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Are you one of 8.4 million part-time workers in the UK who wants more flexibility than the rigid 9-5 hours schedule? Are you worried that by working flexibly, you won’t find enough work or will miss out on the benefits of full-time employment? Fear not, the flexible work industry is fast growing, with both businesses and workers embracing this new way of working. Here are some benefits of working flexibly, which you don’t have to miss out on.

Holiday pay

Many people aren’t aware that you don’t have to miss out on holiday pay when you work flexibly. Flexible working, otherwise known as the ‘gig economy’, means that you are entitled to holiday pay (12.07%) by accruing this in proportion to the amount of time you spend working throughout the year. This means that not only you can choose when and where you work, but you can also enjoy paid holidays!

Get your foot in the door

One of the benefits of working flexibly is that it can be a great way to ensure that you get your foot in the door of a company/industry you are interested in. If you are undecided between a couple of different roles, why not try them all? These flexible arrangements give you the opportunity to experience what it would be like. Take the ‘Test & Learn’ approach and if it’s something you like then take the plunge and join full time, if not try something else.

No commitment

This style of work can be particularly handy if you have prior commitments such as university or another part-time occupation or if you are unable to commit to a long-term engagement. On the other hand, if you find yourself with more free time on your hands you can simply accept more hours and earn some extra cash. Flexible job app Coople ensures that you can accept jobs whilst on the go and start immediately, removing long and formal interview processes.

Need to fill a temporary gap?

Perhaps you’re in the process of searching for a full-time role and this is your preference – but why not take up some flexible work until you secure something? The recruitment process can be instant for both employer and worker, which means you could be earning extra money whilst searching.

It’s time to break away from the constraints of full-time employment and reap in the rewards of working in a flexible job market, take complete control of your schedule whilst building your CV in new sectors. Discover flexible jobs in London through Coople today!

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