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Remember these handy tips:

  • Before you leave for work every morning make sure you have checked train times and maps to ensure you will be early to your meeting place
  • We work 24/7, 7 days a week so you need to be available constantly – our working week is Monday to Sunday!
  • You must respond to text messages from your number one or crew manager within 1 hour or you run the risk of being removed from the job
  • You must return any missed calls from your number one or crew manager
  • You must expect to be called for work at short notice so always try and have your kit ready for every day
  • You should always assume you will be working the next day of a job unless told otherwise
  • Keep your target chart up to date so that you can keep track of your pay increases, promotions etc.
  • Remember you may have to work away from home for weeks at a time and that our jobs are typically long days with early starts
  • You may need to take a packed lunch with you every day as some sites will not be close to a shop
  • It’s always a good idea to dress warm as you are going to be working outside a lot of the time
  • The work we do can often be labour intensive so do bear that in mind
  • If you have any questions about any details relating to work or pay, please contact the crew manager
  • Remember, general labourers can be asked to do some pretty random stuff so always be ready and prepared for the unexpected!

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