Manufacturing Apprenticeships

About Engineering & Manufacturing

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

Further Progression

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.

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Entry Requirements

    In order to start an Engineering Apprenticeship at Level 1, you will not require any further qualifications.

    To begin an Engineering Apprenticeship at Level 2 or 3 you will need GCSEs Grades A*-C.

    Individual employers may look for specific qualifications, these are stated on each Apprenticeship Vacancy, this may include A level qualifications.

    Cost

    Aged 16-18
    Fully funded

    Aged 19-23
    Fully funded for employers with less than 1000 employees. For employers with 1000+ employees, please contact us for further details.

    Aged 24 and over
    Total People require employers to make a contribution towards the cost for all learners aged 24 years and over, embarking on an Apprenticeship. For more information please contact us on 01606 734000 or email info@totalpeople.co.uk

    Pathways to Apprenticeship - Level 1

    We will support you to experience a working environment with a local company for 2 days per week in order to give you an insight into the engineering industry. At the end of the course you could progress onto a full Apprenticeship with Total People.

    Engineering Certificate Level 1

    • Level 1 Functional Skills Application of Number, Communication, ICT
    • Length of the course - 6 months Approximately

    Intermediate Apprenticeship - Level 2

    • Level 2 NVQ Diploma – Numerous skill-specific disciplines (excluding PEO and PMO) –
    • Undertaken in the workplace (certain aspects can be completed in a training/college environment)
    • Level 2 Technical Certificate – Various subjects – Undertaken at local college on day release for one/two years
    • Level 1 Functional Skills - Application of Number, Communication, ICT – Usually undertaken at college
    • alongside Technical Certificate – some could be exempt if certain GCSE’s are achieved at Grade ‘C’ or above
    • Level 2 Award in Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) – usually undertaken in the workplace

    Length of the course - Between 1½ and 2 years Approximately

    Advanced Apprenticeship - Level 3

    • Performing Engineering Operations – Three units from this NVQ Diploma must be undertaken at local college either as block release for 6/8 months or day release for two years; can also be undertaken in the workplace in certain circumstances
    • Level 3 NVQ Diploma – Numerous skill-specific disciplines – Undertaken in the workplace
    • Level 3 Technical Certificate – Various Subjects – Undertaken at local college on day release for two/three years
    • Level 2 Functional Skills – Application of Number, Communication, ICT usually undertaken at college alongside Technical Certificate – some could be exempt if certain GCSE’s are achieved at Grade ‘C’ or above
    • Level 2 Award in Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) – usually undertaken in the workplace

    Length of the course - Between 3 and 3½ years duration Approximately

    Manufacturing

    Granite Processing and Finishing Apprentice

    Company
    TNC Granite Ltd in Macclesfield
    Salary
    £7,098 per year
    Duration
    18 months duration