Our apprenticeship scheme has been successfully running since the Operator Skills Hub launched in 2021, but Flannery are proud to have gained government funding and to now be offering the Skills Bootcamp in Plant Operations as an option for entering a career in construction plant.

This offering is aimed at new entrants to the sector and existing machine operators, and is now actively recruiting new learners. Whether an individual learner keen to enter the construction sector, or a current operator looking to enhance their skills, the Skills Bootcamp provides valuable knowledge and know-how with the promise of a guaranteed offer of a job interview upon completion of the training program.

The Skills Bootcamp is free to join and offers a flexible training schedule. New entrants receive a CPCS card on achievement after receiving enhanced ‘site ready’ training that is designed to build up sector-specific valuable skills based on local employed remand. The course comes with full wraparound support throughout, and new entrants are also offered a chance to follow up with an accelerated apprenticeship interview linked to the new skills they’ve gained.

For those looking to upskill, the Bootcamp offers the chance to enhance skills on additional machine categories and gain GPS training. Upon completion, there is also the opportunity to secure sustainable work and contracts, boosting earning potential.

The overall aim of the Skills Bootcamp in Plant Operations is for all successful learners to receive an offer of a new job or have access to new opportunities and contracts that utilise the new skills they have acquired. These skills include how to work sustainably, and having the next generation of operators already trained in this when first coming on site will further improve our carbon output within the industry.

The Skills Bootcamp in Plant Operations offers a flexible approach to training delivery, so each machine category that entrants are trained on is determined through what local employers are in need of. This provides all learners with the greatest chance of employment upon completion, and offers employers operators that directly meet their requirements from the day they start on site who are ably trained to use rollers, forward tipping dumpers, dump trucks, 360 excavators, dozers and more.

Anybody who is in work, self-employed, unemployed or looking at returning to work after a break is able to apply for the Skills Bootcamp, as long as they are aged nineteen or older, have the right to work in the UK and live in England. This training is being delivered at the Operator Skills Hub sites both in Sutton Coldfield and in the brand-new site in Westbury, at the EKFB A422 Compound.

You can find out more information and register your interest through the dedicated page here.