Becoming an Engineering Apprentice

Tyne North Training offers Engineering apprentices the opportunity to achieve their full potential by providing maximum support throughout the apprenticeship programme. Whatever your ambitions are, Tyne North Training will help you achieve them.

 

The apprenticeship combines a mixture of academic learning and practical training delivered in both college and the workplace. When in the workplace you will be assigned a workplace mentor and you will have dedicated time to enable you to complete your apprenticeship training.

 

You will be visited regularly by your Training Officer from Tyne North Training who will assess and monitor your progress and set new learning objectives. Your Training Officer will ensure that you are getting the right level of support and they will help manage with any issues that might arise.

97% OF OUR APPRENTICE’S HAVE FOUND THEIR APPRENTICESHIP IDEAL IN HELPING THEM START THEIR CHOSEN CAREER

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Hear what our engineering apprentices have to say

Two things stood out with the TNT apprenticeship.

The support I received from my training officer, who was continually providing guidance and coaching for me over the four-year scheme.

The relationship between TNT and the college, who work together to ensure that the teaching meets industry needs and gives the best opportunities for apprentices in the world of work.

Ross Design Engineering Apprentice

Career Opportunities

If you are interested in a career in engineering, then a Tyne North Training apprenticeship in the following area is the ideal first step:

 

  • Computer Controlled (CNC) Machining
  • Fabrication and Welding
  • Mechanical / Electrical Maintenance
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Engineering Technical Support

 

You can look at the information sheets below in order to learn more information about the various opportunities that lie ahead, should you enrol in an Engineering apprenticeship.

APPRENTICESHIP VACANCIES

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Engineering Apprenticeship Requirements and Outcomes

Level 2 Intermediate

Level 2 apprenticeships are for positions in organisations where a smaller number of engineering tasks are being completed and a smaller set of engineering skills and techniques are being used. These are generally best suited to school leavers who wish to enter the workplace aged 16 or 17.

 

To be eligible for this apprenticeship you will need grade C/4 in both Maths and English and ideally a grade C/4 in ICT, although if you haven’t achieved this you may be able to study ICT Functional Skills as part of your apprenticeship. The apprenticeship will normally be delivered in both the employer and at college one day per week (block release). You will learn a mixture of generic engineering skills that will be transferable between most engineering roles such as interpreting engineering drawings and engineering measurement. You will also learn engineering skills that are specific to the role within your employer, such as Fabrication and Welding, CNC Machining or Engineering Technical Support.

 

The apprenticeship would normally be completed within 18 months of your start date. At the end of the apprenticeship, you will have completed a Level 2 Engineering Manufacture Apprenticeship Framework and will also have City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Engineering and an EAL Level 2 NVQ in the engineering discipline specific to your role

Level 3 Advanced

Level 3 apprenticeships are for positions in organisations where complex engineering tasks are being completed and it requires a number of years to develop full competence in the skills and techniques required. Apprenticeships at this level can be suited to school leavers who wish to enter the workplace aged 16 or 17, but also older learners who have already completed A levels or further college study.

 

To be eligible for this apprenticeship you will need grade C/4 in both Maths and English and in some cases a grade C/4 in ICT, although if you haven’t achieved this you may be able to study ICT Functional Skills as part of your apprenticeship, which will normally be delivered in both the employer and at college. Typically, the apprenticeship will commence with an initial period of full-time college study (called block release) followed by an additional period of one day a week college study with four days spent with the employer. Once college study is completed, which normally takes two years in total, the remainder of the apprenticeship is spent full time with the employer.

 

 

You will learn a mixture of generic engineering skills that will be transferable between most engineering roles such as interpreting engineering drawings, engineering measurement, mechanical and electrical principles and engineering mathematics. You will also develop a complex set of engineering skills that are specific to the role within your employer such as Fabrication and Welding, CNC Machining, Mechanical or Electrical Maintenance, CAD or Engineering Technical Support.

 

The apprenticeship would traditionally be completed over the course of three and a half years and at the end of the apprenticeship, you will have completed a Level 3 Engineering Manufacture Apprenticeship Framework or a Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard. In addition, you will have gained a number of qualifications which will typically include a level 2 practical workshop qualification, a level 3 technical certificate (such as a BTEC or equivalent) and a level 3 vocational qualification (such as an NVQ or equivalent)

Support

While progressing your apprenticeship you will have the full support of one of our dedicated Training Officers, who are experienced in the trade area of each individual apprentice. The Training Officer will visit you on a regular basis in your workplace to assess competency and to ensure any problems or issues are resolved quickly and effectively.

 

All of our Training Officers are experienced within their trade area giving a level of support and guidance to learners that is unrivalled.

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