As an apprentice, you will be working in a mechanical engineering environment.
Aimed at young people who are aged 16 to 24, have just left school or college and are able to benefit from a NVQ Level 2. You will study practical and technical aspects of mechanical engineering including fitting and assembly, electrical and mechanical maintenance, CAD (2D and 3D) CNC, Parts Inspection, MIG/TIG welding, plating. You will also cover health and safety in the workplace and use of tools.
The day you are in college you will be doing some workshop sessions and some theory sessions learning about how to do new tasks. You will have chance to work on your portfolio and write up what you have learnt on the job.
Key topics include:
4 GCSEs at A*-D or acceptable alternatives. Must include English Language, Maths and Science.
You can progress onto the level 3 Apprenticeship in Manufacturing Engineering or a BTEC Level 3 Diploma
Career opportunities could include working in technical support, CAD Inspection, Maintenance, Machining, Toolmaker or Fitting.
The course consists of 40 hours per week, which includes a one day a week attendance at college. If you need to complete Functional Skills qualifications, these will be delivered in college.
For this course you will be required to own PPE (boots & overalls).