During your engineering apprenticeship:
An Engineering apprenticeship will normally take between 3 ½ and 4 years to complete. If you have already achieved some engineering qualifications before the start of the apprenticeship then you will probably find that your apprenticeship will be shortened to account for this.
Typically, most Engineering apprenticeships start with a period of practical training in college. Here you will learn basic engineering skills enabling you to work within your employer’s premises. During this time at college you will have regular support from your college tutors and your designated Training Officer. This initial period will last between 15 and 36 weeks depending on the number of different engineering skills that you need to learn.
Once you have completed this period of initial practical training you will commence your training within your employer. During this time you will receive support from your employer mentor and you will be visited regularly by your Training Officer who will be setting you learning tasks and assessing your progress.
Working with your employer, you may still be required to return to college for further academic study. This will consist of a classroom based Technical Certificate at a level equivalent to A levels, normally studied for one day per week. Depending on the type of apprenticeship this further academic study may take between one and three years.
In the final year of your apprenticeship, your Training Officer will be visiting you to conduct their final assessments of your skills and abilities. If you are on an Apprenticeship Standard they will also be working with you to ensure that you are fully prepared for your End Point Assessment. All of this activity is designed to ensure that you are deemed fully competent to do your role within your employer by the end of the apprenticeship.
After your apprenticeship
96% of Tyne North Training engineering apprentices continue to work in the same or similar role within Engineering upon completion of their apprenticeship. Check out our news section to see how real Tyne North Training apprentices have progressed their careers.
Many Tyne North Training employers support their apprentices through higher level qualifications such as HNC/HND. These are often commenced during the final year of the apprenticeship