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Making an application

If you wish to apply to register with TES, please complete our online form below and upload your CV. We have a large pool of temporary workers and so we are not able to register all applicants. Applications are considered based on skills and experience that are relevant to the roles that we are typically asked to fill. See below for profile of candidates we are particularly looking for currently. Successful applicants will be invited to attend a short interview at the TES office. Those registering for administrative/secretarial work will also be required to take a skills test.

Please note: If you have already made direct arrangements with a University department/institution to work temporarily with them, you are not required to complete the online form. Instead, please call the TES office on (01223) 332348 or email us at to arrange a payroller appointment. You must attend this appointment before you start any work.

Equal opportunities

The University of Cambridge is committed to equality of opportunity, supports and encourages under-represented groups and values diversity. In accordance with the University's Equal Opportunities Policy, subject to the law, no TES applicant or temporary worker will be treated less favourably than another on the grounds of sex, gender reassignment, marital/civil partnership or parental status, race, ethnic or national origin, colour, disability, sexual orientation, religion/belief or age. Registration decisions and selection for assignments will be based on personal merit, experience relevant to the temporary assignments available, the needs of our departments/institutions requesting temporary workers and the matching of available assignments with the availability of workers.

We will endeavour to accommodate any particular needs you may have, including reasonable adjustments for disabilities, childcare responsibilities and religious requirements. Please let us know if you have any particular requirements when you register with us.

The University of Cambridge has a Rehabilitation of Offenders Policy which explains that we welcome applications from a wide range of candidates and that having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the assignment and the circumstances and background of your offences.

Right to work in the UK

We have a legal responsibility to ensure that all of our workers have the legal right to work in the UK before they undertake any work. If you are invited to register with us, you will need to show us original documents from List A or List B below which provide evidence that you have right to work in the UK.

Temporary workers cannot undertake or be paid for work through TES until after we have checked valid evidence of right to work. Please contact us if you require further information or guidance.