Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship

Advanced Engineering Apprenticeships usually last four years during which time you will attend our Training Centre or a College one day per week for initial training and Further Education. The remainder of your time will be spent with your employer training in engineering.  NWTC will monitor your Apprenticeship on a regular basis to ensure you complete your National Vocational Qualification (N.V.Q) at Level 3 and Functional Skills, which will lead to a Certificate of Advanced Apprenticeship.

Electrical Engineering

The installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic plant and equipment in a variety of Manufacturing and Service Industries.

Engineering Machinist

Using turning, milling, boring and other specialist machines, such as computer numerically controlled machines (CNC), to shape components and produce high quality finishes.

Welding and Fabrication

Bending, forming and welding plate, pipework and sheet metal. Manufacturing of steel fabrications used in the Construction Industry.

Maintenance Engineering

The installation and maintenance of plant and equipment in a variety of Manufacturing and Service Industries.

Like all employees, apprentices must still receive a wage. The National Minimum Wage for apprentices is £2.68 per hour. However, as skills develop, many employers tend to increase wages


February to August.  Most apprenticeships commence in September of each year.


You should have or hope to gain Grade C or above in GCSE Math, English, Science and a Technical subject or equivalent.

If your registration of interest is progressed you will be invited to attend our Initial Recruitment Selection Test.


If you obtain qualifying results in the NWTC Initial Recruitment Selection Test you will be invited to attend an interview with one of the recruitment team at NWTC.  Some evidence of practical ability and an interest in engineering work would be an advantage.


On successful completion of the above elements, company interviews are then arranged for the most suitable applicants.

Applicants chosen for employment by the company will normally start in September.

Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship

Duration: 4 years

Study options: Delivery at Provider Premises, Work-Based Learning

Advanced Apprenticeship

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