No Sunday Dread for Trades and Construction Workers

No Sunday Dread for Trades and Construction Workers

Sunday night dread does not exist for trades and construction workers, as 76% claim to either ‘love’ or ‘really like’ their jobs.

A survey of 1,220 workers, commissioned to mark the launch of the One4all Spotlight Awards, has revealed almost 1 in 3 (30%) of workers in the trades and construction sector enjoy their job so much that they plan to be with the company they are currently working for “for the foreseeable future.”

And a small portion of trades and construction workers (13%) like where they work so much that they hope to be in their existing company for the rest of their working life.

When quizzed on the most important things in their lives, careers came third, behind family and romantic relationships.

The research also polled workers in the trades & construction industry about how willing they would be to go the extra mile to ensure their company succeeds.

Half (50%) of trades and construction workers said they would be happy to work longer hours than they are contracted for, while a similar number (41%) would take on more responsibility than their job role requires.
More than 1 in 4 (26%) of trades and construction workers confessed they would be willing to travel more or further for work.

However, very few would be willing to allow their bank balance to take the hit for the sake of their company’s success – just 11% said they would be willing to take a pay cut if it meant they could stay in their current role.

Declan Byrne, UK managing director at One4all Rewards, said: “It’s great to see how many trades and construction workers truly enjoy their jobs and the companies they work for. We spend such a huge portion of our lives in work so it’s really important to feel that you are in the right role and company.

“Employers in the trades and construction sector need to take this statistic seriously – while it is fantastic that the majority claim to enjoy their jobs, there is still 24% of the trades and construction work force that can’t say this is true, and these people need their morale and happiness at work to be addressed.

Byrne continues: “It is interesting, however, that while workers in the trades and construction industry are willing to go the extra mile – working longer hours, taking on more responsibility and even travelling more or further – to ensure their employers are successful, ultimately being remunerated and rewarded for their efforts is still crucial.

The One4all Spotlight Awards is a free to enter awards scheme that recognises the best employees in 20 different categories, including Employee of the Year awards across 14 industries, with customer service, professional services, high street retail and property & construction being just some of the sectors recognised.

One4all Rewards are industry experts in benefits and rewards.

For more information and to nominate, please visit

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