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Construction Plant Operator Apprenticeship gets the green light

The Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) has given the go-ahead for a new apprenticeship to encourage construction workers into the industry. The apprenticeship was the brainchild of an employer-led working group and is supported by the Construction Plant Hire Association.

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Demand for London housing has been building and so are new home builders

Over the last few years we’ve seen a demand for new homes and, this summer, it has been confirmed that new home builders are making steps towards meeting this demand. In July 2018 more than 15,800 new homes were registered to be built, which is an increase of 35% on July of the previous year.

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Solving the skills shortage in the construction industry

UK unemployment is at its lowest for 42 years.
That’s great, isn’t it? After all, isn’t this what, as a nation, we’ve strived for?

Or, with Brexit looming, a national housing shortage, and a need for improved infrastructure, are we heading for a catastrophic skills shortage in the construction industry?

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5 Types of business that can benefit from plant hire

The construction industry is probably the first industry that springs to mind when talking about plant hire, however, there are many other industries that can benefit from the flexibility and agility that can be achieved by using plant hire for specialist equipment and machinery. Of course, for many companies, there are cost savings to be had too.

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