FAQs

What are the benefits of a franchise service compared to a software service?

Our Unitemps franchise model can add a fully-functioning recruitment service into your university with integrated systems, and all the support from our central IT, Marketing and Compliance teams that come with being part of the Unitemps network.

The Unitemps model is a good fit for most universities, as we are able to adapt our offering to cater to the specific needs of our clients. The Unitemps branch at Nottingham Trent University, for example, launched last year on an internal-only model that focuses on the recruitment needs of the university.

Many of our Unitemps branches are run by existing university departments or job shops. However, there is no reason why you cannot use both with Unitemps running alongside a University job shop.

Unitemps is able to offer a payroll service, managed by the Payroll Bureau. However, many of our branches choose to integrate their Unitemps franchise into their own university payroll system too.

Disability support is often an important area in which universities wish to recruit for. Students with disabilities require one-to-support and Unitemps can play a vital part in managing the provision of suitable candidates. We fill a range of roles, including study buddies, note takers, British sign language interpreters, dyslexia support tutors and specialist tutors to meet the needs of students with disabilities.

Take a look at our case study video, in which Kate Waugh, Disability Support Manager, of Birmingham City University talks about how Unitemps has worked with the Disability Support team to meet the needs of their students.

The candidate would be employed by the Unitemps branch under a standard contract for services.

As the Unitemps branch is owned by the home university:

  • if the branch is a department of the university then the home university would be the employer
  • if the branch is in a subsidiary company of the university then the subsidiary would be the employer

The candidate could then be placed on assignments at clients (either internally at the university or externally with other companies) as an agency worker employed by the branch. The client would then be responsible for managing day to day work, providing training, and approving timesheets.

Yes, absolutely. Although a large part of the Unitemps service caters to the flexible needs of the university population, we also recruit for permanent roles, internships and academic roles. These roles would suit professionals looking for their next career move or any other candidate looking for longer-term work for that matter.

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