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.

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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Escalator Apprentice Peter

Peter’s Story

Peter Halliwell became a Lift Apprentice when he was 23 years old. He is a great example that the lift industry has lots to offer and will welcome you even if you have moved on from your teenage years!

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Trainee Lift Engineer Nadeem

Nadeem’s Story

This is Nadeem, he’s been in the industry for nearly 2 years and is a Trainee Lift Engineer. He decided to do an Apprenticeship because he’s a hands on type of guy who wanted to achieve more and not settle for less. Find out how he’s getting on…

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Danny’s story

Danny started his career with an Apprenticeship and is now Managing Director of his own company. He says he owes absolutely everything to his Apprenticeship and that the Lift Industry never stops giving. Want to know more about Danny’s career path?

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Charlene receiving apprentice award

Charlene’s Story

Having taken the leap from administration into engineering, Charlene has taken everything in her stride, working through difficult patches to win Engineering Apprentice of the year. Charlene's future is looking bright and her careers aspirations are higher than ever.

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Dylan’s story

Dylan has always enjoyed engineering and decided to apply for an Apprenticeship to take advantage of being paid to learn more skills and work with experts. Now, 6 months in let's hear what he has to say...

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Latest knowledge

Infographic: Lift Industry Career Pathways

The Lift and Escalator industry is the perfect place for people with ambition. As you gain more experience and qualifications, your opportunities to progress get bigger. You could take up a specialism or move into […]


Lift and Escalator Careers at the National Apprenticeship Show

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. Here’s what happened!


In Conversation with Lift Apprentices

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 it. Here’s what they had to say!

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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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