Jackson have been providing apprenticeships for over 40 years.
Jackson are now using the Government approved Trailblazer apprenticeship for Lift & Escalator Electro Mechanic apprentices.
Apprentice recruitment takes place in early spring each year and applicants can apply at the beginning of the year when the advertisements are placed, The desired qualifications are :
Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) at level 2, this is a general engineering foundation qualification
5 GCSE (or equivalent) at grade C (4) or above, including Maths & English
Level 3 Engineering based qualification or equivalent (BTEC, C&G)
After a short selection test, suitable candidates are selected for formal interviews and the Lift & Escalator Electro Mechanic apprenticeships are offered to the most suitable candidates.
When the Trailblazer Apprenticeship commences, the apprentice works to achieve level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering for the Installation, maintenance and repair of lifts and in some cases escalators.
As part of their weekly duties, our apprentices complete distance learning courses operated by LEIA which is the Lift & Escalator Industry Educational Trust. The remainder of the week is spent with a qualified Jackson engineer on installation, maintenance and repairs to lifts and escalators.
The Trailblazer Apprenticeship is generally completed after 3 years and there are no limits as to what our apprentices can achieve within the company. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to apply to continue their development and become a member of a team of testers or technicians. This will enable them to provide a range of support activities to engineers and other members of staff.
Other things to consider are that Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and for training periods that form part of the apprenticeship.
All our apprenticeships are advertised on the Government webside Gov.uk which can be accessed by clicking here and searching on your postcode, or apply for a Jackson apprenticeship through our vacancy section here.
The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) supports, funds and co-ordinates the delivery of Apprenticeships throughout England and Jackson are supporters of this scheme and appear on the NAS roll of honour.
Jackson have trained over 200 apprentices and improvers since 1979, many of the in-house trained apprentices are now an important part of the highly trained workforce.