Earn whilst you learn


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Here at Otis, we are proud to stand as global leaders in the vertical transportation industry, moving millions of people each day safely to their destinations. From the launch of Elisha Otis’ very first safety elevator over 150 years ago, we have continued to innovate and pave the way for our customers to thrive in a taller, faster, smarter world.

We can only achieve our goals with the right people, who commit to and retain our high standards. That’s why at Otis, we choose to train our own talent through our UK Apprenticeship Programme. Our 3-year* training programme will allow you to earn whilst you learn, gaining an NVQ 3 lift qualification, plus escalators/stairlifts accreditation, alongside achieving a technical certificate. During the working week, apprentices work alongside experienced engineers and fitters out in the field and complete off-the-job learning, including in-house technical training.

Our Lift & Escalator Apprenticeship Programme is the most comprehensive in the UK and provides our aspiring engineers the knowledge, skills and confidence to work on a wide range of equipment, often in some pretty spectacular settings.

Your learning journey also continues long after you complete your apprenticeship. Otis believes in investing in their people and will support your professional development and career aspirations. Taking an apprenticeship with Otis provides long-term career opportunities within other areas of the business, should you wish to diversify later. These can include Health & Safety, Technical Training, Sales or Management.

If you would like to register interest in an Engineering Apprenticeship with Otis, we would love to hear from you. There is no need to have any engineering qualifications already, but you will need 5 GCSEs or equivalent at grade C/ Grade 4 and above, including Maths, English, ICT and a STEM subject at the point of application.

We are keen to hear from those with a positive attitude and a learning mindset, who strive to be the best.

To register your interest in the Otis Engineering Apprenticeship Programme, please complete the form below and a member of our Talent Acquisition Team will be in touch.

* 3 ½-years in Scotland


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What did you do before your Otis apprenticeship ?
I worked a few event jobs as a face painter and helped out with an amateur dramatics club. However my full time job was at Mountain Warehouse and although I got on well with the team I didn’t see myself staying in retail.

Was it straightforward to apply for an Otis Apprenticeship?
Absolutely, I applied online on the Jersey government page with my CV and personal statement.

What have you most enjoyed about working at Otis?
I like that I am out and about, not restricted to an office and have freedom of working all over the island. I like that there is always opportunity to learn and progress my career if I want to. I have enjoyed learning a new trade and meeting new people.

How did you feel you fitted in at Otis?
I struggled a bit in the beginning with being shy and the only woman in the team was a bit daunting, but I quickly found that all the guys I work with are all great people. They look out for each other and made me feel like part of the team, and if I need help I know they will be there for me.

What are you looking forward to following completion of your programme?
I am looking forward to being able to solve problems on my own, gain experience and put into practice what I have been learning over the course of three years.

What advice would you give anyone considering an apprenticeship with Otis?
Just go for it. You get to learn an interesting trade where there will always be interesting work and you get to meet lots of new people. It’s different every day, some days are nice and easy and others are a bit more busy, but your team will always have your back and help when they can.


What did you do before your Otis apprenticeship?
The Otis apprenticeship was my very first career experience! Before Otis I studied for my GCSE’s and AS Levels, whilst working at Sainsbury’s part time and exploring where my passion and future could be. I have always been interested in problem solving from an early age and I knew I wanted to learn and earn in an industry with many avenues.

When did you start your apprenticeship?
I applied for my apprenticeship with Otis whilst in my first year of 6th form. The apprenticeship looked interesting, provided real world experience with continued education and was in a niche market. Following research and my successful interviews, I made the decision to leave 6th form and join Otis full time to start my journey into the lift industry. I attended my induction week at the Leicester office in September 2015 and after that week was place in the field with an engineer to learn the job.

What did you gain from your Otis apprenticeship?
During my apprenticeship I had the opportunity to network across the business, build strong relationships with colleagues and gain lots of experience in various scenarios. Examples of these scenarios include; working in the south-east in service repairs and mod, learning how to correctly and safely action all tasks whilst installed from day one. I have attained many skills since my apprenticeship, but my biggest achievement is going from the 17year old apprentice to a respected qualified engineer.

Do you feel taking part in an apprenticeship gave you any advantages at Otis?
Yes I do! Otis is the best in the business within the lift trade worldwide. Otis provides me with high standard training, the correct PPE and tooling as well as many opportunities in developing my career. Throughout the apprenticeship and beyond, if I need help, I know who to contact and I know I will be supported.

Tell us about your career since you completed your apprenticeship
Since qualifying in June 2018, I have been a lift service & callout engineer covering the south east of England. I work on all types of lifts & escalators and I’m always embracing new challenges. I take part in the out of hours callout rota, responding to emergencies and trapped passengers, as well as supporting repairs if they require assistance. One of the best things about this career, is that no two days are the same and I’m forever learning on old and new equipment. I’m a huge believer in continued self-development, and Otis have definitely supported in this. I can’t wait to see what is next for my career at Otis!

What advice would you give anyone considering an apprenticeship with Otis?
For anyone considering an apprenticeship and an exciting career at Otis, I would give my full recommendations. At Otis you will be exposed to a range of experiences, top quality training, build a great network, be supported in self development opportunities, be challenged to reach your full potential and most importantly enjoy every moment.