank holiday provided that your current assignment is continuous and spans the period both before and after the Bank holiday in question. You do not have to work on a Bank holiday if you are not obliged to.

If I am required to work on a Bank holiday do I get a day in lieu?

Yes. You will be paid for the time you work on the Bank holiday and given paid time off in lieu on dates/times to be agreed. Alternatively, you can opt to be paid at the rate of double time for any hours worked (rather than being paid your normal daily rate with an alternative day off). For administrative purposes, this would be our preference.