Construction workers are involved in a range of practical tasks that help skilled construction workers; for example digging, mixing and laying concrete, operating machinery, and moving and unloading materials.
Experience: Not necessary for entry level jobs, but possible to complete qualifications & training to become a qualified tradesperson.
Work hours: Typically 1-44 hours per week. Short term contracts are common.
We've helped many Beam members start work in construction, see their stories here.
Day to day
Helping skilled tradespeople with every aspect of the construction process
Mixing and pouring concrete
Operating hand machinery such as drills, or larger machinery such as dumper truckers
Working outside in all weathers conditions
Pros and cons of a construction role
✅ High earning potential
✅ As a general construction operative, you could complete qualifications and training to become a qualified tradesperson, such as a bricklayer, carpenter, plant operator or more.
❌ Very physically demanding work and requires good fitness levels
❌ Outdoor weather conditions may be uncomfortable
❌ Working on construction sites and operating machinery can be hazardous
❌ Short term contracts are common
Where to look for a role
There are many employers currently hiring and use search terms such as "construction worker" or "construction operative" on jobs boards.
Some companies to get you started: