Terms of Employment – Full-Time


The definition of full-time wok varies between companies.  It is often based on the length of shift an employee has to work during each working week. Within the UK,  the standard work week consists of five, eight-hour days, most commonly served between 9am and 5pm, totalling 40 hours.

Average Salary

In April 2012, average gross weekly earnings for full-time employees were £506. This brought the average full-time wage to £26,500.

How are you paid?

Uncommonly, some employers may pay you in cash, however the most common method of receiving your wage is through your bank account, whether it be on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. This has a major benefit of being safe and secure.


Full-time employment often comes with many benefits that are not typically offered to part-time, temporary or flexible workers. These include:

  • Annual Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Health Insurance
  • Maternity / Paternity Leave
  • A guarantee of regular shifts and weekly hours that should not be altered without notice
  • A guarantee of weekly earnings that allows for budgeting
  • An access to minimum notice requirements for termination, redundancy and change of allocated hours


Although there are no real disadvantages of full-time work, this all comes down to personal preference and requirements. The main example being less time to yourself and at home, with affects on social and family life.

Examples of Full-Time Job Adverts












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