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. You’ll 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 chain. Learn 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.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 5.
Industrial Applications at SCQF Level 5
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:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs like industrial manufacturing and supply chain management.
This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a variety of options. Carry on your studies with a 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:
Health and safety officer
Supply chain assistant
There are no set requirements for the apprenticeship.
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 12 to 24 months 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.