Lifting equipment technician apprenticeship

Repair, maintain, modify, inspect, test, install and assemble lifting equipment

This is a globally recognised occupation in a wide range of industries, in demand wherever lifting equipment is used. Examples can include hoists used for the lifting of lighting rigs at festivals, to chain slings on construction sites. During the lifting equipment technician apprenticeship you may be required to work on site and at clients’ premises and will need to be able to travel to them, so will most likely need a driving licence. The main purpose of the job is to repair, maintain, modify, inspect, test, install and assemble lifting equipment, making sure it is suitable and safe for its period of service. You’ll provide the documents and any technical advice to customers and check the equipment is being maintained accordingly. You’ll be a self-motivated problem solver, with excellent communication skills.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Engineering

Entry requirements for the lifting equipment technician apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but you’ll need a firm understanding of mathematical principles.

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

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum

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