What will the apprentice be doing?
Here's what your role as an apprentice would involve
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- Developing your skills in a wide range of exciting projects
- Learning about project lifecycles which in turn will allow you to support your team.
- Learning and using relevant design software
- Being involved in client meetings and assisting in building key client relationships
- You'll get to understand and learn digital skills to help us harness technology in new way
The Acoustics Apprenticeship course is designed to fully satisfy the educational base for an Engineering Technician (EngTech) grade of the Engineering Council (EC). EngTech professional registration can be fully attained after the apprentice successfully pass the End Point Assessment (EPA) see detailed information on Gateway and EPA student support in appendix G of the Course Specification document.
The Acoustics technician level 4 course provides the management, design, technical and practical skills for those working within the acoustics industry. The course is specifically relevant to those wishing to join the relevant professional body: the Institute of Acoustics (IOA).What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
The course will prepare apprentice engineers to perform in their companies and potentially for careers of working in a broad range of specialist consultancies, engineering companies, construction and transport companies, government agencies, local authorities, infrastructure consortiums, manufacturing firms and other organisations closely related to acoustic engineering for its applications in a wide range of industries.
Job titles could be for example:
- Environmental Health Officer Junior Acoustic Consultant
- Junior Engineering Consultant
- Health and Safety Assistant
The course plus the EPA offers the possibility to go on to the Institute of Acoustics Diploma (run by LSBU as a Level 6 course). Completion of which would also allow the student to join the Masters' in Environmental and Architectural Acoustics at an advanced level.
It is planned for the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) to be the accreditation body. Relevant arrangements and details are being arranged. It is the intention that successful apprentices will be eligible to register with the Engineering Council, at EngTech level.
Requirements and prospects Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative Qualifications
GCSE or equivalent English Language and Mathematics (Grade GCSEs grade 4 or above) Essential