So, you want to find out more about an engineering apprenticeship? That’s a smart and timely decision; the UK is crying out for more skilled engineers and compared to the option of going to university, an apprenticeship offers some advantages – and they’re better suited to many students. Apprenticeships are certainly not a second best choice – just take a look at the successful case studies of the rich and famous.

Successful apprentices can go on to gain further qualifications, including degrees, plus a host of specialist skills training. The choice of disciplines and engineering sectors covered by apprenticeship schemes is huge. But it’s a competitive world; it pays to do your homework and to start your “application” early. Explore the Engineering Careers site, discover the exciting world of engineering and find out what you need do to give yourself the best chance of securing one of the most valuable first jobs of any career.

Apprentice Case Studies

Industrial placements

Employers are increasingly looking for people with practical experience, as well as academic achievements. Industrial work placements are the key to gaining this kind of ... » Read More
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Interviews with Apprentices

Jet-set Jenny

BAE's Jenny Westworth has just been named City & Guilds ... » Read More

The Euro Stars

Fresh from competing at a Europe-wide engineering ... » Read More

UK’s top apprentice

BRITAIN'S newly-crowned top Higher Apprentice has urged ... » Read More
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Engineering News for Apprentices

Trailblazer apprentice scheme

Industry body NMI and the Electronic Systems Community ... » Read More

Bright career beckons!

A student apprentice has been awarded the BBC Technology ... » Read More

Team UK Announced for EuroSkil

The UK's top apprentices and learners who will represent ... » Read More
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Views & Opinions


Jason Holt, a high-profile leading entrepreneur who ... » Read More

The Value of Apprenticeships

When it comes to choosing which path to take towards an ... » Read More

new government survey results.

Britain's apprentices are getting promoted, improving their ... » Read More
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Apprentice Questions and Answers

Winner of SkillWeld 2013

This year's winner and gold medalist of the UK's most prestigious national welding competition - SkillWeld 2013 - is 19-year-old Kurt Rodgers who works at Alstom UK in ... » Read More
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