Guidance

Engineering and manufacturing apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the engineering and manufacturing sector.

Types of apprenticeships

There are a lot of different careers in this sector. For some jobs you’ll need practical skills and creativity and in others you’ll need to be good at maths and science. An interest in how things work and problem solving skills will also help if you want to design, test and build tomorrow’s technology.

There are apprenticeship available in several sectors of engineering and manufacturing:

  • aerospace

  • automotive

  • metals

  • electrical equipment

  • electronics

  • marine

  • mechanical engineering

  • nuclear engineering

  • product design

  • civil engineering

Levels of apprenticeship

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.

Name Level Equivalent educational level
Intermediate 2 GCSE
Advanced 3 A level
Higher 4,5,6 and 7 Foundation degree and above
Degree 6 and 7 Bachelor’s or master’s degree

Some apprenticeships may also give you an additional qualification, such as a diploma.

Apply for an engineering and manufacturing apprenticeship

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

  • 16 or over

  • eligible to work in England

  • not in full-time education

Published 31 January 2018