Marine Engineering - Apprenticeship (Marine Engines and Propulsion Sytems Pathway)
Hours of attendance and start date will be confirmed at interview or enrolment.
Apprenticeships are a popular choice for young people aged 16 - 24 looking for on-the-job training and the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst earning a wage. Most of your training will be directly linked to the career you have chosen, gaining practical experience in the workplace, backed up by attendance at college one day a week.
An Apprenticeship in Marine Engineering will develop your employability skills and give you valuable experience in Marine Engineering and related activities. You will be working in a workshop environment where your duties could encompass many areas of work such as repair and maintenance of inboard and outboard engines, assembly and installation, hydraulics and propulsion systems. Your exact duties will depend upon your employer.
Where possible staff from College Work Based Learning will assist in finding you an employer and a place of work (although students who are already employed are welcome to apply if sponsored by their employer).
Your offer of Apprenticeship training will be dependent upon work placements being available.
Apprenticeships are a great option for school leavers who want to get straight onto the career ladder. An Apprenticeship is equivalent to 5 GCSE's.
To gain the Apprenticeship in Marine Engineering you will work towards the following qualifications:
- NVQ Level 2, Diploma in Marine Engineering
- City & Guilds Level 2 in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance
(Both of the above qualifications will be based upon units from the Marine Engines and Propulsion Systems pathway)
Functional Skills in;
- Maths Level 1
- English Level 1
- ICT Level 1
- Employment Responsibilities and Rights (a workbook to help you understand your rights and responsibilities as an employee and those of your employer)
Candidates for the apprenticeship will require GCSE's in English, maths and a Science based subject at grades C.
All applicants for apprenticeship training will be required to attend an assessment and interview.
You will be continually assessed throughout your training. Some of the assessment will take place in the workplace, plus you will take some external tests/examinations for functional skills (if required) and technical certificate. Your progress will be reviewed regularly and achievable targets set to ensure you complete your Apprenticeship on time.
On successful completion of an Apprenticeship in Marine Engineering (Level 2). You could progress in your chosen career onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in Marine Engineering (Level 3).