University isn’t the only way to enter the workforce. By combining classroom study with on-the-job learning, our Apprentice Scheme provides a genuine alternative to university and a solid foundation for a career in engineering.
Typically lasting four years, the scheme offers the training, guidance and support you need to develop valuable skills, earn sought-after qualifications and establish yourself in your chosen career.
During your Apprenticeship, you will attend college to study for a nationally-recognised NVQ level 3 qualification in Mechanical Engineering. You may also be able to continue to study beyond your apprenticeship for more advanced qualifications such as an HNC, HND or a Foundation degree, dependent on business requirements.
You will need 5 GCSE Grades A–C or the equivalent in Maths, English Language and a Science subject (i.e. Physics or Chemistry).
All our apprentices will get the opportunity to gain hands-on practical experience working alongside some of the most experienced and knowledgeable people in our business. Apprentices in manufacturing experience a range of placements enabling them to learn the processes and skills that are essential for a career in Engineering.
As well as training you for a well-paid career, we’ll pay you a competitive salary from day one of your apprenticeship. To find details of our other benefits, head to our careers page.
What else are we looking for?
Beyond your academic qualifications, we’ll be looking for evidence that you are genuinely interested and enthusiastic about developing a career in engineering. Make sure that your CV shows your interest in engineering; for example, if you have completed an engineering project at school or attend an engineering club, make sure you mention it on your CV, giving specific examples too.
All our roles contain a component of working in a team and we are looking for people who can work well as part of a team and perhaps ultimately want to lead teams. Your CV should also give examples of teamworking if you have them. This could be gained in a number of ways: at school, with your family, in a sports team, at work, in voluntary organisations (such as the Guides, Scouts or Cadets), or as part of religious or community activities. Be prepared to discuss your experiences and what you learned about yourself and others.
How to apply
Applications for our 2019 Apprenticeship scheme are now open, click here and complete the application form to apply.