How to find jobs at groundwork in Scotland

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Groundworkers are employed mainly in the construction industry and provide a wide range of services from paving to pipe-laying. About 6% of all Scottish jobs are in the construction industry. Construction companies are optimistic that activity will increase this year providing more jobs at groundwork in Scotland.

Groundworkers operate plant ranging from small hand held power tools to excavators. All groundworkers must be trained and have the relevant up to date certification for the plant they operate on site.

Every person working on a construction site in Scotland must have a health & safety pass, also known as a CSCS card. They are an easy way to prove you are competent in your job and have health and safety awareness.

The average salary for groundworker jobs in Scotland is approximately £21,000 per annum. Rates differ with skills. A paver will be on a different rate to a machine driver. Those applying for jobs with construction experience or skills are more likely to be hired.

Most groundworker jobs are full-time and can be found in a variety of ways including jobsites, newspapers, jobcentres and recruitment agencies. One of the best ways to gain employment is by applying directly to construction companies.

Scottish construction companies such as Barr Construction Ltd., and Elphinstone always require groundworkers. Jobseekers can apply online via these companies websites or submit a CV and cover letter by post.

Jobsites like jobisjob, indeed and jobrapido advertise all the latest groundwork jobs across Scotland. Recruitment agencies like ConstructionVacancies.com are dedicated to the employment needs of groundworkers.

Groundworkers are always needed in the construction industry and you don’t need any formal qualification to do this job. The industry is starting to grow again and with it the number of jobs at groundwork in Scotland.

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