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Forklift Service Engineer Apprentice TOYOTA MATERIAL HANDLING UK LIMITED

We are looking for an enthusiastic person who is looking to learn the skills needed to develop a career as a forklift engineer. This apprenticeship role is an excellent opportunity to combine on the job working, excellent training and development and the opportunity to work for the worlds No 1 forklift truck and materials handling manufacturer. You will be learning about the trucks, how they work and how to fix them.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Shifts to be confirmed Total hours per week: 40 hours a week

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The role involves learning the skills to be able to service, maintain and repair forklift trucks and other material handling equipment and study towards an industry recognised qualification. This is a 3 year programme combining college and workplace learning.

As an apprentice you will be working in one of our centres or at one of our customer’s sites, working as part of our service team.

This is what you would be doing:

  • Shadowing and working with your mentor and the team to understand materials handling equipment
  • Learning about the trucks, how they work and how to fix them
  • Block weeks at college where you will learn new skills and take part in both classroom and workshop learning
  • Online learning and development with the learning provider

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Two-week block release 5 times a year to North Warwickshire and South Leicester College
    Lift truck and Powered Access Engineering Technician Level 3 Standard

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Having successfully completed the three-year apprenticeship, you will be qualified as a fully skilled forklift technician and qualified to apply for a field or site-based technician’s vacancy within Toyota Material Handling.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit:

About the employer

Toyota Material Handling is the world’s number 1 supplier of forklifts and warehouse equipment. In the UK, Toyota provide sales, service and supporting services for a wide range of companies who operate materials handling equipment.




Unit 1

Old Dalby Trading Estate

Old Dalby Lane

LE14 3NJ

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Lift truck and powered access engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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