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Hire Controller (Plant, Tools and Equipment)

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Trailblazer Apprenticeships

A meeting of interested employers was held in September 2016 in order to develop a new trailblazer apprenticeship for those that work as a hire controller within the plant hire and rental sector. 


A working group has been formed with a lead employer - Southern Hoists chairing the meetings. The Expression of Interest - the formal application process made to Government in order to develop new trailblazer apprenticeships  - has been approved with the group developing the standards and assessment plan.


The employer group consists of a range of employers representing the planrt, tools and equipment hire and rental sector including general plant, access, small plant and tools, concrete pumping, crane hire, shoring etc. along with the supporting federations of CPA, HAE and IPAF.


To encompass the full range of hirable equipment to the construction and allied sectors, the title of the occupation has been altered, during the development of the standards, from Plant Hire Desk Controller to Hire Controller (Plant, Tools and Equipment).


CPA staff are providing a project management service to the employer development group.


Update April 2018


The standard for this apprenticeship has now been approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and has been posted on their website (link below). The working groups next task is to develop the Assessement Plan and End-point Assessment. 



For more information on this apprenticeship or to supply any feedback on the standard and other proposals, please contact Peter Brown at 

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