Applications for our North East apprenticeship scheme are now open. The unique British Engines scheme starts in September 2019.
Our award-winning North East Apprenticeship+ Scheme teaches additional skills and knowledge outside of those taught through a traditional college apprenticeship. With the scheme recently gaining recognition and re-accreditition by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), it provides new opportunities, valuable support and feedback to our apprentices.
Apprentices will initially spend around 20 weeks at the TDR Training School in Newcastle. They will then be placed in one of our eight North East group companies. Over the following four years, our apprentices work four days per week on the factory floor. They will work in a hands-on environment alongside our professional engineers; attending college one day per week.
Apprenticeship scheme applicants will need to have:
At least a GCSE grade 4/C in Mathematics and English
An interest in engineering
Apprentices who pass the course receive an offer of employment within one of our group companies. In addition, they may have opportunities to further develop their careers. This includes opportunities to study a degree course or attend relevant exhibitions. Plus, many of our apprentices have gone on to become senior managers within our businesses.
Adam completed his British Engines apprenticeship last year. He is now working full-time as a Trainee Design Engineer at Rotary Power. He said: “Applying for a British Engines apprenticeship was the best career decision that I could have made. I made money as I learnt, made valuable friendships and gained practical experience. All in a well-established global engineering company too. I was offered full-time employment as soon as I finished my course, and the company continues to support my professional development. Consequently British Engines is putting me through my degree in Mechanical Engineering, so that I can become a fully qualified Design Engineer.”