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Smart Training – What Can Your Umbrella Company Offer You?

Smart Training – What Can Your Umbrella Company Offer You?

by on April 21, 2023

Recruiters are often faced with a difficult choice about which umbrella company they partner with. Many umbrellas say that they offer prompt payment for contractors, and provide payroll solutions for recruitment agencies. What makes others stand apart from their competitors is the added value they can offer their recruitment partners – things such as contractor reward schemes, FCSA compliance, and high-quality training for recruiters. Here we focus on the latter, and look at how Payme can help your recruitment staff get more out of the service they offer to contractors and end-clients as well as benefiting your agency.


Help with industry knowledge

The first and most important thing that Payme can do for you in terms of training your staff is to give them a thorough and comprehensive overview of exactly what an umbrella company is and the services it offers. 

Payme’s training covers the basics of how an umbrella company works, from the moment that a recruiter forms a partnership with the company to how contractors get paid. 

We’ll talk your agents through why Preferred Supplier Lists (PSLs) are in place for your recruitment agency, and how to navigate putting a list together that will meet all of your umbrella requirements, and surpass them. And we’ll discuss the risks to your agency of allowing your contractors to use non compliant schemes.

Payme can offer training to your existing agents, as well as new members of staff as part of their induction process – helping them fully understand the importance of an umbrella company within the supply chain. 


Products and services 

As well as upskilling your agents on the fundamentals of the difference between an umbrella service and Agency PAYE, Payme also covers such important topics as the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS), as well as additional training around compliance topics such as IR35, Agency Worker Regulations (AWR), and the Conduct Regulations. These important industry issues are constantly changing and it’s vital that your agents have the knowledge to deal with new regulations that might occur, or changes to the law. Payme’s training covers all these issues in detail to further your agents’ understanding and industry knowledge – enhancing your reputation as an agency that goes above and beyond for your contractors and end-clients. 

But that’s not all – Payme can also offer training and information sessions to your end-clients so that they fully understand how they fit into the supply chain, and we can talk to contractors too, explaining how they can maximise their income in a compliant and efficient manner. 

All our training sessions can be delivered in person or online via Zoom. We offer this so you can maximise your time (which we know is precious) and so that as many agents, contractors or end-clients as possible can participate at a time that is most convenient to them.



Payme offers its contractors a wide range of benefits that many other umbrella companies simply cannot. These include basics such as accurate and prompt payment, simple registration, and a secure online portal, but also rewards such as fuel cards, reloadable gift cards, vouchers and online offers, a 24/7 GP helpline and Personal Accident Insurance worth up to £50,000. 

We do this because we value our contractors and as well as ensuring that they take home as much of their pay as is legally possible, we believe that they deserve to be rewarded for all their hard work. 

And don’t forget that all this training is offered FREE by Payme – meaning that you can maximise your training budget in other areas and concentrate on your core business, confident in the support you’ll receive when you need it. 

If you’d like to discuss any aspect of the training we can offer, or if you want to find out more about the Umbrella or Payroll services Payme provides, call us on 0333 200 0845 or email us at