Should an employer offer me a permanent job if I've been placed with them for a long time?

As an agency worker, even if you're on a long-term placement with a company, there's no obligation on that company to offer you a job directly employed by them.

However, agency workers have the right to be informed about vacancies with the hirer while on assignment with them. The aim is to give you the same access to new permanent vacancies as your directly employed co-workers.

The hirer can choose how to inform staff about the vacancies. Whether this is through email, internet, intranet, a company newsletter or by displaying details on a notice board, you should have the same access to this source of information as the hirer's employees.

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.