Hire controller

Hire controller

Advise customers on the right plant, tools or equipment for a job and how to use them

The hire sector for plant, tools and equipment offers a service to both commercial and domestic customers. It provides specialist plant, tools, machinery or equipment on short or long-term hire to carry out specific tasks across the construction and other sectors, including mechanical, electrical, facilities management and civil engineering. As a hire controller, you’ll be key to the success of your organisation and one of the main points of contact for customers. You’ll develop in-depth technical product knowledge in terms of operation of the equipment, health, safety and environmental considerations, and will be able to advise customers on the right plant, tools or equipment for a job and how to use it. You’ll understand the specific requirements of the sectors in which your customers operate, for example, construction site CPCS cards for crane operators. You’ll be one of the main sources of technical advice and instruction for customers and the person responsible for ensuring stock is maintained to the required standard, helping to ensure that all legal, health, safety and environmental requirements are met.


Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: DT

Entry requirements: Depend on employer

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs

Potential salary upon completion: £21,000 per annum

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