Posted on 8/09/2015 by Dave Irons
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 not have all of the specialist tools and equipment they need to bid on a particular job.
Plant hire recruitment brings more people into jobs supplying this equipment on a temporary basis - helping to plug the tools and equipment gap while broader recruitment campaigns work on filling the skills gap.
As the industry continues its upward swing, this will remain important, with around 250,000 jobs lost during the recent recession, which will need to be filled again as the sector returns to its former size and productivity level.
Housing minister Brandon Lewis recently visited a brickwork academy at Derby College to see how work is being put into bringing young people into the industry.
He said: "For the last five years, our efforts have got Britain building. This means thousands of jobs are now up for grabs - roles that offer a great opportunity to build a successful and well-paid career."