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Engineering Apprenticeship

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.. 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

Level 6 – Control/Technical Support Engineer (degree), Manufacturing Engineer, Product Design and Development Engineer

Course Info

Subject Area
Apprenticeships
Course Type
Apprenticeships
Location
James Watt College

Entry Requirements

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. Level 6 - Control/Technical Support Engineer (degree) , Manufacturing Engineer and Product Design and Development Engineer – 2/3 ‘A’ levels or a BTec Extended Diploma at Level 3.

Delivery and Assessment

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

Progression

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.

Career Opportunities

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Aviation Engineer
  • Maritime Engineer
  • Machinist
  • Mechatronics Engineer and Toolmaker