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Construction Plant

Reaseheath delivers construction plant apprenticeship training for industry leading companies including JCB, SMT GB, Sunbelt Rentals, Gap Group, Kubota, Volvo Penta and HSS Hire.

As a construction plant apprentice you will develop the basic principles you need to learn to become a plant mechanic and work on the engineering team of a plant or plant hire company.

At college you will learn vital work-based skills including maintenance and repair of construction plant and tool hire equipment.

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What will I study?

  • Engines
  • Transmissions
  • Hydraulics
  • Pneumatics
  • Electrics
  • Welding and fabrication
  • Auxiliary systems
  • Management
  • Health and safety
  • Diagnostics methods
  • Inspections
  • Repair methods
  • Maintenance and repair of construction plant and tool hire equipment
  • Engines systems diagnostics and repairs
  • Machine operations (for non operations)
  • Track laying vehicles
  • Steering
  • Braking
  • Generation
  • Small tool
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 3 years (9 weeks in college per year, delivered in 3 x 3 week block release courses)

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • Preferably 3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

  • After this course you can continue to progress within the industry or study a degree at university

Career options

  • Plant mechanic
  • Maintenance technician
  • Supervisor or foreperson
  • Self employment
  • Practical instructor
  • Technical sales
  • apprenticeships

Student Profile
Dan Lewis

Level 3 Construction Plant Apprenticeship

School: Aquinas College, Stockport

Next step: British Antarctic Survey

Ambition: To travel the world

“I qualified as a construction plant engineer after a three year apprenticeship with Arnold Plant Hire. I studied at Reaseheath, which was a great way to get to grips with the latest technology.

“I’m now off on a great adventure as a member of the British Antarctic Survey, working in one of the most remote places on earth. I’m leading a team of seven engineers and for 18 months I’ll be looking after heavy machinery which is being used to build a new wharf for research ships.

“I could be working on snow mobiles, piste bashers, bulldozers or loading shovels in temperatures as low as minus 50°C. I can’t wait!”