What Do I Need to Become an Engineering Apprentice at British Engines?

We know that you’re bound to have lots of questions about our apprenticeship scheme . Mainly about what is needed to successfully secure a place as an engineering apprentice at British Engines.

The British Engines Group is made up of eight group companies based across the North East. So, there’s plenty of opportunity for you to work in a company that suits your needs and can support your future professional development.

What qualifications do you need to become an engineering apprentice?

Applicants to the engineering apprentice scheme need a grade 4/C in Mathematics and English and should be able to demonstrate an interest in engineering. It isn’t necessary to have existing engineering qualifications, but we do look for people who we think represent the values of our business.

How long do engineering apprenticeships last?

British Engines’ apprenticeship scheme lasts for four years. Which is similar to most traditional engineering apprenticeships. Apprentices will spend time learning everything needed to become a qualified engineer, with the added support of experienced and dedicated mentors.

Unlike traditional college engineering apprenticeships, British Engines runs the Apprenticeship+ Scheme. The scheme teaches additional skills; such as broader practical engineering skills, the ability to work as a team and valuable leadership skills. As well, it provides additional academic tuition. This enhances proficiency in areas such as mathematics. These additional skills and knowledge contribute towards a greater understanding of the industry. This will help you to become a more rounded engineering professional.

What skills and qualities make a good engineering apprentice?

Having the drive to learn is one of the key qualities that we look for during the apprenticeship recruitment process. But remember that we don’t expect you to know everything.

Remember, we understand that you might not necessarily have any previous engineering experience. If you’ve taken part in any extracurricular activities, such as your Duke of Edinburgh Award or playing for local sports teams, think about how you might transfer those skills to an engineering apprenticeship.