Engineering construction apprenticeship

Engineering construction apprenticeship

The Engineering Construction apprenticeship covers a range of roles in engineering construction, reflecting the many career pathways that require specialist skills.

UK engineering construction is a global force and employs approximately 80,000 people in the UK and 100,000 worldwide. The industry delivers successful new build, maintenance, plant upgrade and decommissioning projects worldwide across the oil, gas, water, power generation, nuclear, chemical, pharmaceutical, water, and food and drink industries. Domestically, the £16 billion industry is fundamental to the economy and the demand for engineering construction is set to rise significantly over the next decade and beyond.

Combining off-the-job learning with work experience, this apprenticeship is recognised within the industry as the best route for attracting and developing young entrants to the industry and for them to attain the skills, industry awareness, practical experience and relevant qualifications required to work in a variety of roles on engineering construction sites, including offshore installations.



Intermediate (Level 2), Advanced (Level 3)

Starting salary (once qualified):


Job roles:

Engineering construction roles, Welder (pipe and plate), Mechanical fitter, Metal decking installer, Project controller, Steel erector, Plating and pipefitting roles, Electrical installer, Technician roles (Electrical maintenance, Instrument pipe fitting, Non-destructive testing, Mechanical maintenance, Instrument and control maintenance, Design and draughting)

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