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Freelance explained

What is a Freelance worker?

Freelance work is becoming more common, and many workers are choosing to adopt the approach to working as either a temporary measure or, more often, a career choice. The basic description of a ‘Freelancer’ would be someone who has taken the choice to work on a temporary contract basis rather than be fully employed by a single company. There are many reasons for this, not the least being that Freelance work in the construction and related industries is common practice among workers and employers, but this is far from the only reason. For many people the flexibility to choose when and sometimes where to work is invaluable. Freelancing can, for example, help those who may be starting their own business or with other life commitments. For some it is a way to have a temporary income to support other activities. Whatever the reason, if you are considering Freelance work, you need to understand the process and we are happy to help.

What is the demand for Freelance workers?

That isn’t a simple question to answer but generally, if you are skilled and have the experience to do the job, there are plenty of Freelance opportunities available. As with any work area, if you are skilled in a job that is currently in demand then there will obviously be more opportunities. We will conduct an initial chat with you and advise you on this area, but you should be able to get a good idea from our website which roles we are currently looking for.

What are the benefits?

Short-term contracts have a lot to offer. Firstly it is often not as short term as people think. Although some are by the job, most contracts run for 6 to 12 months, so they do offer an amount of security. Also, Freelancers have the freedom of choice on which contracts they choose to accept with many deciding to take on contracts that really stretch them professionally to increase their skill set. Probably the biggest incentive for most Freelance workers is the potential for a higher take home pay than an employed worker. Freelancers work hard for a limited period, but they tend to be on a higher pay rate. Call us for more information.