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Information Guide to an Apprenticeship in Engineering (Yrs 10-13)

Are you considering a career in engineering?

Did you know that an apprenticeship could be your ticket to a high-skilled job in a world-leading engineering company straight out of education? And what's more, you'll get paid a wage and gain qualifications without having to take on any student debt. Read on to find out about the different types of engineering apprenticeships and how you can apply.

1. What is an engineering apprenticeship?

As an apprentice, you will gain the knowledge and skills for your role on the job. You'll spend most of your time in the office, lab, factory or field, where you will be trained up by experienced colleagues. Depending on your apprenticeship level, you will also study with a training provider, in college or at university, working towards a qualification which will support you in your day-to-day role. There are three main types of apprenticeships: intermediate, advanced and higher/degree apprenticeships. Each apprenticeship will provide different qualifications. Curious about the different types of apprenticeships? Have a read of this article HERE!

2. The different types of engineering apprenticeships

Engineering has several different career pathways. The 5 main types of engineering apprenticeships are:

  1. Electrical Engineering

  2. Mechanical Engineering

  3. Manufacturing Engineering

  4. Civil Engineering

  5. Environmental Technology Engineering

Have a look at this video to learn more about the 5 main types of engineering apprenticeships

3. What skills do I need to apply for an engineering apprenticeship?

Every engineering apprenticeship is different so make sure to read the job description carefully to find out about what skills are required. As a guide, here are a selection of the skills and qualities you would need:

  • Able to work as part of a team.

  • Dedicated, conscientious, and reliable.

  • Practical and hands-on.

  • A genuine interest in engineering.

  • Hardworking.

  • Able to communicate complex information.

  • Able to think technically and analytically.

  • Happy to work in an industrial environment.

  • Organised.

  • Good at managing your time.

Here are some articles about skills.

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