Flannery Plant Hire are proud to now be offering the Skills Bootcamp in Plant Operations as an option for entering a career in construction plant. Aimed at new entrants and existing machine operators, the Skills Bootcamp in Plant Operations for Plant Operators is now recruiting learners.

We’ve partnered with HS2’s construction partners EKFB and BBV to offer free construction machinery operation training at our purpose-built training centres known as our Operator Skills Hubs. These state-of-the-art training facilities, offer people without any experience in construction the opportunity to be qualified in as little as two-weeks as part of our ‘bootcamp course. And once trainees successfully complete the course, they’re guaranteed an interview for paid employment!   

There’s also courses for upskilling existing operators, including 12-month Trailblazer apprenticeships, which provide candidates with the skills and certification needed to operate four different types of machinery. 

We do not currently have any available spaces until April 2024, but as soon as new spaces are open to applications, we’ll advertise.

For information about other job and training opportunities on the HS2 project, visit: hs2.org.uk/careers

HS2 Bootcamp video: YouTube Video Player

Why join the Skills Bootcamp in Plant Operations?

New Entrants

  • Free, flexible training available to new entrants
  • CPCS card on achievement
  • Enhanced ‘Site Ready’ training
  • Build up valuable sector-specific skills based on local employer demand
  • A full wraparound service providing support throughout your Skills Bootcamp journey
  • Guaranteed interview on successful completion of training
  • An offer to follow up with an accelerated apprenticeship interview linked to your new skills

Upskilling Opportunities

  • Free upskilling opportunities available to existing employees
  • Enhance your skills on additional machines categories
  • GPS training available
  • Opportunity to secure sustainable work and contracts
  • Boost your earning potential!

Successful learners in the Skills Bootcamp have the opportunity to gain paid employment. 

For those who are looking to break into the plant sector, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone who successfully completes their programme!

As well as training for delegates who are new for the industry, our programmes are designed to upskill those who are already working within the plant sector. Whether you are looking to upgrade to a new piece of plant, or to gain more knowledge and experience in a category you are already accredited to operate, our programmes can provide you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to progress with your existing employer.

What Plant Categories will I be trained on?

The Skills Bootcamp in Plant Operations offers a flexible approach to training delivery. The machine categories(s) you will be trained on will be determined based on local employer demand, providing you the greatest chance of employment on completion!

Machine categories available include:

  • Rollers
  • Forward Tipping Dumpers
  • Dump Trucks
  • 360 excavators
  • Dozers and more

Who can join the Skills Bootcamp in Plant Operations?

Whether you have no experience in operating construction machinery, are in work, self-employed, unemployed, or returning to work after a break, our training is open to you!

To be eligible for the Skills Bootcamp, you must:

  • Be aged 19 or older
  • Have the right to work in the UK
  • Live in England

When and where will the Skills Bootcamp be delivered?

Our Operator Skills Hubs offer regular Bootcamp start dates, occurring every two weeks at the centre locations listed below. The Bootcamp programme spans a duration of two weeks, from Monday through Friday, with classes held between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

The Skills Bootcamp is predominately based out of the following:

Operator Skills Hub
Dunton Wharf
Lichfield Rd
Sutton Coldfield
B76 9EN

Flannery Skills Hub
Old Slade Lane

EKFB A422 Compound
Brackley Road
NN13 5JH