United Kingdom - Trade Specific Start Up Packs

Our specially designed Start Up Packs prepare you quickly and efficiently for your job soon after you arrive in the United Kingdom, as well as providing a smooth transition to help you settle in to life in the UK.

Live, Learn and Earn in the United Kingdom

GB Construction Training will assist you in acquiring the necessary documents and accreditations required for you to work in the UK Construction Industry before you leave Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or Canada with our Trade Specific Start Up Packs including packs available for the following:

We will facilitate the required steps, taking the stress and inconvenience out of these timely processes, avoiding you weeks of potential complications on arrival. With our exclusive partnerships, we're able to put you infront of the right people who have job opportunities available in the UK.

Make the most of your working holiday experience and get a head start before arriving in the United Kingdom with GB Construction Training Start Up Packs.





General Trades





All prices stated exclude VAT. VAT is calculated and added at checkout.

Start Up Packs Include:

UK Informative Guide

Everything you need to know about living and working in London.

UK Mobile Phone Sim Card

Cheap international and UK calls. Get your new UK mobile phone number now

Trade Grading & Recognition

We’ll include a Trade Grading/Licence Application and Card relevant to your trade.


Enjoy exclusive discount offers on tools, mobile phones and more!

Oyster Card

We’ve also included a card loaded with credit to use for public transport in London

National Insurance Number

NI number assistance, as well as Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) registration.

Study Material

A Health & safety assessment, along with relevant study material is included in your package.

City & Guilds

Electricians will also receive the City & Guilds 2382 (17th edition) exam and home study course.

Engineering Services SKILLcard

We will act as your sponsor, organise and submit your SKILLcard Application.

Joint Industry Board (JIB)

Joint Industry Board (JIB) Grading - JIB Card relevant to your trade.


United Kingdom National Academic Recognition Information Centre. An officially recognised document that confirms recognition of an overseas qualification and its comparable level in the UK.

Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card

A CSCS Card will state your qualifications and show you have passed the ConstructionSkills Health & Safety Test.

Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS)

Health & Safety Assessment – ECS Certificate; On your arrival in the UK we will schedule an assessment date convenient for you. The ECS Certificates compulsory when applying for Joint Industry Board (JIB) Grading.


We are able to offer you the security that your CV and qualifications will be seen by the right employers first!

Booking & Advice

The assessments contained in the UK Start Up Packs are run weekly at our London training centre.

If you are submitting documents to GB Construction Training, please make sure that they are in PDF or Word Document formats only.

You must bring one form of photographic ID in good condition.

Acceptable Forms of Photo ID

  • Valid Passport
  • Valid UK Driver’s Licence (not foreign drivers’ licence)

As soon as you receive your National Insurance Number, please supply it to GB Construction Training.

Without an NI Number it will prevent your card application/s being submitted/sent.

What to Bring with you to the UK

  • Plenty of warm clothing; even when arriving in summer, the UK has been known for its wetter weather!
  • An United Kingdom electrical adapter (Type G)
  • Personal medication prescribed by your doctor
  • Originals and copies of:
    • Passport
    • Travel insurance documents
    • International Drivers licence
    • Academic records (if necessary)


Send your CV/résumé through to us so we can help place you infront of the right employers!

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Assessment Location

Where Can I Take The Exam/Assessment?

We currently have one training location for your convenience:

Unit 10 Isleworth Business Complex,
St John's Road
Isleworth London
+44 (0) 20 8847 3718

Using the Underground:

Take the Picadilly Line, Westbound towards Heathrow, disembark at Hounslow East, Walk towards the Hounslow Bus Station bus stop G and catch either H37 (Towards Richmond) or 117 (Towards West Middlesex Hospital), get off at bus stop AA St. John the Baptist.

Take the District Line, Westbound towards Richmond, disembark at Richmond Station, Walk towards the Bus Stop D and catch the H37 (Towards Hounslow), get off at bus stop BB Grainger Road.

Using the Main Line:

South West Trains from Waterloo; Trains heading towards Hounslow, Weybridge and Addleston all trains must be VIA Brentford (Usually Platforms 16,17,18). Disembark at Isleworth Train Station, and walk down St.Johns Road towards the centre.

Catching the Bus:

Buses close to the centre are the H37 (Hounslow-Richmond) and 117 (Staines- West Middlesex Hospital) At Bus Stop AA and BB.

Buses near by are; 237 (White City (London Westfield) – Hounslow Heath), E8 (Ealing Broadway – Hounslow Bells corner) and 235 (North Brentford Quarter – Sunbury Village), At Bus Stop F (Isleworth Train Station).

267 (Hammersmith to Fulwell) At Bus Stop TH (Isleworth War Memorial).

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