UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL

An apprenticeship is a brilliant way to kick-start your career or to advance your career if you are already employed. An apprenticeship can be started at any age and can be used for both new employees entering a business or for existing employees looking to up-skill or progress their career. 

APPLY TO BE AN APPRENTICE

You can apply for a specific vacancy or submit a general application and we will match your skills and aspirations to a vacancy. You only need to apply to us once in each (yearly) recruitment cycle – one application, many potential employers.

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WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP?

An apprenticeship combines practical and academic learning delivered both on and off the job with time mixed between learning in the workplace and learning at college*. Whilst a lot of learners enter their apprenticeships between the ages of 16-21, they are open to everyone and can be used as a form of CPD within your current role. Apprenticeships take between 12 and 48 months to complete and range from intermediate (level 2) through to degree (level 7) so there is something for everyone. 

New Employee
As an apprentice you are employed from the start of your programme by one of our business partners, receiving a salary and other employee benefits.
Read our blog answering the top 10 questions potential apprentices ask > 

Existing Employees
An apprenticeship is perfect if you are already employed within a business and want to up-skill or get the knowledge to progress your career. 
Read our blog about using apprenticeships for current employees >

Specialist Learning Provider
We specialise in the delivery of engineering, manufacturing and maintenance apprenticeships working across many companies in a number of different sectors.

*Not all apprenticeship programmes require college attendance.

Why do an apprenticeship?

For those looking to kick-start your career, an apprenticeship allows you to earn and learn, developing your knowledge and skills within a work environment. There is a common misconception that apprenticeships are for those who can’t go to university. In reality, there are lots of reasons why you might choose an apprenticeship over a college or university course. The way in which you learn may mean you are more suited to practical learning, the idea of earning a wage and not incurring any debt may attract you or training for a specific career may interest.

Don't just take our word for it. Read our blog about Michael, one of our apprentices that is about to complete his programme. How did he find himself doing an apprenticeship? > 

For those already employed within an engineering company, an apprenticeship is perfect to develop new knowledge and help the business to fill skill gaps in a cost effective way. With a range of different levels, there is something for everyone whether you are looking to up-skill in your current role or if the business is looking to move you into a more senior role. 

 

 

Apprenticeship Levels and Entry Requirements

  • Level 2

    INTERMEDIATE

    Entry requirements:
    GCSE’s 3-1 (D-G) or
    BTEC L1 / NVQ L1

    Duration:
    12 – 18 months

  • Level 3

    ADVANCED

    Entry requirements:
    L2 Apprenticeship
    Engineering, Construction,
    Built Environment, IT,
    Manufacturing.

    OR

    GCSE’s 9-4 (A*-C)
    Maths, Science (ideally triple science).

    Useful subjects:
    D&T, ICT,
    Computing, Engineering.

    OR

    BTEC L2 / NVQ L2
    Engineering, Construction & Built Environment, Science, ICT.

    Duration:
    24 – 48 months

  • LEVEL 4

    HIGHER

    Entry requirements:
    L3 Apprenticeship
    Engineering, Construction,
    Built Environment, IT,
    Manufacturing.

    OR

    A levels: Maths, Physics

    Useful subjects:
    D&T, IT,
    Chemistry, Further Maths.

    OR

    IB Diploma: Higher Level Maths,
    Physics

    OR

    Tech Level Qualifications (T-level) e.g. BTEC L3 / NVQ L3: Engineering, Construction & Built Environment, Science, ICT.

    Duration:
    18 - 24 months

SECTORS WE WORK IN

Aviation

The aviation engineering sector is growing rapidly in the pursuit for clean and fuel efficient aircraft. There is a global demand for qualified aircraft technicians both within the fixed and rotary wing aircraft sectors and in both a commercial and the military setting. Engineering roles within this sector may include airframe, avionics, manufacturing and maintenance.

Defence

Businesses supplying and maintaining equipment within the defence sector has a diverse range of products and services. Engineering roles within this sector may include machinist, electrical/electronic, maintenance, mechanical, production and design.

Electronics

Electronic 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.

Injection Moulding

Plastic injection moulding technology produce components that are used in a range of everyday and specialist items. Intricate, high quality parts are now being produced including medical syringes, fixings, containers, spacers and brackets. Engineering roles within this sector may include machinist, maintenance, production and design.

Machining

Companies within this sector utilise the latest technologies to maintain quality, costs and competitive advantage producing parts and components for a wide variety of purposes. Engineering roles within this sector may include machinist, electrical/electronic, maintenance, mechanical, production and design.

Manufacturing

Often highly specialists companies, the manufacturing sector produce products, parts and components for every walk of life. Engineering roles within this sector may include machinist, electrical/electronic, maintenance, mechanical, production and design.

Motor Racing

The UK has a long pedigree of being at the forefront of motorsport and as such this sector holds a lot of opportunity, especially within the Thames Valley area. Engineering roles within this sector may include machinist, electrical/electronic, maintenance, mechanical, production and design. 

Scientific Research

Scientific research plays important role in developing the technologies of the future. From large scale projects to much smaller scale employers, engineers are an important part of the research process. Engineering roles within this sector may include machinist, electrical/electronic, maintenance, mechanical, production and design.

Transport

Trains and buses play a role in everyday life and the workforce behind the scenes that keep the vehicles moving is vast.

Utilities

Utility companies are the backbone of our infrastructure and consistently embrace new technologies to help deliver their services. From new projects to maintaining existing equipment, the sector is a regular recruiter of apprentices. Engineering roles within this sector are often duel skilled.

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