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Apprenticeship Vacancies

AMRC Training

What will you be doing?

Most apprenticeship programmes at the AMRC Training Centre run for a duration of at least 25 weeks, but some can last for several weeks longer, this is all based on what skills your employer would like you to develop before returning back to them. Your usual hours of work will be 8.00am until 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00am until 1.00pm on Friday. You’ll get breaks and time to relax during the day.

You will work with the trainers to learn about your chosen pathway and be given practical tasks to complete. Often these are industry problems to solve and real life scenarios to prepare you for when you go into your organisation. One day a week will be assigned as your Further Educational (FE) study day where you will be working towards your Technical Certificate. On FE days you will need to stay on-site at the Training Centre until 6.00pm.

We also have an apprentice council and workshops, where you can volunteer to make the Centre a better place. Your opinion and views are important to us, and we like to hear what you have to say.

We also have the opportunity for you to take part in plenty of enrichment activities; such as team-building exercises, welfare and safeguarding, as well as preparing you for health and safety in your workplace.

Pathways

Mechanical Manufacturing

The Mechanical Manufacturing course is designed for those who are seeking a career as a machinist in the engineering and manufacturing industry. Skilled machinists create precision parts which are then used across the world in almost everything you see on a daily basis.

As well as learning the fundamentals of engineering theory and manufacturing processes, you will gain experience in using the latest computer numerical control (CNC) machines tools to cut, drill and finish components.

Specialist skills available include:
  • Manual milling and turning
  • CNC programming, milling and turning
  • Toolmaking
  • Hand fitting
Fabrication & Welding

Fabrication involves making products and components for the engineering and manufacturing industries from raw or semi-finished materials. As a welder, you will cut, shape and join sections of metal together. You may also carry out repairs on manufacturing equipment and machinery.

The welding and fabrication industry is embedded in every aspect of our lives, from the cars we drive to the construction of the buildings we work in. Welding, sheet metal fabrication and engineering industries require well-trained people capable of operating a broad range of welding equipment.

Throughout this apprenticeship journey, you will benefit from a mix of classroom learning and practical work which will teach you how to join different metals using appropriate welding techniques. Throughout your time at the AMRC Training Centre, you will progress from basic welding to a more advanced level, as you develop your skills and knowledge.

Specialist skills available include:
  • Manual metal arc
  • Tungsten inert gas
  • Metal inert gas
  • Fabrication (plate and sheet work)
Technical Support

Technical support engineers provide a service diagnosing problems and offering advice and solutions or become dedicated sales advisors. Requests for assistance may range from difficulties with a simple installation or operation of a basic product, to more serious situations requiring staff to replicate the problem within the technical support facility before providing the client with a same-day solution.

Throughout the apprenticeship you will develop skills and knowledge in a wide variety of engineering technical support activities including engineering design, quality control, non – destructive testing, computer control programming and technical services.

Specialist skills available include:
  • CAD (computer-aided design)
  • Quality control
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Metallurgy
  • Sales
Engineering Maintenance

Engineering maintenance technicians service machinery and equipment in the manufacturing and production sectors.

During the apprenticeship you will develop the skills to become a multi-skilled maintenance technician for the engineering and manufacturing sector. Throughout the course you will study the principles or processes of mechanical and electrical or electronic maintenance dependent upon your job role.

Specialist skills available include:
  • Fault diagnosis
  • Planned maintenance
  • Mechanical maintenance
  • Electrical maintenance
  • Fluid power
  • Electronic fault finding
Electrical & Electronics

This pathway is designed for those seeking a career as an electrical or electronics engineer.

Electrical engineers design, build and maintain electrical control systems, machinery and equipment. As an electrical engineer, you will work with high and low voltage equipment in areas such as power generation, transportation, manufacturing and construction. Electronics engineers design and develop the systems used by machines and equipment in lots of industries, from mobile communications and computing to aerospace.

This apprenticeship involves a wide variety of classroom and practical learning which includes carrying out functional tests on electrical equipment, diagnosing faults in electrical systems, designing circuits using CAD and checking the compliance of electrical equipment against specifications.

Specialist skills available include:
  • Wiring/testing
  • Testing of electrical equipment
  • Fault diagnosis in electrical systems
  • Compliance of electrical equipment
  • Circuit design using CAD
  • Evaluating circuit design

What qualifications will you gain?

By taking an engineering apprenticeship, you can gain a variety of skills and qualifications including:

  • A minimum of three NVQ Level 2 skills sets from the Performing Engineering Operations qualification
  • Level 2 Award in Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Level 2 Award in Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Functional skills in Mathematics, English and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) (depending on your existing qualifications)
  • NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering (pathway specific)
  • Further Education Certificate – BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in your chosen pathway

We also have an apprentice council and workshops, where you can volunteer to make the Centre a better place. Your opinion and views are important to us, and we like to hear what you have to say.

We also have the opportunity for you to take part in plenty of enrichment activities; such as team-building exercises, welfare and safeguarding, as well as preparing you for health and safety in your workplace.

Foundation Degree in Mechanical Manufacture (FDEng)

This new qualification is currently exclusive to the AMRC Training Centre and only available to the employers who are actively involved with us. It provides a direct route to a certified degree qualification.

This day release programme is delivered over two academic years and is available as a stand-alone qualification for those candidates not wishing to combine it with the Higher Apprenticeship.

Modules include:
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering design
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Physics
  • 3D CAD
  • Engineering mechanics
  • Materials and stress analysis
  • Engineering mechanics
  • Mechanical manufacture
  • Thermodynamics and fluids
Higher Apprenticeship NVQ Level 4 in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

The Higher Apprenticeship model combines the day release FDEng programme with a practical on the job NVQ Level 4 in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, utilising the experiences you gain with your employer to complete the modules delivered. This new challenging apprenticeship journey is delivered over two academic years.

Additional modules to the FDEng include:
  • Research
  • Design
  • Product development
  • Engineering and manufacturing
  • Council for administration

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