If you are looking to be a Construction Operative then you will need to be physically fit, like working outdoors and lifting, fetching and carrying all day. As a Construction Operative you will be helping the team in different areas from unloading trailers full of materials to laying bricks, tidying up the site, making cement, digging etc. Construction workers have to work in all weathers so you will need to be aware of this before beginning on any job.
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This job is good for those who likes to work outside. You would be working in a site or building for a company or as a self employed yourself. Experienced labourers can be Construction operative. Basic knowledge about how things works on a construction site is essential. No entry requirements necessary to become a construction operative.
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Salaries are starting from £15,000 a year and once you have experience then earnings can be between £16,000 and £21,000. Operatives with extra management responsibilities can earn up to £24,000 a year.
If you have found a job in which you want to apply for, please see the below covering letter which you can use as a guide:
Construction Operative Cover Letter
Mr. A. Employee
1, My House
Mrs. A. Manager
Application for the role of Construction Operative
I would like to apply for the role of Construction Operative which I have seen advertised in (which publication and when). Please find enclosed my up to date CV.
I have worked in the Construction industry before but have recently relocated to the area and I am now seeking a new role (amend to suit your reasons for looking for a new job, new challenge etc).
In my previous role I provided support to the project team in any way possible from unloading materials from vehicles to sweeping the site. I am always keen to learn new tasks and always happy to try new things and help support the team in any way I can.
I feel that I am physically fit and I can keep up to the hard pace role in Construction. I am also geared up for working in all weathers and have been used to working in the snow on many an occasion.
I enjoy working outdoors and seeing a site from beginning to end, it is a real challenge to get it completed on time and within budget for all the team which is something I thrive on being part of.
I have enclosed my CV for your interest. Should you have any questions about my skills and experiences, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV.