Job Types

At Novum Personnel we can help you to find the perfect type of job in your chosen sector. Read on to find out all about the different job types you will have to choose from.


Freelancing is one of the most flexible job types. Generally you will be self employed and able to set your own hours, choose the projects that interest you, and adapt to suit the needs of each employer. You can be freelance in almost any sector. However, roles are most common in things like graphic design, marketing, accounting, and programming.

Full Time

This is the most common job type. It is generally a permanent position with set hours, salary and responsibilities. You should receive a contract that includes all of this information as well as useful details such as holiday entitlement and sick pay. While there is no rule that says every full time job should have at least a certain amount of hours, most employers offer full time jobs with 35+ per week.


Internships are very similar to apprenticeships. They give you the chance to get a new start in a profession where you don't have much experience. The jobs usually include lots of on-the-job training so you can build a career. At the same time, you will still get paid while you are learning. You can find an internship in all kinds of sectors.

On a daily basis

Some jobs change each day, meaning the role is very flexible and could see you doing a wide variety of different tasks. You will be paid per day you work rather than having set hours or days. You can find on a daily basis jobs in various sectors but they are most common with things like labouring.

Part Time

A job is classified as part time if you have fewer contracted hours than a full time employee. Everything else should be similar to a full time contract, however you will likely have a smaller holiday entitlement. Part time roles tend to be more flexible and lots of employers will offer the chance to work overtime on top of the designated hours.


A permanent job is one with no specified end date. As a result the contract will continue until you or your employer makes changes. This job type offers protection for employees and employers. For example it provides more job and financial security and puts rules in place for things like severance or giving notice of wanting to leave.


A temporary contract will include an end date. However, in most cases this date can be subject to change and employers can choose to extend the length of the contract if they wish. This job type offers more flexibility than a permanent position but the employee will still have the same rights. This type of contract can also benefit the employer as it makes it easier to change the structure of the business.