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Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeships

If you enjoy working as part of a team, like solving problems and have a practical flair, you’ll find our Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeships have a lot to offer. We have training facilities at our Blackburn site and Burnley (UCLan) campus where you’ll learn how to use the latest machinery and equipment to prepare you for your career.

Engineers can work in high-tech environments using state-of-the-art equipment. They are inventors, designers and problem solvers – people who make a difference to the way we live. As trained professionals, engineers are well paid and highly respected.  Many get top jobs and even run their own companies. As an engineer you could become an electrical engineer, a civil engineer, a manufacturing or a design engineer. 

Engineering Apprenticeships

General Welder
Level 2 Apprenticeship
Welding is a way to make high strength joints between two or more parts. General Welders use high electrical energy to form an arc. Manual dexterity is essential in controlling the arc, which is used to melt metals, allowing them to fuse together to form a structurally sound weld.
Machining Technician
Level 3 Apprenticeship
Machining technicians produce complex and precision machined products that are typically used in machinery. For example, aeroplanes and vehicles. They can also produce bespoke components or products for domestic appliances or medical equipment. They use a variety of machines to carry out their work. For example, centre lathes, vertical and horizontal milling machines, horizontal and cylindrical grinding machines. Electro discharge machines, single and multi-axis Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machine tools centres. Gear cutting and Gear Grinding machines.
Toolmaker and Tool & Die Maintenance
Level 3 Apprenticeship
Toolmakers and Tool & Die Maintenance Technicians are predominantly involved in the highly skilled, complex and specialist detailed work of manufacturing and maintaining the engineering tooling used to produce components, products and assemblies.
Technical Support Technician
Level 3 Apprenticeship
Technical Support Technicians work as part of a team to provide technical support and expertise for all areas of the Engineering and Manufacturing function.
Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
Level 3 Apprenticeship
Mechatronics Maintenance Technicians ensure that plant and equipment perform to the required standard to facilitate production targets regarding safety, quality, delivery and cost within high value manufacturing environments.
Fire Emergency and Security Systems Technician
Level 3 Apprenticeship
Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Technicians design, install, commission and maintain electronic systems in and outside simple and complex premises to protect individuals, homes and properties from risk and danger.
Metal Fabricator
Level 3 Apprenticeship
Fabricators in the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Construction engineering sector are predominantly involved in highly skilled, complex, specialist and detailed work covering a wide range of common and job specific skills sets that can be transferred across the wider engineering industry sectors during the course of their careers.
Engineering Fitter
Level 3 Apprenticeship
Engineering Fitters produce complex high value, low volume components or assemblies in full or part, using machines, equipment or systems, to the required specification.
HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Level 4 Higher National Certificate
Delivering high level, industry-led training courses is what we do. As an engineering provider of advanced technical and academic skills, we work closely with employers to nurture and develop the employees they need for the future.
HNC Operations Engineering
Level 4 Higher National Certificate
Delivering high level, industry-led training courses is what we do. As an engineering provider of advanced technical and academic skills, we work closely with employers to nurture and develop the employees they need for the future.
HNC Manufacturing Engineering
Level 4 Higher National Certificate
Delivering high level, industry-led training courses is what we do. As an engineering provider of advanced technical and academic skills, we work closely with employers to nurture and develop the employees they need for the future.
HND in General Engineering
Level 5 Higher National Diploma
Delivering high level, industry-led training courses is what we do. As an engineering provider of advanced technical and academic skills, we work closely with employers to nurture and develop the employees they need for the future.