New Jobs Advertised

We have just launched our latest set of availability for American based construction jobs. For anybody wanting to have a year out or even emigrate over to the US then please do visit our contact page and let us know who you are and what skills you have.

There are a variety of skills that will be considered and we are only too happy to interview each candidate on merit and match you with an appropriate employer. There will be self employed positions as well as full packages offering a salary, car and accommodation.

So if you have experience in carpentry in the Bristol area, then do give us a call. We are also looking for mechanics, Plumbers, Bricklayers, electricians and general builders. We would love to hear your experience and help to change your life. Lots of positions available i the sunny states of California and Arizona so if you are looking to escape the winter misery of the UK then now is your chance to make it happen.

We have so many testimonials from workers who have gone to America with us and some of them never come back, we can provide you with the stepping stone you need!!!



Why We Send Our Apprentices To America

Cornwall Builders CEO James Hetfield explains why his company have chosen to use the Jobs America scheme

Young people coming through our apprenticeship scheme will often develop into highly skilled builders. But the students who really shine, are usually the ones who broaden their horizons and seek to work abroad for a few months.

As a company we often send our apprentices to work with our building partners and construction companies in the U.S. We feel that to truly become high;y skilled and versatile, which I think is the most important word when it comes to being a builder, getting overseas gives you that experience. The construction and building industry is full of differing skills and trades. It doesn’t matter whether you are renovating, extending or doing a self build home for an architect, the number of trades or “skills” that are needed to complete the work are endless.

Whether you want to specialise in bricklaying, plastering, structure building, roofing or home remodelling and refurbishments. The more experience you have, the more situations you have dealt with and problem solved the better skilled and valuable you will become. I can speak from  experience when I say that when choosing a new employee for our company, it is experience that wins every time.

So think about it this way, from a Director or CEO point of view. Imagine if you are looking at two C.V’s of potential employees for a position that has become available in your company. Both candidates have the same amount of years in the trade, they have similar qualifications and both interviewed very well.

Who do you choose for the position?

Well, you have to look further into their work experience, see who they have worked for and where. So if one the candidates has worked only for one company for their whole career, yes it shows they are loyal and can hold a job!  But if the other candidate has worked for 3/4 different companies and has 6 months experience working overseas in America then that speaks volumes about the quality of working experience they have had.

Houses are slightly different in America, construction processes are done in alternative ways. The materials used for certain elements of the build will not be the same as what we use here in the UK. Getting involved with these different processes and learning how it is done in a different way to what is standard in the U.K, this will turn you into a better builder, a better roofer or a great plasterer, instead of just average like every other young recruit in our industry.

Our apprentices have come back better builders after working in America, they have thoroughly enjoyed the work, and of course there is a chance to travel and have fun over there as well!



3 safety tips for construction workers

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Career is very lucrative due to its high demand and good salary. However, the works are risky, and you should know the safety rules well. Here are four tips for construction workers.

Know the location of the first aid kit

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You must know where the first aid kit is kept so that you can grab it immediately when you need it. If you or your coworker is injured, you can use the kit quickly. The first aid kit should be kept somewhere visible and accessible. The kit should contain tapes, bandages, splints, sanitizing products, etc.

Make sure the equipment are in proper order

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You should make sure that all the equipment is in good working condition. The power tools must be set up properly. Regular maintenance of these works must be done. You should clean and lubricate the power tools regularly so that they don’t get damaged.

Wear safety gears all the time

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This is the easy way to avoid injury in the workplace. You should wear high visibility clothing for your safety. As the construction is full of noise high visibility clothing will prevent accidents. You should wear ear and eye protection.

You should try to avoid any careless actions in the workplace. You should eliminate distractions and focus on your job. You should be cautious about the safety of yourself and your fellow workers. By following the safety rules, you can avoid accidents and make the construction environment safe for the workers. You should always remind yourself about the safety of construction site.



Top 5 constructions job categories you can pursue

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The construction industry is in a good position. The trend looks upwards, and so there are lots of job opportunities available. Here are the top construction jobs that you can pursue.

Construction Manager

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This position is appropriate for someone who has an interest in building and design. A construction manager needs to work with a lot of people in the industry, including architects, engineers, cost estimators, and more. Construction managers must obtain work permits, solve emergency problems, hire contractors, etc.

Plumber

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Plumbers are always on demand. Whenever we need anything to be fixed in the bathroom or kitchen, we need a plumber. Plumbers know how to install and connect the piping and fixtures. They can either work individually or with a team. They facilitate water supply from pipes, bathtubs, sinks, showers, etc. They also ensure that water reaches your water heaters and dishwashers properly.

Electrician

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Electricians know how to design lighting systems, intercom systems, street lights and other electrical works. They know how to repair electrical wiring. If you want to be an electrician, you will have to go through four years of training first. Then you need to apply for licensing.

Cement Mason and Concrete Finisher

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These professionals help fix faulty foundation. They perform specialized masonry work with concrete. They also do decorative finished work for which they need to have design skills. They have a huge demand in this sector.

Carpenters

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Carpenters are needed for many construction-related jobs. They must have good mathematical skills as they need to calculate the wall heights and floor space. They have to do a lot of hard work to complete their work.

If you want to have a career in the property and construction industry, then you can consider any of these professions. They all have good demand in the job market.



5 tips for developing career in property and construction sector

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The property and construction sector is a very demanding place to build your career. There are lots of competitions here as the salary and job security is good. Here are some tips that can help you develop your career in property and construction sector.

Do your research

First, you should find out what property and construction are suitable for you. There are various skilled trades to choose from, which includes painters, engineers, carpenters, project managers, 3D modelers, etc. You should have an open mind when selecting the type of job you want to do. There are many job prospects in this sector as the skilled trades are scarce.

Do volunteer works

You can work as volunteer workers in construction companies besides your studies. This will give you the scope to get work experience as you study so that you will have better job opportunities in future.

Do research on the companies

You should do some research on the companies you want to work for. Before going to an interview, doing this research is a must. It will create a positive image for you. When you know what the employer wants, you can look into your capabilities and strengths to see if you can be a good fit for the job. You can ask advice from university’s career services regarding the job. Social media is a great tool for finding a job.

Try to have good reputation in the field

In the construction industry, it is important to build a good reputation. You should be punctual and honest with your work. If you say that you will deliver something, makes sure you do so. A person who sticks to their word can become a successful professional.

Work with different professionals

You should have the ability to work with teams of different disciplines. So, you must develop good communication skills so that you can work with multidisciplinary professionals.

You should follow this advice to pursue your career in the property and construction sector. There are huge job prospects out there. You just need to know how to grab the right opportunity.