Through Grovelands, hundreds of graduates have entered the exciting world of work by contracting for some of the UK’s biggest financial companies. Interested? Here are some of the benefits of being a graduate contractor.
What is contracting?
You are a contractor if you work for somebody for a fixed period under a fixed contract to help them complete a project. Contracting work in the financial sector offers graduates a real opportunity to build a long and successful career in the industry that can translate to further and more lucrative contract opportunities in the future.
Why choose to become a graduate contractor?
Varied and Exciting Projects
There is the ability to gain expertise in a broad range of roles within finance and banking, with the opportunity to work on many different projects, with many different companies, around the UK and beyond.
Working in this flexible environment means candidates gain numerous transferable skills.
Within the financial sector there are many progression opportunities and through contracting, candidates gain the expertise to secure higher paid contract positions.
Speaking of pay, contracting is a well-paid alternative to permanent work. Typically contractors will earn more than permanent colleagues in similar positions due to tax being applied differently to contractors and overtime/overproduction; this gives graduate contractors a chance to earn enough money to complete valuable (and expensive) qualifications.
Contractors are able to take time out between contracts to gain life experiences and have some time away from work, an opportunity most can’t afford.
An area of contracting that is often forgotten is the social nature of it. Projects often require teams of contractors to work effectively with each other; this unity in the workplace often leads to firm friendships and a close network of business connections.
Contact us for more information about our current roles if you’d be interested in contracting for us.