Manufacturing engineering apprenticeship

Within the automotive industry, manufacturing engineers primarily support the activities involved in bringing design programmes into manufacture.

This role is pivotal to the launch planning and smooth delivery of exciting new products or product refresh programmes.

The manufacturing engineering apprenticeship focuses on teaching the advanced manufacturing techniques and project management skills required to launch products on time, on cost and to the right quality.

As an apprentice manufacturing engineer you will develop a solid grasp of the core engineering skills required for your role. These include: producing components using hand fitting and joining techniques; producing computer-aided design (CAD) models; preparing and using general or specialist machinery and high-tech equipment, including lathes and mills; preparing and proving computer numeric control programmes; using computer software packages to assist with and evaluate engineering activities; producing and managing engineering project plans; producing assemblies using a wide range of materials and techniques; and complying with statutory regulations and stringent organisational safety requirements.

During the development stage you will improve your general engineering ability and learn new skills such as project management, how to schedule engineering activities, managing a budget and securing resources.

For further information visit the Institution of Mechanical Engineers:


Level 6 (Degree Apprenticeship)

At the end of an apprenticeship in manufacturing engineering, you will complete a BSc (Hons) or BEng (Hons) in Engineering. This will generally take between five and six years.

Starting salary:

not available

Job roles:

Manufacturing engineer

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