What are recruiters looking for in a fitter engineer?

What are recruiters looking for in a fitter engineer?

Fitter engineers install, maintain and repair mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems and equipment. They work from detailed engineering drawings and technical manuals to fit and assemble parts and components for a variety of machinery. The role involves dealing with the various processes involved in making or producing components for machinery. What skills are required to…

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Plant Hire Jobs Set Young People on an Entrepreneurial Path

Plant hire jobs set young people on an entrepreneurial path

The construction sector has always been one in which entrepreneurial spirit is rewarded, and for many people plant hire jobs are just the first step along that path. In a sector where vocational qualifications and on the job experience are highly valued, the Federation of Master Builders reports that nearly three in five present-day construction bosses began…

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More on Apprenticeships for Plant Hire Jobs

More on apprenticeships for plant hire jobs

Following our recent report on how apprenticeships – if delivered properly – can support construction-related disciplines like plant hire jobs, the government have published an Ofsted report looking at the successes and shortcomings of the current system. The report praises sectors like construction, which have already followed the apprenticeship model for many years, while criticising the…

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Apprenticeships Must Deliver ‘Added Value’ for Jobs in Plant Hire

Jobs in plant hire look good through 2020

Hire Association Europe has called for apprenticeships in the construction industry to deliver “added value” for jobs in plant hire, related disciplines, and for the employers who provide such opportunities. A government consultation on the issue closed recently, with the next publication of updates on the process due before Christmas. It centres on the proposal of an…

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Budget 2014: Measures to Boost Plant Hire Jobs

Budget 2014: Measures to boost plant hire jobs

Several of the measures outlined in the 2014 Budget speech could see an increase in plant hire jobs availability over the coming months. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne stressed the importance of apprenticeships as a route to employment for younger people. As such, an extra £85 million is being put towards grants for employers…

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