What is a Site Manager?

What is a Site Manager in Construction?

A Site Manager in Construction is the person on site that has the responsibility and oversight of the construction site on a day-to-day basis. This job role oversees the work to ensure that the project comes in on-budget and on-time. They often report to the Project Manager, and on larger projects, there may be multiple ones taking care of different packages.

They will also be responsible for the staff on-site, including the hiring of them. This role can often be called Construction Site Manager, Construction Manager or Site Agent.

What does a Site Manager do?

Daily duties vary dependent on the size of, the type of and the stage of the project. Their seniority level also reflects the responsibilities, as a Junior may only manage smaller ‘packages’ of the project, Seniors can have responsibility for larger, more advanced works.

A typical day’s duties for a Site Manager may contain:

  • Setting up (pre-construction) of a site, including installing temporary offices, welfare and facilities.
  • Ensuring the construction works are performed correctly, to plan.
  • Hiring and managing staff.
  • Reporting on the progress of a project, both budgetarily and in the stages of the work.
  • Solving issues that arise on-site.
  • Managing the site’s health and safety.
  • Sourcing and arranging the materials.

How Much Can I Earn as a Construction Manager

The going rate for a Site Manager depends on many factors, including the type and size of the construction site that they are working on, the location and the experience required by the employer. Additionally, different industries (such as Rail, Highways and Utilities) have different levels of entry requirements and additional responsibilities.

As an overview, we’ve listed some average salaries for this role in regions across the UK:

  • London – £51,522pa
  • Birmingham – £43,079pa
  • Edinburgh – £44,404pa
  • Belfast – £34,884pa

Source: Adzuna Salary Data

A Construction Site Manager will often work 40-50 hour weeks and be paid on a day or hourly contract rate basis.

Site Manager Required Skills and Qualifications

There are two main routes to becoming a Site Agent on a Construction Site. Either through Higher Education (University Degree) or by working your way up and gaining the required experience in the industry.

If you are looking to becoming a Site Manager and wish to take the Higher Education route, then a Civil, Construction or Structural Engineering degree would be strong qualifications to achieve. A Project Management degree would also be a likely entry.

If you do not have a degree, then having strong experience on-site, across a variety of roles, could also be an option to becoming one. To take this route, you’ll need to gain your Construction Site Management NVQ Level 6 Diploma as a minimum. Employers will look for a history of site experience across a variety of roles, which should include supervisory experience.

No matter what route you choose into Construction Site Management, most sites in the UK will require that you have a CSCS Manager (Black) Card and a have a Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) qualification. These qualifications have their pre-requisites, so ensure that you have read them before applying.

How to Become a Construction Manager

There are various ways to get notified of and discover new Site Manager jobs available. One of which includes being recognized on the sites that you are working on. By demonstrating a high level of skill, reliability, and willingness to take on additional responsibilities, your employer (or recruitment agency). Do not be afraid of putting yourself forward for development opportunities as you progress your career and have a conversation with your employer about your ambition to become a site manager.

Site Manager Jobs

If you have the required skills and qualifications, you can proactively search and apply for Site Manager jobs on construction-related job boards. Some of the most popular include:

We often have these jobs available, you can browse and apply for our available ones at the link below.

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Career Focus- Working in the construction industry

Career Focus- Working in the construction industry

2021 is a promising time to begin working in the construction industry. In 2017 there were around 2.73 million people employed either directly or indirectly by the construction industry. By 2020 they forecast this to increase by 1.5% to around 2.77 million.*

That means one thing is definite: more jobs for those already in the industry.  The earlier someone enters the industry, the sooner they can start building their skills and experience. Then when new jobs arise, they’ll be more likely to get them.

About working in the construction industry

The construction industry, or ‘built environment’ as it is sometimes referred to, is vast in size and scale. Working in construction could mean building houses, designing bridges or fixing leaky taps. Project sizes could range from a garden shed to the Olympic Stadium. This means that the variety of roles within the industry is large as well. Roles can stretch across the project timeline, from architects in the early stages to decorators near the completion. You’ll find all types of people in the construction industry, from analytical thinkers to hard grafters.

Why you should consider working in the construction industry

One of the best reasons to become an experienced and qualified worker in the construction industry is that it isn’t restricted to one industry. As an example, with additional qualifications and skills, being a construction worker can be a fast-track into the rail industry. A lot of the applied skills are transferable and recognised within both industries.

Jobs in the Construction Industry- Architects

An architect’s main role is the designing of buildings and projects. They’re responsible for the early stage of the project, planning the building and structure.

Jobs in the Construction Industry- Surveyors

Construction industry surveyors come in two disciplines: building surveyors and quantity surveyors. Building surveyors take care of reporting on a building’s condition. Quantity surveys are responsible for the budget of the project. Including what the estimated cost will be and how that changes throughout the project.

Jobs in the Construction Industry- Civil/ Structural Engineers

Civil and structural engineers take the designs from architects and make sure they work in detail. They’re responsible for the structural and foundational security of the project and they can be in the office or out on-site.

Jobs in the Construction Industry- Site and Construction Managers

Site and construction managers are the people on the ground ensuring the construction project goes to plan. By managing the laborers and tradespeople, they’re responsible for making sure the project finishes on time to a high standard.

Jobs in the Construction Industry- Trades

From plumbers to scaffolders, every construction project requires the skills of a person trained in a specialist area. Getting started as a tradesperson means a long training period and qualification with a certified body.

Jobs in the Construction Industry- Labourer

Labourers are the general workers on construction sites. Their main role is to support the tradespeople, site managers and construction managers in their works. Working as a labourer can involve heavy lifting, light works, and other manual duties. Becoming a labourer can be a good entry point as it requires little-to-no qualifications.

At Crewit Resourcing, we’re specialists in the construction industry. If you’re looking for your next role or looking to hire a construction worker, you can find out more on our construction recruitment page here.

*https://www.statista.com/topics/3797/construction-industry-in-the-uk/

What is Safe Pass and the Safe Pass Course

What is Safe Pass and the Safe Pass Course?

Safe Pass is a programme in Ireland designed to improve and standardize the health and safety of construction sites in Ireland. It comprises of a one-day safety awareness course that is mandatory for most on-site construction workers.

The programme is managed by the state agency SOLAS and delivered by approved tutors across Ireland. Requiring the certificate on construction sites does not exempt the employer from any health and safety responsibilities, instead aims to regulate a baseline standard for awareness.

Do I need Safe Pass?

Safe Pass is mandatory on construction site in Ireland for roles such as Craft Workers, General Construction Workers, Drivers and Security Staff. Alongside qualified workers, it also applies to Apprentices, Trainees and Students that are on the site.

More detail on who requires the certificate to work can be found here.

How can I take the Safe Pass course?

Safe Pass courses take place regularly across Ireland. You will need to find an approved tutor and book your course through them. The typical cost for this is between €150-200 depending on the training provider. You can find an approved tutor at constructioncourses.ie

Safe Pass qualification expires every 4 years and will need to be renewed by attending another training course. You will then be issued a new card.

Replacement cards cost €32 and can be obtained via the SOLAS website.

Your training will last a day and comprise of the following units:

  • Introduction of Site Safety
  • Legislation and Site Safety
  • Site Accident Reporting
  • Introduction to Risk Assessment
  • Risk Assessment for Electricity
  • Risk Assessment for Evacuations
  • Risk Assessment for Heights
  • Behaviour-Based Safety
  • Site Safety and Construction Equipment
  • Site Safety and Construction Vehicles
  • Personal Health and Welfare
  • Noise and Vibration
  • Personal Protective Equipment

Once you’ve completed the training, the provider will upload results onto the SOLAS system and the card will be issued to them.

Safe Pass Jobs- What jobs can I get?

From specific crafts through to apprentice roles, being a holder opens the doors to a variety of on-site construction roles in Ireland. We have outlined some of the common ones below:

Construction Site Cleaner

Requirements: Safe Pass, Manual Handling, Some experience as a cleaner.

Duties: Handover cleaning including carpets, furniture, windows. The final clean before the client hands over the site.

Average Salary: €12ph

Open Jobs: Safe Pass Cleaner Jobs in Ireland

General Operative

Requirements: Safe Pass, Manual Handling, 1-2 years experience on a construction site.

Duties: Assisting trades and other experienced workers on-site to complete tasks, cleaning work areas, moving materials etc. This is a good route for general operatives to move up the ladder and become a skilled labourer or learn a trade.

Average Salary: €14-15ph

Open Jobs: General Operative Jobs in Ireland

Teleporter Driver

Requirements: Safe Pass, Manual Handling, CSCS Tele Operative Ticket

Duties: Driving a telehandler plant machine whilst assisting all sub-contractors and trades personnel on-site by providing them with all relevant materials to complete their contracts. Offloading delivery trucks, moving materials onto loading bays, assisting site cleanup, moving heavier materials around the site for certain contractors to perform duties.

Average Salary: €17-20ph

Open Jobs: Teleporter Jobs in Ireland

Alongside Manual Handling, having this certificate is one of the most sought-after certificates that you can take in Irish construction. Taking a the course is essential to working on-site, so we would recommend it as a good first step to a career in construction. Once you have earned yours, why not apply for one of the many Safe Pass roles in Ireland that we have available?

You can see our Safe Pass jobs by clicking here.

If you can’t see one that matches your skillset, quick register with us and we’ll reach out if we have any suitable for you: crewitresourcing.com/quick-register

What is a CPCS Card and how can I get one?

What is a CPCS Card and how can I get one?

A CPCS Card is a card that demonstrates the skills required for people that work with plant machinery in the construction industry. CPCS is an abbreviated version of the Construction Plant Competence Scheme Card.

The Construction Plant Competence Scheme was created to set a benchmark of common standards for plant operators across the industry, enabling companies to adhere to regulations and requirements. The scheme is administered by the not-for-profit organisation NOCN.

Not to be confused with the separate scheme CSCS, obtaining yours can be done in addition to, but not in replacement of, the Construction Skills Certification Scheme. More on the CSCS Card can be found in this article.

There are three types available: Red, Blue and Black. The Black Card (CPCS Tester Card) confirms that the person holding it has sufficient qualification and experience to test students in an assessment setting. Red and Blue CPCS Cards demonstrate enough ability to work on-site, we will go into what each one is and the differences next.

What is a Red Card

CPCS Red (Trained Operator) Card can be obtained once you have successfully passed the CPCS Theory and Practical Technical Tests. This is the first level that you can obtain and will be the first milestone of your CPCS journey.

Your Red (Trained Operator) Card will only last 2 years and cannot be renewed. This means that within 2 years of achieving your CPCS Red Card you will need to undertake the relevant NVQ in your category within that timeframe. This will enable you to upgrade to the Blue (Competent Operator) Card.

What is a Blue Card

Holding a CPCS Blue Card means that you have demonstrated specialism in a particular machine. To do this you will need to complete the relevant NVQ for that specialism.

NVQs (National Vocational Qualifications) are qualifications that demonstrate capability, competence, knowledge, and training within a field. They are designed to show that you know how to complete a job to an effective standard and in a safe manner.

The blue card has an expiry of 5 years, at which point it can be renewed dependant on specific criteria.

Why get a Machine Operative Card

Having a CPCS Card will open new job opportunities on construction sites. Plant Machine Operators are in higher demand than non-specialised labour roles. This means that you can earn more and have more chances of securing a longer-contract position than other workers.

What can I earn

The amount that you can earn with your CPCS on a construction site depends on the machine that you have specialised in. For example, Dumper Drivers can earn £15ph basic rate, whereas more specialised 360 Excavator Drivers can earn around £21ph basic rate. Roles with this requirement typically earn more than roles that only require a basic CSCS.

How do you get a CPCS Card

What you need to do to get your CPCS Card depends on what type of card you are looking to get. If you are just starting out with CPCS, then follow the instructions for the Red Card.

How to get a CPCS Red Card

To apply for your Red Card you will need to have:

  • Enough training to enable you to reach a standard to pass the CPCS technical test. This can be trainer-delivered.
  • CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test.
  • CPCS Theory Test (within two years of the HSE Test).
  • CPCS Practical Test (within 6 months of Theory and 2 years of HSE Test).

On completion of the CPCS Practical test, the test centre will request the Red Card on your behalf. You can find a list of test centres here.

How to get a CPCS Blue Card

  • To apply for your  Blue Card you will need to have:
  • An NVQ/SVQ for the category being applied for.
  • In-date CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test.
  • CPCS Theory Test (within two years of the HSE Test).
  • CPCS Practical Test (within 6 months of Theory and 2 years of HSE Test).

On completion of the CPCS Practical test, the test centre will request the Blue Card on your behalf. Your CPCS Blue Card will be accompanied by a logbook. It is important that you continue to fill this in, to develop a lifelong commitment to learning and to support your case for renewal.

Have you got your CPCS Card and looking for jobs? Find your next role on our jobs page: www.crewitresourcing.com/jobs/

Let us know about which cards and experience you have when you quick register with us.

What is a Groundworker The 2020 guide to being a Ground Worker

What is a Groundworker? The 2020 guide to being a Ground Worker

Groundworker is a type of job that resides on most construction sites. Their primary role is to prepare the ground before construction works happening. Aside from de-vegetation, they may also carry out more specialist tasks such as kerbing, drainage, paving and concreting. To answer the question of what is a groundworker, we have taken a deeper look below.

What is Groundwork and what does a Groundworker do?

Groundwork is the act of preparing and working on the ground that is due to be constructed on. Groundwork can happen prior to works beginning, or during a construction project. Groundwork involves tasks such as de-vegetation (removing bushes, grass and trees). It also includes preparing ground for drainage and kerbs, and laying concrete.

How much can I earn?

A groundworker working on a construction site can typically earn £15ph. Those with more specialist experience or are at a skilled level can earn a potential £17+ph. As always, the more tickets, qualifications, and experience that you have in the role, means you can compete for and demand a higher salary.

Groundworker Required Skills/ Qualifications

To apply for jobs as a groundworker, you’ll need at least some experience of working as a groundworker before. However, as groundwork is a skilled role, most construction companies will require you to have a Blue CSCS Card. This demonstrates to them that you have the required knowledge of the role and health and safety principles. Some companies are comfortable with a Green CSCS Card (Labourer). These will allow you to gain the experience performing groundwork duties. If you do not have the required qualifications to obtain a Blue CSS Card, you can apply for a temporary Experienced Worker Card.

To find out more about what CSCS Card, read this article.

Having extra tickets, such as any of the machine operatives tickets, would also allow you to carry out more tasks and earn a skilled wage.

How can I get a job as a Groundworker?

Groundworker jobs are not short of being available. There are many on the market and more opening every day. With competition high, you may find yourself applying for 100’s before getting a role. We’ve written this article to discover our top 5 sources to find a construction job that should make it easier.

We often have groundworker jobs available, you can browse and apply for our available ones here.

Why not quick-register with us to get contacted if we have any groundworker jobs suitable for you?
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What is a CSCS Card and do I need one

What is a CSCS Card and do I need one?

If you work in Construction or are interested in your beginning your career in the industry, you have probably come across the term CSCS Card. There are a variety of cards on offer, but how can you apply and receive one of your own?

What is a CSCS Card?

CSCS (Construction Skills Certificates Scheme) is a not-for-profit limited company that offers certifications in the form of cards. CSCS cards can be applied for once you have completed the relevant requirements/courses required for the specific card. Construction workers can obtain multiple cards, demonstrating their competence at a variety of levels.

Types of the card include entry-levels such as Labourer and Apprentice, through to Gold and Black cards representing Supervisory and Manager competency, respectively.

The full list of CSCS cards that you can collect can be found on the CSCS website here.

Do I need a CSCS Card?

Although holding a CSCS card is not a requirement by law, most construction sites (and companies operating them) will require that you have one. This shows that you have the standards, training and qualifications required to do the job properly and maintain health and safety standards. Due to the potential high-risk nature of construction sites, having all workers with a CSCS card is a baseline for construction companies to remain operational.

If you are looking to progress your career in construction, it is recommended that you achieve the requirements needed, and the CSCS card needed for Supervisory and Manager levels.

How do I get one?

Before applying for a CSCS card, check the relevant page on the CSCS Construction Skills Certification Scheme website to ensure that you have all of the requirements needed to apply for the card.

These will vary dependant on the card and may require you to attend additional trains or courses.

Once you are confident that you meet the criteria, you can apply online at this link.

Alternatively, you can apply over the phone by calling 0344 99 44 777. Once your application has been approved, you can expect your card within 3-5 days.

Employers can also apply on your behalf online.

CSCS Card Jobs- What jobs can I get?

What job you can get with a CSCS card depends on what type of CSCS card you have. There are currently 12 CSCS cards that you can obtain, and we’ve listed common jobs for the most common four below.

Construction Labourer

Card: Labourer (Green). Requirements:

Completed the RQF Level 1/SCQF Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment

OR Completed the SCQF Level 5 REHIS Elementary Health and Safety Certificate.

Steel Fixer

Card: Skilled Worker (Blue). Requirements:

Achieved a construction related NVQ or SVQ level 2

OR Completed an apprenticeship, such as an Employer-sponsored apprenticeship, a City and Guilds of London Institute Craft Certificate or a CSCS Approved Trailblazer

Site Supervisor

Card: Supervisory (Gold). Requirements:

Construction Related Supervisory/Technical NVQ or SVQ level 3 or 4

Construction/ Site Manager

Card: Manager (Black). Requirements:

Achievement of a relevant Construction Management/Technical related NVQ/SVQ level 5, 6 or 7

OR A SVQ Level 4 in Construction Management/Technical related qualification or

OR Holding a pre-existing NVQ level 4 in construction management.

What next?

Applying and receiving a CSCS Card is the entry point for beginning your career in construction. Once you have yours, you can apply for roles with companies across the country. If you have yours, why not apply for one of the many CSCS roles we often have available?

You can browse our CSCS jobs here: crewitresourcing.com/jobs/cscs-jobs

If you can’t see one that matches your skillset, quick register with us and we’ll reach out if we have any suitable for you: crewitresourcing.com/quick-register

 

5 High Paying Construction Jobs in the UK for 2020

High Paying Construction Jobs in the UK 2020

One of the main draws into the construction industry is the wide range of career paths one can take.

This means that you can start your career with an entry-level role and quickly progress to finding high paying construction jobs.

Below we’ve listed the top five high paying construction jobs we believe you should strive for. All of the jobs in this list can be achieved without a degree, meaning any construction candidate can achieve them (with hard-work and competency).

5. Site Manager

Average Salary: £25ph (based on our salary data)

Site Managers in construction are responsible for looking after the teams on-site. They’ll have worked their way up in construction, be good at managing multiple gangs and be willing to support the Foreman where they require.

Site Manager roles will commonly look for good communication skills, multi-discipline knowledge and a problem-solving attitude.

Required Qualifications: SMSTS or Gold CSCS Card.

4. General Foreman

Average Salary: £28ph (based on our salary data)

Working alongside the Site Manager, a General Foreman may have full control of the operational side of a construction site. On larger sites, the General Foreman may delegate some operational duties to the Site Manager, so that they can manage the various teams working on site.

General Foreman jobs will require a good amount of experience in construction as well as a range of trades.

Required Qualifications: SMSTS and NVQ Level 6.

3. Construction Manager

Average Salary: £30ph (based on our salary data)

As a Construction Manager on a construction site, you’ll have a wide range of responsibilities. These include health and safety procedures, project completion and project budget.

You’ll manage the practical side of the project while working on-site. Working closely with the project managers, quantity surveyors and the other management team.

To secure a role as a construction manager, you’ll need good experience in the industry, alongside a construction certification. Any additional experience and qualifications you can obtain will also be beneficial.

Required Qualifications: NVQ Level 6.

2. Setting Out Engineer

Average Salary: £32ph (based on our salary data)

A role as a Setting Out Engineer is perfect for recent graduates, apprentices and aspiring engineers.

Using their engineering knowledge, they’ll use construction plans and technology to assess the viability and approve the construction site to begin work. This role comes with heavy responsibility as Setting Out Engineers will test for utility systems and access roads before the construction works starting.

In return for the responsibility and this role is a high paying construction job.

Required Qualifications: City and Guilds 17th Edition or Engineering Degree, Setting Out For Construction Certification or similar.

1. Handback Engineer

Average Salary: £38ph (based on our salary data)

A Handback Engineer or Track Handback Engineer is a construction role that is found within the rail industry. This role is the opposite of a Setting Out Engineer, meaning the have to use technology and knowledge to assess whether the track can be passed back after construction works have finished.

With strong potential implications occurring, this role requires an engineering degree. It is the highest paying construction job on our list, and this is due to the responsibility that comes with it.

Required Qualifications: City and Guilds 17th Edition or Engineering Degree, Track Handback Engineer Certification or similar.

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When it comes to progressing in your construction career and getting a high paying construction job, two factors come into play: experience and qualifications. Don’t underestimate the power of personal development. Continue to earn more certifications and gain new experience where possible.

We regularly receive these roles, to be notified when they come up, quick register with us and we’ll be in touch if we have anything suitable for you.

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Alternatively, take a look at our current job openings to discover if we have these roles available now:

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Construction Job Search- Top 5 Ways to Find a Rail or Construction Job

Construction Job Search- Top 5 Ways to Find a Rail or Construction Job

With Rail and Construction being a contract-focused industry, do you ever feel like you are always performing a construction job search? Not sure if there are any places that you could be looking but are missing?

Working like this can be a rollercoaster, what if there were ways that you could cover every angle and give yourself the best opportunity?

To help you create a presence and find your next rail and construction job, we have pulled together our top 5 sources that you should utilise.

1. Search Job Boards to Find Construction Jobs

The obvious starting place to look for a job in any industry is job boards. Most recruitment agencies or companies that are hiring use job boards to get their job adverts out into the open. When searching on job boards, it is worth bearing a few tips in mind.

  • Rail and Construction Jobs often have a quick turnaround. A job may become open and have a start date of tomorrow. Therefore, frequent checking of job boards is a must when you want to find a new rail and construction job.
  • Take advantage of all the search options. Location, of course, keywords. Using keywords such as your tickets, and the full job name means more relevant search results (instead of wasting time browsing jobs that do not match your criteria).

Here are our top 5 job boards to find rail and construction jobs:

2. Upload Your CV to Job Boards

Most job boards have a feature available when you sign up that allows you to create a profile and upload or create a CV. Recruitment agencies and construction companies will search these job board CV services to find candidates for jobs they are searching for. It makes sense to sign up and create a profile, as it is another easy opportunity to let companies know about you and your work.

We recommend filling every option of the profile/ CV feature that they offer in, including your relevant tickets and their expiries. Between these, and your previous jobs, it lets recruiters know more about you and that you would be a perfect fit for their role.

Ensure you regularly update your profile/ CV after every job that you finish so that it is up to date with the skills you have most recently demonstrated or acquired.

3. Find and Register with Rail and Construction Recruitment Agencies

A focus when finding your next role in this industry is to make your presence as known as possible. Going direct to recruitment agencies themselves means that you bypass the middleman of a job board.

A simple search into a search engine for “Construction Recruitment Agencies” will help you uncover those that you need to speak to. There are a couple of ways that you can approach recruitment agencies to let them know that you are available for Rail and Construction jobs. These are:

  • Register with them on their website. Visit their website and locate their Registration or Send us a CV page (you can find ours at crewitresourcing.com/quick-register). Upload a CV or create a profile, giving as much detail as you can. As this goes directly to them, you can avoid relying on them using a CV Search feature as indicated in the last source.
  • Apply for jobs that are advertised on their website. Find the jobs page on their website and apply for any roles that you would be a good fit for. (ours is crewitresourcing.com/jobs as an example).
  • Get in touch with them directly. Give them a call or send an email. Make a direct point-of-contact can stand you out from the crowd. Most recruitment agencies are happy to hear from candidates that are of good, suitable calibre.

4. Build Your Rail and Construction Network

Do you regularly work on sites with other workers? Great. Each one of those people knows other people and were all hired by someone for the job. Be friendly, introduce yourself and ask them whether they know anyone that they could put you in contact with.

Some of these candidates may also be in communication groups such as Whatsapp, where they find out about new roles and recommend each other. Nothing is better than a candidate that is recommended based on previous work, so when talking to other co-workers, ask them if they know of any that they can invite you to.

5. Use Facebook Groups to help your Construction Job Search

There are many Rail and Construction Jobs Facebook groups that workers can join and be a part of. Recruitment agencies and construction companies will post their latest jobs in there and they will show up inside your Facebook newsfeed.

Join our Rail and Construction Jobs in the UK and Ireland Facebook group to find out more.

The posts in these groups have plenty of benefits including training offerings and discussions with other construction workers. They are the ideal place to be seen and to discover new roles.

The value on Facebook can also be found on Facebook pages. Search for ‘Construction Recruitment Agencies’ or ‘Rail and Construction Jobs’ to find pages to follow. Once followed, any job posts or other posts that they have will show up inside your normal Facebook newsfeed, meaning you don’t have to go back to check them often.

We regularly post featured roles, as well as helpful articles like this one on our Facebook page, which can be found here.

Perseverance is the key when finding a new job, so covering every option means that you can be found when you need to be found. If you’d like a starting point to find your next, quick register with us today: crewitresourcing.com/quick-register

Working For Crewit Resourcing- On Site With Nicolae Soare

Working For Crewit Resourcing- On Site With Nicolae Soare

Originally from Romania, Nicolae Soare has been living in London for the last 13 years. Prior to coming to the UK, he lived in Spain, working as a Dozer Driver for two years.

“Crewit Resourcing has always supported me throughout my professional development by giving me the chance to become competent in many areas.”

In his time with Crewit Resourcing, he’s developed from a Controller of Site Safety through to a Site Manager, with a variety of roles and competencies in between! As well as his continual work-, he’s in his final year at the University of Derby on track to graduate with a BSc in Civil Engineering.

We caught up with Nicolae on a site he was managing (completing a successful project over Christmas).

Nicolae Soare Headshot

What were you doing before you found Crewit Resourcing?

I was working for another company as a Controller of Site Safety (COSS), Ganger and Machine Operator.

How did you come across us?

Some friends who were working for Crewit Resourcing recommended the company as being an excellent one.

What made you chose us?

At that time, Crewit Resourcing was quite new in the market and I was looking for a change. I liked the idea of working for a growing company that was offering me the opportunity to grow alongside. I met the team and got along really well with them.

What did you first start working for us as?

My first job at Crewit Resourcing was as a 360 Operator.

And where are you now?

Crewit Resourcing has opened me up to various roles including Controller Of Site Safety, Crane Controller, Machine Controller, High Voltage Competent, Protection Controller, Supervisor and Safe Work Leader.

I’ve now progressed to working on a longer-term project as a Site Manager.

How have we exceeded your expectations while working with us?

Crewit Resourcing has always supported me throughout my professional development by giving me the chance to become competent in many areas, which reflects in the jobs I mentioned above. I also enjoyed being given more and more responsibility and the fact that they entrusted complex tasks to my abilities flourished my confidence.

I always displayed an engaging attitude, which I also think was helpful. In other words, Crewit Resourcing provided the best working environment that enabled me to get to this stage I didn’t even envision when I started.

How have we helped you develop your career?

By always requesting me to attend training courses and becoming qualified in many jobs, and more importantly, the fact that the expectations were set to a high standard motivated me to do my best.

Would you recommend us to a similar candidate looking for work?

Definitely. If I were to go back in time 8 years ago, I will undoubtedly make the same choice.

Interested in developing your Rail Construction career like Nicolae? Quick Register with us now.

Working For Crewit Resourcing- On Site With Selous Nicolle

Working For Crewit Resourcing- On Site With Selous Nicolle

When you think of part-time work during University, you probably picture bartending, retail or handing out leaflets for the student nightclub!

Student Selous Nicolle is different, choosing to spend his working time on the railway.

Students working as a labourer in rail construction could potentially earn 2x more than the national minimum wage.

He studies property development at Oxford Brookes University. Working in rail construction ties in nicely his interest in construction and after he graduates, is looking to develop a career in the industry. We caught up with Selous to ask him about his experience in balancing both worlds.

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What were you doing before you found Crewit Resourcing?

Before starting at Crewit Resourcing I was at school, unsure of what I wanted to progress into following my studies.

How did you come across us?

I came across Crewit Resourcing through one of the employees working there; Grant Oliver who is a fellow South African, and he mentioned how he supported himself whilst at university through working on the rail. Following from his lead I started looking at options for doing the same and got my PTS which allowed me to start on the rail thanks to Crewit Resourcing being my sponsor.

What made you choose us?

I chose Crewit Resourcing as they created the opportunity for me and supported me through my progression and training on the rail.

What was your role when you began your journey?

I first started working as a labourer but worked my way up picking up new skills along the ways, such as small tools and electrical track maintenance. This allowed me to take on more challenging jobs on the railway, and has led me to work with a range of companies with Crewit Resourcing and opened up my options in the Construction industry.

How have we exceeded your expectations while working with us?

Crewit Resourcing has far exceeded my expectations in terms of training and growth in the industry. It has also instilled in me a hard work ethic and has developed my skills through teamwork and good leadership. The fellow workers have been fantastic in passing on skills and teaching me a range of new knowledge and overall have helped me to pursue my interest in construction and development.

Would you recommend us to other university students looking for work?

I would recommend, and have already recommended Crewit Resourcing to university students looking for work, a few of which are particularly interested in starting on the rail. It is a fantastic opportunity for students as most of the work is over holiday periods and weekends and can give you invaluable experience in the construction industry for when they come out of university. As well as developing a range of skills applicable to further careers.

I enjoy working for Crewit Resourcing and hope to continue my progression on the railway and construction industry.

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