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All Female Plant Operator Programme 


CITB NI wish to deliver a Plant Operator Programme aimed at increasing gender diversity within the sector. The programme will aim to train and qualify 10 female Plant Operators in the main plant used within the construction industry and enable them to start employment within the sector.
Provider partners are required to meet the following essential criteria: 
- All training will be carried out at CITB NI facilities located at the Nutts Corner Training Centre, 17 Dundrod Rd, Crumlin, BT29 4SR. 
 - All candidates should be trained and assessed in accordance with the CSR Plant scheme and / or CPCS scheme 
 - Training and assessment should be provided for the following plant (subject to agreement): 
 - Mini 360 digger
 - Telehandler
 - Slinger signaller
 - 360 excavators (or roller)
 - Forward tipping dumper
 - Articulated dumper

 - Costs should include for: 
 - Transportation of all plant & equipment required to conduct the training / testing to CITB NI’s premises and Nutts Corner.
 - Securing all approvals required to allow assessment in accordance with CSR Plant and / or CPCS schemes to be conducted at CITB NI facilities
 - Hosting an open day for prospective candidates at CITB NI facilities. Open day should include samples of main plant to be included in the training programme.
 - The successful candidate will be required to contribute to the marketing of the programme at recruitment stage and promotional activities during and on completion of the training.
 - The successful candidate will be required to work with CITB NI and other partners to ensure candidates are recruited and supported through to qualifications.
CITB NI invites suitably qualified and experienced Plant trainers (or partnerships of trainers / other organisations) to express an interest in developing a full specification for tender purposes. 
The expression of interest should include: 
 - Brief outline of the organisation or cohort of organisations acting in partnership 
 - Name and contact details of the person who will lead on future discussions 
 - Details of experience and qualifications of organisation and trainers 
 - Confirmation of ability to assess and award CSR Plant card and / or CPCS cards, or outline of training proposal 
 - Categories of plant that can be trained and assessed by the organisation if applicable 
 - Indicative costs for plant training and assessment of 10 individuals, including transportation of plant & equipment to CITB NI’s facilities at Nutts Corner    Training Centre (costs will not be shared or communicated with any third party) 
 - Indicative timescale for training of 10 individuals 
Once expressions of interest have been obtained CITB NI will hold discussions with all providers who meet the criteria above to develop a specification for tender, this does not guarantee a successful tender bid. A formal tender will be issued thereafter and interested parties will be encouraged to apply. 
The closing date for accepting expressions of interest is 22nd March 2022 at 5pm. Organisations or cohorts who meet the above criteria should contact R McKeeman at