CPA Conference to Focus on Prospects for Jobs in Plant Hire

The future of jobs in plant hire is likely to be high on the agenda this October as the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) holds a new event, the CPA Plant Conference.

Scheduled for October 23rd at Wyboston Lakes Conference Centre near St Neots, Cambridgeshire, the one-day event follows an itinerary with presentations by several high-level representatives of industry and government.

Among them is the government’s chief construction advisor, Peter Hansford, who will talk about the government’s Industrial Strategy for Construction and the opportunities – and challenges – it could bring to people with jobs in plant hire.

Plant hire recruitment will also feature in a speech by Stephen Radley, director of policy at the Construction Industry Training Board, which encompasses issues affecting the sector’s entire workforce.

He will look at how the industry can work on plant hire recruitment over the long term to ensure a continued and sustainable supply of skilled individuals, as well as professional development of those already in the industry.

Attendance of the event is open to “anyone who has an interest in, or influence over, supplying or procuring plant”, and may serve as a useful networking opportunity to anyone with an interest in plant hire jobs.