The Crane Industry…..It used to be “Grandfather rights” or an old phrase “Dead man’s shoes” to simply get in anywhere.
It’s always been about the family connections. “Family – First ” In the recruitment process!!
In the crane industry, its how it works !! from father & son, Brother to Brother, Friends & Friends of Friends & more recently we are seeing father and daughter enrollments as the industry & the construction sectors become more accessible and enjoyable to everyone .
This is how you would normally get the introduction into mobile cranes and the opportunity to a very rewarding career.
This Industry has been guilty of restricting the opportunities to people outside the industry , its a huge trust issue !!
IT CAN BE A CHALLENGE FOR US AS WELL :-
“We are going to give you the keys to a machine which is usually valued at hundreds of thousands of pounds ,if not millions , to operate & look after” its a huge risk and gamble we should never have to take, but it actually seems to be happening more and more due to the lack of industry candidates & recruitment challenges.
MOD / EX ARMED FORCES:-
We have in the past gained comfort from people within the Army & ex Armed forces personnel.
Providing you’ve been lucky enough to obtain a basic understanding of the skill requirements and received in house training. We find it very useful to work with ex military people.
WORD OF MOUTH:-
In the past we have at least relied on the most senior member of the family to vouch for you and help you with a basic understanding, it has been a generation to generation job role in the past ,which needs expanding upon and awareness generated within the general public . Great if you live close by to the Training school to take full advantage , however the job vacancy situation is UK wide, so there is sure to be suitable job opportunities in your area.
Its worth noting that this industry can be a very rewarding career move, it can be fast paced,challenging and actually fun to be part of a wider team.
We actually get to meet various people on ALL levels of Business and with that come amazing opportunities working in some amazing places.
The skill set can be achieved providing your keen and willing, punctual and efficient at the controls , and have good communication skills with the client and your colleagues on site , a clean driving licence is required , but we have accepted the odd misdemeanours on merit ( points).
MOBILE CRANE TRAINING COURSE :-
Crane Operators, Drive operate and maintain large construction machines , they can travel to destinations around the UK to undertake lifting operations with precision and with an extreme sense of pride, although the smaller capacity cranes tend to stay local to support local projects and services.
Mobile ALL TERRAIN CRANES or Truck mounted cranes have come a long long way, technology, performance, driver comforts including in the high end product range ,we even get air conditioning for those infrequent days in the UK. The computer control software is very reliable and user friendly once machine specific induction training had been introduced.
The industry has always relied on ‘Word of Mouth’ in the past .
We are all experiencing complex recruitment challenges and this is wide spread across the construction industry. The construction industry needs to recruit an additional 217,000 workers by 2025 to keep on track .
Training and opportunities within this sector have never been more important, the recruitment process is going to be a challenge. If you enjoy working with in the construction environment and profess to be a good candidate our first class training courses Administered by professionals can help you reap the rewards this industry has to offer.
The Training courses on offer , concentrate on the whole skill set the crane industry requires. Take a look at the course prices and choose how you wish to start your journey with us.