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Engineering Apprenticeships – Don’t dream it be it …

Taking the hands on route

Engineering covers the whole life cycle of products, structures and processes, from their initial conception and production, to maintenance and if necessary destruction or decommissioning. Engineering is such a broad industry made up of many fields.

engineering apprenticeships

Listed below are just a few types of engineering:

Mechanical Engineers – You’ll research, design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

Civil Engineers – As a civil engineer you’ll design, build, supervise, operate, and maintain construction projects and systems such as roads, buildings, railways, sewage treatments etc.

Manufacturing Engineering – Manufacturing engineers work in a wide range of industries, including oil, food and drinks, plastics, and pharmaceuticals.

Electrical Engineering – You could work on a range of projects such as computers, radars, navigation systems, wiring and lighting in buildings and other kinds of electrical systems.

Aerospace Engineering – As an aerospace or aeronautical engineer you will be researching designing, developing, maintaining and testing the performance of the following:

  • Civil and Military Aircraft,
  • Missiles,
  • Weapons systems,
  • Satellites,
  • Space vehicles.

Automotive Engineering – You’ll be concerned with the development, design, repair and planning of passenger cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles or off-road vehicles.

Types of Jobs

Typical job roles within the manufacturing and engineering sector include the following: engineering technician, vehicle mechanic, aircraft fitter, process technician, energy plant operative, railway engineer.

Who would suit an engineering Apprenticeship?

Are you inquisitive? Do you like to find the solutions to problems and enjoy working with your hands? Then an engineering Apprenticeship could be perfect for you. You’ll gain invaluable experience while also working towards a nationally recognised qualification and avoiding the accumulation of student debt. You’ll even earn a salary. The real question you should be asking yourself is; why would I not do an engineering Apprenticeship?

Useful links

Apply for engineering Apprenticeships at Careermap

Find out more about engineering at IET

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