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.
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.
The primary role of manufacturing engineers is to support bringing design programmes into manufacture. You’ll play a key role in the launch planning and delivery of exciting new products, making sure they are delivered on time, on budget and to the right quality. You’re likely to work with a range of other engineers, functions and managers both within your organisation and across your supplier base.
By studying with ARU, you’ll acquire the fundamental knowledge and concepts of product design and manufacturing processes relevant to your role and be able to apply your learning to live situations in your workplace. This approach helps underpin your understanding and give you the tools and confidence to make a real contribution.
Our course has been developed using the Government-approved Manufacturing Engineer Apprenticeship Standard, developed by an industry-led 'trailblazer' group. This means that the course incorporates all the knowledge, skills and behaviours as defined by employers representative of the sector.
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.
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.
*If you do not have the appropriate Level 2 Maths and English, you must ensure you complete these prior to the start of the End Point Assessment. For further details about which qualifications meet Level 2 requirements check the gov.uk website.
**We will consider applications on their individual merits where engineering work experience can be evidenced in place of Level 3 qualifications. This is with the exception of ESFA approved Level 2 Maths and English qualifications which are mandatory.
Degree apprenticeships are delivered via a blend of face-to-face campus teaching, work-based learning and online teaching supported by our established online learning systems to provide additional support for individual study and engagement. The mix of this blended approach varies between apprenticeships; please get in touch for further details.
“My degree apprenticeship will set me up with skills for life. My day-to-day job is supplemented by the theory I'm learning on my course. I’ve really noticed how far I've come.”Kerry
ARU Degree Apprentice
"I strongly recommend a degree apprenticeship as an excellent way to build, and kick start your career. The experience and knowledge that I have ascertained is simply invaluable."Pritam
"My apprenticeship has allowed me to work in a range of different departments and in locations across the globe. From supplier account management, price negotiations, quality assessment and strategic sourcing."Alex
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.
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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