Advanced manufacturing engineering

Job roles: Electrical/ electronics technician, Software technician, Systems technician, Manufacturing technician, Quality technician

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

Advanced manufacturing engineering apprentices undertake higher-level technical occupations in sectors such as aerospace, nuclear, mechanical, electrical, electronics, automotive and wind turbines.

The type of work will depend on your employer and on the pathway you choose to follow, for example:

  • Aerospace – develop, implement and test aircraft systems for use in the cockpit
  • Nuclear-related technology – design, select, install and verify sensors and related control systems for use on nuclear plants
  • Mechanical – set up complex production processes and facilities for manufacturing operations
  • Electrical/electronics – design and develop analogue, digital, small power electronics and microprocessor systems
  • Automotive – design and configure motorsport engines and other components, both at the factory and trackside
  • Maintenance – ensure that production equipment operates efficiently and safely
  • Wind generation – work on the design and operation of gearboxes, hydraulic systems and wind turbine structural components.

The Higher Apprenticeship has been designed to develop high-grade technicians and engineers with practical skills as well as a higher education qualification.

Issuing Authority: Semta

Qualification: Level 3 (Adv), Level 4 (Higher)

Salary: From £22,000

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