As the economy continues to evolve, many engineering professionals are finding that the traditional 9-to-5 job no longer aligns with their career goals or lifestyle needs. With the growing increase in the demand for skilled contractors, becoming an independent contractor can shape up to be a rewarding career opportunity. Working as a contractor provides an opportunity to pursue challenging and rewarding projects on a flexible schedule, while maintaining control over your professional development and income.
Why work as a Contractor?
Many people choose to be contractors for the premium rates companies are willing to pay. On average, Contractors earn €10,000 more than they would in a permanent position. Due to their specialist skill set and temporary nature of the work, Contractors can justify charging a premium rate. This, coupled with the tax reliefs afforded to Contractors set up as a limited company, provides further increase in your take home pay
Improved Work- Life balance
Contracting allows for increased flexibility and improved work-life balance. Regular contracting allows for freedom take extended time off between contracts, meaning you aren’t tied into a finite number of annual leave days experienced in permanent roles. Working as a contractor and essentially being your own boss means you are in control of your work schedule.
High Demand for Contractors
The demand for contractors in the Engineering industries has increased in recent years. With increasing talent shortages, more and more companies are calling out for experienced contractors to come in and deliver multiple projects for them.
Gain Experience & Develop Knowledge Quickly
Working as a contractor allows exposure to multiple projects and allows you gain industry experience quickly and expand your knowledge. Moving between projects and working with different project teams allows you to develop and up skill both soft and technical skills. Working on high profile projects allows you to establish yourself in the industry, network with key decision makers and develop relationships with potential future employers
How we Help
At Sonas Technical, we are talent solutions provider to industry leading organisations in the Life Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering sectors. Since established, our team of expert Talent Partners have developed deep rooted relationships with our clients and have up-to-date insights into their hiring needs.
With our deep sectorial knowledge and insights into our client’s hiring needs, we successfully match contractors with exciting opportunities in the industries we serve. We advocate on behalf of our contractors, provide advice throughout the whole hiring process and help facilitate negotiations with the client.
For new Contractors, we also offer advice on getting set up, as well as putting you in touch with a specialist contractor accounting firm, who help with taxation, invoicing, bookkeeping and administration.