This week, we’ve teamed up with Labour Revolution to give international students an idea of what it’s like to work as a labourer in Australia. The Bondi Junction agency offers both full time and casual employment to labourers across Sydney including the Eastern Suburbs, Inner West, North Shore and CBD. Labour Revolution also have an office in Richmond, Melbourne. Providing labourers with work in the CBD, St Kilda, Mornington and further West towards Point Cook.
Labour Revolution is dedicated to supporting international students during their time in Australia and is more than happy to assist with any accommodation queries. The team works closely with one of the biggest hostels in Sydney, Noah’s Backpackers in Bondi, which offers labourers seven nights shared accommodation for $130.
We have worked closely with the labour hire agency for several years now and highly recommend checking out the jobs on offer if you have previous experience on a construction site. It’s a great way to support your studies, meet new people and gain further knowledge of the industry.
What are the benefits of working with Labour Revolution?
Intrigued? Below, find out what a day on site entails with Labour Revolution’s nifty guide below.
5am - 6am
Prepare for your alarm to go off bright and early. It’s time to throw on your PPE (personal protective equipment). Just don’t forget to grab your lunch before sprinting out of the house! We recommend grabbing a coffee on your commute so you’re ready for the day ahead...
Your day on site begins. This usually involves a quick introduction and tool box chat with the builder to go through jobs for the day. You will most likely walk around the site to go through general safety checks and ensure you understand the day’s tasks. Then, it's time to get to work!
9am - 12.30pm
The tasks at hand for a general labourer are varied and can include the following: cleaning the site, moving and lifting materials and equipment and supporting trades on site. You may also be expected to perform skilled tasks such as using power tools for demolition or the instalment of doors.
12.30pm - 1pm
Lunch time! A member of the Labour Revolution team will likely check in with you now to ensure all is going well, especially if it’s your first day.
1pm - 3.30pm
After lunch, the builder may ask you to move onto a different task. For example, you may need to support another trade following a delivery.
Time to finish up, tidy and get your timesheet signed before you leave the site. More often than not, the builder may ask you to stay on and continue the work for the week. If not, Labour Revolution will be more than happy to set you up with a job at a different location until you're needed back.
Please note: day to day routines vary depending on the site, skills required according to the task and the location of the job. Labour Revolution will always find a job suited to the skills and living location of labourers.
What do I need to join the Labour Revolution team?
Please visit our dedicated page on finding a job in Australia for top tips on the application process and information on how to obtain your white card.
If you’re a labourer looking for work and meet the above requirements, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Emily today on 0481 742 338.
Pavla, The Director