Apprentice Lift Maintenance Engineer PICKERINGS EUROPE LIMITED

Excellent opportunity to join a well established and national Company to learn the trade of Lift Maintenance Engineer completing the Level 3 Lift and Escalator Electro-mechanic Apprenticeship Standard (Lift Service / Repair pathway) inc. completion of the L3 QCF NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance (Lift Service or repair).

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,979.20 to £23,200.32

    Quarterly bonus. 25 days paid holiday + bank holidays. Pension. Company sick pay Paid bereavement leave Access to various retail and entertainment discounts. Free flu vaccination, eye test and glasses contribution.

    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

    Monday - Friday, 39 hours over 5 days, 8.00am - 4.30pm Monday - Thursday and 8.00am - 3.30pm Friday with a 30 minute unpaid lunch.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    15 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Accompany mentor Lift Engineer travelling in a Company van to customers lifts in different locations across a defined geographical area
  • Undertake servicing and repairs of lift equipment at various locations on a daily basis performing tasks on electrical and mechanic equipment
  • carrying out adjustments of landing locks, landing doors, cleaning of the door tracks and also making sure all lubrication points are also serviced
  • checking wiring connections and fault diagnosis
  • liaising with customers

The training you will be getting

  • The Apprentice will achieve Level 3 Lift and Escalator Electro-mechanic Apprenticeship Standard (Lift Service / Repair pathway) which includes mandatory completion of the L3 QCF NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance (Lift Service or repair)
  • The Apprentice would also do a Lift Certificate and study lift specific distance learning units with Uni of Northampton (Fundamentals of Lifts Tech and Electrics and Mechanics) which would mean virtual college attendance approximately one day per fortnight for one academic year out of the 3 year Apprenticeship.  
  • On commencement the Apprentice would attend 2 days training to cover hand tooling and electrical safety

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once qualified the Apprentice will become a Lift Maintenance Engineer and beyond that there is the oportunity to progress to Lead Engineer, Senior Engineer or Technician and completed a level 4 qualification.  

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Number skills


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

Things to consider

The role will involve time spent driving or being driven. Often working at heights and potentially in confined spaces.

About the employer

Pickerings Lifts is one the UK’s leading and largest independent lift companies, providing maintenance, modernisation and new products for Lifts, Escalators, Loading Systems and Mobility businesses. With 170 years of experience, Pickerings Lifts is able to offer the ideal combination of expertise, skills, support and cutting-edge technology to design, install, maintain and repair your lift, escalator, loading bay and mobility equipment.




Unit 12

Garonor Way, Royal Portbury Dock, Portbury


BS20 7XE


Rachel Swales

01642 702089

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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

Apprenticeship standard

Lift and escalator electromechanic

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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