Do you want to help create a sustainable future? Study for an engineering construction apprenticeship and be part of an industry that is focused on harnessing the power of renewable energy. Theres a need for people with specialist engineering skills and this apprenticeship can teach you everything you need to know to be success in the engineering construction sector.  

Engineering construction involves the creation and maintenance of projects across the oil, water, pharmaceutical, nuclear and environmental industries. Youll have the chance to learn about renewable energy sources such as geothermal energy and how to use it to its full potential.   

Theres a range of engineering job opportunities for people who are looking for flexibility. Become a pipe fitter and help to build new piping networks. Work as a welder and construct metal sheets for structures like power plants and bridges.

What's the qualification?

You will gain a qualification at SCQF level 6 or 7 in engineering constructionBoth qualificationinclude:  

  • Core units of aSVQ in engineering construction at SCQF level 6 and 7  
  • Work experience in a dynamic and fast-moving industry  

SCQF qualification levels explained

What will I learn?

During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:   

  • Mark out components for metalwork 
  • Cut and shape materials using thermal cutting equipment 
  • Form pipework by machine bending 
  • Produce pipe fabrications 
  • Weld materials with mechanised arc welding equipment 
  • Produce sheet metal assemblies    

You will develop the following core skills:   

  • Time management  
  • Problem-solving  
  • Communication  
  • Teamwork   

These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as construction and mechanical engineering.   

Where could it take me?

This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a variety of studying and job options. Carry on your education with a higher qualification in engineering construction or find a full-time job.   

Further education: Carry on your studies by applying for a degree in mechanical engineering. The experience you have gained will support your university application.   

Straight to work: Use your qualifications and find a job in the engineering construction industrySeveral are listed below: 

  • Welder 
  • Construction operative 
  • Mechanical engineer 
  • Instrument control technician  
  • Steel erector  
  • Pipe fitter 
  • Sheet metal worker  

Entry requirements

Although there are no set requirements for the apprenticeship, it is useful to have engineering experience.   


This Modern Apprenticeship will take around 4 years to complete.

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