ARU Temps, part of ARU’s Employability Service, is our on-campus recruitment agency providing paid temporary work opportunities to our students to fit around their studies and a unique resourcing tool for employers.

What we can do for you…


  • Earn money
  • Gain valuable work experience which looks great on your CV
  • Develop your key employability skills
  • Get involved with our university
  • Widen your network of local employers

A degree is no longer always enough to secure a job – employers are looking for graduates who can prove they have good communication skills, advanced digital literacy and strong team-working abilities, as well as relevant work experience.

With a huge number of applicants competing for the same role, you need to make sure you stand out through your involvements and achievements. Use your time at ARU to add experiences, skills and projects to your CV, and prove to an employer that you can add value to their organisation. This is where ARU Temps can play a key role in your journey from student to graduate.

For more guidance see further information for students.

We also encourage and welcome external candidates to register as we have a variety of roles on offer both on and off campus.


We are a multi-campus dedicated team working across Essex and Cambridgeshire with a wealth of experience in recruitment

As part of Student Services we are completely committed to finding the right fit between students and employers – we are not commission driven. We have a wealth of eager candidates who are work ready for various assignments including short term volume temporary work, temp to perm roles and our unique ARU Partnership Projects which connect businesses with skilled students to undertake work relevant to their course.

Our rates are competitive and we have various client and candidate testimonials to demonstrate our success.


Michael Charles Jones

ARU Graduate, BA Business Management & Leadership

Superb and friendly team. Top Class!

Samantha Bird

Operations Director, CDC Events

Having looked after our company’s recruitment and rota process for 6 years, I only wish I had come across ARU and their students sooner! The efficient staff and booking system ensures that students are booked efficiently and in good time ahead of our events. They were flexible with their availability which was really helpful to me at that busy time of the year. I hope that we can replica the same for this year and future years

Emma Scriven

ARU Student, Business & Human Resource Management

I love working for ARU as it gives me the flexibility to work around my studies without any weekly commitments. It has helped me to develop my confidence and communication skills and I now enjoy speaking to large groups of people (something I was previously terrified of!) I have so many friends and connections within the university and genuinely love the work I get to do!”

Scott Dixon

GradFinale Yearbooks

Effective and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend

Roy Meares

ARU Graduate, LLB Law

The team are amazing, they inform you of the various opportunities on campus and around the neighbouring community. They make me proud to be at ARU.

Financial Services


As a finance office, we have dealings with the team for not only recruiting staff but also time sheets, payment queries, costings for external income generation bids, etc. In all areas I have found staff to be prompt, proficient and genial. Customer Excellence Ambassadors.