Engineering Apprenticeships & Qualifications

About Engineering

An engineer is a person who designs and builds complex products, machines, systems, or structures. Engineers solve problems by using science, maths and technology to figure out the best way to create new things or to improve a product. 

Many industries need engineers including food, automotive, rail, water and energy supply, construction and many more. Engineers often specialise in a specific branch such as civil, electrical, mechanical, and chemical engineering. 

What's involved in an engineering apprenticeship? 

Apprenticeships in engineering are incredibly varied and what you’ll learn depends on the type and level of apprenticeship you choose. An aerospace apprentice will be doing very different things to an engineering maintenance apprentice  working in a factory or plant. 

However, all programmes combine full-time work with part-time study, which includes attending our engineering training workshops to learn practical and technical skills. 

How do you get into the Industry? 

You’ll be technically minded, have good number skills and will be able to analyse complex information. 

Typical skills required include: 

  • logic and problem-solving skills 
  • attention to detail 
  • creativity and manual dexterity 
  • ability to think technically and analytically 
  • the ability to work under pressure 
  • effective communication and interpersonal skills 
  • planning and organisational skills 
  • enthusiasm, commitment and motivation 

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Overview 

You’ll develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to work as an engineer in one of these specialised job roles: 

  • a maintenance role  
  • a mechanical manufacturing engineering role 
  • and electrical and electronic engineering role  
  • a fabrication role 
  • a materials, processing or finishing role 
  • a technical support role 
What qualifications will I gain? 

Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship 

In addition, you will need to achieve the following: 

  • EAL Level 2 Certificate in Engineering Operations (Knowledge) 
  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills) 
Entry Requirements 

Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprenticeships 

Length of the course 

18 months 

Overview 

You’ll develop knowledge, skills and behaviours to complete arc welding processes, producing joints that meet basic quality standards to ensure that the finished products function correctly. 

What qualifications will I gain? 

Level 2 General Welder (Arc Processes) Apprenticeship 

Entry Requirements: 

Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprenticeships 

Length of the course 

18 months 

Overview 

You’ll develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to manually weld plate and structural components to high quality standards.  You’ll be involved in making, constructing  or repairing fabricated plate assemblies, extrusions and structural components. 

What qualifications will I gain? 

Level 3 Plate Welder Apprenticeship 

Entry Requirements 

Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprenticeships, which is normally  four GCSEs at Grade 4 or higher including maths and English 

Length of the course 

36 months 

Overview

You’ll develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to instal, test, service, remove, replace, maintain and repair equipment as part of planned and reactive maintenance programmes. 

You will specialise in one of the following roles:  
  • Electrical Technician 
  • Mechanical Technician 
  • Control and Instrumentation Technician 
  • Wind Turbine Technician 
  • Electrical System and Process Control Technician 
  • Electromechanical Technician 
  • Plant Operations Technician  
What qualifications will I gain? 

Level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship 

We also offer range of practical and theory qualifications that employers can include in your individual learning plan. 

Entry Requirements 

Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprenticeships, normally four GCSEs at Grade 4 or higher including maths, English and science. 

Length of the course 

36 months 

Overview  

You’ll develop knowledge, skills and behaviours to design, build, service and repair a range of engineering products and services. 

You will specialise in one of the following roles: 
  • Machinist - Advanced Manufacturing Engineering 
  • Mechatronics Maintenance Technician 
  • Product Design and Development Technician 
  • Toolmaker and Tool and Die Maintenance Technician 
  • Technical Support Technician 
What qualifications will I gain? 

Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship 

You will need to achieve the further mandated qualifications that are both knowledge, skills and competence based. The actual qualification depends on your chosen specialist pathway. . 

Entry Requirements 

Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprenticeships, normally four GCSEs at Grade 4 or higher including maths, English and science. 

Length of the course 

42 months 

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