It all starts with a great team

Our success – and our customers’ trust – relies on having brilliant people in every department. So we set our standards high, and reward our people for a job well done.

As part of our team, you’ll benefit from a competitive salary, ample annual leave, a generous company pension scheme, life assurance, healthcare and ongoing, high-quality accredited training – so we’ll look after you now and for years to come.

We’re proud to say our people tend to stay with us – our engineering team alone has over 250 years’ combined service. HFT is a family business established over 35 years ago, by joining us you become part of the family.

Current Opportunities

Instructor - Lift Truck Operators

Opportunity to join our successful, highly regarded Operator Training team.

We’re looking for someone who can provide high quality, professional and impartial tuition & examination on a wide range of material handling equipment and a variety of safe operation courses. Providing training either from our bespoke Operator Training Centre in Hereford - an AITT Centre of Excellence - or on customer sites nationwide, your priority will be ensuring delegates are trained in the highest levels of safe operation while getting the best performance from the equipment.  

Essential Qualification: Lift truck operator certificate & relevant experience.

Desired Qualification: CAT 1 and/or CAT 4 Instructor Certificate (training will be provided to suitable candidates who hold the essential qualification).

Email your CV here.

Service & Breakdown Engineer

New opportunity not to be missed! We are looking for a Service & Breakdown Engineer to join our growing team supporting our workshop and customer sites. In return, you will receive a competitive salary and employment package including health care.

Our team of Service Engineers work with us as they enjoy the day to day challenges that they are met with and value their ability to work as part of a supported, self-reliant and self-motivated team in a family run business.  They feel valued and stable and as a result of this, they can adapt to various tasks throughout their working day and are accepting to changes within the workplace.

You will be responsible for providing an efficient and effective quality of service reporting directly to the Operations Manager.

As a Service & Breakdown Engineer, duties will include:

- Carrying out servicing, breakdowns and preventive maintenance in the most efficient and cost effective manner on behalf of HFT and the Customer

- Trouble shooting problems, repairing, testing, calibrating and fault finding

- Providing on-site technical support to clients as required

- Building relationships and offering excellent customer service

- Maintaining company assigned vehicle, tools, and test equipment in satisfactory conditions

- Working with Operations Team to meet scheduled/committed activity & ensure standards and commitments are maintained and upheld

- Attending regular training courses as required and determined by Operations Manager

What we are looking for in a Field Service Engineer?

Ideally you will hold a formal qualification such as NVQ and/or City and Guilds, and will have experience of working in the forklift industry.  

Alternatively, you may be working with agricultural & plant machinery or mechanical engineering & motor vehicles and are looking for a fresh new challenge. 

We are seeking a proactive and driven individual with excellent communication skills with a positive can do attitude. 

To find out more or to apply for this position, email your details and CV here.


The skill and knowledge of our team is our greatest asset and passing this onto future generations is the way to guarantee that we can continue to maintain our levels of service and ingenuity. Apprenticeships are at our very core, with 50% of our board members having started as apprentices as well as many of our current team.

We have developed partnerships with motivational, highly respected educational bodies that support our learning systems to ensure you get the very best out of your journey. Our commitment to Apprenticeships is proven by us being awarded Apprentice Champion of the Year in 2014.

If you would like to find out more about how to get started, email us now.

If you believe you have the quality and experience to add to our team, we look forward to hearing from you.

Email your CV here.

An Apprentice's Point of View

Hear it from the horse's mouth

Think an apprenticeship might be the right direction for you but not quite sure what's involved? Listen to George who has passed his Level 3 qualification with flying colours, talking about why he chose this route and how it worked for him.


How We Support our Apprentices

See it from both sides

Once you've decided that an apprenticeship is right for you, you need to make sure that your placement is with a business that is going to support and nurture you. Hear about our approach from Commercial Operations Manager Emma Bennett.


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