Engineering Apprenticeships & Qualifications

Endless opportunities in Engineering and Manufacturing 

Engineering spans many sectors from Manufacturing, Automotive, Rail, Water, Energy, Construction and many more. Careers in Engineering are in high demand with approximately 18% of the UK workforce in Engineering roles. 

As technology changes and a push for green-tech and net zero continues, the need for highly skilled Engineers is strong, with plenty of opportunity to work in a variety of industries.

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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15 months, plus 3-month End Point Assessment 
Programme summary 

This programme will equip learners with a robust set of skills, knowledge and behaviours that will allow them to work successfully as an Engineering Operative within the Manufacturing and Engineering sector.

The programme of study will cover;

  • Interpreting engineering drawings and specifications, relevant compliance procedures/systems
  • Health and safety regulations, engineering operational practices, processes and procedures, identifying and dealing risks, hazards and problems that may occur.

The programme of study is delivered through a mix of face-to-face learning, remote reviews, online assessments, self-study, practical skills training and one to one coaching facilitated by Total People at the Total People training centre in Crewe (off-the-job)

Who is suitable?

Aimed at those who are interested in a career within engineering operations within the Manufacturing and Engineering sector.

39 months, plus 3-month End Point Assessment 
Programme Summary

Engineering Technicians are predominantly involved in highly skilled, complex work in the advanced manufacturing and engineering sector designing, building, servicing and repairing a range of engineering products and services.

During this programme, apprentices will contribute to either the design, development, quality assurance, manufacture, installation, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, systems, processes or services depending on their employer placement and pathway they choose.

All apprentices will learn core manufacturing and engineering skills, knowledge and behaviours, they will then get to specialise in one of the 

following areas:

  • Machinist – Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
  • Product Design and Development Technician
  • Toolmaker and Tool and Die Maintenance Technician
  • Technical Support Technician
Who is suitable?

Anyone looking for practical, workbased training and qualifications wanting a career in the manufacturing and engineering sector. You will get a comprehensive insight into how the sector operates, with hands-on experience in both generic and specialised engineering skills, opening the doors for progression within the engineering sector.

33 months, plus 3-month End Point Assessment 
Programme summary 

This qualification develops the fundamental technical skills and the underpinning knowledge and understanding required to become competent in the job role. Apprentices can expect practical training delivered by Total People instructors at Total People’s training centre in Crewe as well as on site with an employer.

Areas of study include maintenance and operational practices, processes and procedures covering a range of plant and equipment. The apprentice will also cover relevant industry health and safety standards, regulations and environmental requirements.

Upon completion of this programme learners will be able to maintain the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment. Dependent upon the sector that the apprentice is employed in, there may be subtle differences in terms of the composition and application of the plant and equipment. However, they will learn the fundamental principles of operation which will include installation, testing, servicing, removal, replacement, maintenance and repair of equipment.

Who is suitable?

Anyone looking for a role as a Maintenance and Operations Engineer, i.e., shop floor maintenance engineers, partly experienced or beginners.

Transform your workforce with apprenticeships 

We are one of the largest providers of apprenticeships and work-based learning in the North West and are proud to work with a wide range of businesses and learners each year.

By choosing us, we can help you with:

  • Accessing diverse, fresh talent 
  • Upskilling existing staff 
  • Keeping ahead of industry changes 
  • Accessing funding and support 
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