SETA Stockport Engineering Apprnticeships

GUIDE TO ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIPS

Start your engineering career with SETA Learning and Skills Academy Stockport

We are often asked how apprenticeship compares to college. The main difference is you are getting paid, while learning.

Apprenticeship gives you sought after work experience and relevant training, as well as recognized qualifications that enable you to continue your education to a Degree level

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Electrical & Electronics Pathway

Once Qualified, What Can I Earn?

Electrical Engineer: £20,000 – £60,000

Electrician: £18,000 – £42,000

Electrical Technician: £18,000 – £35,000

Level 2 - Engineering Operative

Duration: 12 – 18 Months

Diploma in Engineering Technologies

  • Engineering environment awareness
  • Electrical & Electronic principles
  • Electrical & Electronic test methods
  • Electrical installation methods, wire & circuit protection
Level 3 - Electrical/Electronic Fitter

Duration: 42 Months

What could it involve?

Knowledge Qualification:

Btec Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

  • Health & Safety in the engineering workplace
  • Communications for technicians
  • Mathematics for engineering technicians
  • Engineering project
  • Mechanical principles of engineering systems
  • Selecting and using Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Principles and applications of electronic devices and circuits
  • Electrical and electronic principles in engineering
  • Electrical technology
  • Electronic measurement and testing
  • Further electrical principles

Competence units level 2

  • Statutory regulations & organisational safety
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Wiring and testing electrical equipment and circuits
  • Assembling and testing electrical equipment/systems
  • Producing electrical or electronic drawings using CAD
  • Wiring and testing electrical panels/components mounted in enclosures
  • Wiring and testing Programmable Controller based systems (PLC)

Competence units LEVEL 3

A full NVQ 3 Portfolio based around the activities you undertake in your organisation evidenced by your dedicated Employer Engagement Manager.

End Point Assessment (EPA) – City & Guilds

What would I need for this?

GCSE in English, Math & Science at grades 9-4A*- C or functional skill equivalent level 2.

What comes next?

Progression to a higher level engineering qualification such as HNC/HND/Foundation Degree – Level 4.

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Fabrication & Welding Pathway

Once Qualified, What Can I Earn?

Welder: £18,000 – £33,000

Welding Specialist: Wages vary

Level 2 Engineering Operative/General Welder

Duration: 12 – 18 Months

What could it involve?

Knowledge Qualification:

  • Certificate in engineering operations
  • Engineering environment awareness
  • Engineering techniques Engineering mathematics and science principles
  • Fabrication and welding principles

Competence Qualification:

  • Diploma in Engineering Operations
  • Statutory regulations & organisational safety
  • Working efficiently and effectively
  • Using and interprating engineering data & documents
  • Producing components using sheet metal techniques
  • Preparing and using MMA Welding equipment
  • Preparing and using TIG Welding equipment
  • Preparing and using semi automatic MIG/MAG Welding equipment

End Point Assessment (EPA) – City & Guilds/TWI

What would I need for this?

Functional skills Maths & English Level 1 or GCSE Maths & English Level 3

Level 3 Plate Metal Welder/Sheet Metal Fabricator

Duration: 42 Months

What could it involve?

Competence Units at level 2:

  • Statutory regulations and organisational safety
  • Working efficiently and effectively
  • Preparing and using MMA Welding equipment
  • Preparing and using TIG Welding equipment
  • Preparing and using MIG/MAG Welding equipment
  • Producing components using sheet metal techniques

Competence units at level 3:

  • A full NVQ 3 Portfolio based around the activities you undertake in your organisation, evidenced by your dedicated Employer Engagement Manager.

Knowledge Qualification at level 3 EAL Diploma in Engineering Technologies Knowledge Units:

  • Engineering and Environmental health & safety
  • Fabrication and welding principles
  • Manual Metal Arc (MMA) Welding
  • Metal Inert Gas (MIG/MAG)
  • Welding Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
  • Producing sheet metal fabrications
  • Pattern development

 

End Point Assessment (EPA) – TWI

What would I need for this?

GCSE in English, Maths and Science at grades 9-4/A*-C or functional skill equivalent to level 2.

What comes next?

Possible progression to a higher level engineering qualification such as HNC/HND or Degree/Diploma

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Design & Draughting Pathway

Once Qualified, What Can I Earn?

Once fully qualified Design & Draughting Engineer: around £45,000 a year  (this can vary by sector)

Level 3 - Design and Draughting

Duration: 42 – 48 Months

Want does it involve?

  • You will receive comprehensive off-the-job training.
  • Training will be practical using equipment, tools and machinery found in the workplace.
  • You will learn how to operate computers and peripheral hardware, access and use a range of software packages and produce drawings using computer aided drawing software.

End Point Assessment (EPA) – City & Guilds

What would I need for this?

Grades 9 – 4/A*-C in English and Maths. If you have not acheived these grades you will study functional skills in English and Maths alongside your apprenticeship.

What comes next?

Progression on to a higher level engineering qualification such as Level 4 HNC

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Machining & Fitting Pathway

Once Qualified, What Can I Earn?

Maintenance Manager: £26,000-£60,000

Mechanical Technician: £18,000-£40,000

Mechanical Fitter: £16,000-£35,000

Level 2 - Engineering Operative

Duration: 12 to 18 Months

What could it involve?

Knowledge qualification:

  • EAL Diploma in Engineering Technologies
  • Engineering Environment Awareness
  • Engineering Techniques
  • Engineering Mathematics & Science Principles

Competence Qualification:

  • EAL Diploma in Engineering Operations
  • Statutory regulations & organisational safety
  • Working efficiently and effectively
  • Using and interpreting engineering data & documents

Any four of the below:

  • Preparing and using lathes for turning operations
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Preparing and using milling machines
  • Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment
  • Preparing and proving CNC machine tool programs
  • Preparing and using CNC milling machines

End Point Assessment (EPA) – City & Guilds

What would I need for this?

Functional Skills level 1 in Maths & English or GCSE Maths & English level 3 or above.

Level 3 - Mechanical Technician

Duration: Approx 36 – 42 Months

What could it involve?

Competence units at level 2:

  • Statutory regulations & organisational safety
  • Working efficiently and effectively

Any three of the five below

  • Preparing and using lathes for turning operations
  • Preparing and using milling machines
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment
  • Preparing and proving CNC machine tool programs
  • Preparing and using CNC milling machines

Competence units at level 3:

A full NVQ 3 Portfolio based around the activities you undertake in your organisation evidenced by your dedicated Employer Engagement Manager

Knowledge Qualification at level 3:

  • BTEC Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • Health and safety in the engineering workplace
  • Mathematics for engineering technicians
  • Mechanical principles of engineering systems
  • Electrical technology
  • Electrical and electronic principles in engineering
  • Communications for engineering
  • Engineeing project
  • Properties and applications of engineering materials
  • Applications of mechanical systems in engineering
  • Computer aided draughting in engineering
  • Further mechanical principles of engineering systems

End Point Assessment (EPA) – City & Guilds

What would I need for this?

GCSE in English, Maths and Science Grades 9-4/A*-C or equivalent functional skill level 2.

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Maintenance Engineering Pathway

Once Qualified, What Can I Earn?

Maintenance Engineer: £28,000 – £45,000

Maintenance Manager: £26,000-£60,000

Level 3 - Engineering Maintenance

Duration: 42 Months

What could it involve?

Competence units at level 2:

  • Statutory regulations & organisational safety
  • Working effectively and efficiently

Any five of the below

  • Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment
  • Maintaining electrical equipment and systems
  • Preparing and using lathes for turning operations
  • Preparing and using milling machines
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Assembling and testing fluid power (Hydraulics/Pneumatics)
  • Producing sheet metal components and assemblies
  • Preparing and using MMA Welding equipment
  • Preparing and using TIG Welding equipment
  • Preparing and using MIG Welding equipment
  • Producing mechanical engineering drawings using a Computer Aided Design (CAD) system
  • Producing electrical or electronic engineering drawings using a CAD system
  • Wiring and testing electrical equipment and circuits
  • Forming and assembling electrical cable enclosures and support systems
  • Assembling, wiring and testing electrical panels /components mounted in enclosures
  • Assembling and testing electronic circuits
  • Wiring and testing programmable controller-based system (PLC)

 

Competence units Level 3:

  • A full NVQ Portfoilio based around the activities you undertake in your organisation, evidenced by your dedicated Employer Engagement Manager

Knowledge Units at Level 3

  • BTEC Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Both Electrical & Mechanical Pathways)
  • Health & Safety in the engineering workplace
  • Mathematics for engineering technicians
  • Engineering project
  • Mechanical principles of engineering systems
  • Electrical and electronic principles in engineering
  • Electrical technology
  • Engineering maintenance procedures and techniques

End Point Assessment (EPA) – Energy & Utilities Skills group / City & Guilds

What would I need for this?

GCSE in English, Maths & Science grades 9-4/A*-C or equivalent functional skill level 2

Electrical Pathway Only Units:
  • Communications for technicians
  • Selecting and using programmable logic controllers
  • Principles and applications of electronic devices and circuits
  • Electronic measurement and testing
  • Further electrical principle
Mechanical Pathway only Units:
  • Communications for Engineering
  • Properties and applications of engineering materials
  • Applications of mechanical systems in engineering
  • Computer aided draughting in engineering
  • Further mechanical principles of engineering systems
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Project Control Pathway

Once Qualified, What Can I Earn?

Once fully qualified, the average UK Project Project Control Engineer earns around £38,000 to £47,000 and above

Level 3 - Project Control

Duration: 42 – 48 Months

What does it involve?

Practical training will include using industrial equipment, tools and project control software in the workplace.

End Point Assessment (EPA) – City & Guilds

What would I need for this?

Grades 9-4/A* -C in English and Maths.
If you have not acheived these grades you will study functional skills in English and Maths alongside your apprenticeship.

What comes next?

Progression on to a higher level engineering qualification such as Level 4 – HNC

Safety, Health and Environment Technician, Level 3 Apprenticeship

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Overview

SETA is one of the leading engineering training providers in the North West, helping young people succeed in engineering careers since 1966.

SETA is also now delivering Higher Apprenticeships in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering.
In 2021 we celebrated 55 years of delivering the finest industrial, safety and business training.

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Apprentices are given a strong foundation in engineering through practical and theoretical training, undertaking relevant technical certificate, like the BTEC Level 3 engineering diploma.

WHAT ARE APPRENTICESHIPS?

Apprenticeships are nationally recognised work based learning programmes specifically designed to meet the requirements of different occupations.

APPRENTICESHIP LEVELS

There are three levels of apprenticeship:

  • Intermediate Apprenticeship – duration approximately 24 months, qualification Level NVQ 2  suitable for non-complex jobs, this includes an online self study technical certificate and examination
  • Advanced Apprenticeship – duration approximately 36- 42 months, qualification level NVQ 3 in engineering discipline, suitable for more complex jobs
  • Higher Apprenticeship – duration 36-48 months aimed at those with aspirations to achieve higher level skills and become leaders and managers

FAQ’s

We have vacancies all year round for Engineering Apprenticeships, so please get in touch. SETA offer apprenticeships involving, Mechanical Maintenance, Electrical, Electronics, CAD, Fitting, Welding, Fabrication, and much more.

Is an apprenticeship the right career path for you?

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An apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to gain nationally recognized qualifications and develop new skills, whilst earning money and building a relationship with an employer, in a real job.

What are benefits of an engineering apprenticeship?
  • Quality training
  • Recognized qualifications
  • Exciting career
  • Secure future

“I got into engineering as I feel once you have got into it as a career, you will most likely stick with it for the rest of your life as there are so many opportunities out there. Also I find it interesting as I like to find out how things work and seeing the final product that I have made from start to end.” 

Charlotte Walker, 3rd year Design Engineering Apprentice at Jacobs Engineering

WHAT CONTRIBUTION IS NEEDED TO COMPLETE APPRENTICESHIP?
  • Commitment: You need to be punctual, reliable and trustworthy
  • Grades: You’ll need 4 or more GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grades A-C which must include Maths, Science and English
Why choose SETA STOCKPORT?
  • Fully equipped training centre
  • Job vacancy matching service
  • Experienced tutors and assessors
  • Exceptional support for apprentices
Do I have to pay to become an apprentice?

No, just the opposite! Your employer pays you salary as you undertake training with SETA and your employer.

Can you help me find a job?

You need a job to complete an apprenticeship, and we are there to help you every step of the way:

  • we help you through our apprenticeship vacancy matching service
  • we help you prepare for a job interview
  • we provide helpful hints and tips for approaching companies directly
How far can I go with an apprenticeship?

We are often asked how apprenticeship compares to college.The main difference is you are getting paid, while learning.

Apprenticeship gives you sought after work experience and relevant training, as well as recognized qualifications that enable you to continue your education to a Degree level.

You will still need to study, but you learn skills that can help you start a rewarding career.

How Much Can Engineers Earn?

As an apprentice, you are earning wage right from the start.

You are guaranteed minimum wage, however, as skills develop, many employers tend to increase wages.  

The apprentice NMW applies to all 16 to 18 year old apprentices and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship.

Example earnings comparison, as per survey by Engineering Council:

£63,000 Chartered Engineer
£45,358 Solicitor
£42,563 Architect

PDF GUIDE 

Find out more about SETA’s full range of engineering apprenticeships pathways delivered by expert trainers and download the pdf guide

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