Trades & Labour Recruitment

We have been a specialist Trades & Labour recruitment agency since our inception in 2001. We have a dedicated Trades & Labour recruitment team in each of our branches in Newcastle, Manchester and Sheffield, responsible for placing hundreds of top-quality candidates into skilled trades and labour jobs across the UK.

Our experience in the industry has enabled us to build strong relationships with many well-known organisations. As such we have a number of preferential agreements in place with construction companies at a local, regional and national level who trust us to provide them with superb candidates for open trades and labour jobs. Thanks to this, we often have access to available assignments before anyone else.

We recruit labourer and trades-people on a temporary, contract and permanent basis dependent on the client and length of assignment. We assist those placed via temp contracts in finding their next trades or labour job, developing trust amongst our extensive candidate pool, and enabling them to secure further trades jobs with an improved paygrade. 

Trades and Labour Disciplines We Work Across

Linear Recruitment’s expert team are committed to finding trades and labour job seekers the right role, with the right company, making use of their particular skill set. We work with companies across the public and private sectors, from government organisation through to private developers and construction agencies.

Typical assignments we advertise labour and trades jobs for include:

  • Commercial construction projects
  • Industrial works
  • Private housing development
  • Public sector developments

Covering a wide range of positions, we recruit on an ongoing basis for skilled trades and labourers including, but not limited to:

  • Joiner jobs
  • Plasterer jobs
  • Painter and Decorator jobs 
  • Groundworker jobs
  • Bricklayer jobs
  • Labourer jobs
  • Electrician jobs
  • Plumber jobs
  • Pipefitter jobs
  • Scaffolder jobs
  • Welder jobs
  • Crane Operator jobs
  • Roller Driver jobs
  • Plant Operator jobs
  • Dumper Driver jobs

Why Trades & Labour Clients Choose Linear Recruitment

Our career consultants are available to offer candidates free and comprehensive advice, assisting our job seekers with help to find labourer jobs, tips on interviewing at various career levels, and guidance on preparing CVs.

Combined, this creates a smooth process for candidates to follow towards securing the role they’re looking for. For our clients, it ensures a pipeline of top-quality trades and labour candidates at various levels.

Search our Skilled Trades and Labourer vacancies for available roles, get in touch to discuss how we can help find your next opportunity, or submit your CV to be notified job openings which might suit you.

Get in touch to find out more

Case Studies

Take a look at our Case Studies to find out more about how we've supported our clients to achieve their objectives through high levels of customer service and personal approach to recruitment.


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  • This is a unique market. Dave always seems to find the right applicants, is always honest and always keeps me informed throughout the recruitment process. I would recommend Dave to any engineering company especially companies who require specialist trades.  

    Richard Wilkes (Emerson Automation Solutions)
  • We have used Linear for well over a decade and consider them to be the only agency that fully meets our needs. Their consultants always listen to our requirements and match the best candidates to the roles. 

    Mick Quinn (GMR)
  • We find all of the Linear team extremely helpful and communicative in advising if they have been able to resource our sites as requested. Our contact is extremely knowledgeable about the industry we work in.

    Caroline Johnson (C Spencer)
  • Linear stands out from any competitors. There is a reassuring sense of passion and pride to obtain a position that you will suceed in and enjoy. Over the past four years I have had nothing but support and encouragement from my recruitment agency. Linear Recruitment has exceeded all of my expectations 

    D Howells (Candidate)
  • Friendly, always there for you and if half the agencies out there followed suit the recruitment sector wouldn't have hald the negative stigma it has. 

    L Ridgeon  (Candidate)
  • The level of contact and communication was 100% every step of the way. I am very impressed with Linear Recruitment’s professionalism and welcoming service. I had registered with other leading agencies but they paled in comparison.

    S Bone  (Candidate)
  • I have been working with Linear Recruitment for a while and they always deliver. They have a knowledgable, pro-active and friendly team who I have promoted to my colleagues at Wates. I can highly recommend Darren and his team.

    Ben Simona (Operations Manager)
  • I've worked with Linear Recruitment for a number of years as both an employer/client and now a candidate. The team's transparent and honest approach has offered a strong relationship, helping in the selection of candidates. Whilst working with Linear as a candidate, Laura has proven to be proactive and resourceful, whilst always maintaining good communication. She's taken time to understand me as…

    Paul Milburn (Contracts Manager)
  • C G Robinson has a good working relationship with Linear Recruitment who has provided plant operatives for the North East area. The team is very professional in their approach to all challenges we have tasked them with, providing a first class service. I highly recommend them.

    Paul Curry (C G Robinson)
  • I have required the services of recruiters twice in my professional career. Lee Hopkin has gained me interviews at well-established Architectural practices. Lee has many contacts in the construction industry and is a recruiter I can trust. I highly recommend the Linear Recruitment team and would not hesitate in contacting them if I require work in the future.

    Ian Davison (Architectural Technologist)
  • I have used Linear for a number of years now. The team always look to understand my business needs and find suitable candidates accordingly. All candidates that I have taken on either both contract or permanent basis have been of a high standard and met requirements that I set out in my brief. Linear is my go-to recruitment specialist at any time that i require new resources

    Jamie Moore (Geobind)
  • I first came across Linear 11 years ago when I recolated to the North East. I have always found them to be professional and very helpful. I was recently placed at Kier Living with the help of Jaime, who I find to be very helpful at all times. They keep in touch and have a very good attitude towards their work.

    Dave Linstead (Site Manager)
  • Linear has worked with J N Bentley for a number of years supplying white and blue collar people. Linear is a professional recruitment agency supplying people that we require. The service we receive is of a very high quality and we are always professionally dealt with.

    Sarah Park (J N Bentley)
  • Linear acts as a key supply partner for us, ensuring we have labour to meet our requirements and needs. Staff provided are professional, knowledgable and suitably qualified for the roles required, ensuring they get the job done safely and to the standard we require.

    Edward Mountain (Interserve)
  • Throughout the time I have known Tom Graham, he has always been understanding and proactive, offering only the best service possible. It is very clear he gives 100% to find me the right candidates and is able to handle the pressures and complexities regardless of the timescales. What is key for myself is communication, whether I am looking for a candidate or being continually informed on what the…

    Tom Brown (Seymour Civil Engineering)
  • I have been affiliated with Linear Recruitment for the past 8 years. Throughout this time Linear has placed myself in Project Management roles and Linear has supplied me with both white and blue collar labour. I have always foud the Linear team very professional in their approach and always there to assist when needed on your request. The team now know the standard of labour I require and it is v…

    David Howells (Interserve Construction)
  • I have always found Linear to be professional in their working practices and the calibre of labour they have supplied has been of a very high standard.

    Harry Pike (Wates Living Space)
  • I have worked with Linear since August 2018. I have dealt with Jaime Smith from day one and I have always felt appreciated and able to ask for help/advice. I feel that Linear has always gone above and beyond for my needs. I would recommend Linear to my colleagues and always ask them to speak to Jamie as she has always been very helpful and available to me.

    Cal Whittle (Site Manager)
  • I have used Linear many times and they offer a great service. I always get a quick response and the guys supplied are always spot on.

    David Garvie (Project Co-ordinator)
  • I have been very impressed with the service I have received from Geoff Taylor at Linear Recruitment. Geoff has been very supportive of my job search and he has used his contacts and industry knowledge to seek out possible opportunities, not just ones that were already "on their books". Communications have been excellent, with Geoff giving me almost daily feedback on the search - something that fr…

    Mark Swift (Commercial Manager)
  • I have had a very successful relationship with Linear Recruitment for over 15 years. Firstly as a Senior Manager with a national building contractor recruiting new staff and latterly as a candidate seeking a new role. I would have no hesitation to recommend Linear Recruitment to anybody in either situation.


    As a recruiter, I always found that Linear were one of the few agencies who truly list…

    Mark Swift (Commercial Manager)
  • I have dealt with Laura over the past 3 years. With Linear, Laura has provided us with temporary labour, mainly Telehandler Operators and General Operatives.
    Laura is a very hard working and genuine person and I have no reservations in providing her with a positive reference.

    Client (Director)

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