Construction Labourer Jobs

General labourer jobs use a wide range of skills to help build houses, factories, offices, roads, bridges, airports and many other structures. General labourer jobs work alongside skilled tradespeople in all areas of building and construction. General labourer jobs may do building work, and will prepare the ground for building, helping to set out areas to be dug for the foundations and drains.

The usual working week for general labourers is 39 hours, from Monday to Friday. Most of the general labourer jobs is outdoors, and conditions may be hot, cold, wet, dusty or dirty.

General labourer jobs criteria should include practical ability and common sense, be physically fit with stamina and the agility to cope with lifting and carrying, and be willing to work outdoors in all weathers.

Responsibilities of a Construction Labourer

  • Operate a variety of hand and power tools, including drills, forklifts, skid loaders and other tools as directed by management.
  • Clean and prepare construction sites as needed, including erecting scaffolding, removing and properly disposing of debris and waste materials, and digging trenches.
  • Shovel materials to and from construction areas, including asphalt and dirt.
  • Follow all safety procedures on the job site and report violations immediately to management.
  • Maintain a safe and clean job site by handling materials and storing them properly, picking up and removing all tools and equipment when not in use, and securing the job site daily.
  • Load and unload construction supplies from trucks both manually and with the use of equipment.
  • Report incidents immediately to safety director, foreman or HR in accordance with incident reporting procedures established by the company.
  • Travel out of town to work on remote job sites as directed by management.


Contact the Construction Division Team

Email the Construction Division at construction@stafffinders.co.uk.

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Job Listings

  1. 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 

  2. General Labourer

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Labourer

    General Labourers with valid CSCS card required for ongoing work in Edinburgh area.
    Work will consist of assisting trades, tidying site and following instruction as directed by site foreman.
    Applicants must have an in date CSCS card, PPE and should have relevant experience of similar type works.
    Rate of pay ...

  3. Skilled Labourer

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Labourer

    Stafffinders are currently looking for skilled labourers for ongoing work in Edinburgh.
    Previous experience working on busy civils projects is essential to be considered for this role.
    Must have CSCS card and PPE.
    Ongoing work and various contract lengths available.
    If you're interested, please Apply now.
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  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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