Labourer Pathway

Labourer jobs are available now.

Last updated: 14 August 2023

Next review: 14 August 2024


Why be a Labourer?

  • Sociable
  • Physical fitness and endurance
  • Develop knowledge of building and construction

What’s the job like?

  • Construction Labourers are responsible for a range of manual activities to guarantee that projects are completed on time and on budget.
  • Construction Labourers also help to transport, load and unload machinery and building materials and assist with the operation of construction equipment.

What does the ideal candidate look like?

Key skills include:

  • Knowledge of building and construction
  • To be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • The ability to use, repair and maintain machines and tools
  • The ability to work well with your hands
  • The ability to work well with others
  • Physical skills like lifting, bending and carrying
  • The ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • Physical fitness and endurance
  • To be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
  • Some jobs involve using plant machinery, like excavators or dumper trucks. To do this, you'll need to be 18 or over and have a driving licence

How will the Council help me?

We offer:

  • Careers advice coaching and support
  • Funded CSCS five day training course
  • Interview with developers at end of course
  • Support and funding to obtain a ticket progress into a labourer plus role if the applicant wants

What actual jobs are available?

  • Labourers
  • Welfare Labourer

What are the development opportunities?

  • Banksman
  • Signaller / Slinger
  • Groundworker

What employers are offering jobs in Waltham Forest?

  • Willmott Dixon
  • Hill
  • Bellway
  • Countryside
  • London Square
  • Taylor Wimpey