Working as a Contractor with Real

At Real Life Sciences we do all we can to support people who have opted for the flexibility offered by working as a contractor.

When you operate or trade as a contractor in the UK with Real Life Sciences, you can arrange to contract with us in two different ways. You can enter into an agreement with either an Umbrella Company or you can choose to set yourself up as a UK Limited Company, as long as you are listed as a Director of the company and are in sole financial control of the company.

See below for list of approved partner companies who can help with both options as well as partners who can help with business insurance and advice on Health and Safety certification.

Once you have accepted an assignment, you will receive a call from our Contractor Care team who will go through an 'On boarding Call' with you, explaining how to use the system and answer any questions you may have. Whichever option you choose you will have access to our Online Worksheet System.

If you choose to trade with Real Life Sciences using a Limited Company, our Insurance Partner, Kingsbrige Professional Solutions will make a insurance compliance check call to ensure you have the correct levels of Business Insurance in place to satisfy your contractual requirements.

Approved Real Staffing UK Accountancy partners for Limited Company Contractors

Working as a contractor via your own UK Limited Company offers great flexibility and additional benefits but means you take greater responsibility for your accounts


Approved Real Staffing UK Umbrella Company partners

Joining an Umbrella company who will effectively take you on as an employee means you can gain employment rights and minimise your admin. It’s ideal for those who work on short-term projects or a series of short assignments and incur business expenses during their work.


Contractor insurance

As a contractor with a limited company, you have certain responsibilities and it is important to ensure you're protected. Not only that - many end clients specify that contractors must have sufficient insurance in place as well. That's why Real Life Sciences requires all of our contractors to have appropriate insurance in place at all times.

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HSE Passport

In order to achieve legal compliance and to satisfy their duty of care, many businesses now require evidence that contractors will have completed some basic Health, Safety and Environmental training prior to beginning an assignment. This can help to avoid any potential prosecution should a contractor be injured, or causes an injury to others, while working on their premises.

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