Lift and escalator electromechanic apprenticeship

Install, maintain, repair and modernise lifts and escalators

Lift and escalator electromechanics carry out the installation, maintenance, repair and modernisation of lifts and escalators, depending on their chosen specialism. Whatever you choose, you’ll ensure that the lift or escalator is safe for use and free from defects. The skills you’ll employ when conducting this work are of a complex nature and draw on knowledge and experience of a wide range of equipment, mainly comprising mechanical traction or hydraulic systems of varying complexity operating at low, medium and high speeds, controlled by a microprocessor or analogue control technology. During the lift and escalator electromechanic apprenticeship you’ll install new, high-technology equipment, maintain and repair older equipment, and work to modernise lifts and escalators, replacing the majority of mechanical, hydraulic, electric and electronic parts to leave an up-to- date, modern machine in place. Other duties will include assembling, adjusting, aligning, calibrating and setting out electrical, electronic and mechanical components.


Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: DT and engineering

Entry requirements for the lift and escalator electromechanic apprenticeship: Three GCSEs or level 2 equivalent, including maths, English and a science, technology or engineering subject

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000 per annum

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