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Apprenticeships in engineering construction



9th April 2019

Apprenticeships offer an ideal route into a career in engineering construction.  They provide employers with committed and talented employees who learn and develop their skills on the job and learners with an opportunity to earn while they learn.

The ECITB works with employers and training providers to support apprenticeships across a wide range of disciplines.

Become an apprentice
Apprenticeships combine practical training with study and are increasingly valued by employers. As an apprentice, you will be employed by your company from day one and will combine practical training with study. An apprenticeship in engineering construction pays well and will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to excel and progress in your career.

What apprenticeships are available?
Apprenticeships are available in a growing number of occupations in the engineering construction industry, spanning craft, technical, business and managerial roles. 

These include:
• Welding
• Pipefitting
• Mechanical Fitting
• Erecting/Rigging
• Electrical Installation
• Maintenance and Operations Engineering technician
• Design and Draughting
• Project Control
• Non Destructive Testing (NDT)
• Project Controls technician
• Associate Project Manager
• Postgraduate Engineer
• Engineering Construction (Scotland and Wales)
• Advanced Engineering Construction (Wales)
• Wind Turbine Operation and Maintenance (Scotland)
• Upstream oil and gas production (Scotland

The ECITB supported a total of 1,171 apprentices in 2018. This includes 641 starts and 428 apprenticeships completed during the year. 

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The ECITB is the statutory skills body for the engineering construction industry in Great Britain. It works closely with employers and the Government to attract develop and qualify engineering construction personnel in a wide range of craft, technical and prof...

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