UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL

An apprenticeship is a brilliant way to kick-start your career in engineering. The industry is forward thinking, fast moving and looking for individuals who can learn the knowledge and skills required to be the workforce and leaders of the future.

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 engineering apprenticeship combines practical and academic learning delivered both on and off the job. 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 > 

Engineering apprenticeships take between 12 and 48 months to complete depending on the level/qualification and the time is mixed between learning in the workplace and learning at college*.

Whilst a lot of learners enter their apprenticeships between the ages of 16-18, they are open to everyone and can be used as a form of CPD within your current role.

*Not all apprenticeship programmes require college attendance.

Why do an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship allows you kick-start your career by developing your knowledge and skills within a work environment. If you are already employed within an engineering company, they can be used to develop you further or learn new skills.

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 Philip, one of our apprentices that is about to complete his programme. How did he find himself doing an apprenticeship? > 

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 AND TYPES OF APPRENTICESHIPS

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.

START YOUR FUTURE CAREER WITH AN APPRENTICESHIP

HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY

  • Complete Applications / Shortlisting and interviews

  • Employers confirm vacancy

  • College starts

  • Career events

Engineering Apprenticeships usually follow the academic year. For a September start we would ideally receive your application in January, or soon after, so we can start the recruitment process.

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