This simple, elegant CV template has sample information for a Construction or General Labourer in the UK. It is a clean, two-page ATS-friendly template in Microsoft Word format, that could easily be adapted to just about any job role. The template uses simple fonts that are standard to Word, so that the CV layout is maintained when it is opened by the recipient.
A smart two-page CV that is ideal for a range of roles. The sample information covers a Construction Labourer or General Labourer, or an Apprentice - but this type of layout works well for almost every profession. The layout contains no graphics, tables or other elements that might cause an issue for Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).
* Every effort has been made to design this CV template according to best practice so that your information can be read by ATS software correctly. However, all Applicant Tracking Systems are different and no guarantees can be offered.
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Adam Greyson | Labourer
25, Hill Top, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 3DY
tel: 07984 111 222 | email: email@example.com
I am a dedicated, skilled and hardworking General Labourer with a proven ability to work on my own initiative to ensure that demanding deadlines are met and customer expectations are maintained.
I am highly customer focused and I am able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate at all levels.
I provide a varied range of practical skills that can be readily applied in any work environment including strong teamwork skills, attention to detail, problem-solving and the ability to work under pressure.
I am now eager to secure a long-term contract where I can provide considerable expertise and knowledge whilst also enabling my continued professional development.
Labourer | SB Civil Engineering
January 2005 – Present
During this time I have worked on a number of complex sewer and drainage systems on projects of varying sizes across London. I have advanced my specialist knowledge within this industry and I have worked closely with customers and members of the general public. At all times I have maintained a clean and tidy worksite and ensured compliance with health and safety.
Consistently meeting work schedules with the use of relevant drawings and instructions
Instrumental in delivering a cost-effective, customer-oriented and high-quality maintenance service
Working closely with customers and clients and providing a central link to communicate the progress of the project.
Construction Labourer | Pertemps Recruitment Agency
May 2000 – January 2005
I joined the agency on a temporary contract before being offered a permanent contract with a leading residential building company where I rapidly advanced my skills in a wide range of construction projects across the Greater London area. My routine responsibilities ranged from supporting the other tradesman on site and I ensured the relevant materials and tools were prepared prior to the start of each day. I maintained the highest levels of health and safety and I was responsible for cleaning down the site at the end of each day.
Utilised knowledge in the digging of trenches, laying foundations, constructing walls, fitting windows, painting and decorating, plastering and first and second fix carpentry.
Ensured a detailed understanding of technical drawings and liaised with Architects when further clarification was required further enabling the timely completion of the project.
Communicated and developed strong working relationships with a wide variety of trades personnel and sub-contractors and recognised for efficiency and accuracy throughout all stages of the project.
Apprentice Labourer | London College & Blackwell Builders
September 1998 – May 2000
I was enrolled on a 2-years apprenticeship whilst working as a Site Labourer for a local builder to develop skills and expertise. I worked on a number of projects including the refurbishment and complete fit-out of hotels, properties, schools and commercial buildings. I established myself as a hardworking and dedicated labourer and was frequently the first point of contact between customers and the project where I would communicate to them on any issues and the progress of the project.
Provided high-quality customer service on a consistent basis resulting in repeat requests and recommendations from customers.
Worked as part of a productive and collaborative team to ensure the achievement of required targets and regarded for exceptional site organisation and time management skills.
Health and Safety 1-Day Refresher (March 2021) and First Aid at Work 1-Day Refresher (March 2021)
Working at Heights (February 2021) and Safe Operating Use of Machinery (February 2021)
Level 3 Site Construction Apprenticeship | London College
September 2018 – May 2000
Completed a CSCS Card, Manual Handling, Health and Safety and First Aid at Work.
Achieved the tutor award for impressive performance and dedication to the course throughout the programme.
Achieved an overall 90% credit for all aspects of health and safety and in practical elements of the course.
GCSEs | London School
5 GCSEs Including English and Mathematics Grade A – C.
Hobbies & Interests
I enjoy buying properties at auction, renovating them and selling them on. I also love running and compete regularly in organising running events for charity.
Adam is a competent, hard-working Construction Labourer who received consistent positive feedback from every client he worked with. He was acknowledged time and time again as a very efficient and accurate individual with excellent communication throughout all stages of the project.
Mark James, Head of Construction, Pertemps Recruitment Agency
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How to write a labourer CV
You will see from the sample CV content that a labourer CV should have the following sections:
Qualifications and Training
Hobbies and Interests
Include your name, address, phone number and email address.
If the job advertisement mentions any specific requirements such as a full driving licence or licences to operate certain machinery, include these at the top just underneath your personal details.
Sometimes called a Personal Statement, this is a summary of 3 – 4 sentences that explain why you’re a perfect fit for the role, with reference to the job advert. You may also wish to include a statement of what you are looking for.
This is your work history, in reverse chronological order (i.e. most recent first).
Focus on the labourer / construction experience you have that is relevant to the job role you’re applying for.
Make a note of any key skills mentioned in the job advert and try to include examples of these in the work history.
Review a job profile for your target role to get ideas for the types of skills employers typically want to see in the construction industry.
Try to provide one or two achievements for each job role. These are far more powerful than a list of responsibilities, as they offer evidence that you have the skills claimed, and that you can do your job well. Use action verbs such as ‘Coordinated’, ‘Instructed’ or ‘Organised’ to help you recognise which parts of your work can be used as achievements. See this great list of action verbs from MIT for inspiration.
If you are short of work experience for this section, you could volunteer.
Qualifications and training
Highlight any qualifications and training relevant to the labourer / construction role. Offer less detail for irrelevant training where there are no transferable skills – or leave it off altogether.
Employers will usually want to see that you have a CSCS card – either labourer, apprentice or supervisor. Whilst you might think that this goes without saying, many employers use automated software and will be scanning for this keyword, so don’t leave it off your CV.
You have interests that support your target construction role.
You have interests that demonstrate soft skills which are transferable to your target role (such as teamwork).
You have interests which keep you fit and healthy – an extremely important requirement for any construction worker!
We haven’t included a dedicated references section on this CV template. Instead, there’s a section for a quote from a referee. It is always optional to include references, since a prospective employer will ask for them if they want to hire you.
Jen Wiss-Carline has been a Senior Manager and Consultant for several sizeable companies which included dealing with all aspects of staff management and recruitment. She is also a Solicitor and Chartered Legal Executive, having been admitted as a Fellow in February 2006.