London: VP Brandon Hire Station (HAE) Work Experience Day In person event

This event is for: Students aged 16-21 interested in finding out more about a career in the Business, Construction and Engineering industry.

Travel to the event venue will be subsidised.

MEP Hire Industrial Park 5 Consul Avenue Seqro Rainham RM13 8HY

Brandon Hire Station is part of VP PLC, who are a long established group which has evolved over a 60 year trading history.

The group comprises of main operating divisions which offer the rental and sale of specialist equipment and associated services to a diverse range of end markets, including; construction, civil engineering, rail, water, oil and gas, outdoor events and house building. They are a part of HAE.

They offer a broad range of apprenticeships to suit everyone and recruit 30-50 apprentices a year at Engineering level which requires Maths and English grade 4 or above for Level 3.

Brandon Hire Station also offer graduate training programmes in Business Support Management, Sales and Compliance.

Vast opportunities to progress within the company e.g. an apprentice who started with a hands-on engineering apprenticeship is now helping design equipment with global manufacturers of machinery.


Hire Association Europe Ltd (HAE) is a UK trade association for the hire industry. The Association is a Birmingham-based industry-leading trade body representing plant, tool and event equipment hire with over 800 members based in the UK, Europe and across other parts of the world.

HAE's members make construction, groundworks, house building, home improvements, festivals, weddings and events possible.


Your day could look like...

  • Arrival and icebreaker
  • Introduction to HAE
  • Introduction VP Brandon Hire Station
  • Inspiring Speaker
  • Lunch and networking
  • Recap and Q&A
  • Tour

Next steps

  • Register for this in-person event using your Uptree account. If you do not have an Uptree account, register here.
  • There are only 25 spaces available for this event - priority will be given to students who meet the criteria at the top of the page.
  • Prioritisation will begin two weeks before the event: successful applicants will receive an invitation 1-2 weeks before the event. If you register after this time, you might not receive a response.

Fine print

Please make a note of the office location above before applying.

This is an in-person event and will be hosted at the company's offices. All venues are covid-safe and meet government guidelines of health and safety. If you are allocated a place, you will be sent the company's safety guidelines a week in advance, eg. if masks are to be worn. You will be expected to follow any guidance from the company on the day.


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