General Foreman Jobs

Foreman jobs involve the supervision and coordination of workers, mainly within Construction and Trade industries. Foreman are responsible for ensuring workers do their job skilfully, efficiently and on schedule. Foreman roles require individuals who are capable of quick thinking, as this will enable them to make correct, on site decisions. Foreman roles require candidates to have excellent interpersonal and team working ability.

To become a General Foreman, a craftsman must illustrate an above average knowledge of all facets of a particular trade and do noticeably good work consistently. Foremen should have the same basic aptitude and interests as those working in the craft being supervised, plus additional reading, writing and math skills. The ability to motivate workers and communicate with them and superiors is essential. 

Types of Foreman jobs: a list of trade experiences

The main duties of a Foreman are as follows:

  • Managing workforces to maintain high levels of moral, ensure effective task delegation and monitoring projects so they’re completed to a high standard.
  • Implementing and enforcing health and safety measures throughout work areas
  • Lease between senior managers and workforces to coordinate expectations
  • Ordering and reordering of raw materials when required

Required skills and career trajectory of Foremen

Foremen should have a broad working knowledge of a craft; must be able to read and visualise objects from blueprints; and should have an eye for precise detail. A successful foreman will also demonstrate an above-average knowledge of all trade facets, plus additional reading, writing, and math skills. Foreman work will often require a presence on construction sites; thus, candidates must be willing to work in all weather conditions. 

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Job Listings

  1. Shuttering Joiner

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £18.00 p/h

    Category: Construction / Trades / Property

    Stafffinders require shuttering joiners for ongoing work in Edinburgh.
    Previous experience working on busy civils projects is essential to be considered for this role.
    Must have CSCS card, tools and PPE
    Ongoing work and various contract lengths available.

  2. Dumper

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £15.00 p/h

    Category: Construction / Trades / Property

    Stafffinders require groundworkers with dumper/roller tickets for ongoing work in Edinburgh. 
    Previous experience of working on busy construction sites is essential.
    Various contracts and various lengths availalble. 
    Must have CSCS card, PPE and dumper/roller.

  3. Labourer

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £11.00 p/h

    Category: Labourer

    Are you immediately available for work in the Edinburgh area.
    We are looking for a team of Labourers with CSCS cards, PPE and the right attitude .
    This will be in the city centre and is ongoing min of 3 months work .
    Please get in touch 

  4. Joiner

    Location: Glasgow Area

    Salary: £16.75 p/h

    Category: Carpenter

    Joiners required for various contracts and various lengths. Immediate starts available
    1st and 2nd fix joiners required, must be able to work at pace and have Blue or Gold Skills Card .
    Tools and PPE is required.
    Please call Joanne or Craig on 0141 887 1155 to discuss further.

  5. Bricklayer

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £17.50 p/h

    Category: Bricklayer

    We are looking for a Bricklayer for ongoing work in various sites .
    You will need a Blue or Gold CSCS card or time served.  Experience in laying block. 
    Must have trowels and PPE. 
    PLease give joanne or Craig a call on 0141 887 1155

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