Frequently Asked Questions
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Frequently asked questions
THOMAS will endeavour to find you regular work in your chosen field. You will be paid for the actual hours worked at a pay rate agreed at the beginning of every contracted assignment. If temporary work is new to you, or you’ve not worked with THOMAS before, we’ve compiled some frequently asked questions to answer any questions you may have.
You'll need to do a few things before you start working with us. If you still have questions, please get in touch with our team and they'll happily answer any further queries you may have.
How do I register with THOMAS?
All registration is now done online! Once you've submitted your information, someone from our team will be in touch to discuss available work opportunities with you.
What ID do I need to register?
You are required to upload your RTW (Right To Work) documents before submitting your registration. Please ensure that you have the following:
- ID – Valid UK Passport, UK Birth Certificate, Biometric Residence Permit, Valid VISA in a current Passport, Pre-Settled Status, Settlement Status
- Proof of your National Insurance Number – P45, P60, HMRC letter, DWP letter, UC letter ( DO NOT USE A PAYSLIP)
- Proof of your Bank – Bank Statement dated in the last 3 months, Bank Card (PLEASE NOTE THE BANK ACCOUNT MUST BE YOURS AND NOT ANOTHER PERSON'S NAME)
- Proof of your Address – Bank Statement or Utility Bill dated in the last 3 months (DO NOT USE A TELEPHONE BILL, DVLA LETTER or CREDIT CARD STATEMENT)
How much notice will I receive before going into work?
We will cover your criteria for work when we meet you face to face. We always strive to offer advance bookings however, at times we can receive less notice for our roles.
What happens after I register?
After your registration is complete, we will contact you to make an appointment to meet you and take copies of your RTW documents, discuss what you’re looking for, and suitable opportunities we have.
How long will each assignment last?
When we advise you about a contract, we will provide you with an idea of how long the assignment is excepted to last. We will keep in regular contact with the client and you to ensure everyone is up to date!
I still have questions
I still have questions
If you're currently working with us but you still have a few questions, that's ok! We hope the following FAQs help. However, if you still have questions, don't hesitate to contact our team.
Holidays - How many do I have? How can I book a holiday?
This process is the same regardless of where you work with THOMAS. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions regarding your holidays or if you need to book a holiday.
All workers have the right under the Working Time Regulations to accrue 5.6 weeks annual leave in a leave year. THOMAS Recruitment’s leave year runs from January to December each year. You will start accruing holidays from the first day of your assignment. What you are paid when you take holidays will be dependent on your average earnings over the previous 12 weeks and therefore will fluctuate based on the assignments you worked on at the time.
You must contact our payroll department (email@example.com) regarding holiday pay to request it and please note that holidays must be taken before the end of the leave year.
How will I be paid?
You will be paid every Friday for the work you completed in the previous week. If this is your first week working with us, you'll be paid for that week at the end of your second week of work. You will always be paid directly into your bank account.
What do I do if I'm unhappy in my assignment?
We will do our best to place you into work that suits you. However, if you're unhappy in your current role, please get in touch with the branch that you typically deal with or your THOMAS representative on-site, and they'll be more than happy to find a solution or discuss other available roles that we have.
When will I get my pay slip?
You should expect your payslip via email by Thursday afternoon at the very latest each week. f you have any further questions on your payslip, please get in touch with your branch contact to discuss further.
Will I pay tax and national insurance?
Yes, we will make all necessary statutory deductions from your weekly pay. If you have any questions about your tax code, please get in touch with the HMRC directly; they are the only ones who can update this.