Engineering and Manufacturing Apprenticeships
Qualification: Available from Levels 2 to 5*
Type: Delivered at our Nelson campus
Apprenticeships Available

Electrical/Electronic Engineering

This Apprenticeship will develop the skills, knowledge and competence Apprentices will need to carry out the duties of an Electrical/Electronic Technician in the workplace. Learning the principles and practices needed to work in this area will require Apprentices to take part in formal lessons and tutorials, through a range of practical work and assessments.

This Apprenticeship would be suitable for anyone who is looking to work as an Electrical and Electronic Engineer, Engineering Maintenance Technician, Engineering Operative or Marine Engineer.

Manufacturing Engineer

The Manufacturing Engineering Apprenticeship focuses on teaching the advanced manufacturing techniques and project management skills required to launch products on time, on budget and to the right quality.

During this Apprenticeship, Apprentices will develop a solid grasp of the core engineering skills required for the role.

Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship offers a combination of qualifications that will equip Apprentices with the skills and knowledge needed to work as an Engineer in a variety of industry sectors.

Apprentices will be working in a manufacturing environment where their duties could encompass many areas of Engineering such as milling, grinding, marking out, working from designs and selecting and using secondary machining techniques to remove material.

Maintenance and Mechatronics Engineering

This Apprenticeship is for those Apprentices who are looking to start a career within a maintenance role. Maintenance engineering plays a vital role in the efficiency and development of manufacturing and processing industries. With advances in technology constantly emerging, the demand for engineering skills is at a high.

Fabrication and Welding

This Apprenticeship is based in the advanced manufacturing engineering and engineering construction sectors.

Work includes manufacturing bridges, oil rigs, ships, petro-chemical installations, cranes, platforms, aircraft, automotive and machinery parts, sheet metal enclosures, equipment supports, and anything that can be fabricated out of metal. Fabricators can work alone or in teams,
in factories or on operational sites.

Skills Required

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Creative approach
  • Excellent technical knowledge
  • Team working skills
  • The ability to manage projects
  • High level of IT ability
  • Work well under pressure
  • Able to meet deadlines
Entry Requirements

Intermediate Apprenticeship – 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above (one in English or Maths) or equivalent.

Advanced Apprenticeship – 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above (one in English or Maths) or successful completion of an Intermediate Apprenticeship, or equivalent. These requirements are subject to change and may also differ to meet the needs of the employer.

As well as a College interview, progression onto an Apprenticeship is subject to an employer interview.

Don’t worry if you didn’t get the required grades, we can work with you to find a suitable route on to your Apprenticeship.

Job Roles
  • Process Operator
  • CNC Machinist
  • Tool Maker
  • Production Inspector
  • Aero Engine Fitter/Tester
  • Aircraft Systems Fitter
  • Test Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Quality Engineer

And many more!


Assessment is through practical observation and theoretical tests.

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