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Advanced Engineering Construction

This Apprenticeship deals with a range of roles in engineering construction. UK engineering construction is a global force and employs approximately 80,000 people in the UK and 100,000 worldwide.

The industry delivers successful new build, maintenance, plant upgrade and decommissioning projects worldwide across the oil, gas, water, power generation, nuclear, chemical, pharmaceutical, water, and food and drink industries. Domestically, the £16 billion industry is fundamental to the economy and the demand for engineering construction is set to rise significantly over the next decade and beyond.

The Engineering Construction Advanced Level Apprenticeship is recognised within the industry as one of the best routes for entrants to attain the skills required to work on engineering construction sites, including offshore installations.

This Apprenticeship offers pathway routes in a range of craft, technician and project control roles, both onshore and offshore.  It should be noted that many of today's supervisors, managers, designers and professionals originally joined the industry through the Apprenticeship route.

The Advanced Level Apprenticeship offers an exciting platform for long term and rewarding career opportunities in areas such as: marking out, cutting, forming and joining of metal engineering construction assemblies, installing and commissioning of electro-technical engineering construction plant and systems, Using computer-aided design systems to produce detailed engineering drawings to a client's specifications.


Job Role:

Advanced Level Apprenticeship
• Pipefitter
• Mechanical Fitter
• Welder
• Plater
• Steel Erector
• Rigger
• Electrical Fitter
• Instrument & Control Technician
• Electrical Maintenance Technician
• Mechanical Maintenance Technician
• Design & Draughting Technician
• Project Controller

Last Updated: 19/06/2012

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