Briggs Equipment Apprentice Engineer Programme 2023 - Newcastle upon Tyne/Darlington Field Based BRIGGS EQUIPMENT UK LIMITED

Our 4-year Apprentice Engineer training programme, gives you the opportunity to become a fully qualified Forklift Truck & Powered Access Engineer. Briggs Equipment Group Engineers fault find, maintain, service and repair, mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems, in an ever-growing range of Materials Handling and Powered Access Equipment.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 02 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary Scale: £14,000 - Year 1 , £16,000 - Year 2 , £18,000 - Year 3, £24,000 - Year 4 (Salary progression subject to satisfactory performance and successful completion of each programme year.)

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 8.00am - 4.30pm, 30 minute break for lunch. (You may be required to travel to training on a weekend/evening.)

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This will be a field engineer role based between the Newcastle upon Tyne/Darlington (NE, DH, SR, DL postcodes) areas.

  • Work will be carried out on customer’s premises and at Briggs Equipment Group workshop locations within your specified region.

Programme Overview:

  • Year 1 - You will complete on-the-job training by shadowing your mentor and other Engineers
  • You will learn to support an engineer and perform basic tasks under supervision
  • Year 2 - You will continue to work under the supervision of your mentor, and will begin to perform tasks alongside qualified engineers, where your work will be checked and signed off by qualified engineers
  • Year 3 - You will be able to independently perform servicing and minor repairs on equipment that is familiar to you, where your completed work will be checked and signed off by a qualified engineer. 3rd Year Apprentices who have a valid full driving licence** and successfully complete Briggs’ driver training, may be eligible to be issued with a Company van (for field-based roles)
  • Year 4 – Subject to successfully achieving your apprenticeship qualification, you will progress to the ‘Improver’ year. You will be qualified to independently perform servicing, minor and major repairs, and sign off your own work
  • You will be able to receive assistance from more experienced engineers on unfamiliar equipment. During this 4th year you will develop your independent on-the-job practical experience, and undertake further internal training, to make the transition to become a fully-qualified Engineer upon successful completion of the programme

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

  • Lift truck and powered access engineering technician (level 3)
  • The qualification aligns with the following professional recognition: Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for Engineering Technicians, Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET) for Engineering Technicians, Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) for Level 3 recognition
  • Apprentices will also benefit from completing a range of internal and external product and engineering skills training, delivered by Briggs Equipment Group’s internal Technical Training team
  • Apprentices will also have the opportunity to complete an Outward-Bound experience, IT & presentation skills training as part of the 4-year programme

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Upon successful completion of the 4-year programme and subject to satisfactory performance, you will be considered for a permanent contract as a fully qualified Engineer, with starting salary expectations c.£30k+ dependent on location

We encourage internal progression, and Briggs’ colleagues in roles including Regional Engineering Director, Regional Engineering Business Manager, Engineering Manager, Technical Trainer and Master Technician, all started their careers as apprentices.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Prioritise own workload, Work to deadlines, Work independently, Verbal & written communication, Customer service, Follow instructions, Problem solve, Enthusiasm for engineering, Willingness to learn & adapt, Comfortable working outdoors, Health and safety, Voluntary or work experience


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths & Science (Grade 4 / C) Desired

Things to consider

Benefits include: •Company uniform, PPE, Toolbox •Float to pay for travel expenses for attending training •High street discounts •Paycare medical scheme & Eye care vouchers upon successful completion of probation period •Contributory pension scheme •25 days holiday + bank holidays •3rd Year Apprentices who have a valid full driving licence and successfully complete Briggs’ driver training, may be eligible to be issued with a Company van (for field-based roles). Please note: • Apprentice Engineers will ordinarily need to obtain a full UK Driving Licence by the end of the 3rd year of their programme, to be considered for a for a permanent contract as a fully qualified Engineer. • It is the responsibility of the apprentice to make their own way to and from their place of work. • The role can involve working outside in inclement weather.

About the employer

Briggs Equipment is an engineering services and asset management specialist with its people core to everything that it does. We are Hyster-Yale Group’s exclusive UK distributor for materials handling equipment and have extended our offering to include industrial cleaning, aerial access, groundworks, agricultural plant and machinery to offer customers a total solution based on the service we can provide. Our team members are highly skilled and can offer flexible and bespoke solutions for our customers across a range of new, used or short-term hire equipment.




Unit 16F Follingsby Park



NE10 8YA


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Apprenticeship standard

Lift truck and powered access engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

The Briggs Equipment Group is fully committed to encouraging equality, diversity, and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments or support within the application process, or if you need any job information in a different format (like large print or braille), by contacting Craig Ellis, Head of Talent on

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 02 Apr 2023