Apprenticeships with Briggs Equipment
The Briggs Equipment Apprenticeship programme offers opportunities in Engineering at several locations across the UK. Apprenticeships last for 4 years and are an amazing opportunity to work one of the largest Material Handling businesses in the world.
Briggs Equipment is a unique ‘one stop’ engineering and equipment solutions provider. The company is the exclusive UK distributor for Hyster and Yale forklifts and can provide a range of enhanced materials handling solutions tailored to meet their specific requirements. Briggs Equipment is a specialist in asset management, with an in-house financing capability and it also offers short-term rental and engineering services.
The company has one of the largest mobile fleets of service engineers in the UK. Briggs Equipment helps thousands of companies to choose the correct forklift trucks, pallet trucks, reach trucks and all the other materials handling equipment needed to make a modern business work. With over 1,200 employees, Briggs manages its national service and commercial operations from its Staffordshire headquarters. The company also has 10 regional support facilities and 600 mobile engineers across the country.
Briggs Equipment also has a dedicated division for supporting the Defence sector. Providing all the asset management and equipment services for both UK and overseas operations, Briggs Defence services a wide variety of equipment for a growing portfolio of agencies. The company has a proven track record as a complete solution provider for the Land, Air and Sea.
The Briggs Equipment Apprenticeship in Plant and Construction Maintenance provides detailed on-the-job training. In addition, candidates will complete 15 weeks block release training per year for the first 3 years at Stafford College. These two combined will give you the necessary skills to become a future Briggs Equipment engineer.
This 4 year Apprenticeship involves working on Mechanical/Electrical/Hydraulic Handling Equipment. You will carry out this work either at a customer’s premises or at one of Briggs workshop locations nationwide.
On completion of the apprenticeship framework you will be qualified to maintain, service and repair a variety of Mechanical Handling Equipment. Throughout the programme, you will receive support from the training department and a dedicated mentor.
Briggs Equipment Apprenticeship locations include: Cannock, Haydock, Maidenhead, Cumbernauld, Elgin, Leven, Northampton, Liverpool Docks, Carlisle, Sheffield/Doncaster, Avonmouth, Kent, and Essex.
Roles Available with Briggs Equipment
The Briggs Equipment Apprenticeship includes roles in the following business areas:
- Plant and Construction Engineering – working on Mechanical/Electrical/Hydraulic Handling Equipment
Education Requirements for Briggs Equipment
The Education Requirements for a Briggs Equipment Apprenticeship are as follows:
- 3 GCSEs at grade D or above in English and Science. Mathematics preferred but not essential
Candidates should also be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for all things mechanical and electrical.
When can I apply for an apprenticeship at Briggs Equipment?
The Briggs Equipment Apprenticeship programme closes for applications at the end of April.
Candidates interested in an Apprenticeship with Briggs Equipment should refer to the company’s website for details of the closing dates for current vacancies.