If you are looking for a Construction Plant Operator role then you will be experienced in operating plant machinery used on construction sites. You will have any special licenses required depending on the size/weight of a particular vehicle and have the appropriate licenses to allow you to operate these vehicles.
No qualifications are needed to do this job. Experience is good and a reason for employers to choose you however it’s not essential. Employers may want applicants to have GCSEs in English and maths.
You will have full training before using the construction vehicles. If using large construction vehicles is your dream then this career is just right for you.
Trainee construction plant operators salaries are around £13,000 a year. With experience and more qualifications earnings rise to between £15,000 and £19,000 a year.
If you have found a role for which you want to apply for, please see the below covering letter that you can use as a guide. Don’t forget to amend the example as suitable before sending it to the employers.
Construction Plant Operator Cover Letter
Mr. A. Employee
1, My House
Mrs. A. Manager
The Construction Company
Application for the role of Construction Plant Operator
I would like to apply for the role of Construction Plant Operator which I have seen advertised in (where) and (when).
I have had experience in using (name all the plant machinery you are able to operate and have the appropriate licenses to do so, plus any other information that may be required from an employer’s perspective to ensure they know that you can drive and operate these machines to a high standard.
I have worked on a number of different construction sites helping do commercial property developments and new builds mainly for commercial clients but some private housing clients for large houses.
I have an excellent understanding of Health and Safety and the rules of operating difficult plant machinery and always ensure that I follow these to the letter and complete the appropriate logs and paperwork for each time a piece of machinery is used so that accurate records are kept.
I have a mature and responsible attitude towards my work and like to be involved in helping complete a working site.
I have enclosed my CV which shows in detail my skills and experiences. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV. I look forward to hearing from you.