Level 2 Trainee Manufacturing Technician

Intermediate Programme

We require individuals who are self-motivated, have good manual dexterity and problem solving skills. The job will be a hands on role, based at Milton Keynes within Production, Sub Assembly, Product Assembly Lines, Logistics, Service, Test and Development. The successful applicant will develop into a top class practical Manufacturing, Service or Development Technician with expert knowledge in Mechanical, Electrical and Hydraulic assembly, linked to developing, building and servicing the Niftylift product range.

Applicant Entry Criteria:

  • Minimum of 3 GCSE's (or equivalent):  Grade 3 (D) or above in Maths & English and Grade E or above in Science.

Candidates with a Level 2 or equivalent Engineering qualification may be considered for our Level 3 programme.

Go to 'Level 3 Trainee Manufacturing Technician'

The Role in More Detail:

During the 4 year programme, individuals will develop their practical skills in the role of Trainee Manufacturing Technician and on successful completion of the training programme / apprenticeship, full time employment may be offered in the following position.

Production/ Assembly - Manufacturing Technician

This role requires dynamic team players with a proven skills, knowledge and experience of mechanical assembly, along with hydraulic and electrical installation.  The role requires operating to high quality / workmanship standards, within a manufacturing cell / flow line production environment.  You will be required to perform a range of manufacturing / production operations to the required quality standard, on time and within commercial competition cost budgets (i.e. logistics / materials handling, preparation, painting, mechanical assembly, electrical assembly, fitting / fabrication, service / maintenance and development).

Training / Experience:

Based at Milton Keynes College:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Technology
  • ICT Functional Skills
  • Award in Employment Rights and Responsibilities

*Math's and English Functional Skills may be delivered to those with outstanding GCSE qualifications.

In House Training / Experience:

  • NVQ Level 2 in Performing Manufacturing Operations
  • Learning, experiencing and mastering all of the skills, systems and practices in the following department, flow lines and cells:
Electrical Sub Assembly Bay150 /170 Production Line
Mechanical Sub Assembly Cell120T Production Line
Preparation & Paint CellHR21 MK2
Rework CellSD210
Development CellHR15 / 17 Production Line
Logistics / Stores DepartmentHR28 Production Line
Service DepartmentHR12 Production Line
PDI & Test - QualityCustomisation Production Cell
Maintenance DepartmentTM40 Line

Progression Opportunities:

For those people who wish to progress their career qualifications further, and have the necessary drive, enthusiasm and ability, there may be further potential opportunities (individually assessed subject to grades achieved and business requirements).


This engineering training opportunity is a win / win situation of learning and earning at the same time.  Niftylift offers a competitive wage, potential overtime (at premium rates), future bonus scheme, health cover, contributory pension, life insurance and holiday allowance scheme.

How to Apply:

Please contact hr@niftylift.com to register your interest and receive an application form. Please send all applications back via email or post from 12th February 2018. The closing date for applications is 30th June 2018.

What happens next?

If you are a successful applicant you'll be invited in for an initial interview and assessment at Niftylift. You will also be invited for an interview and assessment at Milton Keynes College. Interviews and Assessments will commence March - July 2018.

Thank you for showing an interest in Niftylift and good luck with your application!