Saturday 1st Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

FLTA and BITA emphasise opportunities for fork lift apprentices

“There’s never been a better time to consider a career in fork lift truck engineering,” according to the Fork Lift Truck Association and the British Industrial Truck Association.

Thanks to a series of initiatives from both of the trade associations representing the UK fork lift truck industry there are now lift truck engineering options to suit the full range of companies and students, accommodating every type of business that needs to maintain fork lift trucks.

BITA has just launched the BITA Academy with the City of Bristol College to offer forklift truck apprenticeships.

And the FLTA offers apprenticeships through a long standing relationship with North Warwickshire & Hinckley College.

Many different parties from across the industry have worked hard to develop lift truck apprenticeships that are accredited by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), the Sector Skills Council for the automotive retail industry.

The apprenticeships are delivered as Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Lift Truck) qualifications, within the lift truck pathway of the IMI’s Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (England) Apprenticeship Framework.