LiftEx 2022 to host biggest ever Lifting Industry careers event

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LiftEx 2022 to host biggest ever Lifting Industry careers event

On 6 October 2022, LiftEx in Aberdeen will host the biggest ever Lifting Industry careers event, which will be organised by LEEA working closely with a local specialist in the promotion of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects.

The day will be split into three parts, commencing with LEEA running a career information, advice and guidance session. Approximately 100 students aged 16-18 from local schools in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, and their teachers, will be taking part.  Speakers from industry and partners from universities and the military will introduce students to learning opportunities and routes.

The second part of the day will see LEEA running an interactive breakout session, where our member volunteers will support the students in small groups as they introduce them to key parts of the industry.  They will also run interview practice sessions, with advice on successful applications and CVs.  Updated interactive experiments, which are part of LEEA’s Think Lifting programme, as well as other interactive activities, will be rolled out to introduce the students to core principles used throughout the industry.

Think Lifting is the school engagement programme already established by LEEA to inspire and encourage pupils to consider a career in the lifting industry through linking them to local lifting sectors. Interested LEEA members have access to a suite of tools, such as the aforementioned experiments, to promote and conduct Think Lifting classes.

The final part of the day for the students will be an escorted tour around the LiftEx exhibition hall, visiting the stands of member companies that have signed up to host the students.

To ensure the day has a wider reach, the careers session will be recorded and broadcast in real time, so a broader number of aspiring students can benefit in addition to those in attendance. 

Ross Moloney, CEO of LEEA said: “Through meeting with industry professionals from LEEA and its members, getting involved in hands-on challenges, mock interviews and other activities, this event will raise awareness among local teachers as well as students of the opportunities available in the Lifting Industry as well as the pathways into it.  The free content LEEA will be offering throughout the day will include sharing industry knowledge and experience with the next generation, as well as introducing and promoting the Lifting Industry. The invitation will be issued far and wide to encourage members that have relationships with their local schools and colleges to do the same.”

One stop shop for all lifting solutions, for all sectors

Lifting is a ubiquitous and essential function in many supply chains including Oil & Gas, Construction, Ports & Maritime, Logistics, Offshore, Manufacturing, Automotive, Utilities and Entertainment. All of these sectors would come to a halt without a bewildering variety of cranes, hoists, platforms, cradles and their associated chains, ropes, slings and other lifting equipment – and not forgetting services such as inspection, maintenance and training. The Lifting industry is constantly evolving with the onset of new materials, modern technologies, new innovative ideas and better ways of doing things. All of these aspects can be found at LiftEx 2022, the free-to-attend flagship event of LEEA, which will be held at P&J Live, Aberdeen on 5-6 October 2022, with the 4th annual LEEA Awards taking place there on the evening of 5 October.

For further information and to register, visit or contact Leah Phelps tel +44 (0) 203 488 2865, email:

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