I am currently looking for teaching assistant work and filling in an application form to register with an agency to do supply ta work. The problem is they want references from employers - firstly i havent really done any paid work, so i have to use voluntary work/work expereince contacts. But more of a problem is that everyone i have contacted for references has so far said no as they dont provide references for voluntary/temporary positions etc etc. SO im now stuck. I have to put donw references otherwise i wont be able to register with the agency but i have noone to put down (still waiting on one school to get back to me about providing a reference tho). Ultimately its looking like im going to have to put down at least one referee as one of the eployers who has already said no to providing a reference - do people on here think this is an acceptable thing to do?