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 :


Entry Requirements:

Whilst any entry requirements will be a matter for individual employers, typically an apprentice might be expected to have already achieved three GCSEs or Level 2 equivalent including Maths, English and a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. English & Maths. If not achieved before entry, the apprentice must achieve level 2 English and Maths prior to taking their end-point assessment.


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 will achieve a Level 3 QCF NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance following an appropriate pathway in Lift or Escalator Servicing or Repair; or a Level 3 QCF NVQ Diploma in Installation and Commissioning, following an appropriate pathway in lifts or escalators.

Professional membership:

This standard meets the requirements for application to membership of the Society of Operations Engineers and will lead to registration as an Engineering Technician with the Engineering Council.


This is a Level 3 Apprenticeship


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.



Typically between 36- 42 months

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 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.