Open day for HGV Drivers interested in a career in powered access

This weekend Elev8’s Sheffield depot held an open day for HGV drivers interested in a career in powered access, and it was a huge success.

The day was planned to give HGV class 1 or 2 drivers the opportunity to have a look at some of our access platforms and go up in the MEWP cage (mobile elevating work platform) to see if MEWP Operating might be the career for them.

We had a selection of access platforms available for visitors to look at with a range of working heights starting from 28.5 metres.  The Bronto S56XR proved to be very popular, with visitors enjoying the views over Sheffield with it’s 56 metres of working height and trying out some of it’s incredible 38.5 metres of lateral outreach.

Our visitors were able to chat to Elev8 MEWP Operators about their jobs, as well as meet members from our maintenance team, HR and management team who answered questions about working in powered access.

We were delighted that some of our existing MEWP Operators came along with their families to show them what they do for a living.  Some brave family members even went up in the MEWP basket, and I think we may well have some future MEWP Operators amongst them.


Thank you for making the day a success

Thank you to everyone that visited.  It was lovely to meet you all and fantastic to see so many people interested in a career in the access industry.

Huge thanks to all the Elev8 team who worked hard to make the day a success, and those who spent the day showing visitors what it is like to operate a MEWP.



Reasons to love Operating MEWPS for a living

We asked our team why they enjoyed operating MEWPs for a living and some of the answers they gave were

  • Every day in the job is different
  • Getting to meet new people
  • Clients are always pleased to see you arrive
  • You get to use your brain setting up MEWPs in diverse locations
  • Being able to operate different makes and models of access platforms
  • Elev8 feels like a family run company, where you are treated like a person not a number
  • Being able to talk directly to the MD who listens to common sense
  • The pay is good

Interested in becoming a MEWP Operator?

Do you dream of a stable career where your daily job is not just driving from A to B?  If you have ahead for heights, you may like a career in the access industry.

Experienced MEWP Operators with HGV Class 2 have the potential to earn an OTE of £50,000 at Elev8.  Elev8 MEWP Operators are paid for all the time they work, including travelling time from depot to our clients sites, and have generous stop out allowance and overtime rates.  Our  MEWP Operators are employed by Elev8 and get all the normal benefits of employment including holiday entitlement and a company pension.

Our MEWP Operators get the opportunity to travel across the UK and be involved in world class engineering projects.

If you are interested in a career in the powered access industry, please get in touch with us at