Engineering is not only a study of subjects but it is moral studies of intellectual life.
An apprenticeship in engineering allows you to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with functional and personal skills, required for their immediate job and future career. These are acquired through a mix of learning in the workplace, formal off-the-job training and the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context.
There are many prospects in the engineering world. Engineering design, civil engineering, technical engineering, mechanical engineering and manufacture engineering.
What would I be learning about?
You will learn valuable concepts through any engineering route you decide, these can be applied to everyday life. You won’t spend your time pontificating about high concept things, manufacturing is more than that, its more than just putting parts together. It’s coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering, as well as the final assemble.
In Northumberland you will work with reputable companies such as MTrec, Solutions Recruitment, Rullian Build, British Gas, Intel and many more. They believe that innovation happens when unique perspectives work together.
Upon completion of your apprenticeship, you will expected to be competent in the following areas:
- You must be able to think of new systems and new ways to work. You must be able to think creatively and ask the right questions.
- You must understand complex mathematical analysis, calculus, and other mathematics for design and troubleshooting.
- The ability to understand mechanical concepts and processes easily, as well as use equipment and tools will help you in your profession.
- Engineers work to develop new solutions to problems. You will need the skills to identify the source of the problem and create and test solutions.
- Engineers will be part of a team in developing systems, fixing problems or creating solutions. You will need to work well with others in order to get the job done.
- Listening to workers, team mates and management is crucial to an engineer’s job.
- You must be able to communicate your plans, thoughts, and rationale in your job. Good communication skills will help you greatly in accomplishing your job.
- Large-scale project require the ability to manage time, supplies, personnel and funds.
Engineering is about doing, when you want to know how things really work, study them when they’re coming apart.