Modern Apprenticeships in Engineering

Scottish Apprenticeship Week is a time to celebrate apprenticeship programmes of all variations.  Modern Apprenticeships are a way for many young people to gain a qualification while learning on the job and earn money while doing so.  This is why apprenticeships are the preffered method of further education for a lot of school leavers or people who are looking for a career change.  We offer a variety of Modern Apprenticeship programmes at Tullos Training, however, the post is going to be more focused on Modern Apprenticeships in Engineering and the different disciplines available within that category.

 

A Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering is a four year qualification which allows the candidate to complete an SVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations, a National Certificate (NC) in a relevant engineering discipline and an SVQ Level 3.  To receive funding for a Modern Apprenticeship, candidates must be employed full-time in a relevant position.  There are many resources that can be beneficial to people looking to gain employment as an apprentice such as, apprenticeships.scot and our Employer Pairing Database.  More information on our Employer Pairing Database can be found in our FAQ for applicants.

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Faye Wilkie, I am 17 years old and I am employed at Halliburton as an Apprentice Mechanical Engineer.  I am working towards a Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering Maintenance (Mechanical) at SCQF Level 6 and currently attending Tullos Training full-time to complete the SVQ Level 2 and NC requirements of my apprenticeship.

 

What attracted you to an apprenticeship?

Being able to earn some money while getting hands on experience and learning, rather than a lot of theory work.

 

What does your role involve?

I am currently in my first year working towards my SVQ Level 2 before returning to Halliburton full-time.  My role involves servicing and maintaining the offshore well tools.

 

What is the best thing about your apprenticeship?

The best part of my apprenticeship is the hands on learning.  I also enjoy being taught by multiple people as this gives me more than one insight to the industry.

 

Where are you doing your training and what does it involve?

My apprenticeship is with Halliburton, and my training is through Tullos Training.  My training is a mixture of different things such as hand fitting and machining.

 

What are your career goals?

My goals are to gain my qualifications and progress further with Halliburton, and the engineering industry.

 

Why would you recommend an apprenticeship for others looking to join the same career as you?

I would recommend an apprenticeship to others because it supports you from the start of your career, gives you a lot of opportunities and the qualifications you need.

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Jaimie McGregor, I am 17 years old and work for a company called Celeros Flow Technology as an Apprentice Mechanical Engineer.  I am working towards a Modern Apprenticeship in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering at SCQF Level 6.

 

What attracted you to an apprenticeship?

The apprenticeship programme is a great way for a young person to gain workshop experience whilst working towards a qualification.

 

What does your role involve?

My role at work involves various different aspects of mechanical engineering such as maintenance, machining, hand fitting and other different aspects.

 

What is the best thing about your appenticeship?

It is a friendly environment which makes working easier and less stressful.

 

Where are you doing your training and what does it involve?

I am doing my training through Tullos Training which I had previously been at to complete a Pathway Apprenticeship in Engineering which helped me to decide which career path I wanted to go down.  My training involves various classes where I do hands on and written work.

 

What are your career goals?

My career goals are to complete my apprenticeship and hopefully continue with my company and further develop my skills.

 

Why would you recommend an apprenticeship to otheres looking to join the same career as you?

It’s a great way to gain hands on experience whilst gaining various qualifications and it is a great way to start your future.

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Logan Rose and I’m 17 years old.  I am an apprentice Electrical Engineer and I work for NHS Grampian.

 

What attracted you to an apprenticeship?

I wanted to learn a skill at the same time as gaining workplace experience.  This apprenticeship specifically attracted me as I was gaining qualifications, workplace experience whilst getting paid.

 

What does your role involved?

When studying at Tullos Training, I complete electrical practical training tasks, followed by assessments.  I am also working towards an NC in Electrical Engineering, which is more theory based.  When at work, I work alongside a journeyman and carry out electrical maintenance tasks around my place of work which is Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

 

What is the best thing about your apprenticeship?

The best thing about my apprenticeship is that there is a perfect balance between learning and working.  Managing to go to college and obtain necessary qualifications whilst also gaining workplace experience all whilst getting paid makes this apprenticeship an incredible opportunity.

 

Where are you doing your training and what does it involve?

I do my training at Tullos Training and it involves completing a mixture of practical and written tasks.  The SVQ Level 2 units are practical work which I receive training for and then I complete an asessment task.  The NC units are mostly theory based and I receive training for these before being assessed using electrical based exams.

 

What are your career goals?

My career goals are to finish my 4 year apprenticeshipwith the NHS and hopefully get a job at ARI and continue continue working as a full-time electrical engineer.

 

Why would you recommend an apprenticeship for others looking to join the same career as you?

I’d recommend an apprenticeship as it’s an enjoyable experience where you can meet new people whilst working and learning.  I think an apprenticeship is the best option after leaving school as you get paid whilst learning which you wouldn’t get if you went to university.  Another good thing is that you will be qualified after 4 years and then you can get a full-time job.

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Bruce Thain, I am 19 years old and I am an apprentice at KR Group Ltd serving my time as an apprentice welder/fabricator.  I am working twoards completing a Modern Apprenticeship in Fabrication Welding Engineering at SCQF Level 6.

 

What attracted you to an apprenticeship?

I was attracted to an apprenticehiceship as it gives you the opportunity to learn and gain new skills along with getting all the training required to be fully qualified whilst getting to be hands on.

 

What does your role involve?

My role involves welding (mainly MIG), fabricating and learning.

 

What is the best thing about your apprenticeship?

The best thing about my apprenticeship is getting to learn in a working environment as you can gain knowledge from time served people whilst working on real jobs.

 

Where are you doing your training and what does it involve?

I am currently doing my training at Tullos Training on a 2 week rotational basis.  The training involves mandatory units along with units selected by my employer.  By completing these units I will acheive my SVQ Level 2.

 

What are your career goals?

My career goals are to become a successful and competent welder/fabricator.

 

Why would you recommend an apprenticeship for others looking to join the same career as you?

I would recommend an apprenticeship as it’s the best way to get the best understanding understanding of the job and gives you the opportunity to learn first hand from time served welders/fabricators.

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