Are you passionate about technology? Do you have idea for an invention that you think can help the world? This engineering apprenticeship can provide you with the skills to bring your ideas to life. Be a part of an industry that is dedicated to shaping the future of Scotland.
The apprenticeship is ideal for anyone who wants to expand their technical knowledge. There are plenty of job opportunities in Scotland’s engineering sector. It covers energy, construction, aeronautics, maintenance, fabrication, mechanics and more. Learn how to create a building that lasts as a civil engineer. Tinker with advanced flying equipment as an aeronautical designer. Discover how to make the world safer for people and animals as a geo-environmental technician.
The apprenticeship is designed to help you succeed in the engineering industry. You can learn how to create modern structures such as roads or tunnels. You’ll have the chance to work with the latest engineering technology and put your ideas into practice.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 6.
Your qualification includes:
Apprentices will select one of the following SCQF Level 6 qualifications that’s relevant to their role:
Electrical and Mechanical Manufacture
Maintenance and Technical Support
Fabrication and Welding
Installation and Commissioning
Automotive and Marine
Business Improvement Techniques
As part of your apprenticeship you will complete an SCQF level 5 qualification in performance engineering operations. You can learn how to:
comply with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
use and interpret engineering data and documentation
work efficiently and effectively in engineering
You will also complete an SCQF level 6 qualification in one of the following subjects:
electrical and mechanical manufacture
maintenance and technical support
fabrication and welding
installation and commissioning
business improvement techniques
You will develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as civil engineering and technical engineering.
This Modern Apprenticeship gives you many options. Carry on your education with an engineering degree or get a job in the industry.
Further education: Carry on your studies by applying for a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering. You could also go on to study for a Masters in a related field. Your experience will support your university application.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications and find an engineering job. These could include:
Although there are no set requirements for the apprenticeship, it is helpful to understand some of the basic principles of engineering and be committed to increasing your knowledge.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Modern Apprenticeship will take around 4 years to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.