Working as a Contractor

When you operate or trade as a contractor in the UK with Real Staffing, 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.

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Contractor Support

Searching for the right contract for you

Our dedicated consultants work across niche markets within the Life Science, Public Sector, IT and Engineering sector, and work closely with you to match your requirements and skills with the opportunities we have available.

Our teams take a systematic approach to ensure your contract is easy to understand and there is a smooth transition into your new work environment.

Our process

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 Staffing 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.

After you are placed with us, your consultant will organise regular check-ins throughout your placement from beginning, middle and end to ensure everything is going smoothly and answer any questions you may have throughout the process.

Your consultant not only checks in with you throughout your contract, but also with the client to understand the project deadlines and any future projects they may have in the pipeline. This means that once you're nearing your end date, sometimes there is the option to extend the contract or start another contract with the same client. If you decide to move on to something different our team can also help you find your next contract.

Whatever stage of the placement journey our team are there to help you through.

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View contractor resources

View all our contractor resources below from approved partner companies who can help with your contracting methods, as well as partners who can help you with business insurance and advice on Health and Safety certification.

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