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The aviation engineering sector is growing rapidly, the pursuit for clean and fuel efficient aircraft being the driving force.
The aviation engineering sector is growing rapidly, the pursuit for clean and fuel efficient aircraft being the driving force. As a result there is a global demand for qualified aircraft technicians. The sector covers both fixed and rotary wing aircraft used by commercial organisations and the military. A number of employers, both manufacturers and maintenance organisations, take on apprentices to train as Airframe, Avionics or Manufacturing Technicians.
A large number of employers in the UK, Europe and beyond support the defence industry.
Supplying and maintaining everything from warships to mechanical and electronic components. The apprenticeships offered by the sector, as you might expect, reflect this diverse range of products and services. At technician level roles include, machinist, electrical, maintenance, electronics, mechanical, production, design and many more.
In the field of electronic engineering, engineers design and test circuits that use the electromagnetic properties of electrical components.
Such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes and transistors to achieve a particular functionality. The tuner circuit, which allows the user of a radio to filter out all but a single station, is just one example of such a circuit.
Advances in mould tool technology and materials have led to a growing list of parts and components that can be produced using plastic injection moulding.
Intricate, high quality parts are now being produced for a wide sector of manufacturing companies from small components to large sub assemblies. Often replacing traditionally made metal parts. Typical parts include; medical syringes, fixings, containers, spacers, brackets and many more.
A broad and varied employer base produces everything from vehicles to electrical goods.
Some employ hundreds of employees others less than twenty. However all play an important part in the economic success of the UK. Increasingly manufacturers utilise the latest technologies to maintain quality, costs and competitive advantage. As such a career in manufacturing will provide an interesting and challenging future. Technician apprenticeship roles include mechanical, electrical/electronic, design, production engineering, machining, and many more.
Scientific research plays important role in developing the technologies of the future.
Both large and small, privately owned and state funded, employers research and develop ideas and concepts such as extracting energy form the sun to developing materials which can carry an aircraft into space. On a much smaller scale employers will undertake research projects when developing their next generation of products. Which when completed, will include parts and processes developed as a result of their research. Like most sectors research is looking for Technician apprentices across all disciplines to help them reach their research goals.
Most manufactures have a number of sub contractors they use to produce machined parts.
Often specialists in their field, they use standard and exotic materials to produce components for; aircraft, formula 1 cars, scientific products, vehicles, manufactured products and many more. A number of employers recruit apprentices each year and train them in conventional and CNC machining processes.
Like the majority of the engineering sector water companies are embracing new technologies to help deliver their water and waste services.
With pollution and the environment high on their agenda new and efficient ways of handling water and treating waste are being developed. This is in addition to maintaining equipment on the many water and waste sites. The sector is a regular recruiter of maintenance technician apprentices, often dual skilled.
Having exhausted the majority of land-fill rubbish sites, the sector is moving towards energy from waste technology.
The incinerating of household rubbish to create steam, which in turn drives a turbine to produce electricity, is fast becoming the accepted technology. To maintain these sites and to ensure continued safe emissions, the sector is recruiting engineers and technicians, including apprentices, to manage and control the technology.