The Easy Way To Hire Temp Construction Staff In Edinburgh

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We have over 130 recruitment agencies nationwide, providing a wide range of jobs including office staff, trades and labour workers, white collar construction staff, warehouse workers, call centre operatives, drivers, finance staff, IT specialists, and many many more...

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Our top recruitment agencies filling construction staff jobs

TempaGoGo works with temp recruitment agencies across the whole of the UK and have 41 temp staffing agencies supplying construction staff, including:

Nayr Recruitment

Nayr Recruitment is a dynamic, dedicated and knowledgeable recruitment business, offering an all-encompassing 360 recruitment service in the construction, engineering and technical industries across the UK and Ireland. Nayr recruit for a broad range of roles on a permanent and contract white collar basis as well as supplying temporary Trades & Labour, from its offices in Glasgow and Dublin.

Daniel Owen

Daniel Owen has specialised in temporary and permanent placements in Construction, Civil Engineering and Rail, Design & Consultancy and Property Services (maintenance, cleaning), nationwide, since 1987.

City Site Solutions

City Site Solutions have been trading since 2000 and have now four offices in London, Heathrow, Essex and Oxford. From unskilled labour to management and consultancy roles, City Site Solutions help everyone from national contractors to small independent businesses find the construction staff they need, nationwide.

Tech People

Tech People provides technical people for permanent, temporary and contract assignments across many different sectors. Members of the REC, they cover the entirety of the UK and specialise in Construction & Building Services (Welders, Pipe Fitters, Plumbers, Labourers...), Facilities & Maintenance (HVAC...), M&E (Electricians…), Fire & Security, Aviation, Manufacturing, Energy and Oil & Gas.

Darcy Associates

Darcy Associates’ mission is to transform the face of Construction Recruitment. With 4 offices in Bristol, London, Birmingham and Liverpool, they are able to source skilled candidates (Trades and Labour, White Collar, M&E) across the country. Darcy Associates are aiming to deliver a game-changing level of service to their construction clients across the country.

JSM Specialist Services

JSM have been operating since 2010 in the Construction and Engineering sectors. They have developed relationships with skilled tradesmen to assist their clients undertaking new build projects, refurbishments and maintenance works all over the UK.

ATS Recruitment - Construction and Engineering

ATS Recruitment specialises in Construction, Building and Engineering recruitment for numerous market leading consultancies, main contractors and specialist sub-contractors both nationally and internationally, from their offices in Wakefield. Members of the REC, they have an excellent reputation and can provide skilled blue and white collar professionals on a contract and permanent basis.

Optima Site Solutions

Optima Site Solutions are market leaders in Construction recruitment. They provide temporary and permanent recruitment solutions across the UK, with a focus on Construction, Mechanical & Electrical, Civils/Plant Operations, Scaffolding, Rail, Highways & Traffic Management, Engineering, Offshore Oil & Gas, Transport & Logistics, Data/Telecoms, Security, Professional & Technical, Shop-fitting & Interiors, Facilities Management Services and Security Cleared Staff.

AMB Technical

Based in Sutton House in Cheshire, AMB Technical focus on the Construction, Engineering and Oil & Gas industries. They are able to provide temporary and permanent staff throughout the UK.

Hays Recruitment - Construction

Hays Construction consultants have unparalleled recruiting expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the UK construction jobs market. Hays’ construction experts are based in 65 offices across the UK and can place White Collar construction specialists (e.g., Site Managers, Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Site Engineers, Foremen, Estimators) and Blue Collar staff (e.g., Labourers, Bricklayers, Carpenters…).

Bluebaring - Construction and Facilities

Bluebaring specialises in temporary placements in Construction (Trades and Labour, White Collar), Rail and Facilities (e.g., Cleaners, Housekeepers, Facilities Manager) across the UK. They are members of the REC.

We are adding agencies every month, to give you more choice and a better chance of hiring the best temps. Drop us a line if you know of a recruitment agency that you would like us to invite to the platform.

What to look for when recruiting temp construction staff

Construction is one of the sectors in the UK with the highest skill shortages. If you're struggling to hire a bricklayer, a site manager or a labourer - you're not the only one! With 170,000 jobs that need to be created in the construction sector by 2023, and with more than 20% of the construction workers aged 50 or more, the situation is not going to improve any time soon, unfortunately…

The top 5 roles in highest demand are bricklayers, carpenters, labourers (in particular CSCS labourers), site supervisors and quantity surveyors.

Bricklayers: There's an estimated shortage of 15,000 bricklayers in the country, which is particularly problematic at a time when the government is pushing for an ambitious programme of new homes development.

Carpenters and Joiners: Carpenters and joiners are also in high demand, with around 60% of construction businesses reporting difficulties to hire, according to the Federation of Master Builders. Despite offering annual salaries greater around £41k, more than what some accountants earn, it's very hard to hire carpenters permanently, and a large proportion of carpenters work as self-employed contractors, facilitated by online platforms such as Checkatrade or MyBuilder.

General Labourers: General Labourers are also very difficult to find - a situation that has worsened since the Brexit referendum, as 16% of the labourers in the UK come from outside the UK.

Site Supervisors and Site Managers: 65% of construction companies are finding it to recruit site supervisors and managers, according to the CIOB, the Chartered Institute of Building. If you're looking to recruit, be aware that site supervisors will expect at the minimum £48k per year, and site managers £51k annually.

Quantity Surveyors: All construction companies, not just in the UK, but in the world, are experiencing issues recruiting quantity surveyors. Some have described it as “ a global crisis in the quantity surveying profession”.

If you’re looking for Trades and Labour staff, labouring agencies, or temporary recruitment agencies specialised in White Collar roles in Construction, don’t waste your time on a search engine, or calling agencies one by one. You can simply post your request on TempaGoGo and agencies with available staff should get back to you within 5 minutes.

We’ve helped more than 650 companies find temporary construction staff, for a day or a few months, sometimes at very short notice. The website is free to use, and you can use it from your desktop, or your construction site, on your mobile. The benefit of the website is also to be able to work with multiple recruitment agencies at the same time to negotiate better rates.

So, why not give it a go today? We’d love to help you win more contracts, and complete your construction projects on time and on budget!

Hiring temps in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a thriving city, the second strongest economy in the UK after London, with close to 20,000 businesses registered. Its attractiveness is demonstrated by how fast its population has grown over the past ten years: +12.5%, vs. 5% for the rest of Scotland. If you’re a local business looking to expand your workforce temporarily, TempaGoGo can help you find great recruitment agencies in Edinburgh, able to find temporary workers even at short notice.


Full time workers in Edinburgh can expect to earn around £30,700 per annum which is very high for the country - only Londoners can expect higher median full time salary. This in turn allows Edinburgh to attract a higher proportion of highly skilled workers (39%, greater than in London at 35%).

The capital of Scotland, historically the seat of the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh benefits from a very strong financial sector, particularly in insurance and asset management, with companies such as the Royal Bank of Scotland, Tesco Bank, TSB Bank, Scottish Widows and Standard Life Aberdeen headquartered in the city. 9.9% of the employed population in Edinburgh was employed in the Finance and Insurance sector, which is surprisingly higher than London, at 7.1%! More than £500bn assets are under management in the city.

Edinburgh has also a thriving health and life science sector, which represents 15% of all jobs in the city. Edinburgh BioQuarter, a leading medical research facility in Europe, is home to more than 2,000 researchers, while in 2020, the Centre for Regenerative Medicine will form the largest cluster of stem cell scientists in Europe. GSK, Merck, Janssen, Eurofins, Dexcom, among others, have established a base in the city.

Its technology sector has boomed in recent years, and it was considered the UK’s fastest growing tech hub in 2017. Edinburgh was the birth place of Skyscanner and is home to one of Amazon Development Centres.

Famous for its culture, its UNESCO world heritage sites (Edinburgh old and new town) and events (the Edinburgh International Festival, the Fringe), Edinburgh’s economy is also boosted by its tourism, with 4 million visitors every year.

Edinburgh benefits from very high rates of employment, at 77%, much higher than the average in Scotland (74.1%) or the rest of Great Britain (75.1%), with very low rates of unemployment (4.0%). This means that finding permanent employees can be difficult. If you want help finding temporary staff, TempaGoGo is here to help you find vetted recruitment agencies in Edinburgh, matched to your needs.

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