Apprenticeships in

Engineering Manufacture

Combining employment at an independent or multi-national engineering company with studying one day per week at Reaseheath, this is a brilliant opportunity to ‘earn as you learn’.

You will explore vital topics such as maintenance of mechanical devices and electrical equipment, welding and working practices in engineering.

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Level 3 Apprenticeship

What will I study?

  • Working safely in an engineering environment
  • Carrying out engineering activities efficiently and effectively
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Producing mechanical assemblies
  • Maintaining electrical equipment and systems
  • Maintaining mechanical devices and systems
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 21 months (8-10 weeks block release for the fi rst 12 months, the following 9 months is completed in the workplace)

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • Preferably 3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths, or
  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

  • After this Level 3 course you can progress on within the industry or study a higher level course in engineering

Career options

  • Technical service engineer
  • Design and development engineer
  • Self employed engineer
  • Overseas development
  • Maintenance engineer
Level 2 Apprenticeship

What will I study?

  • Working safely in an engineering environment
  • Carrying out engineering activities efficiently and effectively
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Producing mechanical assemblies
  • Maintaining electrical equipment and systems
  • Maintaining mechanical devices and systems
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 15 months (8-10 weeks block release)

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • Preferably 3 GCSEs at grade 2 or above including English and Maths

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Technical service engineer
  • Design and development engineer
  • Self employed engineer
  • Overseas development
  • Maintenance engineer
Useful information

How much will this course cost?

Apprenticeships are funded through government and employer contributions. If you are:

  • 16-18 working for a small business (<50) your training will be fully funded*
  • 19+ or working for a Medium size business (50+) an employer contribution may be required
  • Working for a large business or organisation (Payroll of £3m+) you training funded from your employers Digital Apprenticeship Service  Account

*small businesses who employ an apprentice between 16-18 may be eligible to receive a financial government incentive

 Transport

Our college buses pick up over 1,400 students each day from a wide area. From September 2018 all college bus routes to Reaseheath will be FREE. To find a bus route near you visit the transport pages on our website.

How do I apply?

If you have an employer and you would like to apply for an apprenticeship you can apply now online. You can also view our live vacancies or complete an online enquiry form and a member of the apprenticeship team will contact you.

For a step by step guide on the application process visit the how to apply pages on our website. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Student Profile
Nicole Johnson

Ambition: Engineering Production Manager

School: Congleton High School

Age: 16

A next generation engineer with big aspirations, Nicole is one of six apprentices taken on this year by train manufacturer Bombardier Transportation at its Crewe Component Repair & Overhaul Facility.

The only girl on the shop floor and the youngest in the company, Nicole is confident that increasing demand for qualified engineers and continuing investment into the rail network will guarantee her a rewarding career with good progression.

Encouraged to learn practical skills by her father, Nicole gained a GCSE in engineering at school and decided that she wanted to work with big machinery.

She is being introduced to each section at her workplace and looks forward to learning something new every day from her mentors. She and her fellow apprentices also attend Reaseheath weekly to work towards a transferable engineering qualification plus additional industry recognised qualifications.

Nicole says: “Working at Bombardier is so interesting. You don’t realise how many different components go into a train until you see them stripped down. As an engineering apprentice you get lots of practical experience at work and you gain a qualification at college. I’d encourage more girls to do it.”