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Level 6 Apprenticeship in Manufacturing Engineer

  1. CampusMaidstone
  2. Course Length60 Months
  3. Type of CourseApprenticeship
  4. Week CommencingFlexible
  5. Annual FeeTo Be Confirmed

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Expand on your skills with a level 6 apprenticeship in Manufacturing Engineering.

The apprenticeship will combine academic learning at degree level with full-time work experience. Apprentices are employed throughout the programme, providing the opportunity to put learning into practice in real industry situations. This also means that apprentices will bring real industry challenges into the classroom to help develop a deeper understanding of manufacturing engineering and current trends.

Manufacturing Engineers primarily support the activities involved in bringing design programmes into manufacture. This role is pivotal to the launch, planning and smooth delivery of exciting new products as well as further developing existing products to bring them up to date.

The apprenticeship will develop advanced manufacturing techniques alongside the project management skills required to launch products on time, on budget and to the right quality. Typically, Manufacturing Engineers work closely with a range of other engineers and managers both within their own company and their supplier base.?

The three-year work-based programme will consist of academic modules that enable the integration of work-based learning in the following areas:

- programming, installation and maintenance of automated machinery (computer-assisted process and control engineering) ensuring efficient use energy

- overseeing the flow of raw materials into a factory and through the production lines (enterprise resource planning) ensuring product quality, reliability and output levels

- logistic solutions to inventory or to the customer?s site (environmental protection, safety, and handling of hazardous materials).

There will also be opportunities to specialise in modular buildings, which are mass produced in a factory before erection on site and Industry 4.0 and the use of smart technologies to enhance productivity.

For further details please contact the Apprenticeship Team.

Other Important Info

The level 6 apprenticeship is co-designed with local manufacturing businesses and delivered in colabration with Canterbury Christ Church University. Delivering of the taught programme is split between the MidKent College UCM campus at Maidstone and the University Campus in the heart of Canterbury. You will learn in well-equipped facilities including workshops, labs and test facilities to support you though your learning while you develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to complete the apprenticeship.

Within the Manufacturing apprenticeship, you will complete a degree in BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering as defined by the Apprenticeship Standard.

All students must provide their own personal protective equipment for practical workshop sessions as required.

Future Prospects

You'll become fully qualified and eligible to register as an Incorporated Engineer with the Engineering Council.

Further training will ultimately lead to achieving Chartered Engineer status.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have:

  • Employment within the sector with a contract of employment for at least 30 hours per week

  • 5 GCSEs including Maths and English and a science, technology or engineering related subject at minimum grade C or 4 and above and

  • 88 UCAS points from A Level including at least one from Level 3 Maths, Physics or Engineering.
  • 90 credits or more from a Level 3 Engineering BTEC
  • Completion of Level 3 Engineering Standard Apprenticeship

    Candidates who completed study overseas and are now working in the UK may also be eligible. Please contact us to discuss your application.

  • Satisfactory completion of the college initial assessment
  • A satisfactory college interview

    Why Choose MidKent College?

  • We provide some of the finest teaching and learning environments you’ll find in a further education college in the country, having built a brand-new campus in Gillingham in 2009 and refurbished our Maidstone Campus in a redevelopment programme completed in 2016.
  • Both of our campuses are fully-equipped with workshops that simulate real working environments, equipment that replicates the latest technology students will find in the workplace, and commercial facilities that are open to the public.
  • The University Centre Maidstone (UCM) building at our Oakwood Park campus is a dedicated campus for university-level courses and professional training.
  • Our career advisers booked 1105 careers interviews in 2020-2021! They'll be able to give you impartial guidance as to the range of education, training and employment opportunities available to you.

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      I chose to come to College instead of staying at school because there aren’t many places that offer just Engineering on it’s own. I wanted to study Engineering specifically as it’s been a long term interest. The pathway I want to take is the electrical engineering route. Once I’ve finished this two-year course, ...