General Construction Operative

General Construction Operative

Become a Construction Operative

General Construction Operatives have a wide range of skills and can be involved in a number of tasks, such as concrete, drainage and timber. If you enjoy a varied job role and like to work both indoors and outdoors and have a head for heights then you will be well suited to this role. Hours of work vary, typically Monday to Friday with overtime at weekends.

  • Good with your hands
  • Attention to detail
  • Physically fit

General Construction Operations is available as an apprenticeship course. Good GCSEs are recommended. At Leeds College of Building entry is via a basic skills test.


Newly trained general construction operatives can earn £17,000 - £20,000

Trained general construction operatives with some experience can earn £20,000 - £30,000*

Self-employed general construction operatives set their own pay rates.

Find the perfect career for you

There are hundreds of job roles in construction, from site work to office work or a combination of the two. Some of the many careers are listed in our careers A-Z, simply click on the letter of the career you are interested in to find out all about it.