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F-Tec celebrating three years in business

F-TEC Celebrates Three Years in Business

Kevin Bentham senior trainer, Karl Baum MD F-Tec, Justin Tomlinson MP celebrating three years of F-Tec in business

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New apprentice training on lift trucks

New apprenticeship standard agreed for lift truck and powered access technicians

In a major new development for the sector, a Level 3 Lift Truck and Powered Access Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard and end point assessment (EPA) have been approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education.

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F-Tec celebrating a strong performance

Dramatic growth in training within the fork truck sector

F-TEC, the forklift industry’s dedicated training centre, has revealed record-breaking figures for the first quarter of 2019.

The remarkable start to the year has seen a 50% expansion in the centre’s training capacity, double-digit growth in the number of apprentices, a dramatic increase in the number of engineers attending courses, a doubling in the number of trainers and investment by industry partners including Crown, TVH and B&B Attachments of more than £330,000 in new and refurbished equipment.

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Level-4-graduates

The next generation of engineers

Graduation of young engineers collecting a certificate in Advanced Automotive Studies for Master Technicians.

From the graduating class of seven, four were in attendance to collect their Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Automotive Studies for Master Technicians from television host Mark Durden-Smith.

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F-TEC expand training team

The industry’s only dedicated training facility F-TEC has hired two new trainers to join their team.

As the only approved training centre for this industry, the Forklift Training Engineering Centre (F-TEC) deliver top-of-the-range training courses for engineers and non-engineers, designed specifically to meet the needs of the forklift industry.

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UK first for F-TEC

Training centre receives ground-breaking hydraulic simulators F-TEC – the forklift industry’s dedicated engineering training centre – has been provided with two state-of-the-art hydraulic simulator boards for use in its engineer courses. Leading parts supplier and F-TEC training partner TVH has loaned the unique simulators – the only two in existence – from its training centre […]

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Pick of young forklift engineers graduate in style

The best of Britain’s young forklift service engineers have been honoured in a graduation ceremony hosted by the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) in the magnificent surroundings of Hoar Cross Hall in Burton on Trent.

Four graduates attended the ceremony, representing an inaugural class of eight, all of whom achieved the advanced levels of specialist technical knowledge, understanding and practical skills to gain the Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Automotive Studies for Master Technicians – Lift Truck

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F-TEC are recruiting!!

Are you an experienced Engineer looking for a new challenge?

Would you like to work for the only industry backed training provider?

If so, this is the vacancy for you!

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F-TEC will be at IMHX 2019

F-TEC brings the focus on forklift engineer training and apprenticeships back to IMHX

Whether you’re looking to take on apprentices or becoming an apprentice, then the F-TEC stand should be your first port of call at IMHX.

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Upskilling is the future

With skilled fork lift engineers retiring faster than new ones are recruited there is an acute skills shortage.

Sure, you could poach someone else’s staff – but the chances are they’ll simply move on: selling their skills to the highest bidder. You could train an apprentice and, by doing so, you’ll benefit from someone who’ll be more loyal, less likely to leave and a better advocate for your business.

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