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Engineering

With a huge skills shortage and more demand than ever for engineers in a wide variety of sectors, there's never been a better time than right now to consider an apprenticeship in engineering!

If you love working with your hands, solving problems and making things, a career as an engineer could be exactly what you're looking for!

Engineering apprenticeships are the perfect way for you to get your start in your journey towards become a fully qualified engineer. The best part is you actually earn while you learn - you'll be based at an actual employer's premises, completing work just like you would on a real job. Trained staff members and support from East Durham College on day release also ensure you'll get the training you need during your

apprenticeship, helping to build up your skills and become an integral part of your employer's workforce.

What Can I Expect To Be Doing as an Engineering Apprentice?

The actual work of an engineer can vary greatly depending on where you work, or the job role you're doing.

Generally, engineers are responsible for using science and mathematics to develop solutions to problems. This could be anything from prepping steel for use in bridge construction to complex product designs using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software. The tasks you'll be doing day-to-day can be extremely varied and rewarding and what they are will depend on what type of engineering apprenticeship you are employed to do.

At East Durham College, we work closely with employers from around our region to offer apprenticeships in engineering in the following roles:

  • Engineering Operative Apprenticeships
  • Engineering Product Design and Development Apprenticeships
  • Engineering Technician Machinist Apprenticeships
  • Engineering Technician Mechatronics Apprenticeships
  • Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprenticeships
  • Metal Fabrication Apprenticeships
  • Toolmaker Apprenticeships

Work & Assessments

As part of a Engineering Apprenticeship you will cover a mixture of practical and theory and you will be required to come into college on day release. You will also take part in observations. As part of the apprenticeship framework you will be required to complete functional skills in Maths & English. If you have GCSE grade C or above in Maths & English or equivalent within the last 5 years then you may be released from your functional skills.

You will be assessed throughout the course, during workplace observations and also observed within college day release.

Apprenticeship Vacancies

Please check out the live Apprenticeship vacancies below that are currently being advertised with some great organisations we are working with.

If you haven’t used the www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk before you must create an account to apply. Creating an account allows you to:

  • apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • track your apprenticeship applications
  • receive alerts about new apprenticeships

To find out more information, please call the Apprenticeship Team on 0191 518 5508 or email apprenticeships@eastdurham.ac.uk.

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Latest vacancies

Manufacturing Apprentice

BERGER CLOSURES LTD
5 DOXFORD DRIVE, SOUTH WEST INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, PETERLEE SR8 2RL
Posted
Berger Closures are looking for an apprentice who is hardworking, committed and motivated. The role will involve working in production on a welding machine, and also cleaning and maintaining the machine. The is the opportunity for progression within the company for the right candidate.
Course Route
Engineering and manufacturing
Start date
Duration
12 Months
Hours per week
40.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
East Durham College

Administrator Apprentice Quality Assurance Department

PRIMA CHEESE LTD
13 PARTNERSHIP COURT, SEAHAM GRANGE IND EST, SEAHAM, CO DURHAM SR7 0PX
Posted
We have an immediate opening for an exciting position in our Quality Assurance team. Prima Cheese Ltd is based in Seaham, County Durham and we are now looking for a QA Admin Apprentice who will support the QA department in the general administration duties.
Course Route
Business and administration
Start date
Duration
18 Months
Hours per week
37.50
Apprenticeship Level
Advanced
Provider
East Durham College

Receptionist / Administration Apprenticeship

PRIMA CHEESE LTD
13 PARTNERSHIP COURT, SEAHAM GRANGE IND EST, SEAHAM, CO DURHAM SR7 0PX
Posted
We have an immediate opening for an exciting position in our Administration team. Prima Cheese Ltd is based in Seaham, County Durham and we are now looking for an Admin Apprentice who will support the Admin Assistant in the general reception and office duties.
Course Route
Sales, marketing and procurement
Start date
Duration
12 Months
Hours per week
37.50
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
East Durham College