Engineering covers manufacturing, energy, nuclear, mechanics, technology, automation and more. This technical apprenticeship is great for anyone who wants to develop specialist engineering skills. Learn about different manufacturing techniques like moulding and shearing. Develop your understanding of advanced engineering industries such as telecommunications.   

The apprenticeship opens up a lot of job options in the sector. Help to create an innovative machine as a mechanical engineer. Work as a civil engineer and build new buildings and roads. Test out state-of-the-art aircraft technology as an avionics technician. Whatever your interests, the apprenticeship will give you the chance to improve your engineering knowledge. 

What's the qualification?

You will gain a qualification at SCQF level 8 in engineering. The qualification includes:  

  • Core units of aSVQ in engineering at SCQF level 8 
  • Work experience in a versatile and creative industry  

SCQF qualifications levels explained

What will I learn?

During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:   

  • Lead teams effectively 
  • Apply workplace organisation techniques 
  • Apply continuous improvement techniques 
  • Create flexible production and manpower systems 
  • Apply set-up reduction techniques 
  • Carry out problem-solving activities   

You will develop the following core skills:   

  • Problem-solving 
  • Teamwork  
  • Communication  
  • Time management   

These transferrable skills are useful for working in other roles like aviation engineering and welding.  

Where could it take me?

This Technical Apprenticeship gives you a range of options. Carry on your studies with a related engineering degree or graduate to full-time work.    

Further education: Study for a higher qualification such as a bachelor’s degree in engineering manufacturing. Your experience will support your university application.   

Straight to work: Use your qualifications and secure a job in the engineering industrySeveral are featured below:

  • Avionics engineer  
  • Mechanical technician  
  • Aerospace engineer  
  • Civil engineer  
  • Technical support specialist  
  • Forensic materials engineer  

Entry requirements

Although there are no set requirements for the apprenticeship, it is useful to have a good understanding of engineering principles. 


This Technical Apprenticeship will take around 4 years to complete.

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