Do you enjoy working with your hands? Do you consider yourself to be a practical person? If so, studying for an apprenticeship in industrial applications can help you find an ideal job. Youll have the opportunity to improve your manufacturing skills and develop in a sector that promotes creative problem-solving.   

Industrial applications cross into a range of sectors such as food and drink production, life sciences and supply chainLearn about specialist manufacturing techniques like fibre spinning and sheet metal moulding. Discover how to maximise productivity in a factory environment.   

There are lots of jobs available in the industrial applications sector. Become a maintenance engineer and fix complex machine systems. Work as an application engineer and provide technical solutions for different businesses. Pursue your interest in technology by becoming an electronics operative. No matter what job you choose, the apprenticeship can give you the necessary skills to thrive and succeed.   

What's the qualification?

You will gain a qualification at SCQF level 5 in industrial applications. The qualification includes:  

  • Core units of aSVQ in industrial applications at SCQF level 5 
  • Work experience in versatile industry  

SCQF qualification levels explained

What will I learn?

During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:   

  • Comply with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements 
  • Use and interpret engineering data and documentation 
  • Work effectively and efficiently in an engineering environment 
  • Prepare and use grinding machines 
  • Produce components using hand fitting techniques 
  • Produce mechanical engineering drawings using a CAD system 
  • Prepare and use lathes for turning operations 
  • Prepare and use milling machines   

You will develop the following core skills:   

  • Numeracy 
  • Problem-solving  
  • Time management  
  • Communication 
  • Teamwork    

These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs like industrial manufacturing and supply chain management.  

Where could it take me?

This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a variety of optionsCarry on your studies wita technical apprenticeship in industrial applications or find a full-time job.   

Further education: Improve your knowledge by studying for a bachelor’s degree in engineering or food manufacturing. This could lead to a higher qualification like a Masters in industrial engineering. Your experience will support your application.   

Straight to work: Use your qualifications to find an industrial applications job. After completing the apprenticeship, you could move onto jobs like:   

  • Applications engineer 
  • Food manufacturer  
  • Maintenance engineer  
  • Health and safety officer  
  • Supply chain assistant  
  • Electronics operative 
  • Industrial engineer 
  • Industrial manufacturer  

Entry requirements

There are no set requirements for the apprenticeship 


This Modern Apprenticeship will take 12-24 months to complete.  

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