Based in the UK.
Okay so I'm in a slightly messy situation here. I'm currently working for a small company ( let's call them X), it's my first job after university. While I enjoy the job, I have been looking at more demanding roles and recently successfully secured my dream job in a multinational. It's a grad scheme and is due to start between August and November 2016.
All good so far. Now two weeks ago we were told that the company X is closing down and I will be out of a job by the end of the month. This leaves me with quite a bit of time between the two roles and I can't afford the bills/rent in this time!
So I have started applying for jobs, 6 month FTC mostly but also permanent as I don't want to risk being out of a job (I couldn't afford a month of no work) and they're a lot more common. I was recently told that one of the companies (let's call them Y) is going to offer me a permanent position.
Sorry for all that backstory, my question is, is it okay to accept a contract for a permanent role when you have already accepted a contract for a role starting in 6-8 months? Can there be any legal issues?