Our recruitment experience in trades and labour jobs
We’ve helped thousands of people secure trades and labour jobs, who’ve gone on to launch successful careers.
We have unparalleled recruiting expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the Irish construction jobs market, along with strong relationships with clients in the sector.
We recruit across a wide range of roles, including bankpersons, brick layers, carpenters, electricians, forklift drivers, ground workers, joiners, labourers, painters and decorators, plant operators, plumbers, crane operators, and traffic marshals. No matter what your career aspirations are, we have the trades and labour jobs for you.
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Our network of trades and labour employers
We work with organisations across the entire construction sector to recruit for the best trades and labour roles in the business.
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OUR RECRUITMENT PROCESS
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TRADES AND LABOUR JOBS FAQs
Yes – trades and labour jobs are a great career choice for many reasons. The earning opportunities can see good tradespeople earning €50,000 – and even beyond – a year. The industry is growing, so there’s a high demand for labour. You can select which field to specialise in according to what you enjoy most. And there are guaranteed career progression opportunities, which you can achieve while still being paid.
Trades and labour jobs are usually paid an hourly rate, which varies according to the skillset and your experience and qualifications, For example, a plumber or electrician can be paid in the region of €25 per hour, while a carpenter is typically paid around €20-€22 per hour.
To work in any trade in Ireland, you will need a full trade qualification. Trade qualifications are offered at a variety of educational institutions across Ireland and include a mix of in-classroom and on-the-job or apprenticeship learning. For labour roles, including machine work, short introductory courses are available, with some labourer roles available at entry level.
Increasingly, we are working with and supporting companies who are actively embracing apprenticeship and other training schemes.
All employers will also require safe pass and manual handling certification as a minimum, with online or in-person induction and site awareness training mandatory for certain roles. Check the individual job post for details.