Here at Flannery's we are in the process of recruiting for plant operator apprenticeships; we currently have apprenticeships on offer starting in March and June.
There will be an apprentice open day hosted by Cambridge Regional College, Kings Hedges Road, Cambridge, CB24 2QT on Saturday 28th January 2017 where applicants will be able to get a taster by operating excavators, telehandlers as well as simulators. It is a similar event to the one held in Manchester in October.
To register your interest or attendance to the Cambridge open day please email - C.Rothwell@flanneryplant.co.uk
Thank you to everyone who attended our careers day held at our Manchester depot on Saturday 1st October, it was a very successful day with a lot of interest. Everyone who is interested please make sure that you send your CV to Charlotte Rothwell on the following email address - C.Rothwell@flanneryplant.co.uk as we will be conducting interviews shortly for Novembers apprenticeship places.
Please don't be disheartened if you don't make Novembers apprenticeships as the next placements will be in January with many more dates being announced throughout next year.
National plant hire specialist, Flannery Plant Hire has completed a £35M equipment solutions deal with Finning UK and Ireland, that will see 380 new Caterpillar® machines take the total of its technology supported Caterpillar fleet to over 800 units. The deal represents the largest and most diverse single EMSolutions technology and equipment package sold by Finning in the UK, with the fleet made up of 265 Cat excavators, 90 Cat articulated trucks, rollers, backhoes, compactors plus D6N LGP Slope Assist and D6T LGP Accugrade Ready dozers. With the new fleet set to support key ongoing projects like the Aberdeen Bypass the combination of equipment reliability, performance monitoring and national service support, were the main reasons for the investment, as Flannery MD, Patrick Flannery explained: "We were one of the first plant hire businesses in the UK to embrace technology a number of years ago, recognising the commercial advantage that the Finning EMSolutions bundled services could give us."
We have built a modern and welcoming head office where we base our main operations throughout the south east comprising of modern offices, full conference room facilities, large bay workshops, welfare and training facilities. This will help us to grow further and to show our customers the investment and commitment that we are making in our business. This houses our accounts department, hire desk for the south east, along with our highly skilled plant mechanics. We have also installed training and medical rooms so that we can get our operatives to the standard that our customers expect and require. It’s prime location in North West London allows us to service our sites in central London and all over the South of the UK.
With our earthworks presence growing ever bigger, we have started to purchase larger equipment to tackle the larger projects. Our two brand new Volvo EC700 are providing great support on the AWPR project in Aberdeen to work with our 30, 40 and 50 Tonne dump trucks. These will be able to keep on top of the work load so there will not be a backlog of dump trucks and our customer will get the most out of all plant that they have on hire. This will not only speed up the job but will also save money over its duration.
With the success of winning a large volume of work on the AWPR project in Aberdeen we have made a further investment to purchase our CAT 374F excavators weighing in just shy of 80 Tonnes. This is now the biggest excavator in our fleet and has been acquired especially for this project. We continue to purchase the best machines in the industry so we get the most out of them and there is as little down time as possible.
To complement our large investment in the heavy excavator range we have put in orders worth millions with both CAT & Volvo for 30T and 40T dump trucks with a further investment in Bell 50T dump trucks. Whatever our customers’ requirements we will endeavour to meet their needs through purchasing their required equipment. With such a vast site as on AWPR, trucks of this size were a necessity for our customer to get the greatest productivity possible on site.
Throughout 2015/2016 we have put through nearly 30 new apprentices to join our ever growing operator demand. These apprentices are gaining all the relevant CPCS training/testing on Excavators, Telehandlers, Rollers, Dumptrucks, Traffic Marshall, Slinger/Signaller and Banksman. With such a wide variety of categories, they are seen as more of an asset to our customers rather than a burden. Having studied at the National Construction College in Bircham Newton for twelve weeks, they are now gaining valuable experience on site with the guidance of our CPCS qualified plant trainers.
Due to a large volume of projects including Crossrail, Thames Tideway, Shafts etc… we have invested in the all new Hitachi telescopic clamshell excavators which have a digging depth of 21m. With these projects all working in such built up areas, our customer was looking for an excavator which could dig at 22m and load a lorry. The Hitachi ZX210 with telescopic arm was the machine that was picked to do the job. Traditional methods of deep digging would not allow the machine to load the waiting lorry, but the ZX210 would. This improved productivity and saved on double handling of material.