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Engineering Technician, Advanced Apprenticeship
What will I do on this course?
This standard is offered via the following pathways: Aerospace or Aircraft Fitter, Machinist, Technical Support Technician, Mechatronics Maintenance Technician. It is aimed at people working at technician level in an engineering company. You will have the opportunity to combine ‘on-the-job training’ with study in a college environment. You will start by learning the basics across a number of different areas. For one or two days per week in the first year, and one day per week in the second year, you will attend College where you will be taught the technical knowledge needed to complete your apprenticeship. You’ll also work in our brand new engineering workshops and labs to develop new skills.
Depending on the company that you work for, your apprenticeship will cover a number of different disciplines such as turning, milling in the machine shop, CAD or CAM, CNC machining, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, electrical and electronics, maintenance, materials science, programmable logic controllers, composites, fabrication and welding.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through workplace observations and practical tests. You will also complete online tests, assignments and produce a portfolio of evidence. This will be part of your end-point assessment.
What could I do after this course?
Most students will progress into a technician-level position. You could also progress to related higher education courses, such as the degrees or degree apprenticeships on offer at University Centre Weston.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English and maths, or a qualifying Level 2 qualification. You’ll also be asked to attend an interview, and will need to be in relevant employment, but we can help you find this.
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What Our Students Say
Lewis Broom, Engineering Traineeship
“The classroom environment wasn't for me. I enjoy working with working with materials and making something I can be proud of.”
Course: Engineering Traineeship
What next? Lewis has now gained an apprenticeship at GKN following a successful traineeship