Forklift engineering apprentices
... a flexible new approach
For more information on the FLTA's Apprentice scheme, please see our online presentation videos here.
For the employer, recruiting an apprentice is a surprisingly straightforward and inexpensive way to benefit from loyal and highly skilled service engineers. For the apprentice, it is a gateway to a highly skilled and well-paid career... along with the opportunity to earn-as-you-learn....
Importantly, a new apprenticeships programme – the first of its kind in the UK – will enable young apprentices to complete most of their general training at local colleges, with a dedicated fork lift truck module delivered at a single centre of excellence.
The complete fork lift engineer apprenticeship programme is managed by Remit, the largest motor industry apprenticeship provider in the UK. Remit will help recruit and assess potential apprentices, obtain funding, oversee training at one of their many accredited colleges, including NWHC, and, importantly, manage and assess the NVQ elements nationwide.
The best of all worlds
With the new FLTA apprentice programme:.
Þ Most of the training takes place at or near the place of work.
Þ Travel time and cost are minimised.
Þ Automotive technical content is provided by the respected Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).
Þ Fork lift truck content is driven by the Fork Lift Truck Association.
Þ Fork-truck-specific training is delivered by experienced engineers.
Þ Programme managed by Retail Motor Industry Training (Remit) one of the largest specialist training providers in the country.
Þ Funding available in accordance with national rules*.
Here’s how it works...
The apprentice registers through Remit for an IMI apprenticeship in Lift Truck Maintenance and follows a carefully designed training plan.
- The apprentice attends one of 90 Remit accredited colleges on a day release scheme. This is for the Key Skills element and the IMI Technical Certificate in Light Vehicle Maintenance.
- The apprentice attends two separate weeks of specialist fork lift truck training at the North Warwickshire and Hinckley College, Bermuda Park Innovation Centre facility in Bedworth. (Accommodation is at home stay locations organised by the college.)
- NVQ elements of the programme are managed and assessed by Remit through their national network of assessors.
Further information: How to get involved with the apprenticeship scheme.