Toyota Material Handling UK Launch Apprenticeship Programme with SMB College Group!


SMB College Group and Toyota Material Handling UK are joining forces to train the next generation of Forklift Engineers through a range of apprenticeship opportunities across the UK.

With 19 roles available across 18 locations, the apprenticeships will train learners in Level 3 Forklift Engineering, giving them an excellent basis to progress into a successful career in the vehicle engineering industry.

Roles are available across a variety of locations, from Leicester and Melton Mowbray to Bristol and Gloucester, and many more.

Amit Mistry, Technical Training and Product Engineer, at Toyota Material Handling UK, said of the apprenticeships programmes: ‘Forklift truck service engineers play a crucial role in maintaining Material Handling Equipment (MHE) to highest standards, reduce downtime and keep the operation running smoothly, which in turn keeps the whole logistic operation moving forward.

‘Currently there is a shortage of skilled forklift truck service engineers. Forklift truck apprenticeship standards were developed to fill the skills gap in the industry. Having worked with MHE apprentices for over a decade, I believe that this apprenticeship offers a great opportunity to jump start your career with prospects of progression in the industry.'

SMB College Group's Stephenson Campus has been offering high-quality Engineering education for generations, having been a technical college for 100 years this year! The college offers a range of apprenticeships, T Levels and full-time college courses in Engineering across their Stephenson and Brooksby sites, including Forklift, Light Vehicle, HGV, Land-based, Manufacturing and Electrical.

Toyota Material Handling UK have more than 100 years of combined material handling excellence. Their mission is to bring customers exceptional efficiency in their material handling operations, offering top quality industrial trucks to suit all material handling needs including forklift trucks and warehouse equipment. They also support the industry with leading services and solutions, including truck rental, used trucks, service and maintenance, parts and accessories, and operator training.

For those interested in applying, the TMHUK and SMB College Group are hosting a series of webinars during National Apprenticeships week next week, with the aim of giving attendees the inside scoop on what to expect from the application and selection process, in addition to providing a wealth of information about what successful candidates will learn during the apprenticeship programme itself.

For more information and to apply for a vacancy, visit the SMB College Group website at

To book into an informational webinar, visit