Forklift industry leaders launch joint apprenticeship scheme

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The British Industrial Truck Association has teamed up with the Fork Lift Truck Association to launch a single apprenticeship scheme, to cover the UK’s entire forklift truck industry.

The scheme will focus on recruiting “fresh talent” to fill the industry’s skills gap, and will involve training centres throughout the country.

“It will enable us to present a powerful and persuasive message to young people, while demonstrating to the industry at large the long term and proven commercial benefits of developing their own engineers,” said BITA president David Rowell.

FLTA chairman Geoff Martin added: “This new venture will see a step change in levels of recruitment.The timing itself is crucial because we want to attract high calibre young people who, even now, are considering their education and career options.”

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