Apprentice Lift Truck Technician CROWN LIFT TRUCKS 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 a great company.

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Closing date: 15 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

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

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    30 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

A forklift truck service engineer has a real responsibility, working on their own initiative to diagnose and solve problems.

You are the one the customer relies upon to get his business up to speed.

Good engineers are in high demand and this will only increase over the years to come.

You’re looking at a secure, long-term career, in an industry and company that is here to stay.

As a workshop engineer you will service and repair forklifts. You will be trained in all aspects of service engineering within the industry, including getting hands-on with hydraulics, LPG and electric systems - putting your skills to the test daily to find the problem and fix it.

Learn how to install, repair and carry out planned maintenance of customer forklift trucks to Crown specifications. Undertake an appropriate engineering apprenticeship, completing set modules on time and attending college as necessary.

  • Work shadow a colleague, and develop an understanding of workshop procedures through on job training
  • Attend manufacturers training and other training courses as appropriate
  • Learn Crown administrative procedures, and how to complete worksheets, timesheets etc.
  • Assist in keeping customer trucks secure and clean whilst in the workshop
  • Ensure security and correct use and issue of all tools and spares issued
  • Understand and adhere to all Crown Company, legislative and Health and Safety procedures
  • Under close supervision, ensures all work undertaken meets industry and Crown work standards
  • To build and maintain good relationships with customers, colleagues and managers
  • Undertakes other duties which Crown may from time to time reasonably request

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

Block release at SMB Group, Stephenson College campus will include:

  • Functional Skills maths and English (if applicable)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

To progress within the business as a Forklift Engineer.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Willingness to learn, Enthusiastic, Motivated, Interest in Engineering


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

About the employer

Since its entry into the material handling industry in the 1960s, Crown Equipment Corporation has earned a reputation for exceptional product design, engineering and manufacturing of its award-winning line of electric lift trucks. From our smallest pallet truck to our highest lifting VNA truck, our goal is to always provide the user with the safest, most efficient and ergonomic forklift truck possible. Crown supports customers with a wide selection of electric forklift trucks ranging from pallet trucks to very narrow-aisle VNA trucks.




Next Dearne Valley

Farfield Park

S63 5DF

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Apprenticeship standard

Lift truck and powered access engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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