Working as a contractor

At Progressive Recruitment, contractors are provided with complete support to make sure they have the flexibility of being a contractor, as well as their rights as an employee.

As a contractor, you’ll have the choice of either:

  • Entering into an agreement with one of our approved umbrella companies.
  • Setting yourself up as a UK limited company, ensuring you’re listed as the director and are in sole financial control of the company.

Whichever option you choose, our approved umbrella companies can help and will support with contractor insurance, getting an HSE passport, and health, safety, and environment training.

After accepting an assignment as a contractor, the contractor care team will be in touch to go through the on-boarding process, explain how to use the system, and answer any questions. You’ll also receive access to our online worksheet system to manage your hours.

Should you choose to trade with Progressive Recruitment through a limited company, Kingsbridge Contractor Insurance will make an insurance compliance check call to confirm you have the correct levels of business insurance to meet contractual requirements.

Below is the approved list of umbrella companies. Click them to find out more and get their contact details.