Guidance

Engineering construction apprenticeships

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

UK engineering construction is a global force and employs approximately 80,000 people in the UK and 100,000 worldwide.

Training opportunities

The intermediate level apprenticeship is recognised within the industry as an entry route to learn the minimum skills needed to support work on engineering construction sites.

Occupations reflect the changing nature of the work and the need to assist with some of the work functions of those trained at a higher level. It can also serve as a progression route for individuals who do not meet the criteria for direct entry on to the advanced level apprenticeship.

The advanced level apprenticeship combines college learning with work experience and is recognised within the industry as the best route for attracting and developing young entrants to the industry and for them to attain the skills, industry awareness, practical experience and relevant qualifications required to work in a variety of roles on engineering construction sites, including offshore installations.

Types of apprenticeships

On these apprenticeships you could train in roles like:

  • engineering construction activities support
  • welder support
  • mechanical fitter support
  • project control assistant
  • steel erector support
  • plating support
  • pipefitting support

Apply for an 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