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Construction plant hire adviser

Construction plant hire advisers rent out plant machinery, tools and equipment to builders and the public.

Potential salary
£16,000 to £26,000
Working hours
37 to 42 a week
  • customer service skills
  • to enjoy working with other people
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • the ability to sell products and services
  • maths knowledge
  • administration skills
  • active listening skills
  • the ability to work well with others
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

Your day-to-day tasks may include:

  • dealing with customer orders and giving rental quotes
  • showing customers how to operate equipment safely
  • advising customers on which equipment is best for their needs
  • processing orders and handling payments
  • putting orders together and organising deliveries
  • monitoring stock levels
  • checking equipment is safe to use
  • keeping hire records up to date

You may need to wear a uniform.

You could work at a store, in a contact centre or on a construction site.

Your working environment may be outdoors some of the time.

You could become a store supervisor then manager. You could also move into equipment servicing or do training to work as a construction plant engineer.

You can find out more about working in construction equipment hire from Go Construct.

Data from National Careers Service.
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