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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
  • Learn more about the career prospects for manufacturing and engineering apprentices.

Qualifications apprentices achieve:

"Earn while you learn." 

This will certainly be one of the top answers you receive if you ask an apprentice the best things about the career and learning path they’ve chosen. After two to four years completing an apprenticeship, a young person will have not only improved their employability through practical skills, but achieved all the qualifications they’ll need to succeed.

And without any student or loan debt.

It’s a hard offer to beat.


Apprenticeship levels and the qualification achieved:

Intermediate Level:
  • Competence-based element - NVQ Level 2
  • Knowledge-based element - Technical Certificate Level 2
  • Functional Skills - Level (plus Level 2 in some cases)
  • Employment Responsibilities and Rights (for those aged 16-25)

Advanced Level:

  • Competence-based element - NVQ Level 3
  • Knowledge-based element - Technical Certificate Level 3
  • Functional Skills - Level 2/3
  • Employment Responsibilities and Rights (for those aged 16-25)

Higher Level:

  • NVQ Level 3/4
  • Foundation Degree (HNC/HND minimum)
  • Functional Skills Level 3 (Level 4/5 optional)
  • Employment Responsibilities and Rights

The changing faces of manufacturing

Manufacturing today is about innovation, invention, and inspiration. Today’s most dependable, exciting, and highly skilled jobs are found at manufacturers across every region of the UK.

What are the career prospects for manufacturing and engineering apprentices?

Learn more about our apprenticeships.