May 31, 2023
Jay handed his idea check with complete marks

Jay Currie, from Cullen follows within the footsteps of his brother Jamie, who become the youngest skilled operator in the United Kingdom after gaining a CPCS purple card in 2020, when he used to be additionally elderly 13. 

“I’ve at all times been fascinated about large unload vans since a tender age,” defined Jay. “My brother did his digger price tag so I assumed I will have to attempt to get a dumper price tag so we will be able to get some earthmoving achieved. I sought after to do it at an early age too in order that I may have extra revel in at the system.”

Jay took his first step in opposition to the qualification elderly 12, when he used to be eligible to take the CITB Well being, Protection & Surroundings (HS&E) check: “I couldn’t ebook my first check till I used to be 12 so we booked it on my 12th birthday, and I handed 10 days later with 49/50 marks.”

After passing the HS&E check, Jay used to be decided so as to add to his {qualifications}. He persevered practising and increase revel in at the machines ahead of, in November 2022, he attended a three-day route adopted via a check at GoldCast Academy in Lanark.

“Right through the route, I needed to pressure the unload truck round a stockpile into place for loading, then do the similar in opposite,” defined Jay. “I discovered it relatively simple, and it additionally helped that the Bell B20 unload truck used to be simple to make use of. I revised the speculation questions and what they intended too, so I handed with flying colors [151/151 marks] and I then handed the sensible check too. Within the check, we had been loaded via a digger and reversed to the forestall block and tipped the weight. I finished round 10 so much.”

Jay and Jamie’s hobby for development plant runs within the circle of relatives. Their dad, James Currie, is managing director of Currie Contractors Cullen and NPORS trainer at Heavy Plant Coaching.

Commenting on his brother’s success, Jamie mentioned: “It’s in point of fact excellent that Jay has his unload truck qualification now. It way we will be able to follow in combination and do jobs round the home. After we’re sufficiently old to paintings on business websites, I’m hoping we will be able to do this in combination and construct our personal plant industry at some point.”

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Callum Waterproof coat, president of the Scottish Plant House owners Affiliation has been following the development of the 2 Currie boys from an early age. “What an incredible success via Jay and what a duo him and his brother are,” he mentioned.

Big brother Jamie (l) got his excavator red card in 2020
Large brother Jamie (l) were given his excavator purple card in 2020

“Laying the foundations for a profession in plant at 13 is admirable, the point of interest, arduous paintings and backbone proven right here will lift Jay some distance in existence. Jay and his older brother are an inspiration for different younger other folks, specifically the ones whose circle of relatives industry is within the plant trade and will mirror their achievements. Careers in plant are smartly value making an allowance for and I look ahead to seeing the place Jay’s long run takes him.”

Jay mentioned: “I’m hoping to realize some extra revel in when I will, perhaps even on a larger unload truck just like the 777 I noticed at Finning the day ahead of my check and move my NVQ when I’m 16. I wish to inspire folks like me to practice in my footsteps or an identical because it may give a perfect profession trail and it might make their CV glance higher when making use of for a role. They are going to have a lot extra revel in in spite of nonetheless being a tender age, slightly than being totally new to a system.”

You’ll learn extra about Jay’s brother Jamie, right here.. 

13-year-old earns CPCS card

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