What is an Engineering Apprenticeship? In-Comm Training explains…

Have you ever thought about pursuing a career in engineering? It’s a pretty awesome field where you can design and build all sorts of things like machinery for factories, cars and aircrafts and even robots. The best part? You can become an engineer through an apprenticeship! Let’s look together at what an engineering apprenticeship is and how you can get started on your career journey…

What is an Engineering Apprenticeship?


So, what is an engineering apprenticeship, you ask?

An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, train to industry standards, gain experience and, better still, get paid. You’ll spend most of your time at work, learning from experienced engineers and getting hands-on experience. Generally, for one day a week, you’ll go to college or a training provider to learn the theory behind what you’re doing. An engineering-specific apprenticeship at In-Comm is an industry-led career pathway in the following areas:

• Mechatronics
• Quality Engineer
• Technical Support Engineer
• Toolmaker
• Product Design
• Machinist
• Mechanical Engineer
• Welding

DID YOU KNOW? 💡 This works out as a £100,000 opportunity, when you consider you are saving on Higher Education fees and earning money throughout the duration of your learning.

When you choose to do an engineering apprenticeship with In-Comm, you will be given access to the latest CNC machining, tooling, fluid power, metrology and 3D Printing technology, ensuring you are gaining skills for life.

You can also use an Apprenticeship to go all the way to a degree in your chosen specialism! 


How do you go about finding an apprenticeship?

Step 1: Register your interest and find out more via taster days or Open Days, this is great way to speak to experts first hand on what an engineering apprenticeship entails.

Step 2: Once you’ve completed your open day visit, you can complete your application form either on the day or return it to our team.

Step 3: Arrange a first stage interview with our team, which takes place during the school holidays.

Step 4: Receive your conditional offer for an apprenticeship!

Step 5: Attend an interview with an employer, if you are looking for interview tips you can check these out here.

Step 6: Complete initial assessments and attend your interview

Step 7: Start your apprenticeship with your employer and In-Comm, once conditions have been met. These conditions will include exam and assessment results and a successful company interview.


In-Comm Staff and Engineering Apprentices


What are the benefits of choosing an apprenticeship?

As you progress through your apprenticeship, you’ll learn all sorts of skills and knowledge specific to your chosen area of engineering. This could be mechanical, electrical, civil, or chemical engineering – there are plenty of options! You’ll work towards achieving competencies that are designed to make you a competent engineer. The mixture of on and off-the-job training is geared towards equipping you with skills and competences that you will use throughout your career and is delivered by expert trainers from industry.

And here’s the best part – you’ll get paid while you learn! That means you won’t have to worry about student debt or living on a shoestring budget. You’ll earn a salary while you develop the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your career. After completing your apprenticeship, you’ll be awarded a nationally-recognized qualification that is valued by employers in the engineering industry. This will provide you with the foundation you need to pursue a successful career in engineering.

In summary, engineering apprenticeships are a fantastic way to start your career in engineering. You’ll get to learn and work at the same time, develop practical skills, earn a salary, and gain a nationally-recognized qualification. So, if you’re interested in designing and building all sorts of cool things, consider an engineering apprenticeship – it could be the start of an incredible career!


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