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Contractor Of The Quarter - Q4 2023

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Establishing excellent relationships is paramount with our contractors, and we value acknowledging the exceptional service they provide to our clients throughout the UK.

To gain insights into the daily experiences of working as a contractor alongside ATA Recruitment, we recently interviewed Garry Hutchings, our Contractor of the Quarter.

“Gary has been with us for 7 months and has been a leading member in multiple key projects. A real self-starter: picking up issues and resolving them day to day over and above what is asked of him, he has been and continues to be, a great asset to our business.”

Luke Yates, Engineering Manager, Bromford

How long have you been a contractor for?

I've been working as a contractor for nine years, completing numerous projects across England.

Why did you decide to go contracting?

Contracting offers greater financial gain and flexibility. Nine years ago, I found myself juggling many aspects of life, and contracting provided me with a better balance between work and home life.

What is it you like about contracting?

Contracting offers a significant degree of freedom and financial gain. You have the flexibility to choose your next contract to align with your lifestyle preferences.

What don’t you like about contracting?

Occasionally, if you're released from a contract abruptly, you may find yourself without work. Since there's no holiday pay in contracting, this means there's no income coming in during such periods.

What is the service that you provide?

I’m a Process/Manufacturing Engineer.

Tell me about the current project you have worked on?

We're currently involved in a project with Aston Martin and Mercedes, ensuring the accuracy of parts and identifying opportunities to enhance the production process.

Why do you think it’s a good idea for companies to use contractors?

They haven't made any commitments from their side, knowing that contractors can start immediately without needing training, allowing them to hit the ground running.

What benefits have your clients seen when using your services as a contractor? 

I'm diligent and committed, and they've acknowledged my value and reliability.

How easy is it to run your own business and be a contractor?

I'd rate it an 8 out of 10. Sometimes, as it's your own business, there's administrative work to manage, and it can be tough during periods of no work. However, overall, I love it because it gives me control over my work-life balance.

How long have you contracted via ATA?

I have been contracted through ATA for 8 months.


What is your feedback on the service that ATA provides?

It's a perfect 10 out of 10 for me. They've never missed a payment, and Mo consistently maintains communication. Even if he misses my call, he promptly returns it. I appreciate his honesty, and he diligently follows up on timesheets. It's evident that ATA is a highly professional company.

Let us match you with contract opportunities that are right for you.

Whether you're experienced as a contractor, or are just wondering how to get started, find out how ATA Recruitment can support you by calling 07827 295 376 or email Alternatively, complete the form below.

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