Engineering (Apprenticeship - Employer)





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About the course

The engineering Apprenticeship will ensure your staff has the practical skills and knowledge to work at semi-skilled skilled or qualified operator status carrying out various processes within a range of engineering specialities. The mixture of on and off-the-job training ensures they learn the skills that work best for your business. Over 130,000 workplaces offer apprentice places because they understand the benefits that apprentices bring to their business.

Business benefits


  • Having trained staff will improve efficiency and help make your business more professional
  • Apprenticeships deliver real returns to your bottom line, helping you to improve productivity and to be more competitive
  • Apprenticeships deliver skills designed around your business needs providing the skilled workers you need for the future
  • Apprenticeships increase staff retention and motivation
  • Apprenticeships offer a practical and job-related form of learning
  • Apprenticeships create a more talented and diverse workforce
  • Apprenticeships provide cost-effective recruitment and induction
  • Apprenticeships provide a pool of employees from which future managers might be selected
  • Apprenticeships enable employers to fill skills gaps
  • Apprentices introduce new ideas and innovation to businesses

Entry Requirements

In general the Apprentice will need to be able to work individually and as part of a team, producing high quality work to meet agreed targets. They will need to be well organised, apply good communication skills and effectively use a range of software packages and IT. The main factor is the scope of the job responsibilities within the work place.Prospective applicants will typically need to:

  • Demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills at interview
  • Have at least 'D' grades in GCSE in English, Maths & ICT
  • Give a good performance in our engineering aptitude test

Previously acquired engineering or design technology qualifications may be an advantage.If you have a vacancy for an apprentice, we can help you with the recruitment process by:

  • Advertising your vacancy
  • Assessing candidates' basic skills
  • Shortlisting candidates for interview
What will I do on this course?

Engineering covers a diverse range of skills and knowledge. We offer Apprenticeships covering the following areas of engineering specialisation:

  • Electrical and electronics
  • Fabrication and welding
  • Maintenance and installation
  • Manufacturing
  • Technical Support

In the first year the apprentice will be at college for day release, learning the technical and practical skills relevant to the area of engineering chosen. The rest of the time they will be learning from experienced engineers and applying what has been learnt in their day-to-day job.In the second year and beyond the apprentice continues to improve knowledge and skills in day release, or work full time developing the experience needed to prove competence and achieve the apprenticeship.

Who is it for?

Apprentices are passionate and enthusiastic about engineering and have good personal organisational skills in order to complete the Apprenticeship. They must be prepared to commit at least 30 months to the course and maintain motivation throughout, and must be capable of using their own initiative to overcome problems, whilst also be happy to work in a team and receive and carry out complex instructions.

How to apply


How Is this course assessed?

Most of the course will be assessed by the Apprentice proving their ability through practical tasks, however, they should also expect some written assignments. The Apprentice may also need to complete self study guides in engineering practice, and gain functional skills as appropriate. They will also prove their ability to improve their own performance through continued evaluation.

What could I do next?

Many Apprentices either progress on to higher level college courses (Level 3 Certificates), or on to Advanced Apprenticeships. Either way they will have gained the technical and practical skills to give them a solid grounding in their chosen engineering specialism.


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How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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