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Apprenticeships in engineering construction

Apprenticeships offer an ideal route into a career in engineering construction.  They provide employers with committed and talented employees who learn and develop their skills on the job and learners with an opportunity to earn while they learn.

The ECITB works with employers and training providers to support apprenticeships across a wide range of disciplines.

Become an apprentice

Apprenticeships combine practical training with study and are increasingly valued by employers. As an apprentice, you will be employed by your company from day one and will combine practical training with study. An apprenticeship in engineering construction pays well and will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to excel and progress in your career.

Apprenticeships are available in a growing number of occupations in the engineering construction industry, spanning craft, technical, business and managerial roles.

These include:
• Welding
• Pipefitting
• Mechanical Fitting
• Erecting/Rigging
• Electrical Installation
• Maintenance and Operations Engineering technician
• Design and Draughting
• Project Control
• Non Destructive Testing (NDT)
• Project Controls technician
• Associate Project Manager
• Postgraduate Engineer
• Engineering Construction (Scotland and Wales)
• Advanced Engineering Construction (Wales)
• Wind Turbine Operation and Maintenance (Scotland)
• Upstream oil and gas production (Scotland)

Meet apprentices in engineering construction

The ECITB supported a total of 1,171 apprentices in 2018. This includes 641 starts and 428 apprenticeships completed during the year.

Watch apprentices Jack and Alyssa talk about their experiences of apprenticeships and their ambitions for a career in engineering construction.

Jack Beaty

Meet Jack Beaty –  a Level 3 Welding Apprentice with Fenelon Tanks in Humberside.

Alyssa Malcolmson

Meet Alyssa Malcolmson – an oil and gas technical apprentice with Aker Solutions. Alyssa is enrolled on the OGTAP programme at Forth Valley College.

Find an apprenticeship

Find an apprenticeship in England here

Browse all engineering apprenticeship standards available in England here.

Find Scottish Modern Apprenticeships here

Search Oil & Gas Technician Apprenticeships in Scotland here

Find apprenticeships in Wales here

Support for employers to take on an apprentice

Apprenticeships help make your business more effective because the mixture of off-the-job learning and on-the-job practical experience provide the skilled employees you need. Demand for skilled workers will increase over the coming years and apprenticeships are a critical way of developing new talent.

The ECITB supports apprenticeships in a number of ways, including providing grant funding to employers, working with training providers to develop adequate cohort sizes and quality assuring the assessment of some apprenticeships in England.

If you are interested in taking on an apprentice and want to know more about the support ECITB offers, please contact your account manager in the first instance.