What qualifications do you need for an engineering apprenticeship?

What qualifications do you need for an engineering apprenticeship?

You’ll usually need at least GCSEs of grade 4 / C or above in Maths and English. For the more advanced apprenticeships, you may need a previous apprenticeship qualification and/or A-levels. The entry requirements vary a lot so the best thing to do is check the job listing you’re interested in.

Is an apprenticeship better than university for engineering?

At a basic level, apprenticeships mean that you can earn on the job. Whereas university degrees mean paying a lot up front through grants, bursaries, or out of your own pocket. As university degrees become even more expensive apprenticeships become more attractive.

How old do you have to be to work for Network Rail?

The Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme at Network Rail is open to anyone who will be aged 18 on or before their start date. There’s no upper age limit.

What qualifications are needed for engineering?

There are three main steps to becoming an engineer. To study an engineering degree, you will need good A Levels in Maths and a physical science (Physics, Biology or Chemistry). A Chemical Engineering Foundation or Engineering Foundation is another route if you have not studied A Levels.

What GCSEs do you need for engineering?

Generally, all engineers will need to have a GCSE qualification in maths and science, though these are compulsory at GCSE level. Choice wise, there is really no bad option. It could be valuable to choose a subject that relates to technology or a business subject and language.

Are there any apprenticeships in the rail industry?

Many companies and organisation in the rail industry offers apprenticeship schemes. You can choose a type of apprenticeship scheme depending on what type of work you would like to do. Here are some general infographics on the different types of apprenticeships available in the industry for you to download and use.

What can you do with a track engineering apprenticeship?

You can have a whole career in track engineering with support and training which could include sponsorship to university and bring professional membership of the ICE, IMechE and PWI: from an apprenticeship to head of engineering, anything is possible!

What do you learn in Level 4 rail engineering?

This level 4 module introduces the AutoCAD and its railway applications. It also introduces the engineering surveying including levelling, linear and angular measurements and setting out using modern surveying technology. The module introduces professional working practice in the rail industry.

Where can I get an apprenticeship in the UK?

GOV.UK – Rail services apprenticeships Companies that offer these apprenticeships are usually train operators and station managers such as Great Western Railways, Freightliner, Virgin Trains etc. GOV.UK – Construction civil engineering apprenticeships