- Rent out plant machinery, tools and equipment to builders and the public
- Requires customer service skills, attention to detail and administration skills
- You could become a store supervisor then manager
As a construction plant hire adviser you will rent out plant machinery, tools and equipment to builders and the public. You could hire out plant machinery on a long or short-term basis for both commercial and domestic projects.
- Dealing with customer orders and giving rental quotes
- Showing customers how to operate equipment safely
- Advising customers on which equipment is best for their needs
- Processing orders and handling payments
- Putting orders together and organising deliveries
- Monitoring stock levels and checking equipment is safe to use
- Keeping hire records up to date
You could work at a store, in a contact centre or on a construction site. Your working environment may be outdoors some of the time and you may need to wear a uniform.
This role would be ideal for someone with good customer service skills, attention to detail and administration skills.
You could apply directly to work as a plant hire controller or construction equipment hire adviser. Employers usually look for experience in construction, warehousing or retail. Strong customer service and administration skills will also be helpful.
You may find it useful to have GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), including English and maths.
You may need to have forklift truck driver training for some jobs, have a category C1 or C LGV licence if driving mobile cranes on public roads and have a first aid certificate for this role.
Alternatively, you can do a hire controller intermediate apprenticeship.
You could join the Hire Association Europe for training opportunities and to make industry contacts.
You could become a store supervisor then manager. You could also move into equipment servicing or do training to work as a construction plant engineer.