The Team Player
We’re all in this together
Everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and team players are just the people to offer that support.
No job is too big or too small. If a house needs heating, they’ll sort it. If a skyscraper needs electricity, they’re on it. Team players strive to deliver a safe and superb service for the benefit of those around them.
Team Players often:
- Work in various environments
- Are helpful and determined
- Travel around to get the job done
- Have a specialised skillset
- Follow strict safety regulations
- Take ownership of a task for the benefit of others
No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team."
- Reid Hoffman
Floor layerSalaries are in the region of £30,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location/employer
Floor layers lay laminate and solid timber floors. They are trained in sub-floor preparations and laying floor coverings. Domestic floor layers and carpet fitters work in people’s homes; commercial floor layers work in public spaces including offices, shops, hotels, schools; and resin floor layers work in both industrial and commercial buildings.
Chimney engineerSalaries are in the region of £20,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location/employer
Chimney engineers install and maintain chimney and flue systems in accordance with current building legislation and regulations. As a chimney engineer, you will need to follow strict health and safety guidelines, as you may be working at height, with the support of a harness and protective gear.
Civil engineering technicianSalaries are in the region of £37,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location/employer
Civil engineering technicians give technical support to engineers on construction projects. They tend to specialise in one area of civil engineering, such as design, planning or logistics and may be involved in projects ranging from building bridges, to widening roads, or creating new infrastructure.
Demolition operativeSalaries are in the region of £45,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location/employer
Demolition operatives dismantle unsafe or obsolete buildings and structures. They strip out fittings, remove hazardous materials and salvage anything that can be reused, before employing tools, machines or explosives to demolish a structure.
ElectricianSalaries are in the region of £36,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location/employer
Electricians provide buildings with energy to light rooms, heat water and power devices. They install, inspect and test electrical equipment, making sure it is working properly and safely. As an electrician, you could be maintaining traditional systems in homes, shops and offices. Some electricians work with renewable technology or fibre-optics. Others service motors, transformers, street lighting or traffic systems, or work on engineering projects.
General construction operativeSalaries are in the region of £30,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location/employer
Construction operatives are involved in a range of practical tasks on a construction site, including preparing ground ahead of building work taking place, and carrying out manual work whilst a project is in progress. This could range from mixing and pouring concrete, to laying drainage pipes, moving materials and more.
JoinerSalaries are in the region of £40,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location/employer
A joiner works with timber to create a variety of structures integral to many buildings. This can include staircases, windows, doors, furniture and more. As a joiner, you will make and install these structures and fittings in the correct locations.
Maintenance operativeSalaries are in the region of £25,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location/employer
A maintenance operative is someone who carries out a variety of tasks around buildings, to keep them in good repair. Duties can include activities such as fixing roofs, painting walls, or fitting doors and skirting boards.
Mastic asphalterSalaries are in the region of £35,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location/employer
Mastic asphalters apply a hot mixture of limestone and bitumen to a range of surfaces to waterproof, protect and strengthen them. Mastic asphalt hardens when it cools, so it may be used for roofing, laying floor surfaces such as railway platforms and car parks, lining tanks and swimming pools, as sea or river defences, or more.
PlumberSalaries are in the region of £60,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location/employer
Plumbers fit and maintain water systems in buildings. This includes toilets, baths, showers, sinks, washing machines and dishwashers. They can also install central heating systems but need additional qualifications to work with gas boilers. Plumbers install new pipework, service older systems, identify and fix faults, and may attend emergency call-outs when water or heating systems are damaged.
ScaffolderSalaries are in the region of £50,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location/employer
Scaffolders erect and dismantle temporary metal scaffolding on structures and building sites, so that other people can work at height and carry out their jobs safely. Scaffolders may set up scaffolding around a structure, or inside a building undergoing construction, renovation or demolition.
Sprayed concrete lining tunnel operativeSalaries are in the region of £60,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location/employer
Sprayed concrete lining tunnel operatives line tunnels with concrete sprayed from purpose-built equipment. The use of sprayed concrete in tunnels, mines and other civil engineering structures is an important and integral part of successful, productive and safe ground support systems.
SteeplejackSalaries are in the region of £35,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location/employer
Steeplejacks carry out repair work high above the ground on construction sites, power stations, high rise buildings or on monuments and castles. They ensure they are structurally sound and may also install lightning conductors.
Tunnelling operativeSalaries are in the region of £25,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location/employer
Tunnelling operatives build the underground tunnels needed for services such as rail lines and water works. They assist with the excavation, support and forming of tunnels and shafts in the ground associated with the construction process to provide an underground space, tunnel or shaft.
Wood machinistSalaries are in the region of £35,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location/employer
Wood machinists cut and prepare wood for construction projects. They may produce timber for panelling, floorboards, kitchen counters, bars, banisters, skirting boards, window and door frames, and more. As a wood machinist, you would require a good understanding of different types of timber and their uses, and the ability to use a range of hand tools and machinery.
Building envelope specialistSalaries are in the region of £50,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location/employer
Building envelope specialists install and repair non-structural coverings to buildings using a variety of materials such as wood, glass and metal. Building envelope design is a specialised area of architectural and engineering practice that draws from all areas of building science and indoor climate control.
Electrical engineerSalaries are in the region of £60,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location/employer
Electrical engineers design, develop and maintain electrical systems for buildings, transport systems and power distribution networks. They work in and across many industries, such as construction, transport, energy (including renewables), building services, and manufacturing. Electrical engineers need a good understanding of engineering science, and strong maths and computer skills.
Liquid waterproofing rooferSalaries are in the region of £40,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location/employer
Liquid waterproofing roofers apply protective liquid membranes to new or existing flat roof structures to ensure they are watertight. They can find work with specialist roofing firms, building contractors, local authorities and other public organisations.
Concrete finisherSalaries are in the region of £25,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location/employer
Concrete finishers spread and level poured concrete to create smooth finishes for surfaces like roads, pavements, floors and curbs, using a variety of specialist equipment. As a concrete finisher, you may also use forms (moulds) to create concrete blocks for building projects.
Lead rooferSalaries are in the region of £40,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location/employer
A lead roofer is responsible for working on a variety of buildings – from housing to listed structures, churches and cathedrals. This can involve inspecting, removing, or repairing existing lead sheeting or installing new sheeting.
Safety net riggerSalaries are in the region of £35,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location/employer
Safety net riggers assemble, install, maintain and secure safety nets for a variety of construction projects. The safety net systems they provide offer fall protection for construction workers working at height. They ensure overall on-site safety and efficient build programmes by erecting safety netting to the correct standard.
360 excavator operatorSalaries are in the region of £40,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location/employer
A 360 excavator operator controls a large digging machine which sits on a rotating base, allowing them to pick up large amounts of earth or other materials, and move them anywhere within the vehicle’s radius. 360 excavator operators use these machines to clear ground for new developments such as housing or roads and may also dig foundations.
Window fitterSalaries are in the region of £25,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location/employer
Window fitters install windows, doors, conservatories, and glazed curtain walls in buildings and structures. They may work on new-build properties, upgrade old fittings, or help restore heritage buildings.
Finishing foremanSalaries are in the region of £60,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location/employer
A finishing foreman works with managers, contractors and other onsite workers to ensure construction jobs are successfully completed on time, within budget, and finished to the standard and specification agreed with the client.
Bench joinerSalaries are in the region of £40,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location/employer
A bench joiner works offsite, cutting wood and timber to required lengths for building projects. They may work for a builders’ merchant or inside a workshop, making structures to be assembled onsite such as door or window fittings, timber frame buildings and more.
Carpet fitterSalaries are in the region of £30,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location/employer
Carpet fitters lay carpets and vinyl floor coverings in homes and business premises. As a carpet fitter, you’d measure up rooms, stairs, and hallways, estimate the materials needed for the job, and install the floor covering onsite, cutting it to fit and securing it.
Electrical testerSalaries are in the region of £36,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location/employer
Electrical testers survey, test and inspect electrical installations in homes and businesses. They identify faults and complete test reports to confirm which equipment is working safely and efficiently and which are condemned as unsafe to use.