Can I take on casual work assignments if I have visa restrictions?

Yes. The Casual Worker team will advise you which documents to bring to your onboarding meeting. It is your responsibility to ensure that you do not work more hours than allowed.


How do I get paid?

You should keep a record of your hours on the timesheet provided to you by your department. You should submit this to your manager for approval each month. You can find the list of payroll deadlines and the date you will get paid on the Payroll deadlines page [link].

I'm not sure I've been paid correctly, what should I do?

Please contact the Casual Worker team as soon as possible, who will investigate this for you.

Worker setup

When can I start work?

Even if you have been offered a work assignement, you must have had a Right to Work check and have been issued with a Casual Hours Agreement before you may start. If you have not undertaken casual work before, the Casual Worker team will contact you to arrange an onboarding meeting.

I do not have a National Insurance number, can I start work?

A: Yes, you are able to start work prior to receiving your National Insurance number but it is important that you apply for one and update the Casual Worker Team once you have received this. For details on how to apply for a National Insurance number, please follow this link:


Where do I go for my onboarding meeting with the Casual Worker team?

The Casual Worker team can currently onboard new workers remotely and the new worker will be contacted to arrange this. Once face-to-face onboarding is allowed again, it is anticipated that the team will have a presence on many of the Imperial campuses, on a rotating basis. This information will be published once confirmed.


I no longer want to be a casual worker, what should I do?

If you no longer wish to undertake assignments with Imperial College, please e-mail the Casual Worker team who will issue your P45.