Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeships
Mechanical engineering technicians, also known as mechanical fitters or installers, design, build, operate and service plant machinery and parts. They use a number of different skills in their work, depending on the job, for instance welding or CNC machining. A mechanical engineering apprenticeship is an ideal foundation to develop your skills in this field.
What does the course involve?
The course involves working from engineering drawings using hand skills to:
• Install couplings and shafts
• Fit keys
• Alignment of shafts
• Repair and maintain detailed mechanical systems
• Selecting and using hand tools to produce a range of components
• Working from pneumatic/hydraulic circuit drawings
• Designing and building pneumatic/hydraulic circuits
Interested candidates should have the following skills & interests....
• Practical hand skills for handling tools, instruments and components
• Mathematical ability for engineering calculations
• Spoken and written communication skills
• Computer literacy
• Ability to understand engineering drawings
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Safety awareness is essential
The programme consists of the following five areas:
1.Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations or Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.
2.Technical Certificate Level 2 or 3 in Mechanical Engineering.
3. Key Skills in Application of Number, Communication and ICT.
4. Employment Responsibilities and Rights (ERR)
5. PLTS (Personal Learning and Thinking Skills)
These are generic skills that are essential to life, learning and work. There are 6 PLTS: Independent Enquiry, Creative Thinking, Reflective Learning, Team Working, Self-managing, Effective Participation.