Apprentice Fork Truck Engineer – Lancaster, Lancashire

Apprentice Fork Truck Engineer


Lancaster, Lancashire


Apprentice Fork Truck Engineer

Have you ever wanted to work with cutting edge equipment, with the brand leader where training and development is second to none?

Linde is the UK's leading supplier of lift truck equipment, everything from small hand barrows to state of the art robotic vehicles, an apprenticeship with us will develop your skills across all these ranges.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

Annual wage


In year 1, each apprentice will be paid National Living Wage. For all those under 21 this will be £14,206. All those over 21 will be paid Living Wage as appropriate on entry. This is subject to increase by Central Government in April each year.

Working week

Standard work hours vary on location and where you are in the apprenticeship. Generally 8-5 would be core working hours.

Total hours per week: 40.0

Expected duration

36 Months

Possible start date

01 Jul 2023

Date posted

15 Dec 2022


4.8 miles

Apprenticeship level


Level 3 (A level)

Reference number



10 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Over the 3 year period of the apprenticeship, there will be a steady progression of type of workload that will be offered.

In year one, you will learn the basics about health and safety, mechanics, hydraulics, electrics and electronics. Much of this will be completed in one of our UK workshops, or on a resident site with one of our field based engineers.

Over the next two years, you will gain access to more and more advanced portfolio of equipment, with the emphasis on making sure you are ready to pass out as a Linde Engineer at the end of your 3rd year.

There are various different types of truck to work on:

  • Internal combustion
  • Electric Trucks using Lithium Ion 
  • Hydrogen and LPG

Each of these will be covered, ranging from smaller pallet handlers, all the way up to trucks highly complex equipment larger than 16t.

Overall, the apprenticeship is the ideal way to learn all there is to offer within Linde, and a great starting point for a career in the business.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • At the end of you course you will have a lvl3 qualification in Lift Truck Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. However, this is the formal qualification. Each apprentice will have at least a further 10-20 days training per year on equipment famialisation, more advanced exposure to electrics, electronics, mechanics and hydraulics that are needed over and above the standard qualification
  • So much so, passing the apprenticeship is not enough to reach the standard we expect as the brand leader in the UK. Each apprentice will have a set of gateway exams throughout their qualification that they must pass, to finally pass out as an accredited Linde Engineer. We pride ourselves on the quality of our people and our products, therefore stringent training criteria and quality of assignments is expected

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • After passing out, there are a number of potential routes that would be the first step…Field Service Engineer, Resident Engineer or Workshop Engineer
  • However, for progression, there are no limits. Presently our top UK sales person is an ex-apprentice, our VP Service is an ex-apprentice, many of our Service Team Leads are ex-apprentices. We have recently progressed a recent apprentice graduate to be one of the first specialist robotics engineers in the UK. The limits on career are down to your own drive, ability and knowledge. Linde has the size and scope to allow the best to progress

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

KION Industrial Trucks & Services EMEA (KION ITS EMEA) is an operating unit of the KION Group, consisting of the three strong and successful brands Linde Material Handling, STILL and Baoli. Their products are industry leading industrial trucks, intralogistics systems and solutions. The three brand companies serve their customers independently in their individual markets, providing the right products, services, and solutions. They are supported in the back office by overarching support functions in order to work efficiently and agilely in a highly dynamic and rapidly changing market environment.




27-29 Lancaster Way, St. Johns Shopping Centre



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Lift truck and powered access engineering technician
Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please create an account on the link, add your cv and then local apprentice development officer will be in touch should your details match with our current opportunities.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Mar 2023


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