Engineering Construction

Modern Apprenticeship



This Modern Apprenticeship is designed for employees working in engineering construction across a number of industries. This includes: Oil and gas Water Power generation Nuclear Chemical Pharmaceutical Environmental Food and drink It offers a wide range of potential pathways, so that as an employer you can choose the units that are most appropriate for the job at hand.

Apprenticeship framework(s)

Your employee will study for a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 6 or 7.

Select each level to see the framework document and qualification(s) at that level.

Entry requirements

It’s likely that candidates will have some engineering or technical qualification, or have some previous engineering experience.

Progression and development

Once they complete their apprenticeship, employees could progress into supervisory or management roles. To support this further development, there are a number of professional qualifications that would give them the appropriate skills. These include:

  • HNC in measurement and control engineering

  • HNC in mechanical engineering

  • HNC in electrical engineering

How does it work?

Apprentices will learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. They’ll also study with a college or other learning provider.

Cost and funding

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider throughout the apprenticeship.

The training contribution calculator will show you our funding contribution for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees aged 16 to 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.

Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet your business needs.

Who pays the apprentice?

Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we encourage all employers to pay the Living Wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

How long will it take?

It will take around 4 years to complete.

Need information or advice?

Call our advisors to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships.

0800 783 6000

Sounds right for your business?

The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

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