Engineering Apprenticeship: Employer Guide

By 2017, it is predicted that there will be a need for 587,000 new manufacturing staff in the UK, but with 11% of businesses in engineering and manufacturing reporting a skills gap, it is essential that companies start thinking about training staff now.

The Apprenticeship Programme Framework

The Engineering Manufacture framework at level 3 is designed to provide the skills, knowledge and competence requirements to operate at craft or technician level as appropriate within the following engineering sub-sectors: Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics, Mechanical, Marine, Electrical, Metal goods and Other Transport Equipment.

Apprenticeship: The Apprentice will achieve one of the above pathways and an additional three key skills in Application of number and communication and ICT. There is also a requirement for each apprentice to complete a further two years at college on the associated pathway dependant of apprenticeship route.

Advanced Apprenticeship: On successful completion of a L2 apprenticeship there may be options to progress towards a level 3 scheme. This is dependent on the range within the employment opportunity and the ability of the pprentice demonstrated in previous years.

Pathways on offer:

  • Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
  • Engineering Maintenance
  • Fabrication and Welding
  • Engineering Technical Support
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Installation and Commissioning
  • Engineering Tool-making
  • Engineering Leadership
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