This apprenticeship develops skills in mechanical engineering for a range of workshop settings.
Typical roles are Machine Operative, CNC Operator. 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:
- working safely
- communicating effectively
- operating and assembling machinery
- understanding engineering manufacturing principles and processes.
Apprentices are required to have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above including Mathematics and English, or BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Merit, or NVQ 2, plus two Functional Skills at Level 2.
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.
Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering (Mechanical)
Apprentices need to produce a portfolio of evidence which will be assessed by a qualified assessor. They will also take exams that cover the knowledge aspect of the programme.
Apprentices are required to meet target dates for completion of work set by their assessor and tutors throughout the programme; this requires 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 them through the apprenticeship. For those not currently in suitable employment, Newbury College can provide a list of current apprenticeship vacancies.
Achievement of this apprenticeship could lead to progression onto Higher Apprenticeships in Engineering.