Labour Hire: Construction
The construction industry is often seen as a fair weather bell for the UK economy – when houses are being built, offices erected or labour hire increases across the nation, it generally signifies healthy business growth and prosperity all round. With people investing in infrastructure at the moment, the economy is in good shape and labour market in construction is booming.
Labour hire in the construction industry includes skilled artisans such as brick layers, architects and plant vehicle operators as well as newer employment opportunities such as operatives who handle construction waste. As with many business sectors, labour hire in the construction industry is often carried out by specialist recruitment agencies and some of these also provide training and apprentice opportunities.
The rise of traineeships in recent years has provided a step into many areas of the construction industry and has benefited 16 to 25 year olds who want a more traditional apprenticeship that leads onto a good career. Organisations such as Goconstruct.org provide help, advice and tips on where to find your first labour hire job and get the experience you need.
Construction Hire Companies
Some of the main specialist construction hire companies include:
GTS Labour Hire & Construction: The company operates across the UK and Europe and provides recruitment consultancy for a wide range of sector interests including developers and sub-contractors.
Team Force Labour Hire: A family run business operating in London delivering labour forces for large construction jobs in the south east and particularly the capital where much building work is being undertaken at the moment.
TOK Construction: Covering major cities such as London, Birmingham and Manchester, TOK specialises in the hire of tradesmen and labourers with the offer of good rates of pay. They work with a number of big name employers across a wide range of construction sectors.
Agency Central: This recruitment agency welcomes roofers, bricklayers and scaffolders as well as potential industry trainees who want to gain their first experience in construction. Their clients include construction companies, home builders and maintenance firms and local authorities.
TKM Construction Recruitment: Offer temporary and permanent jobs in the construction industry and have offices in both Manchester and London with a head office in Cumbria.
Raeburn Construction Ltd: Providing labour only options for construction companies, Raeburn is useful for developments where additional labour hire is needed on the spot. They supply everything from labourers and site managers to foremen and site operatives.
Professional Construction Recruitment Ltd: Looking to offer a premium recruitment service to the industry, PCR cover everything from civil engineering to new home builds and work for a wide range of sector big names.
Approved Workforce Ltd: The agency provides temporary labour for a wide range of construction work across the UK and has a particularly emphasis on joinery.
Other general employment agencies and online recruitment sites also undertake labour hire for the construction industry including Hays, Reed and Monster.
Finding the right job and getting access to the best labour hire services is important in the construction industry as much as any other business sector. Another way into the construction industry is to check out local companies on our contractor database and can provide a way in for new and interesting jobs including construction and demolition waste management.