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What engineering apprenticeships are there?

Are you interested in engineering but unsure about going down the university route? A degree apprenticeship may be for you…

There has been a long tradition of apprenticeships in engineering, but did you know it’s now possible to get a degree qualification by completing an apprenticeship? You don’t need to pay any tuition fees, and you also earn a salary. Interested in learning more? Read on and download our comprehensive guide…


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What does an apprentice engineer do?

As an engineer apprentice you will not only solve real-world problems, but also earn an above-average salary in an industry where your skills will be in demand.

Engineering UK suggests a need for 186,000 new engineers each year until 2024 to address the skills shortage, so it’s a career very much in demand.

What sectors could you work in as an engineer?

The opportunities in engineering are many and varied. Take a look at the industries that require engineers and consider which would interest you: food, cosmetics, automotive, aeronautical, rail, water and energy supply, construction, health, sport, music and more.

Average salary for an engineering apprenticeship


The average salary for an apprenticeship in the engineering or manufacturing industry is £17,440, according to RateMyApprenticeship’s Top 100 Employers 2018-2019.

Top employers for engineering apprentices

Top employers for engineering apprenticeships dominate the first three spots of the top 100, with BAE Systems (#1), National Grid (#2) and BAM Nutall (#3).

Where can I find out more about engineer apprenticeships?

Read our guide to find out more on the following areas, including what engineering apprenticeships are available:

  • Learn about degree or higher engineer apprenticeships and their perks, including how to earn a degree without the tuition fees while also being paid.
  • Find information on the different sectors you could work in within engineering, including food, transport and energy, and learn about common apprenticeship roles.
  • Understand how an apprenticeship compares with the university route and how apprenticeship levels correspond to higher education levels such as A-levels and degrees.
  • See what engineer apprentices have learnt and how they feel about their apprenticeship scheme.
  • Find out how and where to apply for engineering apprenticeship vacancies and which universities and colleges run schemes.
  • Get the lowdown on exactly what employers are looking for when they hire apprentices, with guidance and tips on what to expect from the engineering recruitment cycle.

 

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