Niftylift 2024 Engineering Apprenticeship Now Open Niftylift Ltd

We are looking for talented and motivated Apprentices to join our 2024 intake. As a successful candidate, you will receive comprehensive training and mentoring to become a first-rate Engineer with expertise in all aspects of technical support for our business.

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

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Hours will be 08.00 - 16.30 Monday - Friday (with regular structured overtime if over 18).

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    8 available

What you will do in your working day

If you are looking for a rewarding career in Engineering, you should consider joining Niftylift, a leading manufacturer of access platforms.

You will also gain a strong foundation in the Mechanical, Electrical and Hydraulic engineering disciplines that are essential for our Niftylift product range.

We have Engineering Apprenticeships available at our modern facility in Milton Keynes, where you will learn how to design and build high-quality machines that can reach up to 28 metres and are sold worldwide.

You will earn a competitive salary of £14,518.4, which will increase every year. You will also benefit from a comprehensive training programme that includes working in our inhouse training centre, shadowing experienced technicians, and attending Milton Keynes College on a paid release basis. You will gain valuable skills and knowledge in mechanical assembly, hydraulic fitting and electrical and installation.

As a Niftylift employee, you will enjoy a range of perks, such as overtime premiums, bonuses, 25 days of holiday plus bank holidays (which increase with service), healthcare & benefits scheme, 5% contributory pension, death in service / life insurance, and subsidised refreshments (lunch and drinks).

Don't miss this opportunity to join our friendly and growing team. Apply now before it's too late.

The training you will be getting

You'll be studying at Milton Keynes College Innovation & Technology Centre.

Throughout your apprenticeship you'll get:

  • Expert mentors / trainers who will guide you through your apprenticeship
  • Hands-on learning, who will give you real-world feedback
  • Modern facilities with ample access to tech equipment and resources and much more!


  • Level 2 Foundation Competence 
  • Level 3 Development Competence 
  • Level 3 Development Technical Knowledge 
  • Plus, an appropriate Level 3 Engineering qualification that will be specific to the path that is selected

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Example potential roles at the end of the apprenticeship: Skilled Production / Assembly Manufacturing Technician, Service Engineer, Development Technician, Production Team Leader.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths, English, and a Science (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

An insight into Niftylift - Niftylift is one of the largest manufacturers of mobile elevating work platforms (also known as cherry pickers) in Europe and sells throughout Europe, the USA, the Middle East, Far East, Australia and South Africa. We specialise in compact, low weight articulating booms that offer maximum performance with minimal environmental impact.  


Niftylift Ltd


Niftylift Ltd, Chalkdell Drive, Shenley Wood

Milton Keynes


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Training provider


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

Apprenticeship standard

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

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Jun 2024