Fork lift engineering apprentices

 ... a flexible new approach


For the employer, recruiting an apprentice is a surprisingly straightforward and inexpensive way to benefit from loyal and highly skilled service engineers.  For the apprentice, it is a gateway to a highly skilled and well-paid career... along with the opportunity to earn-as-you-learn....

Importantly, a new apprenticeships programme – the first of its kind in the UK –  will enable young apprentices to complete most of their general training at local colleges, with a dedicated fork lift truck module delivered at a single centre of excellence.

The complete fork lift engineer apprenticeship programme is managed by F-TEC. They will help recruit and assess potential apprentices, obtain funding, oversee training at F-TEC in Swindon and, more importantly, manage and assess the competenece elements nationwide.

The best of all worlds

With the new FLTA apprentice programme:

  • Most of the training takes place at or near the place of work
  • Travel time and cost are minimised
  • Automotive technical content is provided by the respected Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI)
  • Fork lift truck content is driven by the Fork Lift Truck Association and the British Industrial Truck Association
  • Fork-truck-specific training is delivered by experienced engineers
  • Programme managed by F-TEC
  • Funding available in accordance with national rules

Here’s how it works...

The apprentice registers through F-TEC for an IMI apprenticeship in Lift Truck Maintenance and follows a carefully designed training plan.

  • The apprentice attends F-TEC on a block release scheme. This is for their technical knowledge for IMI Technical Certificate in Lift Truck Maintenance and Repair.
  • The competence element of the programme is managed and assessed by F-TEC through a national network of assessors that will visit apprentices withing their workplace

Further information: how to get involved with the apprenticeship scheme.