Need A Sample Builder CV / resume? 

Whilst years ago the majority of tradesmen gained employment either through their network of contacts or by demonstrating their skills on site, many did not feel it necessary to have a CV.  However in the current economic climate many employers use CVs as a pre-screening tool to decide who they wish to interview.  It is now imperative to have a neat, up to date and impressive builder CV.

Builder / Construction Worker or Labourer?

sample-builder-cv-resumeAs a builder you should make sure your builder CV lists all the skills you have gained, what type of projects you have worked on, what tools and equipment you can use and any qualifications you have. As competition in the construction field increases, you should add all other trades you have gained that might give you the edge over your competitors, so if you are a qualified plasterer or have experience of painting and decorating highlight this in your CV / resume.

If you intend to work on site in the UK you must hold a valid CSCS card so make sure you clearly state that on your CV.

Sample Builder CV / resume


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Anna Bodi

A proficient and hard working builder who is reliable, multi-skilled, used to working to tight deadlines and striving to ensure that all targets are met. Skilled in a wide range of different building processes and have over 25 years within the industry. Have excellent organisational skills, superb customer first skills particularly the ability to exercise initiative and perseverance to achieve results. Currently looking for a new role to enhance the skills which I currently have and to broaden my expertise within an industry.
Key Skills:
  • Counter Balance and Reach Forklift License
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 25+ Years experience within the building industry
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Carpentry
  • Plastering
  • Driveways
  • Brick Work
  • Fencing
Employment Summary:
Multi-trade Builder
2002 – Present
S&J Builders Ltd
Duties:  Brought in to work as a warehouse/assembly line assistant within a busy fasted paced assembly warehouse.
  • Completed on site quotations for various customers
    Successfully completed various different on site tasks by deadline. Such tasks included painting & decorating, carpentry, plastering, constructed driveways, brick work and fenced large gardens
  • Provided excellent customer service
  • Ensured that all health and safety on site was kept to the maximum standard possible

Regency (London)
  • Damp proofed various different properties
  • Completed on-site training to be qualified in damp proofing
  • Sound proofed different properties
  • Treated timber to ensure that the timber was high quality
  • Ensured that health and safety was kept to a high standard at all times

Multi-trade Builder
2000 – 2002
Barclays Building Ltd
  • Worked on the night call-outs
  • Covered various different multi-trade building processes
  • Ensured that health and safety was kept to a high standard at all times
  • Liaised with customers ensuring that all of their needs were met

Training and Development:
  • Successfully completed City and Guilds plastering qualification in 1994
  • Reach and Counter Balance Forklift License
  • CSCS Card
  • Clean Current Full UK driving license
Sport: I enjoy playing snooker and football.  
I enjoy watching films with action being my favourite genre.
Socialising: I enjoy organising outings to theme parks with my friends and family.

References are available on request


Before you send out your builder CV/resume, you should make sure you have an effective cover letter.

Go to our sample CV cover letters section if you are looking for great example cover letters in your field to introduce your CV/resume to a prospective employer.

Alternatively you can download a software program, such as OneClick Cover Letter Creator that enables you to produce powerful letters by following their process.

Once you have constructed a great CV and a covering letter that will impress, upload your CV / resume online, and get found by recruiters.  Start  searching  for jobs in your country and overseas, to find and apply for the latest jobs instantly

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