Building & Construction Trades & Labour recruitment agency listing

Tradesmen and labourers play a key role in the house building and construction industries, as they do the bulk of the hands-on work during projects.

Roles range from basic labouring to skilled positions, such as bricklayer, roofer, scaffolder, joiner and painter. There are also a handful of supervisory jobs available, including foreman and site manager.

The trades require on the job training from experienced staff and all workers have to begin either as a labourer or an apprentice, with a starting salary of around £12,000. While there are no specific educational requirements for people looking to find employment in the industry, trainees are expected to study towards relevant qualifications, such as CSkills or City & Guilds level 2 certificates in construction.

Civil engineering contractors, house builders, construction companies, buildings maintenance firms and local authorities all need skilled tradesmen. Wages for permanent staff are typically in the region of £20,000 to £30,000.

However, as much of the work is project-based, many experienced tradesmen operate on a self-employed basis, taking short-term contracts that pay more than full-time jobs. Employers can find staff for temporary assignments through specialist trades and construction recruitment agencies, which can supply reference-checked workers whenever their skills are needed on site.

 
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  • Multi-Trades Recruitment are specialists in sourcing high-quality candidates in the construction industry. We can source trained and accredited people for a number of roles - including joiners, plant operators, hod carriers and site managers - whether on a permanent or temporary basis. Find out what our expertise can do for your business.
    Coverage UK, Europe, Middle East and World Wide
    • 1-3 The Courtyard, Calvin Street, Bolton, Manchester, BL1 8PB
    • The Dower House, 108 High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2BL
  • At Berry Recruitment, we are proud to have a dedicated construction team who are experts at addressing the challenging demands of our building & construction clients. We have experience of dealing with all trades & labour workers and supply skilled professionals such as plumbers, bricklayers, painters and scaffolders. We are Constructionline members and ensure all candidates are health & safety assessed and have the necessary qualifications.
    Coverage UK wide
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    • Temple Courtrn13A Cathedral Road, Cardiff, Wales, CF11 9HA
    • Mitre House, 9/15 High Street, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1DF
    • Unit 7, Waterside House, Falmouth Road, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 8BE
    • 67A High Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1AY
    • 16 Pudding Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LT
    • 5 Town Centre, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 0JZ
    • 110 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 4LZ
    • 4 Providence CourtrnPynes Hill, Exeter, Devon, EX2 5JL
    • 20 Woodland Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 7PL
  • ACER is an award winning construction, Civil Engineering and M&E recruitment consultancy. We recruit for temporary trades and labour, temporary management and permanent employees. We have 5 national offices and a lot of our consultants have worked in the trade as electricians, ground workers and site agents. This gives us unrivalled industry knowledge. ACER are also CHAS, REC, Constructiononline, Face Fit and committed to CSCS accredited.
    Coverage UK Wide
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    • Suite 111, 10 Hexton Street, Cardiff Centre, Cardiff, Welsh Counties
    • Suite 209, Cotton Exchange, Bixteth Street, Liverpool, Merseyside
    • 77 Oxford Street, London, Greater London, W1D 2ES
    • Peter House, Oxford Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 5AN
    • Room 2, Third floor, 2 Park street, Bristol, Avon, BS1 5HX
    • Duart House, 3 Finch Way, Strathclyde Business Park, Bellshill, Glasgow, Scotland, ML4 3PR
  • Recruiter tip provided by Multi Trades Recruitment Ltd

    Due to the demands of the Building and Construction industry, employers should hire staff who can demonstrate a good level of physical fitness. A specialist recruitment agency will have assessment procedures in place to ensure candidates have the skills and qualifications necessary for each specific position.

  • Nationwide Construction Recruitment is a leading specialist Construction Employment Agency supplying TEMPORARY Building Trades and Labour , Mechanical and Electrical Staff, Plant Operators and Civil Engineering Workers, plus Site Support trades and Labour, Access Plant Operators and Demolition workers to clients from the built environment in London and throughout the UK.
    Coverage NW, NE and Yorkshire
    • Hill Quays, 14 Commercial Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M15 4PZ
  • TRADES & LABOUR SPECIALIST - Estd 10 Years. We have an exclusive pool of excellent quality trades and labourers at competitive prices. We pride ourselves on our honest and impeccable service. Based in Central London we specialise in supplying within the M25 but undertake projects nationwide.
    Coverage London, Greater London & UK wide
    • 5-11 Lavington st, London, Greater London, SE1 0NZ
  • We operate in a wide range of sectors such as Architecture, Building, Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Surveying, Project Management, Labour & Trades. As a leading specialist recruitment agency, C&P Recruitment deal with major Contractors, Consultancies and Local Authority Sectors. We understand how time consuming and costly it can be to recruit the right staff.
    Coverage Throughout Scotland and the North East of England
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    • 100 Ocean Drive, Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH6 6JJ
    • Churchill House, 12 Mosley Street, Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1DE
    • 125-129 Glasgow Road, Baillieston, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G69 6EY
    • 1 Post Office Avenue, Inverness, Inverness-shire, IV1 1DN
  • Jobseeker tip provided by Multi Trades Recruitment Ltd

    While no particular qualifications are needed to enter the industry, candidates will have to undergo on the job training that is relevant to their vocation. This is likely to be in the form of an NVQ, although some colleges and universities will also offer courses.

  • Norse contracting are a labour only hire contractor based in the Midlands operating throughout the UK on civil engineering, construction and housing developments. With 20 years experience in construction we have a large and stable workforce and can supply all types of operatives and staff.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • 2 Artisan Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 4HU
  • We have specialist consultants for sales, engineering / technical, education, IT and commercial / office. We aim to save our clients both time and money and offer an honest and professional approach to recruiting. Mana will make your recruiting a simple and effective process for all perm/temp/contract roles.
    Coverage UK Wide
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    • Carlton House, High Street, Higham Ferrers, Wellingborough, Northants, NN10 8BW
    • Mana House, 20 Harborough Road, Kingsthorpe, Northants, NN2 7AZ
    • Mana House, Overdale Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 3YJ
    • Glaston Hall, Spring Lane, Glaston, Oakham, Leicestershire, LE15 9BZ
    • Mana House, Meadow Road, Peakirk, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE6 7NX
  • With three offices in Birmingham, Worcester and Wolverhampton covering the Midlands we cover the following industries: Industrial, Driving, Technical. REALISTIC AND COMPETITIVE RATES... Pure Staff delivers a personal flexible service, building your trust by tailoring a pure recruitment solution. Pure Staff are fully AWR compliant, we hold a current Gangmaster License and are proud to be ISO 9001 accredited.
    Coverage The Midlands and Welsh Borders
    • 8 Lowesmoor Wharf, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2RS
    • Office 8, Oxford Street Industrial Park, Vulcan Road, Bilston, West Midlands, WV14 7LF
    • The Chamberlain Building, 36 Frederick Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 3HN
  • At Multitask Personnel our Construction division have experience placing skilled candidates with various companies throughout the UK including the MOD with candidates ranging from skilled tradesmen and gas engineers to site managers and Estimators.
    Coverage UK wide
    • 4 Amberley Court, 101 Effingham Street, Rotherham, Yorkshire, S65 1BL
  • Staffbase Recruitment has excellent knowledge & understanding of the construction industry and we can place construction specialists into a range of construction jobs, including site managers, project & contract managers, design engineers and quantity surveyors. We can also recruit and supply temporary and permanent personnel including ground workers and labourers, plant operatives and skilled labour including electricians and mechanical fitters.
    Coverage Midlands
    • Lumonics House, Valley Drive, Swift Valley Ind Est, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 1TQ
  • One of the industry leaders in the provision of temporary and permanent employees to the Construction & Industrial Sectors. Our consultants are experts in providing a bespoke service in order to satisfy the needs of both clients and candidates nationally and internationally. With a database of 84,000 candidates and meticulous recruitment processes, we pride ourselves on outstanding success rates with our clients and their recruitment needs.
    Coverage UK Wide
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    • Unit 6\r\nCaulder Island Way, Wakefield, Yorkshire, WF2 7AW
    • Nicholson House\r\n41 Thames Street, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8JG
    • Lees Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M27 6DB
    • Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London, SW7 2JN
    • 230 COUNTY ROAD, Walton, Liverpool, L4 5PJ
  • Trades & Labour (UK) Limited specialise in the Construction industry with over 30 years' Recruitment experience. We cover Permanent, Contract and Temporary roles at all levels. These include Site Managers, Site Engineers, Surveyors, all Construction Trades, Plant/Crane Operators and general labour. For Permanent roles Trades & Labour (UK) Limited screen all potential candidates, before presenting no more than 3 suitable candidates per role.
    Coverage United Kingdom
    • Dial House, Govett Avenue, Shepperton, Middlesex, TW178AG
  • At Wild Recruitment, we understand that Pre-construction Operations and Design Management are vital to the success of any Construction project. That's why the specialist recruitment consultants in our Built Environment Division are dedicated to providing an honest and reliable recruitment service within this sector. From Planning to Project Management, we can source top quality candidates who will help your business build a bright future.
    Coverage Hampshire, Dorset and Buckinghamshire
    • Unit 7, Linford Forum, Rockingham Drive, Linford Wood, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK14 6LY
    • 46-48 Arundel Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 1NL
    • 2-4 Wimborne Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 2BU
  • Whether you are looking for a Scaffolder or a Site Foreman, Alpha Recruitment have the know-how to find you the best candidates around for Building and Construction Trades and Labour roles. The majority of our staff have worked in the Construction Industry themselves, so we are able understand what you are after - and we strive to build lasting relationships with our clients. We cover both short-term and permanent roles, and we are an REC member.
    Coverage UK wide - nationwide
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    • Units 6-8, South Street, Park Hill, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 5QY
    • Chancery Place, Booth Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 4AB
    • Office 2, 3 East Port, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7JE
    • 109 Vernon House, Friar Lane, Nottingham, East Midlands, NG1 6DQ
  • Operating from a national network of offices, Fusion People is the UK's fastest growing provider of Technical Recruitment Services to the Built and Natural Environment.
    Coverage UK & Australia
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    • 3rd Floor Aldermary House, 10-15 Queen Street, London, Greater London, EC4N 1TX
    • 3700 Parkway, Solent Business Park, Whiteley, Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 7AW
    • St Peters House, St Marys Wharf, Mansfield Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 3TP
    • 3rd Floor, 1 Martineau Place, Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 4UU
    • 4th Floor, Colston Tower, Colston Street, Bristol, Avon, BS1 4XE
  • Mech-Elec Recruitment specialise in the supply of temporary and permanent staff to the Mechanical & Electrical sector. What makes us different from other agencies is that all our staff come from a M&E background, we maintain an exclusive database of M&E Professionals, updated minute by minute around the clock
    Coverage All of UK
    • Mech-Elec RecruitmentrnVictoria HousernNew Street, Birmingham, West Mids, B2 4QJ
    • Mech-Elec RecruitmentrnBrunel HousernFitzalan Road, Cardiff, South Wales, CF240EB
    • 27 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AX
  • Stafffinders was established in 1971 and is one of the oldest recruitment agencies in Scotland. For the past 46 years we have partnered high calibre-candidates with quality companies across a multitude of industries. At Stafffinders we believe that it comes down to having the right staff within your team. Our vision is to create economic opportunity for organisations and candidates through the matching of talent, ambition and culture.
    Coverage Scotland
    • 6 New Street, Paisley, West Lanarkshire, PA1 1XY
    • 139 George Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2 4JY
  • Strong Recruitment Group are a specialist Construction Recruitment company with experience in the commercial, retail, public and industrial sectors around the UK. We offer a flexible service, combined with a commitment to meet the demands of today's construction industry. We can provide anywhere from a labourer to Director level either on a contract or permanent basis .We are also members of Construction Line.
    Coverage United Kingdom
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    • Falcon Drive, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 4RU
    • 77 Oxford Street, London, Greater London, W1D 2ES
    • Unit 20, Capital Business Centre, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 0BS
    • 2nd Floor, Quayside Tower, 252 - 260 Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2HF
    • Rotterdam House, 116 Quayside, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, NE1 3DY
    • 20 -23 Woodside Place, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G3 7QF
    • Peter House, Oxford St, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 5AN

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Building & Construction Trades & Labour Salary Rates
Low Pay:£13,650
Medium Pay:£21,000
High Pay:£50,000
6 Month Change:Down 5.7%
Sample Size:6,989
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Average Building & Construction Trades & Labour Salaries by Region
Scotland
£25k
North East
£24k
Yorkshire &
Humberside

£27k
Midlands
£26k
East Anglia
£23k
London
£37k
Home Counties
£27k
South East
£27k
South West
£23k
Welsh Borders
£21k
Wales
£21k
North West
£30k
Northern
Ireland

£15.3k
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