Skills required

A tool hire and rental desk operative needs:

- Knowledge of plant and equipment

- To be a good organiser

- Good at working in a team

- Have a good eye for detail


Qualifications required

There are no specific academic requirements needed to train as a Tool Hire and Rental Desk Operative, although a good knowledge of tools and small plant machinery would be an advantage. Training will be given and qualifications are available including Level 2 and Level 3 Vocational qualifications plus a Specialist Apprenticeship Programme in Hire Desk Operations.

You will also receive Health and Safety training.

Salary ranges

The wages are in line with the Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) once qualified which would be between £15,000 to £20,000 per year.

Progression routes

Progression from this pathway is varied you can either remain in the role or work your way up through formal training to be a Controller, Supervisor, Manager or Depot Manager


Hire AssociationEurope

2450 Regents Court

The Crescent



B37 7YE


Tel: 0121 380 4600