- You want a practical and varied career
- You’re interested in career progression
- You are technically minded
- You have skills in maths and science
- You are a team player
- You like solving problems
Mechanical engineering technicians design, install and repair industrial plant machinery and parts.
As a mechanical engineer you could be working in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, power, water and processing, building services and transport. You might be responsible for things like production, planning, purchasing, estimating, quality control and supervising craftspeople.
You may also have the chance to work overseas with British consulting or contract engineering firms, working for foreign governments and with international oil and mining companies.
Level 2 - Intermediate
Improving Operational Performance Apprenticeship
Level 3 - Advanced
Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering Apprenticeship
Level 4 - Higher
Advanced Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering Apprenticeship
So, what does the future hold?
It's always important to consider your future career opportunities and as a qualified Mechanical Engineering Apprentice you could see yourself working in industries such as: Manufacturing, Automotive, Water and Processing, Building Services and Transport or Oil & Mining.
Your job role once you're qualified as a Level 2 Apprentice could be: Machine Operator, Semi-skilled Fitter, Moulder / Coremaker.
As a Level 3 Apprentice: Skilled Fitter, Technician.
As a Level 4 Apprentice: Senior Technician in Manufacturing, Controls, Systems, Quality, etc.