Engineering Technician, Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship is a perfect starting point if you’re interested in becoming any one of the following: aerospace or aircraft fitter, machinist, technical support technician, mechatronics maintenance technician.
This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to achieve a career in the engineering industry, while learning how to combine it with practical experience through ‘on-the-job' training.
Studying this course means that you will also be part of our Engineering Career Excellence Hub, which is endorsed by leading employers, who are actively involved throughout your whole training programme.
What does the course involve?
You will start by learning the basics across a number of different areas. For one or two days per week in the first year, and one day per week in the second year, you will attend College where you will be taught the technical knowledge needed to complete your apprenticeship. You will also work in our engineering workshops and labs to develop new skills.
Depending on the company that you work for, your apprenticeship will cover a number of different disciplines such as turning, milling in the machine shop, CAD or CAM, CNC machining, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, electrical and electronics, maintenance, materials science, programmable logic controllers, composites, fabrication and welding.
How will the course be assessed?
You will be assessed through workplace observations and practical tests. You will also complete online tests, assignments and produce a portfolio of evidence. This will be part of your end-point assessment.
What future study opportunities and careers are there?
Most students will progress into a technician-level position, to further develop their skills and knowledge to achieve a higher positioned career. You could also progress onto higher education, such as the degrees or degree apprenticeships on offer at University Centre Weston.
What do I do next?
- Ready to apply – please use the ‘apply now’ button at the top of this page.
- I’d like to visit and see the facilities and chat to staff – see when our next open event is here: Events | Weston College
- I have a quick question – use our Live Chat facility on the bottom right of this page.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English and maths, or a qualifying Level 2 qualification. You will also be asked to attend an interview, and will need to be in relevant employment, but we can help you find this.
Occupations related to Engineering Technician, Apprenticeship
Electrical or Electronics Technician
Electrical and electronics technicians perform a variety of miscellaneous technical support functions to assist with the design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical and electronic systems.
Employment in region: 841 positions
Engineering technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist engineers with the design, development, operation, installation and maintenance of engineering systems and constructions.
Employment in region: 2,758 positions
Building or Civil Engineering Technician
Building and civil engineering technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist civil and building engineers.
Employment in region: 707 positions