Where can I find the best jobs in construction?
There are several ways to search for labourer positions. Many labourers choose to join an agency like Vincent Gurney to get support while job seeking. We have strong relationships with a wide variety of construction companies across the UK and can help you find the best match for your skills, aspirations and personality.
You’ll benefit from our assistance with search, cv and cover letter creation, application, interview, selection, negotiation – and we always provide post-placement care to make sure you’re settled and making the most of the opportunity.
Totally new to the construction industry? We encourage you to limit your searches to entry-level positions or those that offer on-the-job training. Schemes such as apprenticeships offer proven, structured training that will really enhance your construction CV and fast-track you along labourer career paths.
What happens when I’m ready to move up the labourer career ladder?
Once you’ve built up your experience as a labourer you can progress to foreman or site manager by completing some part-time courses.
Alternatively, you can do more training to specialise in a chosen area such as plastering or plant operation, to name just a couple of options for skills training and professional growth.
Make the most of opportunities to learn on the job – as real-life experience is highly valued in construction. Ask for training with more experienced tradespeople in your team, giving you the chance to shadow them as they perform key duties. As you start to do them yourself, you will be supervised until you can complete them solo with confidence.
Ready to progress your construction career? Vincent Gurney is here to be your guide and make it happen. Talk to us about your career goals today.