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Engineering and Manufacturing Apprenticeships

Engineering apprenticeships are attractive because the skills learnt can get used in many industries. From manufacturing to construction, most industries are crying out for skilled engineers. If you're looking to forge a career as an engineer, one of the best routes is through an apprenticeship.

Here are a few examples of the many engineering apprenticeship opportunities available:

Engineering Construction Apprenticeships

The engineering construction industry is one that comprises over 80,000 people in the UK. It's a specialist field and one that encompasses the design and build of infrastructure. Examples include highways, roads, bridges, airports and utilities.

Engineering construction differs from traditional building projects. That's because engineers work in a specific niche, often for public sector companies. There are many skills that you can learn in an engineering construction apprenticeship.

When you complete your apprenticeship, you could go on to get jobs such as the following:

●Engineering Construction Activities Support;

●Welder Support;

●Mechanical Fitter;

●Project Control Assistant;

●Steel Erector Support.

Aviation Operations Apprenticeships

Do you have a keen interest in the aviation industry? If so, one thing you could do is join an aviation operations apprenticeship. As you can imagine, the aviation industry is vast and growing all the time. As an apprentice, you will learn what it's like to be a ground aviation operator.

Working with senior staff, you'll gain first-hand knowledge of all things relating to aircraft. Some of the skills you will learn include:

●Dealing with passenger enquiries;

●Baggage handling; and even

●Communicating with pilots as they approach an airport.

There's no denying there is a host of interesting roles in the aviation industry you could pursue. Starting out with an aviation or aircraft engineering apprenticeship is the best first step.

Power Industry Apprenticeships

These days we all rely on third parties for our energy needs. Both at home and in the workplace, we depend on gas, electricity and mains water supplies. Without such an infrastructure in place, our lives would be more difficult.

Many power industry apprenticeships are crying out for potential new engineers. The industry itself comprises of three primary areas:

●Power Generation. This includes things like power stations and wind farms;

●Power Transmission. The national grid;

●Power Distribution. This is where energy gets distributed to each premises.

In general, the focus of this apprenticeship is on installation and maintenance. As an apprentice, you get to learn how the infrastructure gets installed and maintained. As you can imagine, part of your training will involve learning about health and safety.

Part of your apprenticeship will involve learning how to operate various technical equipment. You'll spend a lot of your time working out on the field with senior engineers. This apprenticeship can lead to other roles such as:

●Cable Jointer;

●Linesperson;

●Electrical Fitter;

●Wind Turbine Technician; and

●Electrical Instrumentation Fitter.

Rail Engineering Apprenticeships

Did you know that Britain has the world's oldest rail network? Maintaining such a vast system involves an army of skilled engineers. Their job is to maintain things like signals, tracks and the trains themselves.

Going on a rail engineering apprenticeship is an excellent way to forge a career in the industry. You could work with firms like Network Rail or individual train operating companies. If you apply for rail engineering apprenticeships in London, you could work with TfL.

Whether you are looking for an apprenticeship in London, Oxfordshire, The West Midlands, Birmingham, Yorkshire or the rest of England, a career in engineering could be yours.

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