Success stories

A selection of stories from people who started out as Apprentices in the lift and escalator industry and just kept going! These will give you a sense of the opportunities available for people with ambition. There’s no limit to where an Apprenticeship can take you.

Alicia’s Story

Alicia Griffith is 26 years old and is currently working through the 2nd year of her Apprenticeship, on the Elevator and Maintenance Pathway. After high school, she decided to carry out an Apprenticeship in Mechanical […]

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Courtney’s Story

Courtney Thompson is currently working through the 2nd year of her Apprenticeship. After trying Sports Science at college and deciding it wasn’t for her, she went out to work with her Dad doing Installations and […]

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Ethan’s Story

Ethan Quinn is 20 years old and is currently working through the 3rd year of his Apprenticeship. His initial pathway was on Service but he has recently switched to Modernisation and Repairs, which involves heavy […]

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Emma’s Story

Emma Trundle is 24 years old and works at Schindler as their first ever, female Apprentice. She is in her third year and has experience in both install and servicing. Find out more about her story!

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Ryan’s Story

Ryan became a Lift Apprentice with Schindler when he was 18 years old. He is a great example that it's okay to have a change of heart and pursue a career in a field that you enjoy more. Find out more about his story!

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Cameron’s Story

Cameron Sparkes is a 1st Year, Level 3 Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician Apprentice Lift Engineer for PIP Lift Service. Find out what a day in his life is like!

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This handy document details the skills needed to be a Lift and Escalator Apprentice and what you can do to boost them, to make you stand out from the crowd when applying for an Apprenticeship. […]

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It takes a special person to become a great Lift/Escalator Apprentice – someone with ambition, the ability to work hard and train to the highest standards; someone with the maturity to focus and succeed and […]

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