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Engineering Apprenticeship

Level 3 - Advanced

Engineering Apprenticeship

Engineer your career! An apprenticeship within this sector could see you working in any number of businesses with the ability to specialise in a number of routes like electronic or manufacturing.  A number of our apprentices have gone on to win national awards - it could be you!

If you have initiative, the ability to grasp technical information and great problem solving skills an apprenticeship within this sector could be for you. With the UK facing a demand for skilled engineers you will be a highly sought after professional with unlimited career opportunities. Apprentices who qualify as electronic engineers will learn all about manufacturing electronic control systems and testing and maintaining electrical equipment. They will develop the practical skills and technical knowledge required to work as a professional and competent electrical and electronic engineer. Apprentices who choose the manufacturing route will gain practical experience by working with machine tools, centre lathes and milling machines and develop hand fitting skills by producing a number of practical components. 

  • Level 2 - Engineering Operative
  • Level 3 - Engineering Technician

If you are looking to apply for an apprenticeship and are available to start immediately, please follow this link where you will find our current apprenticeship vacancies.

For any other information about this particular apprenticeship please contact us via



James Watt College



* Courses are free for 16-18s. Students aged 19 or over could be charged fees and is subject to a fee assessment. Learners on benefits in the majority of cases courses are also free. Fee assessments are completed at enrolment.

Course Length: Weeks

Entry criteria varies:

  • Level 2 Engineering Operative: 4 GCSE’s – must include English and maths at grade 4 or above.
  • Level 3 Engineering Technician: 4 GCSE’s – must include English at grade 4 or above and preferably a higher level grade 5/6 in maths.

Delivery models vary. Options could include – Day Release or 1st year off the job.

Completion of the Level 2 may enable progression onto the Level 3. Further Progression opportunities might then include a higher level qualification or higher apprenticeship depending upon the needs of the employer.

  • BMW
  • Moy Park
  • Bakkavor
  • Siemens
  • DPD
  • Britvic
  • Samworth Brothers
  • CBRE
  • Danish Crown
  • AE aerospace
  • Aston University

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