April 2024 Newsletter


April 2024 Newsletter

Posted on 10 May 2024

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If you are gearing up for your next job interview we have provided questions and answers that resonate with professionals in the plant and tool hire, forklift, builders merchants, pumps, and powered access industries.

1. How Did You Hear About This Position?

Be transparent and follow up with insights:

Source: Mention where you found the job - whether through networking, job boards, or referrals.

Job Role Appeal: What caught your eye in the job advert? Was it the challenging projects, growth potential, or company culture?

Remember, as a recruitment company, we play a vital role in connecting construction talent with industry-specific opportunities for example plant engineer's, powered access engineer's, tool fitter's, hire controller's, plant sales representative's + many more positions.

2. What are your goals?

Professional Goals: Think ahead! Consider where you want to be in 5 to 10 years. Visualise your career path and aspirations. Whether it’s climbing the corporate ladder, becoming an industry expert, or starting your own venture, articulate it confidently.

Educational Goals: Are you eyeing a new qualification? Mention any certifications, courses or degrees you plan to pursue for example as a plant engineer you may want to be put through further courses or if you are a Class 2 HGV Driver you maybe aspiring to obtain your Class 1 license. Show your commitment to continuous learning.

Personal Development Goals: Soft skills matter! Highlight your focus on improving problem-solving abilities, enthusiasm, and flexibility. These traits contribute to your overall effectiveness.

Productivity Goals: Set specific targets! Whether it’s closing deals, streamlining processes, or meeting deadlines, share how you plan to enhance efficiency.

3. Why are you looking to leave your current role?

Honesty: Be candid but diplomatic. Avoid negativity about your current company especially within such a niche industry like the plant and tool hire industry where everyone has contacts. Instead, emphasise your desire for growth and new challenges.

Communication: If you’ve discussed your concerns with your current employer, mention it. It shows maturity, honesty, and proactive communication skills.

Remember, hiring managers appreciate transparency and a positive attitude.

4. What motivates you?

Company Alignment: Understand the employer’s mission and values. Align your response with what they seek.

Challenges: Express enthusiasm for tackling complex problems. Highlight instances where you’ve overcome obstacles.

Skill Development: Talk about your hunger for learning and acquiring new skills.

Teamwork: Mention your enjoyment of collaborative environments. Whether leading or being part of a team, emphasise your contribution.

Innovation: If you thrive on creativity and innovation, share examples of how you’ve contributed to process improvements.

Deadlines: Show your ability to handle pressure and meet challenging goals.

5. Do you have any questions for us?

Performance Reviews and Development:

“Could you share how performance reviews are conducted here? When can I expect my first review?”

“What opportunities exist for professional growth and development within the company?”

Company Goals and Vision:

“What are the company’s key goals for the upcoming year?”

“How does this role contribute to achieving those goals?”

Position and Team:

“Why is this position currently open? Is it due to expansion, restructuring, or other reasons?”

“Can you describe the team dynamics and collaboration within the department?”

Organisational Culture:

“How would you define the company's culture? What values are emphasised?”

“What kind of work environment can I expect?”

Remember, tailor these questions to the specific context of the interview. Avoid asking about salary or benefits, and focus on aspects that showcase your genuine interest in the role and company. Best of luck with your interviews!

We have a variety of positions available for immediate starts! If you don't find the perfect role on our website, no worries—send your CV to jobs@pathrecruitment.com. Not all our opportunities are listed online, and we're always on the lookout for top talent!

Team Update:

It’s been an extraordinary year for us at PATH, and we celebrated our successes at our annual AGM over a delicious lunch. 🍴

Industry updates:

Hybrid and Electric Excavators

In recent years, there have been significant advancements in excavator technology, including the development of hybrid and electric-powered excavators. As concerns over climate change and carbon emissions grow, there is a push for more environmentally friendly equipment in the construction and mining industries.

The potential future for plant excavators may involve an increased adoption of hybrid and electric-powered models. These excavators have the potential to significantly reduce carbon emissions and other pollutants, making them a more sustainable choice for companies looking to minimize their environmental impact. Additionally, hybrid and electric-powered excavators can potentially offer cost savings in the long run, as they require less maintenance and can be more energy-efficient than traditional diesel-powered excavators.

As with any new technology, there are also some potential challenges to consider. For example, hybrid and electric-powered excavators may have higher upfront costs, and the infrastructure required to support these vehicles (such as charging stations) may not be widely available in all areas. However, as technology continues to improve and environmental regulations become stricter, it is likely that hybrid and electric-powered excavators will become an increasingly common sight on job sites in the coming years.

How team PATH has helped this month!:

Review 1: Dealing with this company over many years is great always had great things to say from a recruiter to being looking for a new role and in my new role after a few years abroad I can’t thank Tyler enough great guy great team mr Horton and I will be using your staff again as my new role is involved in recruiting and Tyler will be my contact.

Review 2: Leo from Path was exceptional, great comms and feedback at every stage, would be confident to use Path Recruitment and Leo again.

Review 3: Fantastic service! Rachel Simpson contacted me regarding a role in an area I am relocating to. She took the time to understand my skills and work experience to make sure I was a suitable candidate and got me the interview. Quick turn around and great communication.

Review 4: Had a very good experience with Tyler recently and I look forward to starting my new role.

Review 5: This path recruitment have helped me a lot with my application and help with my interview. I would like to thank Gina on helping me in a professional manner I much appreciate the help and guidance she has given me. Well done Gina if anyone looking for a job please call path and ask for Gina she is so lovely.

PATH Recruitment Jobs:

👷🚜Ready to dig into a new career?👷

Depot Manager | £35k - £50k + Vehicle | Birmingham

Fleet Administrator | £24k - £26k + Bonus | Knebworth

Trainee Mechanic | £20k - £30k + Career Progression | Croydon

Business Development Manager | £35k - £40k + Uncapped Commission | Oxford

Workshop Generator Engineer | £33.5k - £35.5k + Bonus | Falkirk

Mobile Pump Engineer | £30k - £36k + Van | Burton-On-Trent

Area Sales Manager | £40k - £45k + Uncapped Commission | Bristol

Service Driver | £26k - £28k + Overtime | Crewe

Regional Sales Manager | £30k - £70k + Company Vehicle | Leicester

Van Technician | £32k - £38k + Overtime | Hayes

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