Construction plant firm looking to hire new apprentice in Ludlow

A construction plant hire company is looking to recruit a new apprentice in conjunction with the Ladder for Shropshire.

George Middleton is a second-year apprentice at Clee Hill Plant Limited
George Middleton is a second-year apprentice at Clee Hill Plant Limited

Clee Hill Plant Limited has a vacancy for an apprentice plant technician to work at its Ludlow depot.

The successful candidate will work closely with a mentor who will help them develop and learn about the role.

They will be involved in servicing and repairs on heavy plant machinery such as JCB’s, Bomag Rollers etc.

Gavin Kirk, HR manager, said: "Clee Hill Plant has a long history of supporting apprentices through their training programmes and enabling them to obtain a nationally recognised qualification in plant maintenance and repair.

"We are proud of our apprenticeship record, with over 40 per cent of our operation employees either undergoing apprenticeship training or having completed their programme and choosing to continue their career with Clee Hill.

"The apprentices who completed their apprenticeship have progressed to become experienced plant technicians, chargehands and also workshop supervisors.

"Working closely with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), we offer three-year advanced apprenticeships in plant mechanics with training taking place ‘on the job’ and through block release at the most suitable local accredited training college.

"The company would like to offer the apprenticeship to young people to allow them to learn new skills and become our future stars within the company and become the workforce of tomorrow."

Anyone wishing to apply can email their CV to hr@cleehill.co.uk.

Services

Clee Hill Plant is the largest compaction and surface dressing hire company in the UK.

It has supplied non-operated plant and equipment hire services to customers in construction, civil engineering and road maintenance for over 50 years.

Under NSM management, the company opened new depots in Chesterfield in 1991 and Darlington in 1992.

By 1997 its turnover had grown to £4 million with 58 employees.

However, Clee Hill’s management believed they could take the business forward more effectively if they could act independently of the NSM Group and this led to a management buyout in May 1997.

This proved a wise move and since then the company has grown and prospered.

New depots were opened in Glasgow, Dartford, Stoke, Corby, Andover and Newton Abbot in 2017. The company now employees around 180 staff around nine depots including head office and 10 per cent of the total workforce are apprentices.

If an employer is keen on recruiting an apprentice, email Amanda Carpenter at amanda@ladderforshropshire.org. Alternatively, for more details visit www.ladderforshropshire.org/home

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