Engineers use their skills and knowledge in a specific field to make things work, solve problems and improve the world around us. Engineers can be involved in building, testing and designing all sorts of products and structures. They can be found all over the world working in many different areas: environmental management, transport, medicine, roadcasting, electronics and even enabling space exploration. You name it, engineers have worked on it!
Apprentices make up a large proportion of the people who go into engineering and there are a wide range of apprenticeships on offer.
During the Apprenticeship you will cover areas such as:
- Performing Engineering Operations
- Business Improvement – Techniques
- Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
- Fabrication and Welding Engineering
- Aeronautical Engineering
- Engineering Maintenance and Installation
- Materials Processing and Finishing
- Electrical and Electronics Servicing
- Engineering Technical Support
How do you get into the Industry?
Engineering requires you to apply maths and science principles; therefore these subjects are particularly important. The majority of employers are looking for GCSE or equivalent at Grades A*-C however some may specify at least two subjects needs to be achieved at A-Level.
Typical skills required include:
- Able to work as a team
- Punctual and reliable
- Good practical skills
Once you have completed your Apprenticeship you can look at moving on to an Advanced Apprenticeship in engineering.
Following on from that you would be able to move on to Level 4 Engineering Management, Higher National Diploma (HND), Foundation Degree.