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Degree Apprenticeship Undergraduate: BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering Manufacturing Engineer


Our Manufacturing Engineer Degree Apprenticeship will help develop you into a competent professional manufacturing engineer able to meet current and future industry needs and make a real impact in the workplace. Study for an honours degree in Manufacturing Engineering while you work, with no tuition fees.

Course highlights

  • Gain the knowledge and behaviours to excel within manufacturing engineering environments
  • Develop the advanced skills and manufacturing techniques to meet the evolving demands of the industry and future proof your career
  • Study while you work, with no tuition fees
  • Work-based approach allows you to deliver impact in the workplace as you learn

This apprenticeship is ideal if you're looking to start a career in manufacturing engineering or have experience but no formal qualification.

The course builds valuable industry-specific skills in product design and manufacturing processes, combining theoretical concepts with a high degree of technical proficiency. It will prepare you for an exciting career as a competent, professional manufacturing engineer who can make a real impact in the workplace.

Key facts

An apprenticeship is a job with training, combining practical experience with academic learning.

At least 20% of your contracted working hours will be classed as 'off-the-job'. This time will be dedicated to developing the knowledge and skills needed to meet the requirements of the apprenticeship, and therefore are not part of your usual work duties.

The off-the-job learning will be delivered through online university-led learning sessions and activities, face-to-face workshops, and practical learning experiences in your usual work setting.

The off-the-job learning for our Manufacturing Engineer Degree Apprenticeship is delivered online with one-day workshops on our Peterborough campus every other week.


You will be assessed at the end of each module you undertake (on-programme assessments) which will contribute towards the final award of your qualification.

You will also undertake an End Point Assessment (EPA) to complete your apprenticeship.

The EPA for this apprenticeship is independently assessed and takes place when all on-programme assessments have been successfully passed.


Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will have a university-level qualification as well as a minimum of four years’ relevant work experience. The skills, knowledge and experience you develop during the course will arm you with the tools for a rewarding career in manufacturing engineering.

Entry requirements

In addition to the person specifications that have been set out by your employer, these are the entry requirements for the course.

Advanced entry will be considered for students who have completed HNC/D in Engineering with average merit grade or higher.

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How to apply

To apply for an apprenticeship, you need to have the support of your employer. If you already have the support of your employer or have any questions before talking to them, please do not hesitate to contact one of our apprenticeship experts who will be happy to help.

For employers

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspect of degree apprenticeships, then our dedicated Degrees at Work team are here to help. Get in touch today on the details above or take a look at our information for employers.

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