Plant & Works Engineering
First lifting apprentice due to complete assessment
Published:  08 February, 2024

The first Lifting Equipment Technician apprentice will be undertaking their End Point Assessment at the LEEA workshops in Huntingdon on 15th March 2024.

The assessment will be conducted by the End Point Assessment organisation, LEIA (Lift & Escalator Industry Association) and will include a multiple-choice exam paper, professional discussion and practical assessment using a range of lifting equipment.

Andrew Wright, Head of Learning and Development at LEEA said: “We are delighted that the very first apprentice will soon be completing their End Point Assessment, followed by three further apprentices on 25th March, 22nd and 26th April and we wish them every success. The formation of the apprenticeship trailblazer group was facilitated by LEEA at LiftEx 2018 in Milton Keynes. An enormous amount of work, carried out by a number of organisations, followed to get the Lifting Equipment Technician apprenticeship up and running.”

Wright added: “It is encouraging to see that training providers are reporting that new cohorts are planned for this year with several apprentices having signed up already. LEEA will provide support wherever we can.”

The Level 3 Lifting Equipment Technician Apprenticeship is only available to residents of England at companies registered in England. It opens up a wide choice of opportunities to work with lifting equipment in all kinds of applications and career paths. Apprenticeships generate a new breed of experts that can keep pace with the changing world of lifting around them and provide a great first step towards a career in the Lifting industry.

Visit the Institute for Apprenticeships for more information of the Lifting Technician Apprenticeship.