Careers - Apprentices

If you don’t take the first step, you’ll never start the journey.

We take care of our customers, our products and our people. That’s why our business has thrived since 1867.

Our founder Joseph Stannah regularly campaigned for apprenticeships back in the 1800s and often voiced his feelings on their worth and value to the company. Over 150 years and five generations later we remain committed to apprenticeships and helping each one to develop and grow.

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Stannah has supported Apprenticeships throughout our entire history. Our founder, Joseph Stannah, was a keen advocate of every skilled person sharing their expertise with the next generation.

All apprenticeships are focused around work-based learning, with formal and theoretical learning taking place through college or a private training company. They can take between 1-4 years to complete. The majority of your time will be spent working with your colleagues here at Stannah, and some at college or with a training provider. To start an apprenticeship, you must no longer be in full-time education.

On completing an apprenticeship, you will gain:

  • A technical certificate that demonstrates achievement of skills and knowledge related to the wider industry;
  • An NVQ or competency qualification showing you can perform well in your role;
  • A range of transferable skills including English, maths, ICT, teamwork and problem solving;
  • Employment rights and responsibilities (ERR) demonstrating knowledge of employment-related legislation and health and safety.

Levels of Apprenticeships offered

Intermediate Apprenticeships are equivalent to 5 GCSE passes. To be accepted for an Intermediate Apprenticeship you need to be enthusiastic, keen to learn and have a reasonable standard of education. We offer some Apprenticeships at this level in areas such as Business Administration and Performing Manufacturing Operations.

Advanced Apprenticeships are equivalent to 2 A-level passes. To be accepted you would normally have 5 GCSEs or more including English and Maths or have completed an Intermediate Apprenticeship. Having said this, if we believe that you are the right candidate but do not have all the required qualifications, we will support you in achieving your maths and English during your Apprenticeship.

We can offer a broad range of Apprenticeships at this level including Lift Engineering, Business Administration, Team Leading, Digital Marketing, Electrical / Mechanical Engineering, Human Resources, Finance, IT Software / Hardware. This list is not exhaustive and will grow as our business grows and develops further.

Higher Apprenticeships are equivalent to a foundation degree. To be accepted you should already have a level 3 qualification, A-levels or have completed an advanced apprenticeship. In some cases, we will accept an appropriate amount of industry experience.

Stannah offers several apprentice opportunities, predominantly within our technical areas. An apprenticeship with Stannah is both an inspiring and rewarding way to start your career. We employ over 1600 staff in a variety of roles, many of whom started as apprentices and help you along the way. As an apprentice, you can expect support to achieve your potential, with the full opportunity to develop, learn and progress in your chosen career.

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Varied work with the ability to grow and progress

An apprenticeship with Stannah is both an inspiring and rewarding way to start your career. As an apprentice, you can expect support to achieve your potential and know that no two days will be the same. As a large organisation, with a broad product range and employing people right across the UK, there’s plenty of opportunities to develop and further your career.

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Training and recognised qualifications

Starting your career path with us means we invest in training and provide qualifications at the end of your apprenticeship. Whether it’s a Level 3 Certificate in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, NVQ in Lift Maintenance and Repair or one of our other NVQ Programmes, you can expect our support and help so you can succeed.

Meet our apprentice

Stannah have a long history of apprentice recruitment, with many of our 300 lift engineers representing our 11 service branches all over the UK. Why not read their stories…?

Archie McKellar

Following Joseph Stannah’s Rules of Life

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Callum Buck

Apprentice, Student & Engineer.

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Tom Schofield

From Apprentice to Manufacturing Engineer.

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Craig’s story

From Apprentice to repair engineer.

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Dylan’s story

From Apprentice to lift engineer.

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The type of apprenticeship we’re offering

Join us at Stannah for a career pathway that is both fulfilling and rewarding.

We’re currently offering apprentice roles in:

  • Apprentice Lift Service & Repair Engineers (Electromechanic), locations across the UK;
  • Apprentice Administrator/Office Junior, locations across the UK.

Entry Requirements & Qualifications

The entry requirements vary depending on the role. However, we’re typically looking for:

Level Entry Requirements Qualification
Advanced Apprenticeship GCSE 4-9 (A to C) including passes in Maths and English Level 3 QCF NVQ Diploma
in Engineering Maintenance
Sponsored Degree (Part-time/ day release) 3 A-C A-Levels; minimum of 136 UCAS points based on 2017 entry tariff Honours Degree

See all current vacancies

We post our apprenticeship roles on the job vacancy board in March each year. If you’re interested in the meantime, please contact us by emailing grouphr@stannah.co.uk or calling 01264 364311.