Conquip Engineering Group Announces Sponsorship of the 360 Excavator Challenge at UK Plant Operator of the Year 2024


Conquip  has announced that it will be a sponsor of the 360 Excavator Challenge at the UK Plant Operator Magazine finals in partnership with CITB.

The challenge will test the operators precision, patience and accuracy, tasking them to pick up a basketball off multiple cones and place them into Conquip Autolock Tipping Skips in numerical order using their highly durable Excavator Forks

Visit the Conquip challenge area to witness the very best taking the ultimate test. Talk to the Conquip team about the range of best-in-class products that they design and manufacture in-house and offer to the industry for hire and sale along with leading after-sales services

Where: CITB National Training College Bircham Newton Norfolk

When: Saturday 21st September 2024.

Why: This event will see the best plant operators from across the UK go head-to-head on a variety of challenges with one crowned the ultimate winner of the competition and the prize of £20,000.

It brings together plant operators, operator owners and businesses from the civils and groundworks sector and the housebuilding sector.

The UK Plant Operator of the Year – objectives

This year the organisers say the campaign will focus on these three strategic pillars:

1) Apprentices & Training

2) Technology & Performance

3) Sustainability & Carbon Neutrality

The organisers believe that the next generation of Plant Operators and Construction Skills trainees are the machine and business owners, key decision makers and influencers of the future.

A future that over the next 10 years, will see more technological advancement than in any other decade since the introduction of mechanical construction equipment.

The CITB, National Construction College, will enable exclusive access to their world class training facility where the training and preparation of apprentices to enter the world of construction begins.

The campaign will also give a truly unique opportunity, to CITB apprentices, as it is sponsored by many leading UK contractors and hirers.