The Differences Between Permanent And Temporary Work

Research from the REC, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, shows that employers in the UK are ready to hire more temporary workers in the next few years. What does that mean for you as a worker? Should you start favouring temporary work over permanent work?

While choosing a more flexible way of work is more common in this day and age, especially post-covid, is temporary work right for you? Maybe permanent work is better for you?

In this blog post we have put together the differences between permanent and temporary work. This will help you gain a better understanding of the two employment types. Then, you can decide which works best for you.

If you have been offered a new job and can decide if you want a temporary job or a permanent job, then you’re in a good position. This means that you can choose which you think will work best for you. If you have not been offered a new job, then you may need to think about which would work for you. You can then decide which job roles to apply for.

Generally speaking, a temporary job role will be over a fixed length of time. This could be from just one day up to 12 months, or even longer. It’s dependent on the role, how well you do and how long the business needs you.

In these times of economic uncertainty, many workers are opting for temporary work as there is so much available. This is due to businesses trying ton restructure their teams and try new things, without having to pay out for redundancies or full-time employees.

With temporary workers, business owners can easily budget and tweak their employment needs to suit the needs of the business. Temporary roles will often be found in businesses when there are seasonal peaks, maternity cover or sickness cover for example.

In comparison to temporary work, there is permanent work. This is a full time or part time position. It is fully salaried. You are set up with a contract of a set number of hours to work each week. This means that you know when you are working and it can last a lifetime, if you and the employer choose so.

So, the real question, now you know the differences permanent and temporary work in Cambridgeshire, is which is best for you? Once you’ve decided you can check out our current vacancies here. Then you can choose the best temporary or permanent position for your needs.