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Training the next generation of ground workers and civil engineers

Skilled Labour Services (Southern) is well aware of the growing skills gap in the construction industry. With an ageing labour force approaching retirement age and a lack of younger people entering the construction industry, SLS have taken steps to help fill the current skills gap by taking on younger people leaving education and equipping them with all the training, on-the-job skills and knowledge they need to launch a successful career in the construction industry.


We ensure that our new recruits attend training courses and gain qualifications and practical experience to bolster their confidence. Once qualified, we put our new recruits on work experience placements where they will work alongside and be supervised by our experienced staff.


This can be an effective way for a young person to get a foot through the door within the construction industry. They can then go on to continue to work with SLS to gain more practical experience and to keep up their training and qualifications, or they can choose to develop their own network contacts and branch out on their own.

Our training commitment


Skilled Labour Services (Southern) book our labour operatives on all necessary training courses to enable our staff to perform their jobs to the best of their ability with a deep understanding of what standards are expected of them.


The courses we enrol our staff on include (but are not limited to):

  • Dumper
  • Roller
  • Excavator
  • Tractor
  • CSCS renewal courses


We make sure that our team are kept up to date with all of their industry training certification and experience so that we can deliver you with a highly-skilled workforce that can deliver positive results.


It is also an advantage for our workforce to keep up their skills and training to give them more opportunity to be offered regular, high-quality work with prestigious construction companies that want only the best possible operatives working on-site.


One of the key actions we take with our labour operatives is to ensure that their CSCS cards are renewed before they expire so they can remain working on a construction project with valid accreditations.

Fit to work medicals


We understand that you will want to manage a team of labourers that are physically fit and able to take on the nature of the work involved. This is why we put our operatives through regular fit to work medicals and keep a running check on their physical and mental health to ensure that you get the best possible staff.


This helps to reduce the risks of on-site accidents and will improve your company’s Health & Safety record.


Knowing that SLS has our operatives health and well-being concerns at heart delivers a positive impact on the overall well-being and happiness levels of our staff. This can help to boost on-site productivity and the drive to deliver a high-quality service on behalf of our team.

Are you a Civil Engineering Project Manager looking for Temporary Labour?


The main role of a civil engineering project manager is to ensure that the physical integrity of their project, be that buildings or other large structures such as tunnels and bridges are safe and well constructed.


To ensure the safety and durability of the project on which they are working, they need to employ ground workers and labourers that are highly skilled and experienced with a deep knowledge of their industry to help deliver quality work.


Skilled Labour Services work closely with many project managers running medium-sized civil engineering construction projects along the South Coast.


We can help to deliver you with a tried and trusted source of temporary labour for your construction project. You will be impressed with the high quality of the operatives we offer. All of our labourers hold the most up to date and relevant training and certification.

Why trust Skilled Laour Services (Southern)?


Skilled Labour Services (Southern) is the labour provider of choice for construction and civil engineering projects across Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey, Wiltshire, Berkshire and London. We understand that your construction project can be varied and depending on the size and nature of your project, we can perfectly tailor the skilled labour force that you need to get the job done right.


Because you will have the supervision and management of your on-site labour throughout your construction project, it makes sense to work with a company with a proven track record for supplying skilled labour that carries the appropriate training, knowledge and experience.

Skilled Labour Services (Southern) working in partnership with you


Becoming a skilled labourer takes time and a substantial amount of training and experience to gain the knowledge needed to succeed in this industry.


Because SLS focusses on the professional development of our operatives to enable them to enter the construction industry, we are excited to be working in partnership with some of the most exciting construction projects across the South of the country.


If you would like to talk to us about our skilled labour supply services or need us to provide you with our most highly skilled operatives for your civil engineering project, then do not hesitate to contact our friendly team.

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