Fifteen years ago, I encountered a challenge in the construction industry – sourcing reliable labour for groundworks, rail and civil engineering projects. As a Site Manager, I grappled with the limitations of agencies, which failed to understand the unique demands of our sector. Out of this frustration, Skilled Labour Services was born. Skilled Labour Services […]

In the expansive landscape of construction staffing agencies, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of options available. However, when it comes to sourcing skilled labour for civil engineering projects, sourcing quality labour is sometimes hard. Often staffing agencies will offer staff for multiple trades across various industries. Let’s delve into why having […]

Simplifying Workforce Competence: The SLS Approach In today’s rapidly evolving construction sector, ensuring workforce competence is non-negotiable. At Skilled Labour Services (SLS), we recognise the challenges faced by construction companies in retaining skilled staff amidst an ever changing workforce landscape. The process of maintaining workforce qualifications is not only costly but also time consuming.   […]

As we delve into January, the construction industry continues to grapple with one of its most unpredictable factors in the UK – adverse weather conditions. At Skilled Labour Services (SLS), we understand that heavy rain, snow, storms and extreme temperatures can significantly impact your work progress and production schedules. In this blog, we aim to [...]
2023 - Reflecting on a Year of Steady Growth. As we near the end of 2023 we reflect on the year we’ve had. Despite the economic challenges such as recession and escalating costs, we’ve had a good year with a 36% increase in turnover. Our success is attributed to supplying consistent, reliable temporary labour gangs [...]
This month we wanted to highlight a success story that celebrates the power of collaboration and how SLS supports local contracts being delivered by businesses that are based further afield.   About a year ago, our journey took us to a Midlands based construction company with a labour requirement for a substantial groundworks project in [...]
21st February 2023
If you’ve been reading our articles for a while now, you’ll have heard us say this - ignore the headlines filled with doom and gloom about construction. Here’s why the Skilled Labour Services team still stand by this statement based on the current state of construction as we head into the end of Q1/2023.  Hear [...]

Our first Decade in labour supply