Forklift Engineering Apprentice (Field Midland Gloucester) 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.

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 40 Hours per week, hours to be confirmed with employer.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

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

The training you will be getting

  • Block release training to Stephenson College, Coalville
  • On-the-job training
  • Off-the-Job training 
  • The apprentice will be working towards a Lift Truck and Powered Access Engineering Level 3 Qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Future prospects are, potential available positions throughout Toyota Material Handling

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Willingness to learn, Interest in engineering


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Engineering (Grade 4-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent IT (Grade 4-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4-9) Desired

Things to consider

Applicant should hold one of the 3 desirable qualifications, along side the essential Maths and English. (Field Service Gloucester) - Field service apprentices are not based at the depot and will be picked-up from your home by local engineer/mentor, or a convenient location to collect and drop off. This role will cover the area above Gloucester. Please bare this in mind when applying.

About the employer

Toyota Material Handling is the world’s number one manufacturer of materials handling equipment providing quality sales and service support across the UK. In the UK we are implementing a people strategy to create an environment where our people feel valued, fulfilled, engaged and happy. We want to attract the best talent and develop our team so that they achieve their full potential. Our commitment is to read each application carefully, however due to the high volume of applications we receive regrettably only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note that by submitting your application you are giving permission for your personal information to be shared with SMB College. Toyota Material Handling UK is an equal opportunities employer.




Gloucester Regional network office

The Opus Waterwells Business Park



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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


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Apprenticeship standard

Lift truck and powered access engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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