Construction boom assists plant and tool hire jobs market

Construction boom assists plant and tool hire jobs market

The plant and tool hire jobs market is heavily entwined with the construction industry but what do the latest forecasts mean for people looking to get employment in the plant and tool hire industry? The results look quite promising due to the fact the construction industry seems to finally be shrugging off the Brexit fears. Markit/CIPS, the…

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Jobs in Plant Hire Look Good Through 2020

Jobs in plant hire look good through 2020

Jobs in plant hire are a strong prospect for at least the remainder of the current decade, according to the highlights of an AMA Research report on the industry. The study looks at the UK plant hire sector from 2016 to 2020, and compares this period with the preceding years of the decade. It asserts…

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Hire Convention 2016 Looks to ‘Future Proof’ Plant Hire Recruitment

Hire Convention 2016 looks to 'future proof' plant hire recruitment

The recent Hire Convention 2016 in Loughborough placed plant hire recruitment high on the agenda as it looked at ways to future proof the sector and attract new talent into plant hire vacancies. Organised by Hire Association Europe and Event Hire Association (HAE EHA), the two-day convention took place at Loughborough’s Holywell Park on September…

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Strong Wage Growth Prospects for Plant Hire Vacancies

Strong wage growth prospects for plant hire vacancies

Candidates applying for plant hire vacancies in the coming months could see higher starting salaries, as part of a broader trend towards higher wages in the construction industry. The Construction Products Association reports that in the first quarter, salaries and wages were higher among heavy-side materials companies, and 71% of light-side companies too. For the…

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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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Skilled Individuals are Needed for Plant Hire Vacancies

Skilled individuals are needed for plant hire vacancies

A shortage of skilled individuals in many sectors is creating new challenges for the labour force, and construction-related disciplines such as plant hire vacancies appear to be affected too. Plant hire vacancies are an indication of growth in construction activity, as one of the core services underpinning the delivery of everything from new residential and commercial…

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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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Plant Hire Recruitment Supports Young People in Construction

Plant hire recruitment supports young people in construction

As efforts continue to attract more young applicants into construction roles, plant hire recruitment has its own part to play in making sure these new entrants have all of the equipment available to them that they need at the start of their new careers. Entering construction roles can be challenging for self-employed individuals and contractors, who might…

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