First-class training from an international manufacturing organisation
We have more than 30 Apprentices here at Jungheinrich UK in schemes that cover Engineering, Credit Control, Taxation Professional, L&D Practitioner, Business Administration to name just a few. There's a range of qualification levels too, starting at Level 2 through to Level 7, which is equivalent to a Master Degree!
In the next few paragraphs, you'll be able to read about some of our apprentices and their experiences of working alongside our team in various departments within our organisation.
Hi, my name is Kieran Loveridge. I am 21 years old and I joined Jungheinrich as an apprentice in September 2019. I am one of nine engineering apprentices this year awarded with a place on the 3-year program with Jungheinrich. In my spare time outside of work, I play for my local rugby team and have done so since 2009, I'm now a regular on the first team.
I applied for an apprenticeship because I knew I could learn on the job, attend college and have a wage all at the same time. I didn’t feel that going to university would offer me a similar opportunity. I have learnt so much from the apprenticeship already, I did not think it was possible but the environment that Jungheinrich has created, makes it. I have a great mentor who is teaching and showing me everything I need to know. Everyone I have met in the company has been genuine and willing to help me if I need anything. Once my apprenticeship is complete I hope to continue as a long-term employee of Jungheinrich and one day reach supervisor or even higher. I would recommend an apprenticeship to anyone. The best thing I have done so far.
Apprentice field service engineer (year 3)
In 2017 I moved over to England from Germany. I have already completed an apprenticeship in retail back in Germany, but I quickly discovered that it wasn’t right for me and I needed a new challenge. To start a new apprenticeship in Germany at my age back then was quite difficult, so I decided to move to my dad’s in sunny St. Helens to apply for the role I am in now. In my free time, I like to spend time working on my car (I have just recently bought a MK5 Golf GTI), cleaning it, servicing it and the odd repair. I try to go over to Germany as much as I can to see my family and friends, sometimes I take my own car or get a plane and hire a car (no speed limits on the German motorway).
I decided to do another apprenticeship because you actually get first-class training from experienced engineers, managers and tutors at college. They want you to understand what you are doing, and they do their best to make sure you do, and go home after the 3 years with your qualification and see you make great progress in your job role. I am now in my last year of the apprenticeship and it’s amazing how much I have learned during these years and how much of it has helped me in my everyday life. I am now able to carry out repairs on my own car which I didn’t feel comfortable doing before. I absolutely love my job, it was the best decision I have made to start this apprenticeship. Once it’s complete I hope to gain my qualification and get out there and put all my practice into action and show my colleagues and managers what I have learned, and maybe even climb up the career ladder and gain even more experience in the years to come.
Level 3 Credit Control Apprentice.
In my spare time, I don‘t like to sit about doing nothing. I enjoy baking, chocolate brownies are my speciality. I also enjoy running (to burn off the cakes), last year I completed the Great North Run. My challenge for next year is to cycle London to Brighton. While this year I am currently learning to ski — advice and tips welcome!
I previously worked for a powered access and hire company as an Accounts Administrator. Looking to further my career in finance, I found a great opportunity with Jungheinrich. My current goal is to achieve my Level 3 CICM in Credit Control. Long term I would like to work my way up in the Credit Control Department and further my qualification.
Apprentice engineer with Jungheinrich
During my spare time, I enjoy seeing friends and most importantly spending time with my family. I currently play for a football team and enjoy going to the gym. I have been lucky enough to travel to various places around the world and relish the opportunity to explore new countries when the chance arises.
I have always been interested in becoming an engineer. Jungheinrich supported me in taking this leap and are a company I firmly believe in. It is by far the best decision I have made in my career – I am excited to see what the future at Jungheinrich will bring.
Apprentice Engineer with Jungheinrich
Outside of work I play for a local football team, I’ve been with them for 13 years, starting when I was 5. I have played for a few other teams and trained with the coaches of Wigan Athletic for a couple of years. Besides football, I recently started attending the gym in August of last year. However, now that I am 18 most of my time is spent with mates watching football rather than playing.
I applied for an apprenticeship as I wanted to learn through hands-on methods rather than via theory-based education and revision. I found I have always responded better to this approach and working with Jungheinrich is proving that to be the case. My long-term goal is to become a fully qualified engineer within Jungheinrich and move up within the company.
Learning and Development Practitioner Apprentice
There’s nothing I like more than travelling and experiencing new cultures, my favourite place that I’ve visited so far has to be Switzerland, it’s got the most beautiful mountains and rivers. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, going for long countryside walks which always tend to end in a pub somewhere. I like to keep fit and healthy and have recently developed an interest in Muay Thai boxing, I am planning to go to Thailand in February for some first-hand training.
Prior to starting an apprenticeship, I had been working full time since leaving sixth form. While I enjoyed the industry I was in, there was limited guidance on offer and a lack of opportunity for development. I joined the Jungheinrich Apprenticeship scheme in 2019 and it has been the best experience, I have had the chance to work, study and earn money which has been ideal. I am a strong believer that there’s always room to learn more, apprenticeships are great for that as you can start one at any age. Re-entering the world of education has been great fun and I have met loads of amazing people along the way. I have only been in the exciting world of L&D for 4 months, however, I know that it’s a decision I won't regret.
Hello, my name is Oliver Legg-Mitchell. I’m 28 years young and joined the Jungheinrich engineering apprenticeship in September 2019. Outside of work, I’m a huge fan of live music, travel and anything with an engine. If I’m not playing the guitar or doing something to do with cars and bikes, you will find me enjoying a beverage talking about them.
After enjoying my youth as an ambitious musician, I moved into sales, marketing and events management, but I longed for something more rewarding. I decided to change careers and persue something closer to my interests outside of work. I attended Birmingham College studying engineering before progressing to The University of Leeds to study automotive engineering. I really enjoyed the degree but the pressures of working full-time as a mature student was hard going. I did some research and found the Jungheinrich apprenticeship scheme offered all the things I love about engineering whilst enabling me to earn a salary and haven’t looked back.
Since joining Jungheinrich I have had lots of hands-on experience, felt very valued and learnt some more industry-specific knowledge. I’ve had the opportunity to work on a varied fleet whilst also gaining some experience working at a high-end customer in Crewe which was awesome to see the cars being manufactured.
I want to build upon my existing knowledge and take my career within engineering as far as possible. I’m particularly excited about the future of automation within the industry and would like to be heavily involved in the future.