Could Apprenticeship Funding Affect Plant Hire Recruitment?

Could apprenticeship funding affect plant hire recruitment?

Government proposals on construction apprenticeship funding could have far-reaching consequences throughout the industry, from those working on building new homes and commercial premises, to related disciplines like plant hire recruitment. Throughout the sector, experience and expertise have always been highly valued, and construction remains an industry where education is largely vocational, including a wealth of…

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CPA Conference to Focus on Prospects for Jobs in Plant Hire

How plant hire jobs can help SMEs deliver new homes

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…

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Harnessing Social Media to Recruit into Construction Roles

Plant and Tool Hire Jobs & Social Media

A campaign is underway to recruit more young people into construction roles such as plant hire jobs, including a focus on increasing the proportion of entrants into the industry who are female. Just 12% of the current workforce in construction roles like plant hire jobs are female, making a male-dominated sector as a whole. But…

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Plant Hire Vacancies Could Grow with Alternative Lending

How plant hire jobs can help SMEs deliver new homes

Work to ensure construction SMEs can access alternative lending could be good news for plant hire vacancies as any increase in funding for construction should lead to greater demand for machinery and equipment. Since the economic downturn began back around 2007-08, the banks have tightened their lending criteria on everything from mortgages to business loans. But…

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Initiative to Boost SME Plant Hire Vacancies

Initiative to boost SME plant hire vacancies

Plant hire vacancies and similar roles with SME construction firms are likely to be on the increase in the near future, thanks to a partnership between the Federation of Master Builders and the Department for Work and Pensions. A Partnership Agreement signed by the two organisations in early July sets out several ambitions for the…

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