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Over 12 years ago Clive Stewart founded CWS Lifting & Safety Ltd, a small independent family business, providing specialist testing, inspections, maintenance, and certification for the lifting industry. 

Through word of mouth, knowledge, excellent customer service, and lots of hard work we have established a large clientele, working across the country, all the way up to Scotland. 


To become the best company in our sector to do business with and, a great company to work for

Our skilled Inspection Engineers provide a reliable, responsive and first-class service across the UK, ensuring lifting equipment is safe to use and our legal obligations are fully met.


Are you looking for the next move in your Engineering career? Looking to work for a driven company where you can develop and progress? Are you a good team player with good communication skills? Then this is the job for you!

Due to an increased workload, an excellent opportunity has arisen for a Trainee, Lifting Inspection Engineer. This is a full-time position working 40 hours a week. The salary will be discussed at the interview stage. As well as Lifting Inspection work there is a surplus of other tasks including, but not limited to, load testing, pull testing, occasional destructive testing, manning the rigging loft and inspection of lifting accessories.


CWS, aims to hire, engage and retain talented employees who match the capabilities we need. We offer a full range of training from manufacturing to LEEA advanced courses and, the experience of working in the lifting equipment industry.

The LEEA Apprenticeship scheme will ensure you receive the training and support to help you be the best that you can be in your role and will encourage you to pursue your career aspirations.

CWS reserve the right to close our vacancies earlier than the listed date if we have received a high level of applications. We would recommend that if you wish to be considered that you complete the application as promptly as possible. Please be aware that some roles within the company may require 

one or more of the following - DBS, Credit, Security Clearance, or Health & Safety Check, we also need proof of right to work in the UK by the start of employment.

We are also an equal opportunity employer where we embrace diversity in all of its forms and fostering an inclusive environment for all people to do the best work of their lives with us. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, veteran, neurodiversity status or disability status. CWS requires proof of right to work in the UK by the start of employment.


  • Knowledge of the LEEA

  • Entry level Engineering, Mechanics NVQ/City & Guilds desirable but not essential

  • Experience with working in a testing environment

  • Excellent eye for detail; good problem-solving ability and a practical approach

  • Good communicator with the ability to analyse and impart knowledge

  • Full training will be given but experience of working within an engineering environment would be desirable

  • Full UK drivers’ licence


  • To answer telephone in a polite & professional manner (a mobile will be provided)

  • Time management 

  • Punctuality

  • Able to work in a methodical way, attention to detail

  • Administration

  • Keeping the workshop tidy

  • Assisting in loading /offloading of equipment

  • Investigate faults and technical issues 

  • Working in a team

  • Travelling and on occasions overnight stops (accommodation will be provided) 

  • Collections & deliveries

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