Apprenticeship Manufacturing Engineering (Level 4)
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
What will you be working towards?
The Higher Apprenticeship framework for Advanced Manufacturing Engineering at Level 4 has been designed to provide the manufacturing and engineering sectors with high grade technicians and engineers who have practical skills, combined with a higher education qualification. This will facilitate progression to Level 5/6 qualifications and enable them to work towards 'Incorporated Engineer' status. Higher Apprentices will undertake higher-level technical occupations in such sectors as aerospace, nuclear, mechanical, electrical / electronics, automotive, maintenance, wind generation, marine, space and rail engineering.
The aims and objectives of this framework
provide apprentices with the technical knowledge, skills and competence at Level 4 in one framework to operate at higher technician level in manufacturing and engineering
attract learners who wish to gain a higher education qualification while receiving a salary through a work based learning route
attract learners from diverse backgrounds to help address the equality and diversity challenges faced by the sector, including those of an ageing workforce
develop apprentice's employability skills making them more attractive to all employer's whichever career they choose
help improve recruitment and retention rates within the industry by offering appropriate career progression into high level jobs and training, working towards Engineering Technician status and Incorporated Engineer by offering appropriate career progression into high level jobs and training.
Entry at level 4 within the framework is flexible in that applicants:
may have variety of qualifications such as A Levels, Certificate/Diploma in Engineering, Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering or
without formal qualifications can show, possibly through a portfolio, that they have the potential to complete this apprenticeship, through having previously worked in the sector at Level 3 or
are currently employed in the sector and are looking for personal development and career progression.
Your next steps...
Progression from this apprenticeship is expected to be into a Senior Technician role within the Engineering industry.