What qualifications do I need to be a Plant Fitter?


What qualifications do I need to be a Plant Fitter?

Posted on 02 March 2023

To become a plant fitter in the UK, you typically need to have a combination of education, training, and experience. Here are some general qualifications that can help you in pursuing a career as a plant fitter: 

 Education: A minimum of GCSEs (or equivalent) in Math, English and Science is typically required, although some employers may require further qualifications such as a Level 2 Diploma in Plant Maintenance. 

 Apprenticeship: Completing an apprenticeship program in plant maintenance can be beneficial. These programs can typically take two to three years to complete and include on-the-job training and classroom-based learning. 

 Skills: You need to have mechanical and technical skills to be a plant fitter. You should be able to diagnose faults, repair and maintain machinery, and have a good understanding of hydraulic, electrical, and pneumatic systems. 

 Experience: Previous experience working with heavy machinery or in a mechanical role can be beneficial in securing a job as a plant fitter. 

 Certifications: Certifications such as a Certificate of Competence in Plant Maintenance or a Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) card can demonstrate your competency in working with plant machinery. 

 Driving License: A valid UK driving license is typically required as you may need to travel between job sites. 

 It is worth noting that specific qualifications and requirements can vary depending on the employer and the role.

If your passion is to become a Plant Fitter get in touch with PATH Recruitment, we specialise in placing candidates within this sector. With our knowledge and expertise of the industry we have placed thousands of candidates into permanent employment and are here to help you find your next dream job! Click here to apply for our Plant Fitter jobs. 

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