Lifting Engineer Apprenticeship CWS LIFTING & SAFETY LIMITED

A Lifting Engineer Apprenticeship (Level 3) is required. Duties include: assisting with repairs, inspections and testing of lifting equipment to the aerospace, civil engineering, nautical, educational and entertainment industries within the UK.

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Closing date: 14 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage TBC. Will be confirmed once appointed.

    Wages explained

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

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Responsibilities and duties:

  • To answer the telephone in a polite and professional manner (a mobile will be provided)
  • Administration
  • Keeping the workshop tidy
  • Assisting in loading / offloading equipment
  • Investigate faults and technical issues
  • Working in a team
  • Travelling and on occasions overnight stops (accommodation will be provided)
  • Collections and deliveries

Skills and qualities:

  • Time management
  • Punctuality
  • Able to work methodically, attention to detail.

The training you will be getting

  • Lifting Equipment Technician Level 3
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence.
  • Potential for full time employment on successful completion of the apprenticeship.
  • Transferable skills that are invaluable in the wider world of work.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Excellent eye for detail, Good communicator, Ability to analyse, Friendly can-do attitude, Making good sound decisions


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade 4 / C) Essential
Other Drivers Licence (Grade Full) Desired
Other Entry-level Engineering (Grade Pass) Desired
Other Experience of working within engineering (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

• 28 days holiday • Health Insurance • Government Pension Scheme • Plus, other Salary Extras • Uniform

About the employer

I started out in the entertainment industry as a team leader in the rigging department in 1999. I was later a rigging technician, erecting more temporary structures than I care to mention, working in the UK and Europe. After much consideration and years of working in the lifting industry, I decided to start my own business by setting up a workshop in my back garden. I drove to different sites speaking to building and construction companies delivering leaflets. It wasn't an easy journey, but I've never looked back. My partner and daughter work alongside me and both have experience in customer care and treating customers fairly. ISO Accreditation In July 2015 CWS was accredited for ISO 9001. We continue to maintain these standards to demonstrate our commitment to our customers, employees and efficient running of the company. In May 2019 we were audited and admitted as a developing member of the LEEA.




Unit 6

Victoria Park Business Park

Midland Road


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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 Team


Apprenticeship standard

Lifting equipment 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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