If you want to work in the engineering industry, doing an apprenticeship is a great foundation on which to build your career.
Depending on your interest, you can train as an engineering fitter, engineering manufacturing technician, engineering operative, engineering technician or metal fabricator, and specialise in electrical and electronics, fabrication and welding, maintenance, machining, mechanical manufacturing, mechatronics, and technical support, developing skills and knowledge to enable you to work in a range of organisations in the future.
During your apprenticeship you’ll combine working for an employer with studying at college – usually attending once a week – and, because you’ll be doing a real job for a real employer, you’ll get paid too!
In the workplace you’ll learn on-the-job by working alongside existing experienced staff, and when you’re in college you’ll be taught by qualified tutors who have worked in the industry themselves.
Throughout your training you’ll be supported by a college assessor who will visit you in the workplace to make sure you are meeting your targets and that both you and your employer are getting the most out of your apprenticeship.
You’ll do your training in our industry-standard engineering workshops on the Paget Road campus which are equipped with welding booths, maintenance equipment, programmable logic controllers, rapid prototyping machines, circuit assembly equipment, lathes, CNCs and milling machines, and a specialist computer-aided design suite with the latest CAD drafting facilities
What’s more, the engineering workshops operate as a modern manufacturing plant and incorporate Lean Systems – including improvement processes, elimination of waste and developing smarter working practices – into all its processes, which will look great on your CV and impress employers when you are applying for jobs in the future.
We have excellent relationships with local employers and develop training to meet the needs of their businesses, so you can be assured you’ll gain the skills that they are looking for in their employees – and, if you impress them during your training, you may even be offered a job when you’ve completed apprenticeship and gained your qualification.
And, did you know that apprenticeships aren’t just for new staff? if you’re already employed in the industry and want to improve your skills and boost your promotion prospects you can benefit from apprenticeship training too – just ask your employer to email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will contact them to discuss your training further.
Apprenticeship vacancies are being added to our website all the time – take a look at the latest opportunities here