Where your future matters

Engineering lies at the heart of everything we do in this country

From the machines and equipment we use to roads we drive on, vehicles we travel in and houses we live in. To meet demand, engineering companies need to recruit 2.56m people before 2022, creating 275,000 new engineers. Do you want to be one of them?

Our clients choose our students because they want someone who’ll hit the ground running. We have a 91% success rate of getting our traineeship students into apprenticeships and employment, and a 91% success rate for our Advanced apprentice programme.

Why are we different to other colleges?

We work hard to create the right environment to learn and flourish. Our apprentices tell us that being here isn’t like being in school – that they’re treated like adults. Our tutors all have experience working in the industry and will teach you to take ownership of your learning, and responsibility for your actions as an engineer working in the industry. You’ll be talking to real engineers; people with real-life experience and many of them were once apprentices, too, so you can really feel like you’re talking to someone who’s been in your shoes.

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a 3.5 – 4 year journey. We currently offer over 9 pathways of engineering. Wherever your passion may lie, we have the pathway for you!
The way the Apprenticeship scheme works is that you are recruited by a company to work for (For example Merseytravel) whilst you complete your studies with us either on a day release or full time (for the first 20 weeks) basis.
You can complete an apprenticeship at either Level 2 or Level 3 (This will depend on the standard you are placed on)
An apprenticeship gives you the chance to earn as you learn – to gain hands-on experience from day one and start a career in a growing, exciting and highly innovative industry. 

What pathways do you offer?

We offer Level 2 and Level 3 apprenticeships in 9 different pathways:

  • Pipefitting
  • Pipe/Plate Welding
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Design and Draught
  • Project Control
  • Composites
  • Engineering Technician (Tech Support)
  • Engineering Fitter
  • Engineering Technician (Mechatronics)

What’s next? How do I apply?

Our recruitment process is split into 6 simple steps.

  1. Click ‘Apply Now’ in the top left corner, where you will be taken to our application form.
  2. Fill out the application form to the best of your ability and submit it.
  3. Our team will then acknowledge your application, and you will be sent initial Maths and English Assessments from ‘Automation’ to the email that was submitted from the application ( so make sure there are no mistakes in your email address!! )
  4. Once you have completed these, if you are successful in the next stage, our team will be in contact to arrange a ‘Professional Discussion (an informal interview) with one of our team.
  5. After this, we go through a filter process and will make you aware via email if you are successful in the final stage, (which is usually an interview with the company)
  6. If successful, you become an Apprentice for The Engineering College!

Your new career starts here

As a college, we have a vast range of practical, courses, but we’re small enough to care about each of our learners. We provide a personal touch, matching individual learning needs to specific skills and carefully monitoring student progress. Our courses are unique and specific to engineering, taught in industry standard workshops; a chance to get hands on; get real-world experience of industry, and achieve your goals.
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