Below you'll find answers to Building Careers UK's most commonly asked questions from candidates.
1. How do I register?
To register with us, send us your CV, or contact us to make an appointment. We will conduct a thorough but informal interview via phone and then in person if applicable. Pending registration, you will be provided with a direct point of contact who will keep you up to date with new opportunities.
2. What do I need to bring with me when I meet you?
Your consultant will let you know what is necessary to bring with you when attending an interview with us. This may include:
Confirmation of eligibility to work in the UK (Passport, Identification)
Relevant qualifications and/or tickets (CSCS card, SMSTS)
Contact information for min. two references
- Up to date CV
At interview, you may be asked to fill in a Candidate Application Form which includes basic personal details and a medical questionnaire. This must be filled out and signed in order to work for BCUK.
3. Do I need to pay to use your services?
No! Our service to our candidates is free. We provide guidance and support throughout the job hunting process, from initial contact to CV workshops, and from free training to support through the resignation process.
4. What happens after I have registered with you?
During your interview, we will get to grips with what you are looking for in a new position; temporary or permanent. After the interview we will discuss with you any suitable current vacancies and provide you with an arranged interview or temporary work assignment. If we don't have the ideal vacancy to offer you, then we will stay in regular contact by phone or e-mail. We also ask that you keep in contact with us and inform us if your availability or circumstances change. You can always keep up to date with our vacancies here.
5. When do I get paid?
As a temporary worker for BCUK, we need a signed timesheet weekly. This is filled in by you for your hours and signed by your line manager. The deadline for timesheets is Tuesday at 12pm. If a signed timesheet has been provided, you will be paid on Friday for the previous week’s work.
6. I haven't been paid. What should I do?
If you haven’t been paid on Friday and you worked for us the previous week, contact your consultant. If you have provided us with a signed timesheet by the deadline on Tuesday, we will get you paid as soon as possible. If your timesheet has not been received on time, you will be paid the following week.
7. I want to work in construction, but I don't have a CSCS card. Where do I get one?
CSCS cards are available from the CITB. Visit their website and follow the steps provided. You must have a valid CSCS card to be permitted on site for us.
8. Can you provide me with PPE?
We can provide you with a quality hard hat and hi vis vest. Speak to your consultant or call us for more details.