The construction industry in Scotland has fast become one of the most important and fastest growing sectors employing over 250,000 personnel and making up 14% of jobs in Scotland. The construction industry brings in approximately £10 billion annually to Scotland’s economy representing around 10 % of GDP and, as such, is vital to the Economy. What’s great about this tremendous growth is that employers in the building and construction sector are constantly looking for new skilled and qualified employees.

If you’re looking to enter the building and construction sector, no matter which trade, HR Recruitment can help you achieve that.

What’s Expected?

There are many ways one can learn the theory and practical skills required to work in the building and construction sector, be it through an apprenticeship, vocational course, career experience, degree or diploma. The skills and knowledge gained from these qualifications or experience is usually required for construction jobs, however, there are some employers who will take on inexperienced workers for basic tasks and then train them to handle more specialised work.

It’s important to note that there will be a wide array of different expectations from employers simply because there are so many branches of construction, such as industrial, domestic, commercial, engineering construction and much more. Naturally, more complex jobs and specialities will require applicants to have more experience under their belts, as well as the necessary qualifications or certifications. Certain certifications are sometimes required by employers in some types of work, so naturally the more construction bodies that have certified you for your work, the more attractive a candidate you are to employers.

When it comes to the type of person employers in the building and construction sector look for in an employee, there are a range of different traits that employers look for. These include being hardworking, not being willing to cut corners, being invested in the projects being undertaken, and being motivated to take pride in sound work. Showing employers that you possess these qualities will only serve to help you during the application process.

How Can We Help?

Our dedicated team of construction recruitment consultants can source staff for temporary, fixed-term and permanent assignments. We have a wealth of experience in providing staff at all levels within the construction industry. We have an extensive database of both skilled and semi-skilled personnel to draw on and will take responsibility for each step in the recruitment process from the sourcing, selection and recruitment of staff through the interview process, reference checking and the induction of staff.

HR Recruitment employment experts can match you up with he perfect position to suit your skills and experience within the building and construction sector, they can also offer you valuable industry advice to help you with your application and interview with employers.

We can also provide workers with certification from the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (C.S.C.S) and the Construction Plant Competence Scheme (C.P.C.S).

We recruit and supply for all trades within the building and construction sector including:

  • Labourers/Semi-skilled labourers
  • All plant Operators
  • Banksmen
  • 1st Fix and 2nd Fix joiners, Shuttering & Finishing Joiners
  • Time Served Brick Layers
  • Painters
  • Tapers including Ames Tapers
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Tillers
  • Glaziers
  • Roofers
  • Welders
  • Ground Workers
  • Site Managers
  • Site Supervisors
  • Administrative staff
  • Cleaners

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and we recruit and supply for many other positions.