NEED TO KNOW: Contract V Permanent

Crewit Resourcing offers clients and candidates a increasing selection of services which includes both contract and permanent placements in the UK & Ireland.

You may be wondering what the difference is between “contract” and “permanent work” and what are the advantages and disadvantages of both.  Crewit have the answers – here is what you need to know to make the right career choices.


  • Financial Security

Being permanent means you will have a constant flow of income, therefore mortgages and loans are easier to obtain.  Additionally, you will be entitled to things like paid holidays, sick pay and paternity pay etc.

  • Routine

With permanent roles you can be certain on your start and finishing time, where your place of work is located and therefore travel time – this allows you to get into a routine.  Never underestimate how nice it is to be able to tell your loved ones what time you will be home for dinner.

  • A sense of belonging

Unlike in contracting work, you will see your co-workers for a much longer period of time and therefore have the chance to build relationships and feel part of a team.



  • Higher Rates of Pay

However, employers do not have to provide the usual benefits such as holiday and sick pay etc –   but you will see more upfront.

  • Flexibility

You can fit contracts around your life & you can negotiate the length of the contract.

  • Variety

Most contractors will work around two contracts a year, therefore, you experience different work cultures and get the chance to work with a variety of people.

  • Managing Yourself

You have the power to pick and choose your roles.


Now that you know the main differences between contract and permanent roles, you can get in touch with our recruiters who can help you find your next job.


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