What will the apprentice be doing?
The Applications Engineer role is an integral part of the engineering team and plays a key role in solution derivation, product selection, design specification and providing cross functional support to a number of other departments. This includes sales, design and manufacturing. The role requires application of project management skills; translating enquiries from their initial feed and bid stage through to completion and order delivery.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
You will undertake a Foundation Degree in Mechanical Manufacture Level 6 Apprenticeship. During the first year, you will attend full time, the University of Sheffield's AMRC Training Centre for an initial block of study. After this, you will only attend the Training Centre for 1 day a week for knowledge study.
You will gain a Degree Level 6 qualification in Engineering.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Completion of this apprenticeship is just the start of your career and can open the door to many more opportunities, such as Engineering Management and Project Engineering positions across a range of sectors.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Technically versatile, Meet tight deadlines, Ability to work under pressure, Be able to work on your own, Positive, Self motivated, Excellent time keeping, Reliable
GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's to include Maths, English & Science (Grade C or Grade 5) Essential
A Level or equivalent 2 A Levels to include Maths & Science or Engineer (Grade B) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Level 3 Engineering (Grade DDD) Essential
Things to consider
The first year you will attend the University of Sheffield's AMRC Training Centre, full time for an initial block of study. One Friday a month you will return to your workplace. After this block training you will attend the Centre for 1 day a week to undertake knowledge study. The remaining 4 days will be spent in company learning on the job.