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Make UK works with leading manufacturers every day, meaning we have in-depth knowledge of what skills manufacturing and engineering businesses need.

This is knowledge we can pass on to parents and school advisers, helping you guide the career choices of young people.

Who is an apprenticeship right for?

Apprenticeships are one of the most valuable tools for young people interested in the manufacturing and engineering sector. And, with the ongoing growth of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships, it is an attractive alternative to traditional university study. If you know a young person who has an aptitude for maths and science, is a great problem solver and loves hands-on learning, an apprenticeship could be the next step.

Apprenticeships take up to four years to complete
Apprentices work at least 30 hours a week
Apprentices earn a salary while learning
Apprenticeships can work for people of a variety of ages and backgrounds, from school leavers to college graduates to those already in the workplace

Helping someone figure out their next education or career step? Share this apprenticeship matching quiz with them to help them find the right apprenticeship.

What are the career prospects?

Manufacturing and engineering apprenticeships through Make UK offer young people the chance to learn key skills, gain valuable, hands-on experience and earn the qualifications needed to be successful in their chosen field. Our apprentices:

Work towards industry-standard manufacturing and engineering qualifications including BTECs, NVQs and City & Guilds
Have the chance to be employed by the top manufacturers in the UK
Stand to earn, on average, £100,000 more over the course of their careers

How Make UK can help

From recruiting the right apprentice and developing tailored training programmes, to ongoing support and assessment, we harness the passion and enthusiasm of apprentices in the manufacturing and engineering industry.

We offer:

Skilled teaching staff with extensive experience in manufacturing and engineering
Technical skills training tailored for young audiences
A database of manufacturing and engineering apprentice vacancies
A virtual tour of our dedicated training centre