What is an Umbrella Company?
An umbrella company is a company that acts as an employer to agency contractors who work under a fixed term contract assignment, usually through a recruitment employment agency in the United Kingdom.
According to criteria set out by the UK Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, there are an estimated 4 million temporary workers in the UK, of whom 1.56 million are "classed as being in a management or senior official role, a professional occupation or an associate professional and technical occupation." It is estimated that 14% of the UK’s professional contractors are currently managing their business by working through an umbrella company.
Citirecruit know that it is important for our umbrella partners to have the same core values as us. We have taken the time to meet with a range of different partners to understand what they offer so that our candidates receive all the support they need.