Maintenance and Mechatronics Engineering
Qualification: Available from Levels 2 to 5*
Type: Delivered at our Nelson campus
Apprenticeships Available

This Apprenticeship is for those Apprentices who are looking to start a career within a maintenance role. Maintenance engineering plays a vital role in the efficiency and development of manufacturing and processing industries. With advances in technology constantly emerging, the demand for engineering skills is at a high.

Fabrication and Welding

This Apprenticeship is based in the advanced manufacturing engineering and engineering construction sectors.

Work includes manufacturing bridges, oil rigs, ships, petro-chemical installations, cranes, platforms, aircraft, automotive and machinery parts, sheet metal enclosures, equipment supports, and anything that can be fabricated out of metal. Fabricators can work alone or in teams,
in factories or on operational sites.

Skills Required

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Creative approach
  • Excellent technical knowledge
  • Team working skills
  • The ability to manage projects
  • High level of IT ability
  • Work well under pressure
  • Able to meet deadlines
Entry Requirements

Intermediate Apprenticeship – 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above (one in English or Maths) or equivalent.

Advanced Apprenticeship – 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above (one in English or Maths) or successful completion of an Intermediate Apprenticeship, or equivalent. These requirements are subject to change and may also differ to meet the needs of the employer.

As well as a College interview, progression onto an Apprenticeship is subject to an employer interview.

Don’t worry if you didn’t get the required grades, we can work with you to find a suitable route on to your Apprenticeship.

Job Roles
  • Process Operator
  • CNC Machinist
  • Tool Maker
  • Production Inspector
  • Aero Engine Fitter/Tester
  • Aircraft Systems Fitter
  • Test Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Quality Engineer

And many more!


Assessment is through practical observation and theoretical tests.

Other information

An Engineering and Manufacturing Apprenticeship can open doors to a fantastic career! You could continue with your studies, undertaking degree level study at university after an Advanced Apprenticeship. You could also decide to study for a number of professional qualifications in your industry in order for you to progress within your career.

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