• 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.

Did you know? You can get started right away! You can enrol on any of our Engineering & Business Skills Apprenticeships all year round.

There are so many possibilities at NLT! Why not check out some of the other great Engineering and Business Skills Apprenticeships that we offer?