APPLY TODAY FOR THE BACKHOE LOADER SKILLS BOOTCAMP
BECOME THE MASTER OF ANY SITE WITH FREE BACKHOE LOADER TRAINING.
As the world’s biggest selling manufacturer of backhoe loaders, JCB is committed to ensuring that there is a reliable supply of highly skilled and qualified machine operators into the construction industry. Therefore, we’ve teamed up with Flannery Plant Hire to offer FREE training in backhoe loader operations, delivered at the Operator Skills Hub, to provide the next generation of operators ready to take on the challenges of a modern site.
HOW DO I APPLY?
COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM HERE TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST…
ADVANCE YOUR OPERATOR SKILLS
THE BACKHOE SKILLS BOOTCAMPS WILL BOOST YOUR CAREER AND EARNING POTENTIAL.
If you’re a current machine operator, working within groundworks or landscaping for example, and want to upskill, the Backhoe Loader Skills Bootcamps will help you to become ‘site ready’ with advanced operator skills and technical knowledge on the iconic JCB machine. Successful candidates will receive a CPCS card on completion and there’s also the promise of a guaranteed offer of a job interview.
BENEFITS OF THE BACKHOE SKILLS BOOTCAMP
BECOME ‘SITE READY’ WITH ENHANCED SKILLS TRAINING SPECIFICALLY ON THE JCB BACKHOE LOADER.
- Free, fully funded training course for individuals
- Gain a CPCS accredited card on completion
- Build up valuable sector-specific skills based on local employer demand
- Receive full support throughout your Backhoe Skills Bootcamp journey
- Access a guaranteed job interview on successful completion of training
- Boost your earning potential with the opportunity to secure sustainable work and contracts
BENEFITS TO BUSINESSES
THE SKILLS BOOTCAMPS CAN HELP BUSINESSES TO ACQUIRE AND RETAIN SKILLED, DIVERSE TALENT.
- Develop a loyal, talented workforce with the skills you need quickly
- Futureproof your business in a rapidly changing labour market
- Improve your productivity through motivated employees armed with new skills and ideas
- Recruit staff with the right training and skills from the outset
- Access a pipeline of skilled adults
Answering your questions about the Skills Bootcamp...
Answering your questions about the Backhoe Skills Bootcamp...
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Who is the Backhoe Skills Bootcamp suitable for?
The programme is specifically designed to upskill those who are already working within machinery and plant operations and want to progress.
Whether you are looking to upgrade to a new machine or gain more knowledge and experience on the backhoe loader, our programme will offer you the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to progress with your existing employer or future career.
Both individuals and employers looking to upskill their existing workforce can apply.
Who can join the Backhoe Skills Bootcamp?
Whether you are in work, self-employed, unemployed, or returning to work after a break, the Backhoe Skills Bootcamp 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
How long does the Backhoe Skills Bootcamp last?
The Backhoe Skills Bootcamps run intensively for two weeks throughout January, February and March 2023.
Where will the Backhoe Skills Bootcamp be delivered?
JCB is working in partnership with Flannery Plant Hire to deliver the Backhoe Skills Bootcamps at the purpose-built Operator Skills Hub, which is a joint venture between Flannery and Belfour Beatty. These will be run out of the following locations:
Operator Skills Hub
EKFB A422 Compound
How much does the Backhoe Skills Bootcamp cost?
The course is fully funded for individuals who are looking for a new role with a new employer, as well as self-employed operators.
For employers looking to upskill their existing workforce, the course is partially funded with a small contribution towards the cost of the training required. Employers are also still eligible to the CITB Levy Grant. There is no cost to employers who recruit individuals who have completed the Skills Bootcamp.
How is the Backhoe Skills Bootcamp funded?
The Skills Bootcamps are funded thanks to money from the Department of Education, as part of their ‘Skills For Life’ initiative. This aims to offer free fast-track training in a specialist skill specific to an industry, such as construction, to help fill skills gaps.