About the course
This apprenticeship is suitable for you if you want to start a career or develop your existing skills in mechanical engineering. As a mechanical engineering apprentice you will develop your engineering skills, knowledge and practical experience by working with machine tools, centre lathes and milling machines. This advanced apprenticeship has two pathways you can choose from metalwork or mechanical.
Suitable job roles
- Mechanical Engineer
- Quality Mechanical Engineer
- Mechanical Engineer Technician
- Production Engineer
As an apprentice you can expect to undertake work based learning with an employer and to be paid a wage. The apprenticeship will include an NVQ diploma, functional skills and knowledge based element or technical certificate.
A full assessment will take place to ensure you have the skills to complete the qualification. As this is an advanced apprenticeship, all applicants will require GCSEs at grade A*-C/9-4 in English and maths (or equivalent), or can demonstrate through the assessment process that they will be able to achieve this. By completing a workplace audit the Apprenticeship Coordinator will be able to establish whether you are covering the right level of tasks in the workplace to support the criteria necessary for the on-site evidence.
Note - You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto an apprenticeship.
Dates, times & fees
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You will attend college one day a week to ensure you get the support you need to succeed. The rest of the training will take place in the workplace with in-house training by the employer and an assessor who will visit you on site.
Evidence of knowledge and competency can be obtained through: observations in the workplace, physical products of work, reports, plans, online assessments, correspondence, witness testimony, discussion and questioning.
Apprentices will also be assigned an Assessor, who will visit them every 12 weeks to ensure they are happy with their progress and on track to achieve.