Ganger recruitment agencies
A construction Ganger takes responsibility for a team of Labourers. They may also sometimes get called a 'Foreman'.
Recruitment agencies are often involved in finding candidates for Ganger jobs, and as such, they are an excellent way to find employment in this sector. Agencies will categorise this under the main role of Trades Recruitment - just one of many in this particular field.
Prior experience and certifications
A Ganger will generally be an experienced construction operative. Employers often ask for prior Ganger experience before they consider taking candidates on.
The certifications an employer requires of a Ganger will vary depending on specialisation. With that said, certain qualifications are generally required for this role. These include: CSCS (Construction Skills Certificate Scheme), CPCS (Construction Plant Competence Scheme) or NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme), SSSTS (Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme) and a full driving licence.
Salaries and pay
Ganger salaries can vary depending on factors such as specialisation and experience. At the low end, workers can expect to receive around £26k PA - while higher salaries rise to £36k PA and beyond. Hourly rates will reflect annual figures, but £17 PH is a figure often seen across the industry.
Responsibilities of a Ganger
Gangers are generally responsible for most of their team's needs while on site. This may include supervision, division of tasks among the team, record keeping, reporting of health and safety issues, training and waste management / recycling.
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