There’s a national shortage of fully-trained lift engineers in the UK and to address this problem, we are committed to recruit and train local apprentices in this exciting field.
Every year, we offer a number of apprenticeships to students at Stoke-on-Trent College.
If you’re accepted on our apprenticeship programme, you’ll be joining a local company that is rapidly expanding as we service and repair, refurbish and install lifts for an ever expanding number of clients across the UK.
You’ll be working with fully-trained lift engineers on every type of business. One day you might be working on lift equipment in a food factory and the next in an engineering works, office block, hospital, restaurant, or hotel.
We will provide you with electrical training and in-house training as well as invaluable work experience.
As an apprentice, you’ll also need to attend Stoke-on-Trent College and complete level 2 and level 3 in lift engineering (services or repairs).
Josh Tagg has completed his apprenticeship with us and now works as a full-time lift engineer at RJ Lifts.
“Now I’m fully trained I can go out and manage tasks on my own, which is great,” he told the Stoke Sentinel newspaper last year.
“The thing I like the most about my job is that it’s so varied, we predominantly deal with lifts but we do get to work on other things too.
“We never know what we’re going to be going or where we’re going to be from one day to the next.”
Joe Willatt has nearly completed his four-year apprenticeship at RJ Lifts and told the Stoke Sentinel,
“When I finished my A Levels I realised that I didn’t want to go down the university route so I decided to go for an apprenticeship.
“I wanted to do something around engineering so when this opportunity came up I just went for it.
“It’s a great way for me to get hands-on experience and paid work, as well as in-house training and qualifications at college.”
RJ Lift Services Ltd is committed to continuing its relationship with Stoke-on-Trent College to help place more apprentices into engineering roles.
Our apprenticeship interview process has multiple phases, including a face-to-face interview, a manual dexterity test, a hand tool test, a technical response questionnaire and numeracy tests.
If you’d like to learn more about our apprenticeship programme, contact our training department here.