The main responsibility of labourers is to assist a supervisor and carry out instructions accurately. The work of labourers is largely of a physical nature and varies from one industry to another:

Farm labourers assists in the feeding of animals, ploughing and planting. The food industry employs labourers to assist with a wide variety of kitchen tasks, including cleaning and baking

Labourers may work as assistants or general handymen, under the supervision of qualified tradesmen, where tasks include passing equipment, tending to tools and assisting with the building of structures. Labourers can also be employed to do domestic cleaning inside or outside buildings

A labourer can work in practically every industry in which there are tasks that require physical strength and no other qualification or skills.

Personal Requirements

  • good health
  • physical strength and stamina
  • reliable and have integrity
  • willing to work outdoors in all types of weather
  • able to follow instructions
  • able to work independently if required to do so


  • farms
  • building industry
  • food industry
  • businesses
  • schools, hostels and hotels
  • shopping centres
  • care centres
  • trade industry

Getting Started

  • try to obtain vacation work in a company that employs labourers
  • speak to different labourers about this career


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