There are thousands of local job opportunities every year in the manufacturing, electronic, general engineering and maintenance sectors. This apprenticeship is ideal both for school leavers who want to train as skilled workers in engineering or manufacturing and for adults wishing to re-start their careers. You will need to be good at working with your hands as well as your head, and prepared to work hard.
You will be interviewed by our apprenticeship team and given a college assessment to check your English and Maths.
You will attend college one day per week and spend four days in the workplace. While in the workplace, you will gain the practical experience, skills and knowledge necessary to start a rewarding career in one of the UK’s largest employment sectors. While at College, you will study for an Extended Certificate in Engineering, Level 2, which covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the industry. This is a nationally recognised qualification, broadly equivalent to two GCSEs.
Assessment will be through a combination of coursework, observation and examination in college and within the workplace. Your progress on the course will be regularly monitored by your assessor.
As well as direct employment, successful Apprentices often go on to complete an Advanced Apprenticeship, once they have gained more experience in engineering work.
Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*