As part of HAE EHA's Careers in Hire campaign, we continue to promote the sector as an amazing place to work. HAE EHA have been working with a number of partners to showcase career opportunities, and one such partner is Uptree.
Upree manages a professional network to connect young people to employers to assist them better understand different sectors of the economy. Uptree are assisting the hire and rental sector to bridge the gap between employers and a young and diverse talent group.
On 16th November 2023, with the support of Vp Brandon Hire Station, we delivered a Work Experience Day at the MEP Hire Depot in Rainham, Essex. The event was delivered by Scott Ball Head of Compliance Vp Brandon Hire Station, Oliver Westwood Compliance Manager Vp Brandon Hire Station, Rob Cox Uptree Partnerships Success Manager and our own CEO, Paul Gaze.
The speakers provided an overview and awareness of the hire sector. How it enables construction, and other associated sectors and outlined potential careers on offer especially for skilled trades, young professionals and graduates. The speakers also provided details of how they joined the sector, the importance of learning and development and how their careers had blossomed in the sector.
Paul Gaze, HAE EHA CEO said, "It was an amazing opportunity to introduce the hire and rental sector to an engaged group of young people. Showcasing the sector and outlining the range of roles on offer demonstrated how young people could join an exciting sector with a range of opportunities to develop."
Feedback from the young people who attended was very positive. Students who said they would consider a career in the sector before the Work Experience Day was 8% and after the event it was 85%. Likewise, students who would consider applying to early careers opportunities before the event was 8% and after the event was 90%.
For further information please visit HAE EHA Careers In Hire.