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Types of Apprenticeships

Engineering Manufacture (Craft and Technician)

Engineers design and build the things that make our world go round. Everything, from aeroplanes to buildings, comes back to engineering. This hugely diverse field can be divided into several sub-categories: aerospace, automotive, metals, electrical equipment, electronics, marine maintenance, and mechanical engineering. This Apprenticeship covers a range of job roles in these sub-categories.

On this Apprenticeship, the sort of work you’ll be doing will depend on your employer. Generally, engineering apprentices will learn to take on an operator role in a certain area of engineering. This could involve anything from assembling car engines to installing telecommunications systems. Most duties will involve the maintenance of equipment and machinery.

Working in this field requires a good head for figures and IT literacy. You’ll need good written and verbal communication skills; and you’ll have to be a team player.

On the Advanced Level Apprenticeship you could work as an Electronics Maintenance Technician, carrying out planned and emergency fault diagnosis and maintenance, testing and repairing electronic equipment and circuits/ communications equipment/instrumentation and control equipment, servicing equipment and carry out quality inspections.

You could also work as a Project Manager, planning, organising, securing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project objectives.

Job Roles

Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Aircraft Systems fitter (manufacture)
  • Aero Engine fitter (manufacture)
  • Aero Engine fitter/tester
  • Aircraft maintenance fitter
  • Composite technician
  • Airframe fitter (manufacture)
  • Marine fabricator/welder
  • Marine electrical fitter
  • Marine pipe-fitter
  • Marine engine fitter
  • Marine mechanical
  • Fitter
  • Marine electronics technician
  • Specialist welder (submarines)
  • Marine machinist
  • Marine carpenter
  • Skilled machinist
  • Tool-maker
  • Metal forger
  • Skilled sheet metal worker
  • Skilled fitter
  • Composite technician
  • Pipe fitter and assembler
  • Marine engineer
  • Marine Electrician
  • Shipwright (Boat builder)
  • Marine painter
  • Rigger/Boatmover
  • Marine Fitting out carpenter
  • Engineer
  • Marine Electronics Technician
  • Mechanical Maintenance Technician
  • Electronics Maintenance Technician
  • Electrical Maintenance Technician
  • Fluid Power Maintenance Technician
  • Lift Services Maintenance Technician
  • Plant and Systems Maintenance Technician
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Plater / Fabricator
  • Welder
  • Process engineer (Casting)
  • Mould and Core maker
  • Sand Caster
  • Die Caster
  • CAD draught person
  • Measurement and control technician
  • Quality control inspector
  • Technical support engineer
  • Metrology inspector
  • Industrial Electrician 
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electrical design engineer
  • Measurement and Control Technician
  • Test Technician
  • Electronics technician
  • Electronics Assembly technician
  • Electronics Manufacture Inspector
  • Electronics Manufacture Technician
  • Installation and Commissioning Technician
  • Installation and Commissioning Technician (light equipment)
  • Toolmaker (manufacture)
  • Toolmaker (research and development)
  • Motorsport Technician (Mechanical)
  • Motorsport Technician (Electrical / Electronic)
  • Vehicle Builder (commercial and passenger carrying vehicles) 
  • Vehicle development technician
  • Vehicle Test Technician
  • Engineering woodworker
  • Engineering model maker
  • CNC/NC Wood machinist
  • Project leader (engineering)
  • Project Manager (engineering)
  • Product support Engineer


Last Updated: 12/04/2012

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Advanced Level Apprenticeship

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