Working as a contractor

There are two ways that you can work as a contractor, meaning that you can apply for contract and temporary positions:

1) You can use an umbrella company, who will effectively take you on as an employee, allowing you to gain employment rights and minimise your admin. It’s ideal for those who work on short-term projects or a series of short assignments and incur business expenses during their work.
More information about umbrella companies.

2) Working as a contractor via your own UK limited company offers great flexibility and additional benefits but means you take greater responsibility for your accounts.
More information about UK limited companies.

Approved Umbrella Companies

We are pleased to partner with Paystream, who offer our umbrella services.


0808 164 4460 / 0161 923 0201

Mansion House
Manchester Road
WA14 4RW


When you are successfully placed to a contractor position with ESA Group, you will be asked to complete a timesheet. You can download a timesheet here or use the button below.