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Engineering at Skills Made Easy

Course description

There is a high demand for skilled engineers and with a Skills Made Easy Engineering apprenticeship you will be able to access many different types of engineering jobs. Engineering jobs are extremely diverse and usually divided into a number subcategories including civil engineering, which deals with structures and buildings, mechanical engineering which involves building and maintaining machinery, chemical engineering and electrical engineering. It is also divided by those people who design the processes/products and those who physically create the products.

Engineering is a rewarding job with plenty of opportunities to develop and build a career no matter what path you take. However it is a sought after career and therefore apprenticeships in this sector are competitive.

Course content

Level 2 and Level 3 apprenticeships are avaliable, depending on your age and current qualifications but also the industry you choose.

You will obtain an NVQ certificate or diploma and technical qualifications in your particular employment area and essential qualifications in Maths and English to support your ongoing development.

You will be guided by your assessor who will work with you one-to-one throughout your apprenticeship. What skills will I learn?

What you learn as an apprentice will depend on your role and the type of business, but this can include:

• How to read technical drawings

• Understanding design software

• Understanding engineering machinery/equipment

• Understand material properties

• Health and Safety


The varied nature of engineering work means that during your apprenticeship you will receive specialist training in the area of work you are undertaking.

Engineering apprentices can learn about different types of materials used as well as learning practical skills using technology relevant to the engineering sector you work in, as well as understanding the different tolerances associated with materials.

They can also learn about software used to design products as well as health and safety issues. Candidates are expected to be reliable, punctual and accurate with their work, and have a willingness to learn.

Entry requirements

Minimum of level 4 at GCSE Maths and English.

Good problem solving skills, attention to detail and a can-do attitude are important qualities for engineers. Most engineers are expected to have good numeracy and IT skills as well as being able to work as part of a team.

Future opportunities

Engineering jobs are very diverse and you can progress in either the technical or practical side of the industry up to very senior and managerial roles to owning your own engineering company.

The progression routes within the engineering industry are phenomenal and you can even get a degree through the apprenticeship route.


Further information

How to Apply:

Students attending a school using UcasProgress should apply via the UcasProgress website.


Other applicants can contact us direct




How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 11 October 2017

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