Lift and Escalator Careers at the National Apprenticeship Show

We recently exhibited at the Virtual National Apprenticeship Shows in the North, Central and South of England. Across all three events, over 200 young people visited our virtual stand to find out more about Apprenticeships in the Lift & Escalator Industry.

As part of our ongoing effort to help educate people of the benefits of a career in our industry, we were excited to share with so many people, why our industry is so fast-growing and at the leading edge of engineering – and we enjoyed answering your questions too

Here are some of the questions that we got asked most about Apprenticeships in the Lift and Escalator industry:

How much can I earn as a Lift Engineer?

A starting salary for a Lift Engineer is £19,000 which progresses to £40,000 as an experienced Lift Engineer. Check out our blog post ‘What you can expect to earn as an Apprentice’ to find out more.

What will I be doing day-to-day?

It’s a structured programme that involves studying with a training provider alongside hands-on learning. You’ll start with the basics – learning about the industry and different components – and then you’ll be able to put what you learn into practice. Most of your week will be spent out and about with an experienced engineer helping to install, maintain and repair lifts or escalators and moving walkways.

Why should I choose a Lift Engineer Apprenticeship and not a different engineering Apprenticeship?

Working in the lift and escalators industry offers a unique mix of engineering and technology. Let’s tell you about our growing industry in this infographic and why you shouldn’t overlook it.

What are the benefits?

We recently had a chat with Lift Engineer Apprentices to gain insights into why they chose this industry as well as the perks that come with so why don’t you check out what they had to say? After all, they know best!

What do I need to apply?

First thing’s first, you must be over 16, live in England and not be in full-time education. The rest varies depending on the employer. For a level 3 apprenticeship it’s usually three or four GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, and ideally include English, Maths, Science and Technology.

There are over 300,000 lifts and escalators in the UK moving four million people and countless tonnes of goods every day. Lifts and Escalators move our world. And Lift Engineers keep them running safely and reliably using some of the most advanced technology in the world.

Check out the key Apprenticeship event dates below to add to your diary: 

National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week brings together the entire apprenticeship community to celebrate everything that is amazing about apprenticeships.

The Government, employers and media houses will be putting on events and sessions for you to attend – so just keep your eyes peeled during 7th – 13th of February 2022

National Apprenticeship Show (NAS)

NAS will continue to run virtual events with a virtual NAS event taking place in National Apprenticeship Week which is 7th – 13th of February 2022.

1-2 March. London & SE. Sandown Park Racecourse, Surrey

16-17 March. Central. Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes

30-31 March. South West. Sandy Park, Exeter

28-29 September. West of England. Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham

5-6 October. Yorkshire. Event Centre, Harrogate

12-13 October. North West. BEC Arena, Manchester

An apprenticeship won’t just level up your career, it’ll level up your life.

Do you think you have what it takes to be a Lift Apprentice? Find out here.

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There’s a brilliantly diverse range of employers in our industry. Lifts and Escalators are essential to keep everything moving, so we’re constantly growing. If you want to level up your career, you’ll find your perfect employer here.

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