A skilled labourer is a labour worker who has a special skill attained through either formal training or experience.
A skilled labourer will be expected to supervise unskilled and semi-skilled workers. Aside from being skilled at a specific task a skilled labourer should also be competent at general construction and maintenance.
In order to become a skilled labourer formal training at a specific task is usually required. Various forms of qualifications can count towards becoming a skilled labourer, such as certificates and diplomas. People could also become a skilled labourer after undertaking an apprenticeship. Another avenue into the business is to gain experience within a specific field.
There is almost always a steady flow of skilled labourer jobs throughout the country; however there are more employment opportunities in inner city areas than in rural areas. Both part time and full time skilled labourer jobs are often advertised through recruitment agencies.
Salary can depend on a number of factors, such as whether the individual is working through a firm or whether they are self employed. The average salary of a skilled labour worker is around £26,000; however someone who is self employed could earn a lot more if they build a good reputation.