Apprentice Fork Lift Truck Engineer (Slough Depot 2017) Rushlift Limited

Lift Truck Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship with Rushlift Material Handling in our Slough Depot. This is a 3 year Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 22 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. Total Hours 40 per week .

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    31 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As an apprentice with us you will be trained to be competent to carry out regular servicing, preventative maintenance and repairs on all trucks, to a high standard of finish working in an efficient manner, in our main workshop and out on customer sites.

Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Working as part of a team establishing relationships with all work colleagues, trainers and customers, to ensure a safe and productive working environment.
  • Attend training courses as required.
  • Assist in the regular servicing, preventative maintenance and repairs on all trucks.
  • Fault finding and inspections.
  • Assist your mentor in any tasks or duties that are required.
  • Undertake any other duties that may be required in line with the level of responsibility of the post.
  • To observe and comply with all policies and procedures, such as health and safety at work and continually encourage customer care.

Duties Include:

  • To complete all tasks including written work within the timescales provided.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The person will be able to communicate well, ideally have some mechanical skills that might have come from school projects or hobbies.
Good IT skills and an ability to problem solve.

Personal qualities

You will need to be motivated and have a passion for engineering.

Qualifications required

Ideally GCSE Grade C or above in English, Mathematics or equivalent.

Future prospects

For the right candidate on successful completion of Level 1 and 2, it is expected that the apprentice will continue to do one year Advanced Level 3 to become a qualified Engineer.

Things to consider

You will be required to visit the training centre at F-Tec Training Centre, Kembrey Park Swindon SN2 8UN (Block release), this will be paid for by the employer and you will stay in a 3 star hotel from Sunday - Friday, two weekly 5 blocks per annum. The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW):From April 2017 the ANMW was set at £4.00 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Rushlift is a leading provider of innovative customer focused solutions in materials handling equipment, mechanical services and fleet management. Rushlift provides impartial advice to enable customers to maximise the effectiveness of their industrial equipment fleets, through either long term hire contracts or servicing and repair arrangements. In addition to providing all types of forklift trucks from powered pallet trucks to wire guided systems, Rushlift hires and maintains a wide range of industrial equipment such as sweepers, mobile plant, and lorry loader cranes.


Rushlift Limited


249A-250 Argyll Avenue



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Additional location information

Slough Trading Estate

Training provider

The training with F-TEC will comprise of 5 two weekly blocks per year, whereby the apprentice will attend the training centre and gain classroom and workshop training.
Whilst at the centre, the apprentice will also complete online multiple choice exams.
The apprentice will be registered with The IMI Awards (Institute of Motor Industry) and have an online e-portfolio system which you will use to collect workplace evidence, complete assignments and have access to resources upon this system. An F-TEC assessor will visit you in the workplace to observe you completing tasks and ensure that you are on track on the programme.
The Intermediate Apprenticeship is delivered over 2 years and on successful completion of this,
it is expected that the apprentice will continue to the advanced apprenticeship for a one year duration.

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by British Industrial Truck Association


Jayne Murgatroyd 07871738338

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Closing date: 22 Sep 2017