Types of employment

Knowing your employment type helps you know your rights and responsibilities at work, as well as the legal obligations your employer has towards you. This page links to further information on different types of employment.

You are not an agency worker if: you are self-employed; you work for a “managed service company”…
Who can apply for an Apprenticeship? Apprenticeships are for adults as well as young people. In England…
A worker is probably an employee if:
As with any self-employed individual, a freelancer typically has control over which projects they choose…
Types of home working Home workers tend to fall into one of two categories:
Young workers are increasingly expected to work for nothing as interns in order to get a step onto their…
Economic inactivity People who are not employed or self-employed are said to be economically inactive i…
Going self-employed When to register as self-employed In the UK, sole traders and partnerships must…
Traineeships were introduced in August 2013 for 16- to 23-year-olds and young people with learning…
Why Volunteer? There are a range of reasons why people carry out voluntary work.  It can provide the…
How to work abroad Find a job Whether your destination choice is because that country is actively…
While zero hours contracts have been used in the UK for many years, their use has spread widely in…