Apprentice Plant Hire Desk Assistant role in London


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Apprentice Plant Hire Desk Assistant Role available in London

About The Opportunity

Our Plant Hire function provides our wider business with an efficient, prompt cost effective and fast paced service, ensuring Plant & equipment for our projects nationwide. Our plant hire function is integral to our business.

The role of our Plant Hire apprentices is to ensure requisitions from our project teams are processed accurately, timely and in the most cost-effective way, in order to support our projects.

As an apprentice Hire Desk Assistant, you be working towards the Hire Controller Level 2 apprenticeship which is a 12-to-18-month programme, which will provide you with a knowledge, Skills and behaviours covering, the industry, Legal compliance, Health and Safety, Hire Processes, Stock Management, Finance, customer service and communication,

Each day will be different from the next, as you will be building relationships with our teams across our projects – and no two projects are the same. Our environments are fast paced, high risk and ever changing.

Responsibilities include.

Plant and equipment requisitions are made via the COINS/ERP system and are allocated amongst the hire desk team for processing/converting to purchase orders.

Process On/Off hire requests from site via our Coins system, from commencement to completion.

Liaise with site personnel at all levels to understand their requirements and achieve desired outcomes.

Liaise with our Supply Chain Partners to ensure the highest level of service is achieved.

Follow procedural guidelines when placing orders, checking all documents before committing POs.

Accurate and timely recording and processing of supplier invoices onto COINS/ERP System. Investigate and resolve invoice queries.

Support the Hire Desk Manager with other duties and responsibilities as required, including reports and analysis.

Working with high volume data, adopting a ‘right first-time' approach to entry.

Multi-tasking across suppliers and entities, ensuring correct approval processes.

Initiating suggestions and helping to shape proposals to automate, streamline and improve processes.

Hours are 7.30 to 5 pm, Monday to Friday

About You

  • Methodical, analytical, and detail-orientated - works well in time-pressured situations with high level of accuracy
  • Completer-finisher’ mentality: Displays strong sense of integrity and accountability.
  • Responds positively and readily adapts to an evolving work environment, remaining confident and calm under pressure.
  • Anticipates problems and creates plans to avoid them.
  • Demonstrates motivation to improve processes.
  • Collaborative– seeks connection with others to arrive at solutions and gain insights through building. positive relationships within a multi-disciplinary team.

Unique Benefits

  • 26 days holiday per annum plus 8 Bank Holidays.
  • Flexi-care benefits: TasteCard, Gym Membership, Cycle2Work, Holiday Trading (buy or sell up to 4 days), Health cash plan.

About Us

Carey Group PLC is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

How to Apply

We believe that CVs don't tell us much about you. Because of this, we'd like to invite your insights to some specific questions relating to this role. You can access these questions and submit your application here –

...or contact Maddy Donaghy, Talent & Apprenticeship Partner,

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