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Engineering Technician, Advanced Apprenticeship
What will I do on this course?
This course is aimed at people working at technician level in an engineering company. You will have the opportunity to combine ‘on-the-job training’ with study in a college environment. You will be employed by an engineering company and 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 and also work in our brand new 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/CAM, CNC machining, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, electrical and electronics, maintenance, materials science, programmable logic controllers, composites, fabrication and welding.
How will I 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.
What could I do after this course?
A career in engineering can take you all over the world and, on completing this apprenticeship, most students will progress into a technician-level position. You might also progress onto an HNC or foundation degree.
English and maths GCSE at grade 2/E or 3/D, plus an interest in and enthusiasm for engineering. You’ll also be asked to attend an interview.
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What Our Students Say
Lewis Broom, Engineering Traineeship
“The classroom environment wasn't for me. I enjoy working with working with materials and making something I can be proud of.”
Course: Engineering Traineeship
What next? Lewis has now gained an apprenticeship at GKN following a successful traineeship