Team leaders play an important role in helping the business run
smoothly. They organise and encourage the team and its workload and
make sure performance is kept to a really high standard.
Work experience is typically the main route to becoming a team
leader. They have had to gain good work experience and prove that
they can handle things responsibility.
Some of the tasks that a team leader does include:
- assisting managers and perform assigned duties
- delegating tasks
- ensureing work is completed in a safe, economical and efficient
- preparing reports
- providing guidance and planning training
- ordering supplies
- checking on the quality, progress and outcome of jobs
- reviewing work and evaluating performance
- coordinating and attending team meetings
Team leaders may be involved in building a variety of projects
including homes, hospitals, schools, prisons, sports centres,
bridges, power stations and water treatment works.
You'll need to be able to make decisions and not be afraid to
share new ideas and deliver what has been promised.
Showing initiative and focus is important and you'll need to be
able to work unsupervised to achieve and maintain the interest to
see the job through. You'll need to plan and prioritise your own
work, and other people's, and be accurate with record keeping so
you can develop a system that's manageable.
Having good spoken and written communication skills is
important. You'll also need to be involved and proactive in getting
to know your team to show that you're interested in what they have
Being able to cope, stay calm under pressure and avoid getting
angry and upset is crucial. Motivation and celebrating successes
are key to this role as well as being able to use computer and IT
There are no formal requirements although it would help to have
GCSE's in English/Welsh and Maths at A*-C.
Applications from students with the Foundation/Intermediate
Welsh Baccalaureate are also welcomed.
This is a guide to the average salary a fully qualified and
experienced person might expect to get.
An Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) for Construction Team
Leader is currently under development.
There are opportunities to progress into occupational work
supervision, management or technical support areas.