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Trades Jobs UK, Labour Jobs UK

Find your ideal Trade or Labouring job in the UK by applying for jobs and registering with agencies up to two years before you plan to travel to the UK.

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Working travellers often fill both qualified trade and labour positions on sites all over London and the UK. There is work available throughout the year with summer being the busiest recruitment period.

UK Jobs available: Carpenters, Plasterers, Electricians, Bricklayers, Labourers, Site Agents, Plumbers, HVAC and Toolmakers, Fitters & Turners, Wiremen, Draughters, Fabricators, Welders.

What you need to bring: your resume, references and copies of certificates if applicable.

Pay rates are about £11 to £14 per hour for qualified tradesmen and £5 to £7 per hour for Labourers. You should find work almost immediately, particularly in the busy summer period. It is advantageous to have your tools, although sometimes it is not practical to bring them with you. Consider packaging them up before you leave home so they can be sent easily if required. Some trade qualifications are not recognised in the UK and you may need to sit exams related to your trade. Even if you are not able to act as a fully qualified tradesperson from day 1, your experience in your trade will help you to get a good job.

  • Pluses: gain great UK experience within your Trade, easy to find work quickly within Labour
  • Minuses: pay can seem low at first until you get some UK experience in your Trade, possibility of long hours and hard work in labouring jobs

Find your ideal Trade or Labouring job in the UK by registering with WORKgateways up to two years before you plan to travel to the UK.

Prepare for the experience of a lifetime by reading this page and visiting our essential tips section.