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Contracting Jobs with HERO

Why become a Contractor with HERO.

Becoming a contractor provides you with flexibility and enhanced learning opportunities to develop your career on a variety of projects across industries.

Benefits of working as a contractor are numerous and include:

  • Flexibility

You choose the periods you wish to work – days, weeks, months, reflecting the assignments and projects you choose to work.

  • Contracting Job Variety & Experience

Due to the nature of contracting you can receive varied company experience working on a variety of projects with different companies. You are continuously learning and gaining valid work experience and developing sought after skills.

  • Travel

Contracting allows you to travel on assignments and projects, giving you the opportunity to live abroad whilst developing your career in a valuable and worthwhile manner.

  • Be your own Boss

As a contractor, you are in essence, your own employer and can choose when and where to work.


Moving from PAYE to Contracting can be daunting but can result in increased flexibility and increased income. Contractors do not receive the same social insurance benefits as PAYE employees, they also do not receive holiday or sick pay.

Types of Contracting Jobs:

PAYE Umbrella Companies - A PAYE Umbrella company is a limited company which allows Contractors to maintain Class A PRSI contributions while on Contract whilst taking advantage of all the benefits Contracting brings.

Ltd Liability Contractor - A personal limited company is a company owned by you, giving you legal protection against any personal liability while contracting. Unlike an Umbrella Company, you fully own the company, most suited to long term contractors.

To become a contractor with HERO Recruitment you are required to provide the following information:

  1. A signed copy of your contract.
  2. Proof of VAT Registration number.
  3. Tax Clearance Certificate.
  4. Certificate of Incorporation (for Ltd. Companies).
  5. Proof of Professional Indemnity, and Public and Products Liability Insurance Cover.
  6. Personal details including address, contact details and bank account details.


There are many reasons clients choose to utilise a flexible workforce, whether it is to cover short term sick leave, maternity covers, seasonal projects or unexpected project expansion, HERO Recruitment can advise you on the best temporary solution to your hiring requirements.

We are experts in Temporary & Contract Recruitment across all our divisions and have multiple temporary & contract staff in our client sites across Ireland and EMEA.

Benefits of non-permanent hires:

  • Flexibility – HERO Recruitment can source expert skillsets to meet your hiring demands on short notice without committing to a permanent hire.
  • Quick access to niche skillsets – We will provide expertise on short notice, allowing your business to continue to expand.
  • On our payroll – As temporary hires are employees of HERO Recruitment, you do not have the burden of adding the temp to your payroll, saving time on administration and processing payroll.
  • Cash Flow – The nature of temping allows you to spread the cost of the hire over the lifetime of the assignment.
  • Temporary Agency Workers Act – HERO Recruitment are fully compliant with the ‘Temporary Agency Workers Act’ thereby protecting you and your business.
  • Ltd Contractors – HERO Recruitment will provide expertise via our contracting pool and all contractor invoices are issued to HERO Recruitment.

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Clients we are proud to work with


“I have worked with HERO recruitment (formerly HERO recruitment) for a number of years both within my current and previous position. I have always found HERO recruitment excellent to partner with, the consultants know our industry and cultural fit and can therefore successfully source high calibre candidates to match our open vacancies. I find HERO recruitment very professional to deal with and any candidates I interview who are sourced by HERO always have a positive recruitment experience”.

Moira Faherty,
Human Resources Manager
Chanelle Group

“My very first impression was that I was dealing with a recruitment company who were extremely professional, supportive and knowledgeable of the role for which I was applying. Not only were the responsibilities of the role explained to me in great detail, but they also went to great lengths to really understand the depth of my technical, managerial and leadership experience and capabilities. What impressed me the most was their personal touch in building a strong relationship with me as a candidate and in maintaining regular contact with me on the status of the role throughout the application process”.

Adrian Rice,
Engineering Manager 
Boston Scientific

“HERO have been a key strategic recruiting partner to Hollister ULC over many years. During our continued growth and expansion at our facility in Ballina, Hero have worked closely with us to really understand our recruiting needs, the calibre of talent we are looking for, and the fit for our Hollister culture. HERO have successfully sourced and placed candidates for us into Research and Development, Project / Process Engineering, Supply Chain and key Management roles.  They have a very experienced and professional team, and bring an excellent regional, national and international perspective”. 

Tom Horkan,
Asst. HR Manger
Hollister ULC, Ballina, Co. Mayo

"From the first prompt call-back to the ultimate congratulatory call to inform me of a job offer, Karl was an absolute professional; sound advice, solid research and knowledge of companies, unwavering persistence and friendly encouragement. West is best, so for anyone looking for a technical role, talk to Karl"

Fiachra Collins
Computer Vision Algorithm Team Manager

“HERO Recruitment continues to be a valued partner in supplying high calibre candidates to all three Boston Scientific sites in Ireland. In particular they have been successful in delivering on specific roles for key project scale-ups. HERO has also provided on-site recruitment presence during increased activity when required and consistently operate in a highly professional and competent manner”.   

Lorraine McDonnell,
Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
Boston Scientific 

“HERO Recruitment were instrumental in sourcing and delivering key talent to the organisation and enabled us to meet our key deliverables within our start-up phase. They thoroughly understood our culture and constantly over delivered on our expectations. Our partnership with HERO Recruitment has without a doubt been  a professional and collaborative one. HERO exceed themselves in all aspects of recruitment and are an absolute pleasure to work with”.

Christine Power,
VP of Human Resources

“HERO recruitment is an extension to our talent acquisition team. From hiring strategy meeting to the induction of the right talent, the HERO recruitment team provide an exemplary service. They are knowledgeable about our business needs, responsive and thorough. A true talent acquisition partner”. 

Orla Keady-Giblin,
Human Resources Manager
Ingersoll Rand – Thermo King

I am extremely grateful to Anne-Marie at HERO Recruitment for helping me land an opportunity in Ireland. She had a great deal of information regarding the job profile, was extremely prompt in arranging an interview and followed it up brilliantly. She was an excellent point of contact between the employer and me during the whole process. She has good knowledge about the process and was well aware of the timelines. I would recommend Anne-Marie, HERO Recruitment to anyone who is looking for opportunities in the country

Nikhil Pradeepkumar
Optical Engineer
Valeo Vision Systems