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Advanced engineering construction apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the advanced engineering construction sector.

Around 80,000 people in the UK and 100,000 worldwide are employed by the UK engineering construction industry.

Training opportunities

This apprenticeship offers pathway routes in a range of craft, technician and project control roles, both onshore and offshore. Many of today’s supervisors, managers, designers and professionals originally joined the industry through the apprenticeship route.

There are long-term and career opportunities in areas such as:

  • marking out
  • cutting
  • forming and joining of metal engineering construction assemblies
  • installing and commissioning of electro-technical engineering construction plant and systems
  • using computer-aided design systems to produce detailed engineering drawings to a client’s specifications

The engineering construction advanced level apprenticeship is recognised by the industry as one of the best routes to get the skills required to work on engineering construction sites, including offshore installations.

Types of apprenticeships

This is an advanced level apprenticeship. You could train in roles like:

  • pipefitter
  • mechanical fitter
  • welder
  • plater
  • steel erector
  • rigger
  • electrical fitter
  • instrument and control technician
  • electrical maintenance technician
  • mechanical maintenance technician
  • design and draughting technician
  • project controller

Apply for an advanced engineering construction apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education