Apprentice – Construction Plant Engineer (Scott’s Hire)

Closing Date for Applications: 25 July 2024
Standard / Level: Level 3
Location: Sandbach, Cheshire
Working for: Scotts Hire Limited
Starting Salary: To be discussed at interview stage

Scott’s Hire Limited is a well-established independent plant hire company with over 30 years’ experience in the industry. We service contracts the length and breadth of the country with an extensive range of market leading equipment. We have achieved this success through our “big enough to cope, small enough to care” ethos.

We have a wide range of plant equipment including Small Tools, Excavators, Rollers, Dumpers, Telehandlers, Tractors from 0.5 Tonne to 20 Tonne and Attachments.

We are an innovative company with a highly skilled engineering team. Apprenticeships are an integral part of securing the future.

We understand the importance of investing in people and are always looking to bring new product offerings to market to help solve our customer’s needs.

Our apprenticeship scheme is a great way to build knowledge, get valuable hands-on experience and be part of a team that strives for excellency.


Main activities of the job detail:

  • Routine Servicing and Maintenance of Plant Equipment.
  • Diagnosing faults and carrying out repairs.
  • Supporting continuous improvements in health and safety through development of Risk Assessment, Method Statement to minimize risk when completing maintenance activities.
  • Completing Pre-hire inspection reports.



  • Reaseheath Training will be the apprenticeship provider for this Level 3 apprenticeship.
  • The employer will give guidance and support throughout
  • Off-the-job training must make up at least 20% of the apprentice’s contracted hours, over the total duration of the apprentice’s planned training period
  • This Standard apprenticeship may include Functional Skills in maths, English & ICT

Skills Required

  • Excellent Communication skills to talk to colleagues about issues and repairs.
  • Problem-solving and diagnostic skills to identify and fix vehicle issues.
  • Attention to detail to perform repairs with precision and accuracy.
  • An awareness of health and safety issues
  • A reasonable level of fitness

Personal Qualities

  • Enjoys working as part of a team but also has the ability to work without supervision.
  • Willingness to learn
  • Efficient and organised when carrying out tasks
  • A reasonable level of fitness


Our apprenticeship scheme is extremely successful; all apprentices have continued their career with us in full time, permanent positions both as depot based and mobile plant engineers and gone to managerial positions.

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