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Have you ever thought about a career in Engineering but were unsure where to start? Has solving problems and finding solutions been something you've loved doing, but didn't know you could turn it into a day job? If so, an exciting apprenticeship in Engineering could be what you're looking for.

Engineering has fast become one of the most popular apprenticeship routes. At Newcastle College, you’ll have access to some of the biggest names in the business and be supported by industry-experienced tutors, kickstarting your career in one of the most rewarding industries around. 

From manufacturing operations to engineering maintenance and rail engineering, spark your future with Newcastle College.

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Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

Have you ever thought about a career in the Energy industry and not known where to start? This Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician apprenticeship is for you.

Length: 36 months (this does not include EPA period)
Study: Full-Time
Start Date: Various
Location: Employer Based

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Newcastle College Manufacturing Engineering 10

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What can I do with an Engineering qualification?

Daily tasks:

  • Organises and establishes control systems to monitor operational efficiency and performance of materials and systems.
  • Ensures that equipment, operation and maintenance comply with design specifications and safety standards.
  • Designs mechanical equipment, such as steam, internal combustion and other non-electrical motors for railway locomotives, road vehicles, aeroplanes and other machinery.
  • Determines materials, equipment, piping, capacities, layout of plant or system and specification for manufacture.
  • Undertakes research and advises on energy use, materials handling, thermodynamic processes, fluid mechanics, vehicles and environmental controls.

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£42,499 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Organises and establishes control systems to monitor the performance and safety of electrical assemblies and systems.
  • Ensures that manufacture, operation and maintenance comply with design specifications and contractual arrangements.
  • Determines and specifies manufacturing methods of electrical systems.
  • Supervises, controls and monitors the operation of electrical generation, transmission and distribution systems.

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£49,811 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Tests, diagnoses faults and undertakes repair of electronic equipment.
  • Organises and establishes control systems to monitor performance and evaluate designs.
  • Determines and specifies appropriate production and/or installation methods and quality and safety standards.
  • Undertakes research and advises on all aspects of telecommunications equipment, radar, telemetry and remote control systems, data processing equipment, microwaves and other electronic equipment.

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£50,515 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Prepares specifications for materials and other components.
  • Produces final design information for use in preparation of layouts, parts lists, etc..
  • Arranges construction and testing of model or prototype and modifies design if necessary.
  • Prepares working designs for steam, aero, turbine, marine and electrical engines, mechanical instruments, aircraft and missile structures, vehicle and ship structures, plant and machinery equipment, domestic electrical appliances, building systems and services, and electronic computing and telecommunications equipment.
  • Assesses product requirements, including costs, manufacturing feasibility and market requirements.

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Median Salary

£43,438 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Designs, controls and constructs process plants to manufacture products.
  • Undertakes research and develops processes to achieve physical and/or chemical change for oil, pharmaceutical, synthetic, plastic, food and other products.
  • Liaises with materials buying, storing and controlling departments to ensure a steady flow of supplies.
  • Advises management on and ensures effective implementation of new production methods, techniques and equipment.
  • Investigates and eliminates potential hazards and bottlenecks in production.
  • Devises and implements production control methods to monitor operational efficiency.
  • Recommends optimum equipment and layout and prepares drawings and specifications.
  • Studies existing and alternative production methods, regarding work flow, plant layout, types of machinery and cost.

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Median Salary

£42,732 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Provides technical consultancy services.
  • Examines and advises on patent applications.
  • Prepare sketches, drawings and specifications showing materials to be used, construction and finishing methods and other details.
  • Devises and implements control systems to monitor operational efficiency and performance of system and materials.
  • Designs new systems and equipment with regard to cost, market requirements and feasibility of manufacture.
  • Establishes principles and techniques to improve the quality, durability and performance of materials such as textiles, glass, rubber, plastics, ceramics, metals and alloys.
  • Researches into problem areas to advance basic knowledge, evaluate new theories and techniques and to solve specific problems.

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Median Salary

£41,841 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Carries out service tasks such as cleaning and insulation testing according to schedule.
  • Re-assembles equipment, tests for correct functioning and makes any necessary further adjustments.
  • Dismantles equipment and repairs or replaces faulty components or wiring.
  • Uses electronic testing equipment to diagnose faults and check voltages and resistance.
  • Examines equipment and observes reception to determine nature of defect.

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£33,445 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Maintains documentation to track and log work in progress and completed.
  • Advises on and installs operating soft/firm ware and may carry out upgrades.
  • Repairs or replaces defective components.
  • Diagnoses hardware related faults.
  • Installs, tests and maintains computer-related hardware (processors, memory chips, circuit boards, displays, sensors, data storage devices, printers, etc.) according to given specifications.

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Median Salary

£32,744 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Monitors the standards of scientific and technical research undertaken by the research team.
  • Plans work schedules, assigns tasks and delegates responsibilities to the research and development team.
  • Develops research methodology, implements and reports upon research investigations undertaken.
  • Liaises with production departments to investigate and resolve manufacturing problems.
  • Establishes product design and performance objectives in consultation with other business functions.

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Median Salary

£51,905 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Visits and advises clients on the use and servicing of electrical and electronic systems and equipment.
  • Diagnoses and detects faults and implements procedures to maintain efficient operation of systems and equipment.
  • Plans installation methods, checks completed installation for safety and controls or undertakes the initial running of the new electrical or electronic equipment or system.
  • Sets up equipment, undertakes tests, takes readings, performs calculations and records and interprets data.
  • Plans and prepares work and test schedules based on specifications and drawings.

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Median Salary

£34,720 View more

What can I do with an Engineering qualification?

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