This apprenticeship develops skills in engineering operations and techniques.
Typical roles are Metal Working and Plant and Machine Operatives. Apprentices will spend time attending classes at the college, typically delivered one day per week in term time.
It covers the development of skills in:
- understanding Health & Safety requirements
- basic engineering and manufacturing including hand skills
- routine inspection and testing
- quality control
Apprentices are required to have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 3 / D or above including English and Mathematicss or NVQ 1 plus two Functional Skills at Level 1.
It is helpful if apprentices have experience in their chosen field to allow them to meet the rigours of the programme but this is not essential.
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations
Apprentices need to produce a portfolio of evidence which is assessed by a qualified assessor. They will also take exms that cover the knowledge aspects of the programme.
Apprentices are required to meet target dates for completion of work set by their assessor throughout the programme; this will require some work to be completed in their own time.
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week, with an employer who is willing to support the candidate through the apprenticeship. For those not currently in suitable employment, Newbury College can provide a list of current apprenticeship vacancies.
Apprentices will have the opportunity to progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering.