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Contracting vs Permanent

24 May 2023

Contracting and permanent positions as an HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) or PSV (Public Service Vehicle) technician have their own advantages and considerations.

Here's a breakdown of each option:

Permanent Position:

  • Job Security: A permanent position offers more stability and job security compared to a contract role. You have a fixed employment contract with the company, and unless there are unforeseen circumstances, your employment is relatively secure.
  • Benefits: Permanent employees often receive additional benefits such as paid holidays, sick leave, pension contributions, and other perks provided by the company.
  • Career Progression: Permanent roles often provide more opportunities for career progression within the company. You may have access to training programs, promotions, and other long-term benefits.
  • Regular Income: Permanent positions offer a steady income with a predictable salary structure. This can be beneficial for personal financial planning.

Contract Position:

  • Higher Earning Potential: Contracting can provide higher earning potential compared to permanent positions. Contractors are typically paid higher rates to compensate for the lack of benefits and job security.
  • Flexibility: Contract roles offer greater flexibility in terms of work hours, project durations, and locations. You have more control over your work schedule and can choose assignments that suit your preferences.
  • Variety of Work: As a contractor, you may have the opportunity to work on various projects and gain exposure to different companies and industries. This can enhance your skills and broaden your professional network.
  • Tax Efficiency: Contractors often have more tax planning options and can take advantage of certain tax deductions and allowances. However, it's essential to consult with a tax professional to ensure compliance with relevant regulations.

When considering contracting, it's important to note that you'll be responsible for your own taxes, insurance, and other benefits that are typically provided by the employer in a permanent role. Additionally, contract positions may not offer the same level of job security as permanent positions.

Excel Resourcing can provide further information and guidance tailored to your specific situation as they specialize in recruitment and resourcing solutions. It's advisable to consult with them directly to discuss your career goals, preferences, and any specific queries you may have regarding contracting or permanent positions as an HGV or PSV technician.

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