OUR ENGINEERING ROUTES
WHAT TO EXPECT
As an Engineering Degree Apprentice, you’ll combine institution-based learning with hands-on experience gained at one of our manufacturing plants or vehicle workshops. You’ll spend the majority of your first year at college, learning the fundamentals of engineering. Outside of term time, you’ll compliment your studies working at your allocated facility. During your second year with us, you’ll continue to work within one of our expert teams whilst you further your qualifications at college one to two days a week. In later years, you’ll attend the prestigious University of Warwick on a block-release basis to study for a full BEng engineering degree.
Join us as an Engineering Degree Apprentice, and you’ll start influencing our success in routes across our business, including:
- ENGINEERING & TECHNICAL SUPPORT
In this area, you’ll apply your engineering skills in one of two key areas. You may work with Vehicle Calibration carrying out performance data tests to support our vehicle development programmes. Alternatively, you might work in Computer-Aided Design where you’ll learn forming and machining techniques prior to blending Computer-Aided Engineering and Modelling to generate vehicle geometry.
- MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING
In this role, you’ll be pivotal to the launch planning and smooth delivery of exciting new products. Your studies will help you focus on the advanced manufacturing techniques and project management skills required to launch our products on time.
- PRODUCT DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
Here you’ll build on our iconic designs or breathe life into new ones. You’ll do this in one of three ways; by translating 2D concepts into 3D products, developing concepts and data into digital or clay models, or turning geometrical data into exciting new vehicles.
Business acumen is key to this area. In our Engineering Cost Estimation department, you’ll develop a core understanding of engineering in addition to a range of financial and analytical skills. In other roles, you’ll solve supplier technical issues in our manufacturing sites while developing your overall technical knowledge. You’ll also visit suppliers to help them grow their lean manufacturing techniques and quality approach and will benefit from exposure to several other business functions as part of your development.
WHERE IT WILL TAKE YOU
As well as gaining commercial and professional experience, you’ll also achieve academic and vocational qualifications, such as:
- Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
- Level 4 Diploma in Engineering and Manufacture (Development Competence)
- Foundation Degree (Development Knowledge)
- BEng (Hons) Degree in Applied Engineering
- Level 6 Apprentices will be selected for one of the following routes:
- Control / Technical Support Engineer
- Electrical / Electronic Technical Support Engineer
- Product Design and Development Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineer
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
To join the Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Scheme you’ll need Maths (higher paper) and English Language GCSE C Grade or above (Grade 4-9) or an academic equivalent.
In addition, you will need three GCSEs (or equivalent) including a Natural Science, Engineering or Technology related subject at C Grade or above, or as an alternative, Engineering vocational qualification Level 3 of 90 credit value (540 GLH).
Also, you’ll need one of the following two:
- Two A Levels to include Maths and an additional Mathematical/Physics/Chemistry/Technology or Engineering subject at C Grade or above
- Or A Level Maths at C Grade or above plus an Engineering Level 3 qualification of 120 credit value (720 GLH)
As a Degree Apprentice, your starting salary will be at least £18,500 per year, increasing every six months on the condition that you continue to meet our expectations. Upon completion of the scheme you can expect to be earning over £36,000 per year.
We’ll also cover your tuition and course fees, and ensure you receive all the support and mentoring you need. A generous holiday allowance will also be yours, as will many other benefits. And with on-site facilities like gyms and sports hall, plus regular social events, you’ll have plenty of chances to make friends and have fun too.