Apprentice Forklift Engineer

Apprentice Forklift Engineer – Stoke on Trent

Stoke on Trent
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Job Description

Job description

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Forklift Engineer based at our Stoke depot.

The apprentice will be working alongside experienced engineers, to help develop knowledge and skills as a materials handling equipment engineer, whilst studying with an accredited college to gain a formal qualification

Specific Learning includes:

· Materials Handling Equipment Maintenance

  • Fault finding and repair
  • Servicing
  • Testing
  • Electrical and Mechanical engineering
  • Hydraulics
  • Health & Safety in the Workplace

The ideal candidate:

· Practically minded

  • Possess good technical awareness
  • Display a ‘hands-on’ approach with good dexterity
  • Relish the challenge of physical work
  • Have a good work ethic
  • Strong focus on working safely
  • Able to work in confined spaces

Personal qualities required:

  • Good communicator
  • Enthusiastic with a desire to listen, learn, ask questions and be prepared to take on constructive criticism
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a team, showing respect for others and listen to instructions from others
  • Practical and logical with a desire for problem solving
  • Physically fit and able to climb ladders
  • Ability to prioritise work/tasks.
  • Having a good, positive, can do attitude
  • Personable, enthusiastic and trustworthy with integrity and respect for colleagues and customers
  • A willingness to learn.
  • Good attention to detail.

Future prospects:

· Successful completion of this apprenticeship may lead to permanent employment.

· Further in-house and external training and development available.

Other Information:

  • Any offer of apprenticeship/employment will be subject to successful completion of a colour vision assessment.
  • Some commuting will be expected to a college.
  • Assessment, pre-interview and the training element of this apprenticeship will be held at our local depot.
  • Remuneration will be subject to an annual review throughout the duration of the apprenticeship.
  • Qualifications required: 5 GCSE grades C / 4 or equivalent including English, Maths and Science


  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay
  • Store discount


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Chesterton: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Mechanical knowledge: 1 year (preferred)


  • Driving Licence (preferred)

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